Thomas J. Cvengros, 80, of Hurley, passed away on May 19, 2020 at his home in Hurley, Wisconsin.
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He was born December 22, 1939, in Ironwood, Michigan, the son of Michael and Lucille (Gravitz) Cvengros. He attended local schools and attended Northland College in Ashland where he received a Bachelor’s Degree and then furthered his education and received a CPA degree. He was an Army veteran and served for 3 ½ years.
Thomas was raised Catholic and attended Our Lady Peace Catholic Church in Ironwood. He was also a member of the Jaycee’s and served on many community projects.
He was Dean of Business at Gogebic Community College and acting President for 1 year, retiring in 2004 after 33 years of service.
Thomas loved reading, playing cards with “the gang”, and particularly loved the outdoors enjoying camping, fishing, and hunting; but he especially loved his Langford Lake property. He was a very humble man, and everyone knew his unique sense of humor and witty sarcasm.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Lucille Cvengros; brothers, Joseph and James Cvengros; sisters, Rita Grasso and Patricia Nichols; nephews, David and Glenn Grasso and Michael Cvengros; brothers-in-law, James "Squeak" Nichols and Joseph Grasso; sister-in-law, LaVerne Cvengros; and inlaws, Nelson and Marjorie Cobleigh.
Thomas is survived by his devoted wife, Jayne; son, Stephen (Lali) of the Netherlands; deeply adored daughter, Jennifer Cvengros (Keith Towne); grandchildren, Paris and Sylvie; nieces and nephews, Diana Zarzyski, Cathy (Warren) Geyer, Sue (Steve) Pallin, Heather Christianson, Michelle (Michael) Johnson, Jane Horgan, Joe (Jennifer) Cobleigh, Dan (Connie) Cvengros and Chad (Tabitha) Andrist; sister-in-law, Kathleen (Damian) Dominski; brother-in-law, Robert (Bernadette) Cobleigh; numerous other loving relatives and friends; and his devoted sidekick, his cat, Clyde.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
The family has chosen McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home, Ironwood, to honor Thomas’s legacy of life. You can leave a condolence or a tribute at mckevittpatrickfuneralhome.com.