Tom Hollrith

Tom Hollrith of Weatherford, Texas, formerly of Port Washington, was accidently killed at the age of 46 while riding his bicycle in Weatherford, Texas, on the evening of Thursday, July 24, 2008. Tom recently had began bicycling and was preparing to enter a large road ride in Texas at the time of the accident.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated for Tom at 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 1, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1619 Washington St., Grafton. Father Steven Lampe will celebrate the Mass. Visitation will take place at the church on Friday, Aug. 1, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., prior to the Mass. Tom will be laid to rest at St. Joseph Parish Cemetery. The Eernisse Funeral Home in Port Washington is serving the family.

Tom was born in Port Washington on Oct. 21, 1961, the son of George and Ann (nee O’Connor) Hollrith. Tom grew up in Grafton, graduating from Grafton High School in 1981. He continued his education at UW-Eau Claire, graduating with a bachelor of science degree.

Tom was extremely dedicated to the martial arts, specializing as a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, Aikido and Judo. He spent many years teaching self-defense courses at his school, Il Yo Tae Kwon Do, in Port Washington. Tom also owned and operated Rainbow Restoration and Cleaning in the Ozaukee County area. For the past five years he operated Cornerstone Cleaning and Restoration in the Dallas-Fort Worth area with his partner Dennis Ledford.

Tom is survived by his parents, George and Ann Hollrith of Grafton; siblings, Scott Hollrith of Grafton, Will (Kristine) Hollrith of Grafton and Ann (Richard) Volesky of Port Washington. He is further survived by his nieces and nephews, Jenni, Mary, Emily, Joseph, Ashley and Keegan Hollrith, and Stephanie and Sarah Volesky; his stepfamily Lisa, Terry Jo, and Tonya Strey and their children; other relatives and many friends in both Wisconsin and Texas.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Hollrith; and his niece, Chelsea Hollrith.

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