Thomas Barringer

Thomas T. Barringer

Friday, July 13th, 1945 - Saturday, September 28th, 2019
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Thomas (Tom) T. Barringer, 74, of Port Ewen, NY passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Saturday morning, September 28, 2019 at Golden Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born on July 13, 1945 in Kingston, NY, he was the son of the late Alberta E. (Trowbridge) Barringer and George B. Barringer, Jr.

He is survived by the love of his life, Lynda J. Noble whom he married on September 13, 1997, his children Gregory A. (Dorothy) Barringer and Krista J. (Ross) Simera, one sister, Bonnie M. (Edward) Szpulecki, his sister-in-law, Patricia A. Barringer, grandchildren Asa, Leah and Brandon Barringer of Texas. Garrett, Renata and Thane Simera of Saugerties, step-children Terrilyn Cohn, Timothy (Amy) Corkery, Kristen (Anson) Miaski, step-grandchildren Tyler and Aliyah Cohn, Molly Corkery, Ryan and Adam Miaski, Hannah and Zachery Wagner.

He is also survived by nephews Brian (MK) Lindhorst, Sean (TC) Barringer, Michael (Jessica) Lindhorst and his only niece who he stalked lovingly throughout her high school years, Donna Szpulecki and her fiance Adam Sessler, great-nieces and great-nephews Mannon and Cade Lindhorst, Reina, Giana and Lara Lindhorst, Noah and Benjamin Barringer, Kai Szpulecki and Arielle Sessler. He will be missed by his Yorkie, Mister.

In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his brother, Robert G. Barringer who died November 27, 2018 and step-grandson Robert Wagner.

Tom was a graduate of Kingston High School Class of 1963, and attended UCCC before enlisting in the United States Navy where he served four years before being honorably discharged. He served aboard the USS Forrest B. Royal DD872 and patrolled the waters near Vietnam during that war.

Following in his father George's footsteps, Tom joined the City of Kingston Police Department as a patrolman in November 1969, retiring after 20 years of dedicated service. Following his retirement from KPD, he remained in law enforcement, serving several years as both a deputy sheriff with the Ulster County Sheriff's Office, and also as a school security officer for the Kingston City School District where he was mainly assigned to the Kingston High School. Tom was well known and approachable by the high school students, offering guidance and care throughout his assignment. He was also employed as security with Headless Horseman in Ulster Park.

Tom was an avid bowler, bowling in many different leagues in the area. He ran the Junior Bowling Program for many years at Mid City Lanes, and coached little league at the Knothole Little League Field. He was also an avid golfer. He was on the Board of Directors of the Kingston Bowling Association and the Kingston Boys and Girls Club.
Tom was a member of the Kingston Police Benevolent Association, Bloomington Fire Department, Joyce-Schirick VFW Post 1386, American Legion Post 150 and the Tin Can Sailors.

The family has entrusted the Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home, 339 Broadway, Ulster Park, Town of Esopus, with the care and cremation service arrangements for Tom.

In following Tom's wishes, there will be no calling hours or service. Cremation will be held at Wiltwyck Crematory. Military honors by Joyce-Schirick VFW Post 1386 Honor Guard at the Town of Esopus American Legion Veterans Memorial in Port Ewen will be private.

In lieu of flowers, pleased consider a contribution in Tom's memory to: The Kingston Boys & Girls Club.
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  • American
  • American Legion
  • Kingston, NY Police Department
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Tin Can Sailor
  • Ulster County Sheriffs Office NY
  • US Navy
  • VFW
  • Vietnam Service Medal


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Josephine Reina

Posted at 11:07am
Dear Linda, I am so very sorry. Tom was such a wonderful person. RIP Tom, You will be greatly missed by so many.

Posted at 05:18pm
So sorry for your loss! I worked with Mr. Barringer @ KHS and always enjoyed our conversations. πŸ™πŸΌπŸ’”RIP

kathy/jimmy longhi

Posted at 12:12am
To Tommy's family, we are sadden by the passing of such a great person. My Grandmother had spoke of Tommy and told us as kids you cant do anything wrong cause Tommy is watching you all. He was a great person before my Mom's passing we would see Tommy at Stewarts by the Bvd. and although my Mom didnt know him (she had advanced dementia) Tommy would always say "hi Charlotte" May Tommy RIP it was a honor to have known Tommy.

Douglas and Donna Longto

Posted at 01:38pm
We want to extend our deepest sympathy to Tom's family. I have very fond memories of working alongside Tom on the Kingston Police Department for many years as well as with his father, George from 1964-1984. Doug and Donna Longto

Ron Smith

Posted at 02:00pm
Dear Lynda, My thoughts, prayers, and love are with you at this time. May you find some comfort in knowing others do share in your loss this day. Remember that life has only changed not ended. Our God who loved and sustained Tommy in this life will now hold him in his arms forever. We go back a long way. May God bless you in the days ahead. Love, Ron

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