Tommy Edward Jensen

Tommy Jensen - Hamlin, NY - Rochester Cremation

Tommy Edward Jensen of Hamlin, age 66, passed away on May 16, 2020.

Predeceased by parents Alfred D. and Betty A. Jensen; Grandson Nicholas A. Wright; Brothers, David and Danny Jensen; and Sister Patricia Salleby.

Survived by Wife Karen Izyk Jensen; Daughter Joy (Kenny Neville) Johncox, and Justine (Mark) Wright; Grandchildren Curtis, Hannah, and Chloe Johncox, Jackie and Zach Neville, Matthew Wright, and Ashlyn Shamblin; Sisters Mary (Ronald) Hinkley and Kathi Buchiere; Brothers Sean (Brenda) Jensen and Joseph Jensen; a large extended family, and many good friends.

Tom worked at Advance Auto Parts in Brockport, NY. Tom also served for a short time in the United States Air Force.

Tom was born and raised in Walker, NY after which he moved to Hamlin where he lived with his wife of 40 years and raised his children. Tom was very active in the community. He was a past president of Hamlin Volunteer Ambulance Corps and worked tirelessly to get the current building completed. He also served on the Hamlin Planning Board, the Wind Tower Committee, Town Code Revision, and Hamlin Master Plan. Tom enjoyed working with the Hamlin Recreation Department on the School of Screams and Scream Fest. Tom’s greatest pleasure was seeing the smiles on children’s faces when he volunteered his time to be Santa. He worked with the Hamlin Library, The VFW, the Recreation Dept for Hamlin and Parma, and Lowes.

Numerous hours of Tom’s time was devoted to the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars. Tom was a life member of Hamlin VFW Auxiliary Post #6703 and was serving as president at the time of his passing. Tom was an avid part of the Poppy fundraising done each year. He served on a number of committees and positions within the organization.

Tom was an avid fisherman. He also tremendously enjoyed decorating for holidays, with big emphasis on Halloween and Christmas. In his younger days, he would spend time hopping trains with his brother Danny, cousin Glenn, and friends Kevin and Steve.

A Celebration of Life will be held on August 8, 2020 at the Hamlin Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #6703 at 2 PM located at 1739 Lake Road Hamlin, NY 14464. 


12 Condolences

  1. Patricia Jo Groenendaal on June 14, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    I will miss Tom! He was always there when you needed him. He was a person I could trust. And when I shared my crazy ideas with him, he helped and guided me through. I will be forever great full! My thoughts and prayers for Karen and the whole family.

  2. Beth Randall-Moorhead on June 15, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    Leon and I will never be more grateful for the part he played in our wedding ceremony. Even though we weren’t that close, we always cherished the memories of Kings Island and that other one we went to (cant remember the name.) But the most loved by us was, “Hey there’s Eden Park!” Prayers for comfort and peace for the family and friends are always here and if more is needed I will gladly give more. – Reddog and Ladybug >(%)

  3. Larry Clevenger on June 15, 2020 at 5:22 pm

    I’ll never forget his ability to make people laugh. Since we were kids and up through now I’d see him when I’d visit and he’d be smiling and doing work for the town. A truly good soul.

  4. Tom Hasman on June 16, 2020 at 1:23 am

    I am sorry for your loss. I will always be grateful to Tom for providing early support to my campaign for Monroe County Clerk back in 2008. I had just entered the race and found out I was supposed to walk the Spencerport parade. I had my wife, sister and son to walk with me. That was it. I had just been given Tom’s phone number and he said he and his wife would walk with me in the parade. We were the smallest group of the political candidates that day but we were the most enthusiastic. Tom “book end” the parade season by walking in the Pirate parade with me at Charlotte. I still have a group pic framed on my living room shelf from that parade. Thank you Tom for what you did. I was nervous and had no idea what I was doing. Having you and Karen there gave me courage to know I could be a successful candidate. Rest In Peace.

  5. Christina Davis on June 17, 2020 at 10:10 pm

    You always cracked a joke. You always helped when you could. You always accepted me and my family.
    I will miss your humbleness.
    Please give my mother a hug.
    There are far too many of you up there now.

    Till we see each other again on the other side.
    Love you always,
    Tina Louise

  6. Lon Boyer on June 19, 2020 at 6:52 am

    My sincerest condolences to Tom’s family. I worked with Tom for a short period of time, when he was assigned to Advance Auto Parts’ Webster store, several years back. Always smiling and with a very pleasant personality, it was a pleasure working with him. May he rest in peace.

    • Maria Battisti Lincoln on June 20, 2020 at 10:48 am

      My sympathy and prayers to Karen and Tom’s entire family. I have found memories working with both
      Tom and Karen at Two Guys Dept Store. Rest in peace.

  7. Pat Dorney on June 19, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    I was so surprised to see Tom’s death notice. I worked with him many times at the Exempts for election day. He knew every road and district by heart and directed voters all day long. He was a very nice man. Please accept my most sincere sympathy on his passing. I will miss seeing him,

  8. Jim Gallagher on June 19, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    My most sincere condolences to Tommy’s family. Though I hadn’t seen Tommy in many years I’ll never forget the great times we had, in our younger years. Tommy’s parents and mine were the best of friends so we spent a fair amount of time visiting. Always a stand up guy I do know you’ll be missed by many. Rest In Peace Tommy

  9. Sheldon Meyers on June 20, 2020 at 11:16 am

    I greatly appreciated Tom’s involvement in the Westside community over the years. It is rare to find people like Tom who volunteer their time and energy to create positive change, to give back. I am grateful that I got to know him, he was a good man.

  10. Chara Potter on June 22, 2020 at 8:51 am

    What a great man Tom is! He will missed by so many. I loved working with him at the Hamlin Recreation’s School of Screams, and also when we changed events to make the Screamfest. He was so passionate about his love for Halloween! Tom also made the best Santa Claus! Without him, Story Time with Santa just wont be the same. Most sincere condolences for his family 💕

  11. David marks on June 24, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    I recall Tom always had an uplifting way about him, could make you forget the day to days in life that sometimes challenge us. Always eager to assist physically and or with conversation. You will be missed Tommy. I thank you and I thank your Family for sharing you with the Advance Auto Part Family..

    Dave Marks

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