Thomas Anthony Radomski, 76, of 99 Lyndon Center Road, Lyndon, peacefully passed away Saturday, February 25, 2023 in his home after a lengthy illness.
Born on July 16, 1946, in Somerville, New Jersey, he was a son of George and Dorothy Daggett Radomski. On October 9, 1965, in Dunellen, New Jersey he married the former Phyllisann Heldt who passed away September 14, 2015. He later married Wanda Halsaver on August 25, 2018 who survives.
Tom was a graduate of Hunterdon Central High School in Flemington, New Jersey. After high school, he worked for his Uncle Charlie doing carpentry work until he saved up enough money to buy a herd of dairy cows with the help of his Grandma Daggett. He and his wife, Phyllisann, started their dairy farm, Drop-In Acres in Granville Summit, Pennsylvania and then relocated to a farmstead on the Rawson Rd in Cuba, New York. They sold the farm in 1975 and moved to Walden, NY with their children. Tom worked as a herdsman on a cow dairy while taking an interest in raising dairy goats. In 1979, he moved his family back to Cuba and built a homestead on Lyndon Center Rd. For a short time, the family sold goat milk as Star Trek Dairy with as many as 60 dairy goats. While continuing to farm his land he also worked at Rushford Central School and later Cuba Rushford School as the night maintenance supervisor until his retirement. In retirement, he worked for Kinley Corporation as a carpenter and opened Rawson Valley Aquafarm for fishing on his land.
Tom was skilled in many things including sawing lumber, welding, forestry, bee keeping, taxidermy, carpentry, masonry, aquaculture, raising beef cows, pigs and chickens. He built a sugar house to make maple syrup and made his own goat cheese. With the help of his family, especially his sons, he built two houses. He had an appreciation for authentic natural living found in growing your own food and living off the land. He was proud to teach his children and grandchildren many of these skills.
In addition to his wife Wanda, he is survived by his children Aaron (Jane), Conesus; Todd, Cuba; Melanie (Gene) Mancuso, Webster; Kimberly (Rich) Schwab, Portageville; Christine (Paul) Schaurer, Elizabeth City, N.C. and Sean (Melissa) Bow, N.H.
His grandchildren: Nathan and Kelsey Radomski; Travis (Richelle), Lauryn, Jordyn, Katelyn and Owen Radomski; Morgan (Jeremy Galvin), Corey, and Grace Mancuso; Adam (Savannah) and Hayden Schwab; Haley, Madison and Mason Law; Griffin Schaurer; Sarah, Matthew and Miles Radomski. His great grandchildren: Alaska, Sakari, Caspian, and Grady; A brother, James Radomski of Highland, California; and a sister, Teresa Radomski of Winston-Salem, NC.
He was predeceased by his parents and first wife Phyllisann.
Friends will be received at the Mark F. Rinker Funeral Home & Memorial Service, Inc., 9 Bull Street, Cuba on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 from 6-9 P.M. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 11 A.M. at Our Lady of Angels Church, 50 South Street, Cuba. The Rev. Father Dennis J.J. Mancuso will be the celebrant.
Private burial will be in the Radomski Family Cemetery, Lyndon.
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