Thomas P. Maschmeier, 74
Feb. 4, 1943 — April 3, 2017

Thomas P. “Tom” Maschmeier, 74, of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, found peace April 3, 2017, at the VA Medical Center in Martinsburg, West Virginia, after a battle with cancer.

Tom was born in New York City on Feb. 4, 1943, the son of the late Rev. Ralph  Maschmeier and Henrietta (nee Heidemann). Tom graduated from West Bend High School in 1961.

Tom served in the U.S. Navy from 1961-81, retiring as a Chief Petty Officer. He then worked in the computer field in the Lynchburg, Virginia, area. He was an American Legion member for 27 years with post 109 in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

Those Tom left behind to cherish his memory include his son, Thomas (Deborah) Deiley of South Portland, Maine; six grandchildren, Cameron and Kristen Deiley, Cassandra and Jessica Zufelt, and Abrianna and Joseph Carrasco; six siblings, Ruth of West Bend, John (Nancy) of Thurmont, Maryland, Martha (Raymond) Holtz of Mount Prospect, Illinois, Paul (Susan) of West Bend, Daniel (Barbie) of Marina, California, and Ralph of Milwaukee; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, his daughter, Deborah Deiley Zufelt, preceded Tom in death.

He is remembered as being forever curious, caring and giving. A memorial gathering to honor Tom’s life will be held July 15 at New Hope United Church of Christ Church (4360 Jackson Drive, Jackson, WI 53037) with the Rev. Jim Hill officiating. The family will greet relatives and friends Saturday at the church from 12:30-1:30 p.m. with a service to follow. Interment will be at 2 p.m. Friday, July 14, at West Bend Cemetery at 3358 Paradise Drive, West Bend.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Martinsburg VA Medical Center, the Cancer Research Institute, New York, or New Hope Church are appreciated.