Thomas Gary Pol (Tom), 74, of North Pole, Alaska, passed away from advanced metastatic prostate cancer on
the morning of October 14,2019, at his home with his wife and daughter at his side. Tom was diagnosed in
2018 with late stage cancer. In spite of being told this was a fight he could not win, he bravely stepped up to
battle. Like all things in his life, he never gave up, always had hope and fought until the very end.
Tom was born on January 18, 1945, in Pascagoula, Mississippi where his love of boats and fishing began. Tom
went on to enlist in the United States Air Force where he proudly served his country in the Vietnam War and
fine-tuned his skills as a master electrician.
Tom shared 43 years of adventures with his loving wife and best friend Linda who survives him. He is also
survived by his side kick and daughter Heather, and his precious granddaughter Elise who was his pride and joy.
Tom also had two sons from a previous marriage that survive him, Kevin and Thomas Pol and numerous nieces
and nephews. Tom also leaves behind his close friends Jim and Jan Scott, Gulf Coast fishing buddies Herman
and Leslie Seymour and his partner in crime, John Peters who he considered his brother and with whom he
caused trouble with for 30 plus years.
Tom was known for his hard work retiring from Civil Service at Fort Wainwright, Alaska. He had his own
business Tom IS Electric for many years. After retirement he continued his hard work with household projects
and truly never stopped. His hands were always dirty, he was a man you could count on, always kept his word
and always kept you laughing. He would give you the shirt off his back or last dollar from his pocket or tell ya
when you did stupid. He was a loving husband, father, PaPa and friend to many. The world was a better place
because of him, he had a full and happy lift and will be so very missed. The family has comfort in knowing that
right now, he is smiling down and fixing any broken steps to heaven for all of us to be together again someday.
The memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 20, 2019, at 1:00 pm at the Blanchard Family Funeral
Home. The family will bring him home one last time before he is laid to rest on a future beautiful summer day
at Birch Hill Cemetery. The family request that in lieu of sending flowers, donations can be made to the J.
Michael Carroll Cancer Center where so many took such great care of him and his family during his courageous
Condolences may be sent to 1797 Jessica Loop, North Pole, Alaska 99705.
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