Thomas G. Reckling

  • Born: February 21, 1959
  • Died: June 5, 2019
  • Location: Rochester, Michigan

Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons

54880 Vandyke
Shelby Township, MI 48316

Tel. (586) 677-4000

Tribute & Message From The Family

Reckling, Thomas G., June 5, 2019 Age 60. Beloved husband of Donna (nee Arbanas). Dear father of Trisha (Rob) Misiewicz, Steven (Brittany) and Michael (Caroline) Proud grandfather of Daniella and Robert. Loving son of Gilbert "Bud" and Marilyn. Tom is also remembered by his sisters Nancy (Dave) Curtis and Jacqueline (Colin) Pettitt as well as many nieces and nephews. Visitation at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons Inc. (Shelby Twp.) 54880 Van Dyke @ 25 Mile Rd. Friday 3-9pm. Scripture Service at 7:00pm . Instate Saturday 9:30 am at Andrew Catholic Church 1400 Inglewood (E. of Rochester Rd.). until time of Mass at 10:00am. Mr. Reckling served as a Agent for the IRS for 37 years. Memorials to.U of M Brain Tumor Research Program Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guestbook" @


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

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