SIDNEY – Thomas R. Herring, 63, of Unadilla, a career-long toolmaker, passed away on Aug. 27, 2016 at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton.
A brother’s family and nieces survive in Oneonta.
Tom, who many knew as “Hoby,” was born in Stamford to Hobert and Helen Herring on Dec. 9, 1952. He graduated from Unatego Junior/Senior High School in 1970 and went on to earn a certificate in toolmaking from the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers. He was a toolmaker at several companies, including many years at Amphenol Corp.
He was an avid golfer and bowler, and also enjoyed hunting and spending time with family and friends.
Survivors include his daughter Lacey Alex (formerly Herring) and daughter-in-law and grandson Katie and George Alex of Byfield, Mass.; son Chad Herring of San Angelo, Texas; brother James Herring, his wife Linda Herring, and their children in Oneonta; nieces Kelly and Heather MacPherson of Oneonta and Unadilla, respectively, and their families; long- time companion Sheila Bell and her family of Unadilla; and his former wife and mother of his children, Susan Herring of Unadilla.
He was predeceased by his sister Christine MacPherson of Unadilla.
Calling hours ate 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, in the Oneonta Plains Cemetery, with Rev. Benjamin Shaw officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) in honor of Tom’s love of animals via http://www.aspca.org/ways-to-give.
Memories of Tom may be shared online at www.landersfh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidne