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PALISANO, Thomas Philip

PALISANO, Thomas Philip

PALISANO - Thomas Philip Aged 93 years, of Xenia OH; formerly of Mt. Morris, NY, Buffalo NY, Wilson, NY, and Peoria, AZ, died peacefully on February 17, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of the late Dr. Philip Palisano, MD, and the late Helen (Laskowski) Palisano. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marie (Serpe) Palisano; a sister, Marion (James) Biondollilo; a brother, Francis (Mary) Palisano; and longtime companion, Helen Ryan. He is survived by a daughter, Margaret (Jeffrey) Yarmel of Phoenixville PA; a daughter, Lisa (Michael) Glinski of Xenia, OH; and a son, Thomas (Susan) Palisano of Marlborough, CT. He is survived also by grandchildren, Daniel (Amber) Yarmel, Gina (Matthew Clarke) Yarmel, Rachel (Michael) Reynolds, Shaina (Mason) Monds, Eli Glinski, Noah Glinski, Antonina Palisano, Carissa Palisano, and Gabriel Palisano; seven great-grandchildren; and by many nieces, nephews and friends. He served with the United States Army (14th Armored Division) in the European theatre during the Second World War, and was a graduate of the University of Buffalo and Canisius College. He was employed for 30 years in the Wilson Central School District, serving as a teacher of the sciences and as an administrator. He enjoyed a long and active retirement in Arizona where he pursued his passions for golf, walking, cycling, and community service. His varied gifts as a thoughtful and conscientious educator, father, grandfather, and friend left a lasting and loving impression on colleagues, former students, friends and family. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Wilson NY. Arrangements provided by Tobias Funeral Home, Dayton, OH. Memorial Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Alzheimer's Association, or to the charity of one's choice. Messages of condolence to the family can be left at

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