November 3, 1946 ~ October 27, 2022

Born in: Kansas City, Missouri
Resided in: Bryan, Texas

Thomas Michael (Tommy) Gergeni was born November 3, 1946. Mickey and Steve Gergeni adopted Tommy from St. Anthony’s Home for Infants in Kansas, City, MO. His dad coached at St. Benedicts College, attended graduate school in Norman, OK, and was Director of Physical Education for American Schools in the Panama Canal Zone for four years. The family settled in Amarillo, TX, where Tommy grew up.

Tommy hunted geese, ducks, and pheasants with his dad and fished the area lakes. His mom taught piano lessons and made the best cherry pies in Texas!

Tommy became involved in school sports in junior high and earned a football scholarship to Texas A&M in 1965 where his major was Wildlife Science. In 1966, he met Vicki Stolz of Navasota, and they married August 9, 1969. Two sons were born to this union, Stehphen Victor and Timmothy Michael. Tommy took his sons hunting and fishing, and taught them to appreciate nature and respect and care for wild and domestic animals. He taught them a strong work ethic and supported their sports, 4-H shooting, and Boy Scouts activities. Tommy was a mechanical contractor for 40 years, mentored in his early career by friend Charles Shrimpton.

His favorite time in later life was spent planning and building a cabin in the woods named “The Nest.” After retirement, Tommy moved to this country home and found joy in developing and maintaining this property. He welcomed family and friends here and many were treated to his delicious grilled steaks.

Tommy was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Vicki of Bryan; son Stephen and wife Jamie of Sacramento, CA; son Timmothy and fiancée Robyn Mishler of Laramie, WY; and stepmother Marie Gergeni of Amarillo.

I am the resurrection and the life,” saith the Lord. ―John 11:25

Memorials may be made to:

Aggieland Humane Society, 5359 Leonard Rd, Bryan, TX 77807 or

Brazos Valley Hospice, 502 W 26th St, Bryan, TX 77803 or

First Presbyterian Church, 1100 Carter Creek Pkwy, Bryan, TX 77802

A Celebration of Life for Thomas will be held at 2:30 pm, Friday, November 4, 2022 at First Presbyterian Church, 1100 Carter Creek Parkway, Bryan, Texas.

Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, Bryan-College Station.

Services

Celebration of Life Tribute: November 4, 2022 2:30 pm

First Presbyterian Church
1100 Carter Creek Parkway
Bryan, Texas 77802

979-823-8073

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  1. All of our memories of Tommy take place in the out of doors. Tommy could be providing coaching support to the 4-H Shooting Sports Cliub, taking Stephen, Timothy, and our Kevin, dove hunting, goose hunting, duck or deer hunting, or simply being out in the country working on The Nest. The familiar thread running through all those activities was the opportunity to be outside and finding peace and joy in the natural world. He was in his happy place. Tommy loved sharing this part of himself with the upcoming generations. He invited our, then, 4 year old granddaughter and her 2 year old brother out to the lake at The Nest in order to teach them to fish. He was so patient and good-natured even when buckets were knocked over; screeching (as only toddlers can do) manifested itself when toddler skin came into contact with squirmy fish skin, and fishing line was hopelessly tangled with nearby plant life. How lucky we have been to share some time together on this world with Tommy Gergeni.Tommy you are surely missed. Fondly, Bruce and McCarl, Kevin and Sam, Simon and Katrina

  2. Dearest Vicki, I am truly saddened for your loss. May the Lord comfort you during this time and strengthen you with the knowledge that you are well loved by your friends and “old” NHS classmates.
    You were a dear friend throughout our many years of school together and I still hold those childhood memories dear.

    May you find solace in knowing Tommy is in Heaven. Christ told the thief upon the cross, “Today, you will be with me in Paradise”. Please know that Tommy is free from all pain and in a beautiful place filled with all the hunting and fishing opportunities he can handle! May your family and friends bring you the peace that passes all understanding. Jake

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