Niagara Gazette


April 4, 2013

Thomas Frederick Tuscher


Thomas Frederick Tuscher was born in Penn Yan, NY on July 22, 1933 and on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 he went home to meet his maker. After 76 years of living the good life, the good life caught up to him and he spent his last few years of life battling kidney failure and heart disease.
A resident of Niagara Falls, NY since the age of fourteen, Tom was employed by occidental for 38 years before retiring in 1997. As a younger man he enjoyed playing various sports and playing cards, was quick with a joke and on occasion, was known to have a drink or two. Although later in life his drinks became fewer and his sports were limited to the ones that he watched on TV, he was still quick with a joke that made him laugh more than you, always delivered with a sparkle in his eyes and a mischievous grin.  He enjoyed spending time with his wife, Erika; and his daughter, Heather Jo.
Tom is survived by his wife, Erika (Schneegass); his daughter, Heather Jo; his son, Dave Deskovic; grandsons, Joshua and Dillon Deskovic; sisters Clare Dallavia (James), Yvonne Douglas (James), and Patricia Caggiano; as well as many nieces, nephews, friends and relatives. He was predeceased by his parents, Oz and Josephine Schiavi; his son, Dion Deskovic; and his sister, Betty Lindsey (Bernie).
There will be no visitation as Tom donated his body to the University of Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 8th at 11 AM at Grace Lutheran Church, 736 Cayuga Drive in Niagara Falls, NY 14304, followed by a remembrance luncheon.. Contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church or to charity of one's choice.
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