CETRONE, THOMAS DOMINICK 49 - of Linwood, passed away peacefully at home with his loving family by his side on April 15, 2014. Born on July 23 in Philadelphia, PA, Tom grew up in Brigantine. He graduated from Holy Spirit High School, class of 1982 and Atlantic Community College. Tom loved his days at Tilton Athletic Club, where he was an avid racquetball player and squash player at Resorts International, Atlantic City Country Club and Greate Bay Fitness. Tom was best known in the professional community for his work at Chris Ferry Insurance Agency. Tom was devoted to his Catholic faith. He served as a loyal parishioner at Our Lady of Sorrows Church for the past 13 years. In addition, he was active in the Knights of Columbus, NAIFA, UNICO and was a Past President of Nor-Lin Kiwanis. Tom is predeceased by his parents, Carmen and Mary. Survivors include his beloved wife of 16 years, Kirsten Kelley Cetrone; his beautiful daughters, Mary Ellen and Gabrielle whom he adored; his mother-in-law, Ellen Kelley; brother-in-law, John Kelley; his Aunt, Anna; and Uncle, Angelo Beddia; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and many, many dear friends. Tom will forever be remembered for willingness to help others and his genuine caring and love of life and family. He had a great passion for sports… especially the Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies. He was very involved in the local community and never missed an opportunity to watch his girls play soccer or attend a school event. A viewing will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Linwood on Monday, April 21st beginning at 9:30 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Mays Landing. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be sent to the ALS Association of Greater Philadelphia, 321 Norristown Road, Suite 260, Ambler, PA 19002. Arrangements by the George H. Wimberg Funeral Home – ghwimberg.com.

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Tim Reed

I am so very sorry to learn today of Tom's passing. Tom was such a nice person. I can still remember the days of hanging out with him in Brigantine. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. God Bless..

Lynne Dixon-Frisch

I knew Tommy from working with him at the Tilton Athletic Club in the late 80's. He was such a king, caring guy who had such a great sense of humor! I am so sorry to hear that he passed. He will be greatly missed by so many. Keeping his family in my thoughts and prayers.

Larry Ross

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.. I knew Tom from his days at Tilton Health Club. He was a gentleman and a great player on the court. But more important he was a devoted father and husband. It was not a easy road that he was given but he was always cheerful and and handled it with class. My you rest in peace my friend......


Sorry for your loss, my prayers goes out for you in this time of grief. One thing gives my family comfort....the bible's hope of the resurrection.

“There is going to be a resurrection.”—Acts 24:15

God has resurrected humans in the past. -John 11:39-44.

God is eager to do it again. Jehovah hates death; he views it as an enemy. (1 Corinthians 15:26)

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You can go to JW.org and look up the brochure:
Can the Dead Really Live Again?

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Paul Meyer

I moved to Privateer Road in the early 70's and Tom and I were very good friends for years. When anyone has ever asked me about him the best description I could give is he was just a really nice guy. I can't remember ever having a cross word with him. My heart goes out to his family. I'm sure his folks welcomed him Home with open arms.

Roni acrostic

Tom Cetrone was a wonderful man, a great husband, father, and friend. He will be forever missed. I have many wonderful memories of our time together with our crazy girls. Thanks for sharing your wonderful family with us. We will miss you!

Wayne Parker

I am so very sorry to learn of Tom's passing. He is with his Lord and Savior. Tom was such a pleasant and kind man and I know he will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

steve ottenberg

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Tom was a kind and caring man and always had a pleasant word for everyone. Steve and Kandy Ottnberg

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