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Massena, NY 13662
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Thomas Tarbell

Thomas J. Tarbell

Friday, June 9th, 1961 - Thursday, October 1st, 2020
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AKWESASNE – Thomas J. Tarbell, 59, of Okwarine Road, tragically died while hiking in his beloved Adirondack Mountains on Sunday, September 27, 2020.

Tom was born in Syracuse on June 9, 1961, the son of the late Huey and Cynthia (Halstead) Tarbell. He was a graduate of Paul V. Moore High School in Central Square. He continued his education, graduating from St. Lawrence University.

Tom was currently the Assistant Facilities Manager for the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe. He had a great love for hiking, photography, and live music. Tom would often be found hiking and exploring the Adirondack Mountains or at a Blues Festival and most definitely would have a camera in hand!

Tom is survived by his daughter, Chevy Montour-Tarbell of Cornwall Island and her daughter, Kylinn Mary; his brother, Morris (Nelwyn) Tarbell of Syracuse; his stepfather, Hosea Golden of Syracuse; and many dear friends.

Friends may call Saturday, October 10, 2020 from 2-5:00 PM at the Donaldson Funeral Home, Massena. A celebration of his life will be held in 2021 in Syracuse.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may consider donations to Akwesasne Boys and Girls Club or the New York State Blues Festival.
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Cynthia Losurdo

Posted at 03:20pm
We just found out Morris, we are so sorry, prayers for your family

Thomas Edghill

Posted at 01:57pm
I am so sorry to hear of this event. Tom was a guy I knew back in the high school days when I started playing a little guitar with his brother, Morris (late 70's). Tom always seemed to want to understand your point of view. From my memory, he had that look in the eye of a watcher. Antenna always up and eyes always wide open. He schooled me at a party one time when I was speaking about someone I knew nothing of. Tom let me know and I've always owed him a great debt for that as I learned so much from that one encounter. Rarely in one's life can someone change you in a moment. It comes from pure honesty because when you hear it or sense it, it changes you. What a kind, open soul.
My thoughts are with Tom and his family still here in body. My old friend Morris, my heart hurts for you, brother. I can't imagine what this man meant to you.
Rest in well deserved Peace, Tom

Linda Kelly

Posted at 02:59pm
To Tom's family,
So sad to hear this news. I will miss randomly running into him at live music shows in Syracuse. Such a nice guy. RIP Tom.
Linda Kelly

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