Thomas Charles Salmonsen

March 30, 2019
Thomas Charles Salmonsen, 88; of Oswego, NY passed away Saturday at St. Luke Health Services, Oswego. Thomas was born November 23, 1930 to the late George Salmonsen and Margaret Peacock. He was a United States Veteran having served during the Korean War in the Navy aboard the battleship USS Missouri, known as the “Mighty Mo.” During his early years, Tom worked as an auto mechanic and a welder at Northern Steel until its closure. He then worked with Wiltse Construction. Tom enjoyed auto racing, boating, and visiting the casinos. He was also an avid fan of Tiger Woods. Tom loved visiting with his family and friends. In addition to his parents Tom was pre-deceased by his stepfather Wilson “Rip” Skinner and brother Richard Salmonsen. He is survived by his son Thomas (Anna) Salmonsen, Jr. of VA; his daughter Lisa Salmonsen of Oswego, 2 brothers: Wilson “Bud” (Barb) Skinner of Oswego, and Michael (Lynn) Skinner of AZ, his companion Mary Lou Shortt, 5 grandchildren: Richard James Salmonsen, Christopher Thomas Salmonsen, Tia Marie Salmonsen, Cody Michael Salmonsen, Caylyn Jade Wright Salmonsen, 1 great grandchild: Michael Liam Byrd, nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and good friends. According to Tom’s wishes there will be no calling hours, or funeral services. Burial will be held privately. The Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. 4th St., Oswego, NY 13126.

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