Mr. Thomas  L. Smith
  • In lieu of flowers donations to Wounded Warrior Project, 370 7th Avenue, Suite 1802 New York, NY 10001 would be appreciated by the family.

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My deepest sympathies to Cyncha and Greg Kupniewski. I know how much Uncle Tom meant to you both, and I love hearing the stories you tell of him!


Posted by: Lindi von Mutius - West Windsor, NJ   Nov 15, 2012

Dear Barb, So very sorry for your loss! So glad we believe in Heavenly Reunions! God will carry you through! I pray you will draw closer to the Lord during this sad time.

Posted by: sue mccall - Philadelphia, PA - friend   Nov 15, 2012

My father truly loved and appreciated music. Typical of my his endless knowledge of everything was his broad taste in music -- from Debussy to Pink Floyd; from Willie Nelson to Fleetwood Mac. There is, however, one song he played on his favorite stereo (at maximum volume of course) that says it all -- Bridge Over Troubled Water. Here are the lyrics:

When you're weary
Feeling small
When tears are in your eyes
I will dry them all

I'm on your

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Posted by: Tom Smith - Son   Nov 15, 2012

My prayers and thoughts are with you. I am so truly sorry for your great loss.

Posted by: Donna Ciabattoni - Huntingdon Valley, PA - Friend   Nov 14, 2012

I don''t know what to say except, I want you back. I miss you so much right now day and I don't know what I'm going to do without you. But I understand you had to go. I really do. You were tired and you fought so hard. I tried so hard to be your "rock" while you were in the hospital. But right now I'm having a very difficult time with this. I'm not strong right now dad and

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Posted by: carol raykovitz - langhorne, PA - daughter   Nov 13, 2012

Dear Barb and family: I have lost a good friend and the HOMICIDE unit has lost one of the ledgenary good guys.He was the best supervisor that I HAD THE PLEASURE OF WORKING FOR IN THE PPd. We can all remember the meetings called by Smith at the firemans where he would explain the meaning of life to his troops and remind us over and over to KEEP THE PAPER STRAIGHT.He will truely be missed by many...RIP...... Larry G

Posted by: Lawrence Gerrard - North Wildwood, NJ - co-worker/friend   Nov 13, 2012

My deepest condolences to Tom's family for their loss.

I met Tom August 1, 1960 at the Philadelphia Police Academy and began a life long friendship both as 18 year old cops and continued as lieutenants together in the Philadelphia Homicide Division of the Police Department. Tom was noted and will be remembered for his dedication to fearlessly putting handcuffs on the most violent, brutal offenders ever to walk the streets of this town. That dedicateion was exceeded only by his

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Posted by: frank friel - philadelphia, PA - colleague/admirer   Nov 13, 2012

Barb and Family,

My prayers are with you at this difficult tme. Loving memories will always be with you

Posted by: Peg Presutti - Philadelphia, PA - Friend   Nov 13, 2012

Barb and family,
Words seem so very inadequate at a time like this. I am so very, very sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers. May Tom rest in peace.

Posted by: Marie McGlade - Aston, PA - friend   Nov 13, 2012

Barb and Family,
I don't know what to say to you. I wish I knew the right words that could make this situation a little bit easier, but there are no words. Time is the only thing that might heal the emptiness. Hopefully as time passes the wonderful memories will heal your heart, and Tom's spirit will be there when you least expect it. Happiness will return because that is what Tom would want.
There are so many stories

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Posted by: Jackie O'Brien - Bensalem, PA - Friend   Nov 13, 2012