Thomas F. Sunkes

December 14, 1925 ~ October 17, 2019 (age 93)


Wynantskill - Thomas F. Sunkes, 93, formerly of Willow Lane died Thursday, October 17, 2019, at Samaritan Hospital after a brief illness.

Born in Cohoes, he was son of the late Daniel Sunkes and Catherine McHugh Sunkes and husband for 71 years of Teresa P. Lonz Sunkes. He was raised in Cohoes and resided in Wynantskill since 1954 and was attended Catholic Central High School. 

Mr. Sunkes was a heating technician for Hastings Company in Troy for 15 years, retiring 32 years ago and previously worked for Cook Coffee in Troy as a salesman and later at Country True Value and the Little Red Schoolhouse in maintenance for 13 years. 

He was a 30 year member of the Troy Lodge of Elks and the Wynantskill American Legion and the Master of Ceremonies for the Uncle Sam Sparklers dance team.  He was a communicant of St. Jude the Apostle Church in Wynantskill.  Tom was a Navy  veteran of World War II serving in Dunkswell, England at Fleet Airwing 7. He was a true patriot. Tom’s greatest past time was spending time with his family.
Survivors in addition to his wife include his children, Patrick Thomas (Lisa) Sunkes, Albany,  Thomas D. (Angela) Sunkes, Troy, Daniel R. (Barbara) Sunkes, Grafton, Marlene T. (William) Mokey, Rochester and Dean D. (Tracey) Sunkes, Troy; his 12 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.  He was predeceased by his granddaughter, Kristen Sunkes and five brothers, Clarence, John, Leonard, Cornelius and Richard Sunkes.

Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. 276 Pawling Avenue Troy on Monday, October 21, 2019 from 8AM - 10:30AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11AM at St. Jude the Apostle Church 43 Brookside Avenue Wynantskill. 

Interment will be in  St. Mary's Cemetery Troy.

A special thank you to the Van Rensselaer Manor C-1 for all their care as well as Hospice care of Tom.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Thomas F. Sunkes to the Van Rensselaer Manor Activities Department 85 Blooming Grove Drive Troy, NY 12180 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 . 

To send flowers to Thomas' family, please visit our floral section.


October 21, 2019

8:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Bryce Funeral Home, Inc.
276 Pawling Avenue
Troy, NY 12180

Mass of Christian Burial
October 21, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Jude The Apostle Church
43 Brookside Avenue
Wynantskill, NY 12198


Van Rensselaer Manor Activities Department
85 Blooming Grove Drive, Troy NY 12180

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856

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