Condolence & Memory Journal

Sending my love and condolences to Donna and her family. I just saw the news of Tom passing this morning My heart is breaking for you all but I will lift you up in prayer for comfort and healing.

Posted by Michele Bladecki    July 12, 2019

Trisha and family- so sorry for your lost of your dad. I would see his name on St Andrews prayer list and always said a prayer for him. My deepest sympathy! Janet Seidell

Posted by Janet Seidell - Rochester Hills, MI - Coworker   June 12, 2019

I'll remember Tom for his giving and humble personality. He helped without being asked, he made his family a priority, and he was very down to earth with a calm & centered way about him. Fortunate to have had him as a cousin.

Posted by Karen - Cupertino, CA - Family   June 12, 2019

Tom will be missed by all who were privileged to know him. My condolences to the family on their loss.

Posted by Gail Minauro - Macomb, MI - coworker   June 10, 2019

Paul and I am so sorry of your lost Donna. What a wonderful husband you had. You were truly blessed and are. Just learned of your loss. A man who did for others with no complaint, cut grass and worked for your parents and gave a beautiful life to you and your children. God Bless Him, we will remember him in our prayers. God Bless.

Posted by karen and paul Eichbauer - Farmington Hills, MI - Family   June 09, 2019

It is with our deepest condolences that we pray and hope for the family. We are deeply saddened by his departure from this part of a wonderful life!

Posted by Rick & Linda Pawlowski - Lake Orion, MI - Family   June 07, 2019

Tom brought joy and happiness to everyone he touched. I will personally miss my conversations with him about work, family and life. When I am in the office, I always feel Tom's presence around me when I am sitting at his desk. I am proud and honored to have known Tom as not only a colleague but more importantly, as a friend. It's a Wonderful Life got it wrong. Every time a bell rings, it's just Tom laughing in Heaven!!!

Posted by Barry Levy - Troy, MI - Coworker   June 07, 2019

I always enjoyed talking to Tom and I am going to miss the sincerity, joy and professionalism he brought to our interactions. He was good at what he did while always being kind and thoughtful. I will miss him. My sympathy for your loss.

Posted by Trevor Wetherington - Farmington Hills, MI - Acquaintance   June 07, 2019


I am very blessed to have met Tom, he was so kind, understanding, always cheerful. I remember before he became my manager, I asked who is that person laughing, only later for him to become my manager (lol), the laugh would cheer me up many times. I was blessed to have had him as my manager. I am praying for the entire family. Heaven received an angel and he will be truly missed

Posted by Gwen Aikens - Detroit, MI - Coworker   June 07, 2019

Tom was an amazing person, always understanding. In almost 20 years I've never seen him angry. Always encouraging words. I will never forget his kindness. I think of his laugh before I had him as a manager, and said who is that person, only later he became my manager and I am thankful to have had him as a manager. Praying for the entire family. Heaven received an angel, I truly miss him.

Posted by Gwen Aikens - Detroit, MI - Coworker   June 07, 2019

My blessings to Tom's family. He was an exceptional person. I was very humbled when he called me to act as manager during his illness. I could not ever fill his shoes. It was such a pleasure to meet and work with him over the last 14 years. We will all miss him.

Posted by Denise Cross - Waterford, MI - Coworker   June 07, 2019

Tom always had a smile on his face whenever I saw him. He was genuinely kind to people around him. It was a pleasure to see him develop from that new trainee agent to the manager he became. I was honored to work with him. My sympathy to the family for your loss.

Posted by Sheryl Weinan-Yee - Plymouth, MI - Coworker   June 07, 2019

Returning to the IRS in 2004, I was fortunate to have Tom as my training manager. Tom was simply an awesome and kind human being. I am so grateful to have met him. Wishing peace and love to the Reckling Family.

Posted by Darlena Billops-Hill - Middletown, CT, CT - Coworker   June 06, 2019

Tom was one of the kindest people I ever met with a wonderful laugh. I really enjoyed working with him. My prayers for the family.

Posted by Elizabeth Edberg - Lansing, MI - Coworker   June 06, 2019

We worked at IRS as the cleaning crew. Tom was a good person and always made us laugh. We will miss him. Gary , Laura, and Terrance DS Janitoral

Posted by Laura Wagnee - Clinton Twp., MI - Coworker   June 06, 2019

Sending love and prayers to the Reckling family.

Posted by Marcia Gilin-Thomad    June 06, 2019

I had planned on working for the IRS for 10 years, but working with you was so enjoyable, I stayed on another five. I can only hope retirement will be as much fun as working with you. Thank you for all you did.

Say "Hi" to all the angels for me. I hope you bring as much joy to Heaven as you did to the IRS.

I would like to see you in Heaven but I think the best I can hope for is Purgatory. (one last laugh for the road)......
May God bless you and your family.

Posted by Dave Nelson - Grosse Ile, MI - Coworker   June 06, 2019

I am so very sorry for your loss. It was an honor to get to know Tom over the years. He was a great guy and an excellent manager. He will be missed by everyone who was lucky enough to work with him.

Posted by Ken Weiland - Dearborn, MI - Coworker   June 06, 2019

Sending my prayers to the Reckling Family. Tom had such an infectious laugh that would make me laugh when I heard him laugh. I will never forget his laugh or spirit.
Sandy Hughes, Detroit Michigan

Posted by Sandy Hughes - Detroit, MI - Coworker   June 06, 2019

You will be missed. You were a pleasure to work with all these many years. You were also a very good manager. My prayers are with you.

Pete Oldani.

Posted by Peter Oldani - Grosse Pointe woods, MI   June 06, 2019

I am saddened by the news of Tom's passing. His laughter touched my heart and he was such a kind soul. My prayers go out to Tom's family, friends and colleagues.

Posted by Patricia Mead - Grand Ledge, MI - Coworker   June 06, 2019

I don't think I've ever met another person that could so easily put a smile on your face and make you laugh. Tom was a great person who was always willing to help. He helped train a lot of agents during his many years at the Service. Prayers to his family.

Posted by Valerie Hartwick - Howell, MI - Coworker   June 06, 2019


Yesterday Heaven gained another Angel. Our thoughts and prayers are with all Tom's family. Tom was a great guy who will be forever missed.

Posted by Ron and Pat Sampson - Pigeon, MI - Family Friend   June 06, 2019


So sorry about Tom. My husband passed due to a glio so very familiar with the disease. I thought he would be here a little longer so I know it was a shock. Tom was always so helpful and cheerful at work. I am sorry for your families loss. One day we will beat this...they are getting closer and Tom's case and perhaps tumor will lead to a cure for those receiving this devastating diagnosis in the future.

Posted by Anne Michalak - Dearborn, MI - Coworker   June 05, 2019

I was deeply saddened by the news of Tom's passing. He was a good man and a great manager. We will miss him.

Posted by Lian Pace - Livonia, MI - Coworker   June 05, 2019

My heart is with all his family today. The world won't be the same without Tom and his wonderful laugh. Years in heaven ❤ Prayers for peace.

Posted by Tricia Currier - New Baltimore, MI - Coworker   June 05, 2019

Tom was a fine gentleman. He was loving to his family and did kind things for others. We will all morn his death. Sally and Vince Giacobbe

Posted by Sally&Vince Giacobbe - Washington, MI - Friend   June 05, 2019

Tommy had the best and distinctive laugh! So kind and mild mannered. He is a true angel now.

Posted by Sharon Farrelly - Charlotte, NC - Family   June 05, 2019

Hopefully if I make it to Heaven, Tom will the Training Manager for New Angels. I sure would love to hear him laugh again!! I will miss him the rest of my life!

Posted by David Combs - Clinton Township, MI - Coworker   June 05, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Tom was a wonderful man and his laugh will forever bring a smile to our heart.

Posted by Larry & Polly Meerschaert - Troy, MI - Friend   June 05, 2019