Thomas Hoagland

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Thomas Hoagland

Thomas Hoagland, 56, passed away on January 25th. Tom’s health declined the past several months and his immune system was greatly weakened. He was surrounded by family and close friends before passing away peacefully. Tom was born and raised in Seattle; he graduated from Shorewood HS in 1979.

Tom was the youngest of 5 children, with 4 older sisters so he was raised in a household of girls and women. He delighted in little brother antics taking great enjoyment in embarrassing the older sisters at every opportunity. Of course, the older sisters did not get the same enjoyment out of these antics. Poor Tom, he really didn’t want 4 “junior mothers” nagging him at every turn, but he put up with it as best he could. He knew he would always be outnumbered by women. But being the only boy had its privileges, he got the mini-bike one of his sisters desperately wanted but he was kind enough to share.

Tom most recently worked at Mercury Pharmacy where he enjoyed many years of loyal service. Tom was also an avid sports fan, most notably the Seahawks. He was not a fan of the coaching staff or when they played poorly but he always believed in them.

He also enjoyed garden projects, exotic plants, and golf. He secretly tried to take over mom’s garden with unusual plants that started small but didn’t stay that way for long. He enjoyed building wonderful things for his mother’s garden, his swing quickly became a beloved gathering spot for family, the nieces and nephew particularly loved it. Tom doted on his nieces and nephew and loved nothing more than getting down on the floor or lawn to play, chase balls or swim with them in the pool.

Tom endured many years of health challenges but throughout it all he maintained a positive attitude and a wonderful sense of humor.  If you were ever on the receiving end of his signature caustic wit it meant he loved you deeply, you just may not realize it at the time 🙂

Tom is preceded in death by his mother Nancy, father Floyd, and sisters Sally and Ann. He is survived by his siblings, Catherine Hoagland, Nancy Hughes (Randy), and Mary Hoagland (Alex Kutsick); his nieces Heather Hansen (Dan), Jessica Harrison (Cole), Molly Kutsick, Alexa Hughes and nephew Lucas Kutsick.

There will be a celebration of Tom’s life on Sunday, Feb. 25th, 4:00 pm (program to begin at 4:30 pm) at Alexa’s Cafe, 10115 Main St. Bothell, WA 98011; parking lot behind building.

 

 

 

3 Responses to “Thomas Hoagland”

  • Betty Schultz says:

    Tommy will always be remembered in my heart as the “Man of the House” in the Hoagland household, where I spent a great deal of my childhood days (and overnights). His great sense of humor and friendly laugh, along with his wonderful smile, always warmed my heart.

    He was one of the strongest men I know, surviving all his medical setbacks and still maintaining his positive attitude and sense of humor. All the nieces and nephews were very lucky to have “Uncle Tom,” and a huge hole will be left in all their hearts.

    I send my heartfelt sympathy to Nancy, Cathy and Mary, as well as the entire family. The memories of Tom and all of you are endless in my mind, the best times of my childhood involve the Hoagland family.

    Love, Betty

  • Catherine Hoagland says:

    When Tom was born, I was in the 3rd grade. I moved away to WSU when he was nine years old. He was my only brother. I could talk to him about anything. However I would usually be the one to start the subject. He could be very droll, but never malicious. I miss him every day.

  • Sheree Sheets says:

    Tommy was 14, but had to pass for 18, when we took tennis lessons together back in the day. He loved getting away with that. He was very sweet, in that cantankerous way that he had.

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