Mr. Thomas M. Trusock, 51 of Ubly, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, April 27 in Ubly.
Tom was born on March 13, 1968 in Battle Creek to the late George and E. Joan (Guilfoyle) Trusock. He married Jennifer DeBoer on December 18, 1993 at the Jackson Christian Reformed Church in Jackson, MI.
Tom was a 1986 graduate of St. Phillip Catholic Central High School in Battle Creek and a 1992 graduate from Michigan Technical University in Houghton. After residing in Wisconsin for a short time, Tom and his wife, Jenni, moved to Ubly in 1994. He taught math and computers at Ubly High School for four years and then at Bad Axe High School for 21 years. Tom loved teaching and enjoyed challenging his students. He loved when they argued an issue because more than anything, he wanted to make them think. Tom loved the outdoors with interests in astronomy, photography and travelling. As an astronomy enthusiast, Tom wrote articles for CloudyNights.com, Astronomy Magazine, and various other publications. He usually gave several talks a year at various astronomy events all over North America and was a cherished part of the astronomy community. He loved spending time with his wife and daughters, exploring the world together, climbing rocks and forging trails. Tom often said that spending time in the “church of the outdoors” was the best way to feel God’s presence.
Tom is survived by his wife, Jennifer Trusock; two daughters, Angela J. Trusock and Samantha L. Trusock; two brothers, Dr. Bruce (Karen) Trusock of Houghton, The Honorable Mark (Dee) Trusock of Rockford; one sister, Kathie Van Wagner of Battle Creek; multiple nieces and nephews; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Robert and Barbara DeBoer of Lake City; one brother-in-law, Anthony DeBoer of Howell.
A memorial service for Tom will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, May 8 at the Bad Axe First United Methodist Church. Rev. Phil Tousley, pastor, will officiate.
Visitation will be at the Bad Axe First United Methodist Church on Tuesday, May 7 from 4:00-7:00 pm and Wednesday, May 8 from 11:00 am until the service at 1:00 pm.
Please consider directing a memorial in Tom’s name to the National Park Foundation, 1110 Vermont Ave NW, Suite 200, Washington, D.C. 20005 or a scholarship fund of your choice.