Thomas G. Koconis

Nov. 15, 1929 - Feb. 15, 2009

Thomas G. Koconis of Sussex was born to eternal life surrounded by his family on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009 at age 79.

He was the loving husband for 58 years to Bea and the dearest father of Jeff, Teddy, John (Missy), Diane Koconis and Kris LaDue. Thomas was the dear grandpa of Erik, Kate, Andy, Samantha, Jason, Kyle, Sara and Alex, and the dear great-grandpa of Danica. He was the dear brother of Ted (Barbara) Koconis. He also is survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Thomas was preceded in death by James Koconis, Joan Siaggas and Diane Kalyvas.

Tom was a veteran of the Merchant Marine and a lifelong member of The A.H.E.P.A.

A memorial gathering will be held from 4 p.m. until the 6 p.m. memorial service Thursday, Feb. 19 at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 1875 N. Calhoun Road, Brookfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family would be appreciated.

Church and Chapel Ritter-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home, 1875 N. Calhoun Road, is serving the family. For more information, call 786-8030 or visit to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.