December 9, 1952-December 19, 2020 (age 68)
Thomas R. Rush passed away peacefully in his home December 19, 2020.
Tom was born on 12-9-1952 to Dorothy (Augspurger) and Thomas R. Rush Sr. He resided in Weehawken. He attended Weehawken High School and was a long-distance runner on the track team. He graduated from Montclair University with a Bachelor of Science degree and went on to receive a Masters of Political Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Tom had many interests and hobbies he was an Eagle Scout and loved camping, collecting sports memorabilia, gardening, softball, whiffle ball and home improvement projects. He was a HUGE Yankee and Giants fan. So much so when he was receiving the sacrament of confirmation, he tried to use Clete (Cletus Boyer his favorite Yankee) as his confirmation name, the nuns put a kibosh on that quickly. He also belonged to the Devils fan club and with go to different states to attend hockey games.
Tom worked at the Port Authority of NY & NJ for 30 years in many different capacities such, as Field supervisor in the Operations Dept. (where he met wife Colleen Waiver whom he was married to for 34 ½ years.) He was also a Supervisor in the Office of Minority Business Development, and as Mall Manager for the Real Estate Department at The World Trade Center. After retiring he enjoyed traveling and going on cruises with friends and going to Cape May to celebrate his and Colleen’s wedding anniversary.
Tom is survived by his wife Colleen, his predeceased sister Mary Ellen and brother in-law Rocco Degregorio, He is survived by his nieces and nephews Logan and her husband Brian Seaman and their son Brian Jr. Magee Degregorio, Cooper Degregorio and Hunter Degregorio. His sisters in law Donna her husband Eric Richert. Lynn Waiver, Susan and her husband Michael Keenan. His brother-in-law Glenn Waiver. His niece Jensen Richert. His nephews: Evan Richert his wife Jessica and their son Theo. Sean Keenan and Michael Keenan Jr.
There will be no service this year due to Covid-19. There will be a Celebration of his life next year when the virus has subsided. In lieu of flowers or other gifts, please donate to Saint Jude’s Children’s hospital in Tom’s Memory. www.StJudes.com
Thanks for all your prayers.
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