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Thomas S. DeCrescenzo
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Thomas S. DeCrescenzo Jr. , 58, died on Thursday, March 1, 2018, as a result of injuries sustained from an auto accident on the NYS Thruway.

Tom was born in Utica on January 9, 1960, a son of Thomas S. and Grace (Villelo) DeCrescenzo Sr. He was raised in Whitesboro and a 1978 graduate of Whitesboro High School. Following high school, and always being very patriotic, Tom joined the US Air Force and served for twenty years, during Operation Desert Storm, as well as, Desert Shield. He retired in 1998 at the rank of Tech Sergeant. After his military career, Tom worked at the US Post office in Syracuse for over sixteen years. At one time, Tom was married to the former Jennifer Mitchell and from that union had his three children.

Tom loved to spend time with family and was always a diehard Yankee fan. He looked forward to every season; and always went to several games at Yankee Stadium, where he loved to treat family members to a game. A man that was always there when needed, Tom was very supportive and ready to lend a helping hand whenever needed. His sense of humor could always make you laugh. He was deeply proud of his Italian Heritage, and always looked forward to a great meal with good wine, a nice pot of espresso, and good cigar at the end. He will be very deeply missed.

He is survived by his beloved parents, Tom and Grace; his three children, daughter, Shana and her husband, Robert Dugan, of Clay, daughter, Amber DeCrescenzo, of Liverpool, and son, Marc Anthony DeCrescenzo, of Syracuse, and their mom, Jennifer DeCrescenzo; grandchildren, Cillian and Arielle Dugan; his sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ann and Joseph Leonard, of Deerfield; two brothers, Richard DeCrescenzo, Whitesboro, and Michael DeCrescenzo, of Boston; sister and brother-in-law, Gina Marie and Jeff Batson, of Deerfield; three special aunts, Ann Trozzi, Marie Wojnas, and Agnes Decker; also a nephew Michael DeCrescenzo and a niece Alana Batson, and many beloved cousins. He was predeceased by his infant sister, Donna DeCrescenzo and a special cousin, Sandra Trozzi.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Mass of Christian Burial with military honors Wednesday, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel/Blessed Sacrament Parish. Entombment will be at Calvary Mausoleum.

In memory of Tom, please consider your own favorite charity.
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My prayers are with you at this difficult time. God bless, Michele Simmen

Written by Michele Simmen
2018-03-04 10:11:35 PM

SO SORRY Gracie & Tom and entire family. Sending love and prayers to you all. Love, Janet

Written by Janet Martellotto Streeper
2018-03-04 10:41:29 PM

Gina and family, So sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this most difficult time. Love, Flo, Tom and Amanda DeSimone

Written by Flo DeSimone
2018-03-04 11:37:10 PM

The DeCrescenzo Family, We are so terribly sorry of the passing of Tommy.Our daughterDeanna often mentioned what wonderful person and Special friend he was. Grace and Peter Dain

Written by Peter and Grace Dain
2018-03-04 7:37:52 PM

Michael...My deepest sympathy to you and all of your family. I know your faith and strong family bonds will get you all through this. I never met Tommy but you talked about him often and he and I share the same birthday. I feel like I know him. May Tommy Rest in Peace and I'm sending you and your family good and healing thoughts and prayers. Love you.

Written by Darlene Poplawski
2018-03-04 9:29:53 PM

Some memories....I'll miss your breakfast pictures, Tiffany's bracelet, NY trip and of course... Dire Straits "Money for Nothing". In your dreams Dekekins...Mare

Written by Mary Russell
2018-03-05 11:45:24 AM

We are all praying for your family with the sincere prayer Tommy is at peace in heaven. Our deepest sympathy at this time.

2018-03-05 1:46:19 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Decrescenzo family. Tom was a good friend. We talked often about our Air Force tours in Italy. Deke would text me every Christmas and Veterans Day and wish me and my family the best. May he Rest In Peace!

Written by Peter James
2018-03-05 2:16:44 AM

Shana and Bob, Matthew and I are so very sorry to hear this devastating news. Let God's promise of everlasting life be with you during these painful days and weeks. Your father has gained his reward in paradise and you will see him again some day. Matthew and I will be thinking about you and praying for you.

Written by Kimberley Ambrose
2018-03-05 2:19:14 PM

To all of Deke’s family and friends, We all at the Post Office knew Deke so well and am heartbroken to hear this news. He talked about his parents and children always. Kind , caring , funny and a great person. He always enjoyed and made jokes while he was at work . I can say he touched all our lives and made it clear what was important . Family ✨🎚💕 God Bless .

Written by Joan Kuryla
2018-03-05 2:25:50 AM

Grace and Tom Our family sends deepest sympathy for you and your family. Will always remember Boilermaker sundays..

Written by Patricia DIVEN
2018-03-05 2:33:26 PM

Gina - my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. So sorry for your loss. Joan,

Written by Joan Solmonson
2018-03-05 2:43:15 PM

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts Gina and your entire family at this time. Lori & Tom Lake

Written by Lori Lake
2018-03-05 2:46:30 PM

Michael, Rick and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Geoff and I got to meet Tommy a couple of times in Boston over the years and he was always laughing, which is a great way to remember him. We are thinking of you during this sad time.

Written by Kristin Foley
2018-03-05 3:04:19 PM

Deke, I can not believe you are gone. I remember one of the last things you said to me was something like "isn't it great after 20 years of knowing each other and you leaving the post office we are still friends?" Every few months I have to come to Syracuse area for work and Deke and I would get together and talk. Now it seems my next trip to NY will be empty and sad. In our last conversation Deke said to me "Retire as soon as you can and enjoy your life, you never know what can happen." Now he is proof of that, gone so young, so sad for me. My condolences to his family. May you Rest In Peace my friend.

Written by Steve Traino
2018-03-05 4:11:08 PM

Sorry to see another dear friend leave way to early...he always bragged about his kids. ..we work together at post office...laughed every day...hard worker...always funny...bless you my friend...God speed. .. your buddy guy sr.

Written by Guy Cromp
2018-03-06 11:05:56 PM

Not sure how to truly express the shock of losing a good friend of my husband’s and mine so suddenly! Many good memories of working together at the post office and an occasional opportunity for a social cocktail! You always brought humor and a kind heart to most of those who knew you! You’ve always been thought of as part of our extended family ‘famiglia’! R.I.P. dear friend! Thoughts of you and with your family!

Written by Marsha Dillabough
2018-03-06 12:48:46 AM