More detail on this person: Chase, Thompson R. Oct. 5, 1946 - May 5, 2010 Thompson "Thom" Robert Chase, 63, of Sarasota, formerly of Nyack, N.Y., and Jersey City, N.J., died May 5 after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Thom was born in Pittsburgh and lived in many states including New Jersey and New York before moving to Sarasota in 2006. Thom leaves behind his dearly loved wife, Jean (Sipple); cherished sons Timothy T. Chase of New Jersey and Michael T. Chase and his wife, Amanda, of Valdosta, Ga.; a daughter, Christine Dobbs and husband, Michael, of Dadeville, Ala., and Windermere; a sister, Corley Olds and husband, Daniel; a sister-in-law, Sally Schoeneick of Brick, N.J.; a brother-in-law, John Daudt of Cedar Grove, N.J.; two grandchildren, Hudson and Parker Chase; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Samuel and Marjorie Chase. Thom was a graduate of Auburn University, where he received his B.A. in business administration, and Middle Tennessee State University, where he received his masters. Thom was a helicopter pilot for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He also served in the U.S. Army as a medivac pilot in Vietnam. After six years of active duty he served 25 years in the Reserves. Thom and Jean married in 2001 and spent several years as fulltime liveaboards on their boat, the "Auburn Knight." Thom will be remembered for his sense of humor, compassion, love of boating, biking, flying, nature, travel, the beach and music, especially Jimmy Buffett. He had a special interest in the St. Joseph Indian School in Chamberlain, S.D., and the Wounded Warrior Project. He was a devoted, loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was a member of the Church of the Palms in Sarasota. He will be missed more than words can express. Cremation was handled by the National Cremation and Burial Society in Sarasota. Donations to the St. Joseph Indian School in Chamberlain, S.D., the Loma Linda University Proton Center in Califirnia, or TideWell Hospice in Sarasota would be appreciated. Blue skies and calm seas, Thom.
Burial information: Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
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