Thomas P. McNichol

Thomas P McNichol, 74, died peacefully on Wednesday 2/14/24 at Suncoast Hospice Care Center in Pinellas Park, FL. Born in Trenton, NJ, he graduated in 1967 from McCorristin (St. Anthony’s) High School.

Tom became a licensed Ophthalmic Technician in 1973. He spent much of his adult life in and around Berwyn, PA where he was an optician. Tom moved to St.Petersburg, FL in 2004 to be closer to his daughter and granddaughter. A second granddaughter and long bike rides on the Pinellas Trail were icing on the cake for Tom. In the late 1990’s Tom taught himself and became proficient on computers. In 2001 he started his own computer repair-consulting company, “Trutech Computer Solutions” and “Computer Tutor”. Tom was also a self taught musician. He performed on rare occasions, but, privately enjoyed playing The Beatles and other tunes on his guitars. He passed on music appreciation to his family, especially his adored granddaughters.

Tom is survived by Brooke Hefte (daughter), Aaron Hefte (son in law), and granddaughters Isabella and Charlotte Hefte of St. Petersburg along with an extended family including his ex wife, Nora Foley Rountree.  Son of the late Daniel McNichol and Ruth Ferne Anderson he is survived by his siblings William McNichol, Kathleen McNichol, Theresa McNichol, and Dennis McNichol and many cousins in NJ. He is preceded in death by his siblings Bernard McNichol and Carol Schaff. Tom cherished his association with Bill W and friends over the past 34 years.

 A celebration of life will be held on Sunday March 17th at Fort Desoto Park Pavilion #7 from 11am to 1pm. 

4 Responses

  1. Tom was a great neighbor for many years. We enjoyed sharing stories and talking about anything and everything. He will be missed so much. Our prayers are with his family.

  2. I was friends with Tom and Bill W. for thirty years. I will miss his words of wisdom and his stories. He was an avid bike rider and a good friend. He was there for someone, including me.I will miss him. RIP Tom

  3. Dear Tom,
    I will miss you but the many years of memories will remain in my heart.

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