Thomas F. Hollister

August 29, 1939 - August 1, 2019

Age 79, of Warsaw, passed away on August 1, 2019 at the East Side Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Warsaw.

He was born on August 29, 1939 in Warsaw, son of the late Lloyd, Sr. and Genevieve Pethrick Hollister. Tom was a proud veteran of the US Army where he served as a paratrooper. He was employed as a corrections officer for twenty-eight years, retiring from Attica Correctional Facility. Along with his wife, Diane, Tom was the owner of T & D Plumbing & Heating in Warsaw, a business they began in 1965. Tom was a kind and generous person who along with Diane took in and raised many children over the years. He also was a valued public servant who served twenty-two years as a member of the Village of Warsaw Board of Trustees.

Surviving are his beloved wife, Diane Frazier Hollister; his children, Carl Russell of Warsaw, Tom (Christine) Hollister of Warsaw, Lori (Christopher) Bruno of Rochester, Jon (Danielle) Hollister of Holley, Tricia (Michael) Woodward of Warsaw; grandchildren, Ryan, Amiee, Blake, Hilary, Matthew, Megan, Addison, Jonathan, Max, Ethan, Dyson, Jett; his siblings, Frank (Linda) Hollister of Warsaw, Loletta (Phil) Hollister of Holley. He was grandfather of the late Alyssa Bruno and brother of the late Jean Brace-Moden, Lloyd “Bub” Hollister and Patricia Turkot.

Friends may call Wednesday, August 7 from 12 – 3 & 4 – 8 at the Robinson & Hackemer Funeral Home, 246 N. Main St., Warsaw. Tom’s graveside service with military honors will be held Thursday, August 8 at 1 PM at Warsaw Cemetery, S. Main St., Warsaw to be followed by a reception at the Legion Hall, Warsaw Village Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Warsaw Fire Dept., PO Box 229, Warsaw, NY 14569 or Warsaw Rescue Squad, PO Box 22, Warsaw, NY 14569 or Animal Friends of Wyoming County, 4380 Route 19, Silver Springs, NY 14550.

Important Dates

August 7, 2019 : Calling hours for Thomas F. Hollister - 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

August 7, 2019 : Calling hours for Thomas F. Hollister - 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

August 8, 2019 : Graveside service with military honors for Thomas F. Hollister - 1:00 PM - Warsaw Cemetery, S. Main St., Warsaw

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Nov 29.19 from John Lapp Jt:

We are so sorry for the loss of Tom.  We enjoyed the many times we had seen him, and he was always great to talk to and very humorous and down to Earth. His mark is left on all of us. Remember, he is always with you, in memories, pictures and phrases he used to say. His spirit will always be around. We wish the entire family our deepest condolences.  John Lapp Jr and family

Sep 20.19 from Colleen Hollister Manecke:

My parents were Ben and Florella Hollister rice lake wi Toms uncle and aunt I found this scrolling the internet condolences to your family been years since I seen Tom but remember him as a great guy Tom makes 3 this year from the Hollister clan Vern Hollisters 2 sons Vernon and Franklin passed and my sister Lois passed last year its that time of our lives I guess

Aug 8.19 from Charlotte &Jim; Hampton:

So sorry to hear of Mr. Hollister’s passing- he was always kind throughout my life- He will be missed- thoughts are with the family.

Aug 8.19 from Bellinger:

I’m so sorry for your loss. My heart felt condolences go out to the family.

Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all.

Aug 7.19 from Tara Alexander:

My condolences to all who loved him.  My thoughts are with you all.

Aug 7.19 from L M White Septic:

To the Hollister family
Our deepest condolences. Mr Hollister was truly a great man
Richard Joyce &Kenzie; Boone

Aug 7.19 from David Miller Nancy Miller:

Tom was always special to us. Always so caring and hard working for the family, as well as the community. Be strong aunt Diane and take care of yourself. We are thinking about you.

Aug 6.19 from sharon demun:

I am so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. He was a wonderful guy and he will be missed.
MY condolences to his family.

Aug 6.19 from Joe Coveny :

My deepest sympathy to you all at this very difficult time.

Aug 6.19 from Linda Manning:

I’m so sorry to hear of Toms death.  My condolences to the family. 
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Aug 5.19 from Stacey Butler:

My sincerest condolences to all. Prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time!
Stacey Butler

Aug 5.19 from Cathi Schroeder:

To the family of Tom Hollister, and especially his wife, Diane—

I’m so sorry for your loss! Tom was a “pillar” of this community and a selfless, caring man. This world needs more men like him, and more women like his wife Diane!!

My prayers and many thoughts are with you. May the love he gave to each of you bring you comfort and surround you with peace.

God bless!