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Thomas B. Booth

March 7, 2018

Thomas B. BoothThomas B. Booth, 66, of Dexter passed away at his home March 7, 2018.

Calling hours will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown on Sunday, March 11, from 2 - 5PM. The funeral service will be at the funeral home on Monday, March 12, at 11AM with Rev. Toby Schilling presiding followed by burial in Brookside Cemetery with full military honors.

Tom was born in Watertown on June 1, 1951, son of Harry Edmund and Christine L. (Baker) Booth. He attended Watertown schools before joining the United States Marine Corps on March 27, 1969. He served in Vietnam. Tom received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 1 Battle Star, Vietnam Campaign Medal with device, RVN Cross of Gallantry with palm and frame, Combat Action Ribbon, and the Purple Heart Medal. He was honorably discharged on August 14, 1970.

On August 9, 1969 he married Donna L. Presley at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart.

He was a truck driver for Marcinko's Trucking in Watertown for many years. Tom was a proud member of the Purple Heart Assoc., Disabled American Veterans, and a life member of VFW Post 1400. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren and enjoyed golfing, camping, classic cars, and Harley Davidsons. His friends and family remember what a jokester and story teller he was. With his wife, Donna, on vocals, he also enjoyed playing guitar in several local bands.

Tom is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Donna; five children, Thomas B. Booth, Jr. and wife, Sheri, Watertown, Cheri Booth and companion, Joseph Beach, Rodman, Nicole Booth, Dexter, Kelly Boyanski and husband, Michael, Carolina Beach, NC, and Patrick Booth, Dexter; sixteen grandchildren; mother of two of his grandsons, Amanda Chapman; eight great grandchildren, including Jaiden who was his pride and joy; three siblings, Bonnie Thompson, Kissimmee, FL, John M. Booth and wife, Donna, Philadelphia, NY, and Ronald E. Booth and wife, Nancy, Watertown; sister-in-law, Priscilla Booth, Watertown; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. His brother, Robert H. Booth, died September 1, 2006.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 18, 216 Haley St., Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to Tom's family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.

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#15 don king 2018-03-13 20:00
tom was a good guy, I,m so sorry for your loss. may he rest in peace.
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#14 tina weise-freeman 2018-03-12 09:33
Terribly sorry to hear of the passing of your dad....
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#13 Deborah Webb 2018-03-12 08:58
So sorry to hear about the loss of your brother.Let this memories help you through this time.
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#12 DIANE BROWN AND FAMI 2018-03-11 21:16
My thoughts and prayers go out to you all
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#11 Tanya collins 2018-03-11 00:46
Mr Booth you will be so missed I can remember coming home for Arsenal st school and you and my brother pat and Micky jesmer playing guitar the hallway at the Empire Flatts and as I got older you were always so respectful to me for that I thank you now use three can play together in heaven R.I.P my friend I luv you Donna
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#10 Michael Boyanski 2018-03-10 11:17
Words can not express what this man meant to me. From day one he earned all my respect because of the person he was and how he loved his family. Of course he hated me at first, second and third but he came to treat me as one of the family as he did everyone that came into his life. If he was yelling at you then you knew you were in. I remember the day I told him I was gonna marry his daughter. He was sitting on the porch of portage in his chair. He asked me where you gonna live and how will you take care of her lol. I said I am gonna work hard to make her happy and he said ok Bodaski which I’m not real sure if he ever said my last name right. Lol. Boyanski. I don’t know if he ever knew how much impact he had on my life and the person I am today. I loved him like my own father and will miss him the same. From camping to helping him around his house I enjoyed every minute I spent with him and will not be able to fill this void in my heart now that he is gone. I love you Dad. Forever
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#9 Gloria 2018-03-10 05:52
sorry for your loss, he was a great man and musician had some great times ..... R.I.P and fly with the angels
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#8 John R. MacGregor 2018-03-09 16:27
Donna, and family sorry for your loss Tom was a great guy. Remember in 69 we were in Marines and ran into each other at Camp Geiger he seen me and ran over to say hi. Semper Fi good friend.
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#7 Victoria Thompson 2018-03-09 16:26
Uncle Tom was such a wonderful man. He never wasted time to make a joke or leave the best voicemails. I will forever and always cherish those times spent with him & Aunt Donna. Tom was a very down to earth man and I will miss him horribly but never forget those wonderful moments.

I love and miss you, Donna & Tom.
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#6 Brenda Pratt clancy 2018-03-09 15:22
So sorry for your loss Donna and family. I still see two teenagers in Love holding hands. I know you loved each other for so many years. There's not much I can say to ease your pain. Know I'm thinking of you. Love you Donna
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