ALBANY – Thomas Christopher “Tom” Vacek, 31, of Albany, passed in his sleep on Monday, December 7, 2015. Tom had a big heart and was always quick to lend a helping hand. A sports fan his entire life, Tom enjoyed college basketball, golf, and auto racing. He will also be remembered for his prowess in the kitchen.
Tom is survived by his loving mother, Maureen Vacek of Albany; his brothers Michael Jr. of Richmond, VA and Timothy (Megan Vacek) of Nashville, TN. Tom was predeceased by his father Michael E. Vacek in 2005.
A memorial mass will be celebrated in All Saints Catholic Church, 16 Homestead St., Albany (behind CVS) on Friday, December 11, at 1:00pm. Relatives and friends are invited. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to: St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital by calling 800-822-6344 and referencing Tribute Account # 39392918 (Thomas Christopher Vacek), or by mail to: St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, Attn: Tribute Program #39392918, PO Box 1000 Dept 142, Memphis, TN 38148. Interment will be in St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Johnstown, at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hans Funeral Home, Albany. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.