Thomas F. Passino, 74, of Wilmington Island, Georgia, formerly of Watertown, passed away on January 1, 2017.
Born October 26, 1942 at Ft. Devens, MA, he was the son of Lois and Frederick Passino. He received his master’s degree from Potsdam State University and another in urban geography from Rutgers University. Tom taught at Indian River High School and Middle School for 32 years, 24 of which he served as President of the Indian River Education Association. He was passionate in protecting teachers’ rights and devoted to improving working conditions, benefits and classroom conditions, with the ultimate goal of improving overall education for students. He was an avid auto enthusiast and loved his cars. He also loved history and enjoyed traveling.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara, his son Paul (Felicia), Adams NY and grandsons Blake, Logan and Wyatt. He is also survived by his sister Michelle Meagher, Black River, two daughters, Robin Harwood and Jackie Ward, Watertown NY and grandchildren Jenna King, Kristopher Cooley, Adam Ward and Brittany Ward and 7 great grandchildren.
A service will be held in Potsdam, New York.Print This Obituary & Condolences