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Thomas Langnickel, 64

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Thomas James Langnickel, 64 of Davie, Fla., passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020.

Known to many as T-Bone, Tom was born on July 23, 1956 to Marjorie (Wing) and William C. Langnickel. He graduated from Charles McCann Technical Vocational School with the class of 1974. As part of his vocational experience (welding), he worked for Lipton Steel. He also worked for Beloit Jones, Pfizer, Berkshire Pest Control and Valley Park Lanes. 

On Saturday mornings, you could find Tom and his daughter, Jennifer, behind the counter running the kids' league and building rapport with the children. Tom also enjoyed golfing, deep sea and lake fishing, hunting, watching the Red Sox and Rams games, softball and trips to the casinos.

At the time of his death, Tom was working the night shift at Home Depot in Florida where he had worked the past five years.

Tom and Cheryl moved to Florida in 2014 where he made many friends, both at work and throughout the neighborhood. You could often find him walking his fuzzy pet, Sassy, while smoking a cigar. He was always smiling and wearing his shorts!

Tom is survived by his wife, Cheryl, two sons, T.J and Ryan (Genoa) and daughter, Jennifer Langnickel (significant other, Rob Therrien) and grandchildren, Eowyn and Oriana Langnickel. In addition to his wife, children and grandchildren, he is survived by one brother, Neil Langnickel (Tracy), nieces, Erica and Jaimie Langnickel, cousin, Karen Koehler, goddaughter, Jennie Modena, and Cheryl's kids and grandkids, who he loved like his own.  In addition to his parents, Tom was predeceased by his sister, Tracy Langnickel Singer in 1979.

Funeral Notice: A celebration of Tom's life will take place at a later date here in the Berkshires.


Recollections & Sympathy For the Family
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I am deeply saddened to learn of Tom's passing. My sincerest condolences to the whole family. I knew Tom for over 50 years and it's beyond words to express how I feel entirely. He's one of the best persons I've known. Sending much love and many prayers to all his loved ones still carrying on. May all have blessings of comfort.
from: Becki Parkhurston: 10-23-2020

Jen, T.J. and Ryan, So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. We always loved our uncle Tom!!! Sending lots of hugs to all of you!
Susie, Debbie & Joe Morin
from: Sue Morin Gaskellon: 10-20-2020

So sorry for your loss Ryan, it's never easy losing someone - especially a parent. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
from: Amanda Westerlindon: 10-19-2020

Jennifer, T. J, Ryan and families
It was with saddened hearts that we learned of your Dad's passing. We will always remember the good times at camp and fishing at Dukes Pond with Tom. Our thoughts are with all of you at this sad time.
Love, Aunt Gloria & Steve
from: Gloria Spragueon: 10-19-2020

My deepest condolences to the Langnickel family. I grew up with T-Bone in Adams. He truly was a gentle giant and a real good person. He was a very genuine human being. May he Rest In Peace.
from: Tim Moreyon: 10-19-2020

I remember Tom from McCanns. He was a nice guy. And he will tryly be missed.
from: Mathew Cantonion: 10-18-2020

So sorry to hear of Toms passing. We grew up together in Adams. Thoughts and prayers are with the family.
from: Dave Blanchette on: 10-17-2020

So sad to hear about this. I remember Tom when I was a kid growing up in North Adams. I would occasionally see him at Valley Park. He was a real nice guy. I'm so sorry that he's gone. May this Gentle Giant of a human rest in peace.
from: Jim Gerryon: 10-17-2020

Cheryl, Jen and Family,
I am so very sad to hear about Tom's passing. He was always such a friendly and happy guy. Deepest condolences to you all. May all your memories help comfort you in the days ahead.

from: Erica (Dami) Pecoron: 10-17-2020

To the entire Langnickel family,
Please accept my sincere sympathy.
Tom was a truly wonderful person and will be missed by family and friends alike. May you all find comfort in the memories of happy times spent together. God bless.
from: Connie McKenzieon: 10-16-2020

Tom was a great guy. I always enjoyed the time I spent with him . RIP big guy. To his family my condolences and May your memories sustain you.
from: Bernard Pinsonnaulton: 10-16-2020

Tom was one of the very best, nobody could ever compare! I love that man with my whole heart ❤ . Cheryl I'm so so very sorry for your loss but you were the luckiest woman to have the love and time you did with him. You deserved everything the two of you built together along with his love xo
Jennifer, I can't imagine how you are feeling and I'm so sorry for that. I wish I could take your pain away, a part of him will always live on through you. You were the light of his life! Xo
Tj & Ryan I'm so sorry for your loss, if I can help in anyway please don't hesitate to contact me.
from: Angeon: 10-16-2020

Iím honored that you would include me in this loving tribute. My continued thoughts & prayers are with you, his family, all of his friends, and everyone else he touched during his too short time on this Earth.
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