Obituary for Tom Weigel

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Tom Weigel

October 14, 1948 - October 18, 2017

Tom Weigel of Chester, New York passed away on Oct 18, 2017, at his residence in Chester, NY under the care of his loving and devoted sister Monica.  Tom was born in 1948 to Thomas and Theresa (Nee: Sheehan) Weigel.

Tom Weigel, artist, poet, and playwright lived on NY’s lower east side during the 1970s and 80s and is recognized as a member of the 3rd generation of New York School Poets. He was an active participant at the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church in the 1970’s and 1980’s. His numerous reading venues have included the Ear Inn (NYC), The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Belgrade Museum of Art in the former Yugoslavia and on WBAI radio in New York. He edited Tangerine Magazine from 1981-1986. He was the publisher of Andrea Doria Books which included Jackie Disler, Helena Hughes, Angela Dryden, Lenny Goldstein & Monica (Weigel) Antonie.   His chapbooks have been published by Telephone Books; Accent Editions; Fell Swoop; Unarmed and One Time Press. His work appears in several anthologies and poetry magazines including the Paris Review. In 2003 he founded a poetry reading series in New London, CT and hosted it for 8 years. In 2005 he wroteThe Jackie Curtis Story.  He most recently was editor and publisher of Burp Magazine. 
 

Visitation will be held on Monday, October 23, 2017, during the hours of 10:00 AM to 12 noon at Flynn Funeral Home, located at 3 Hudson Street, Chester, New York 10918.

A Service will be held on Monday, October 23, 2017, at 12:30 PM at the Chester Presbyterian Church located at 94-96 Main Street, Chester, NY 10918.

Burial will follow at the Chester Community Cemetery, Chester, NY.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Thomas F. Flynn and the staff of Flynn Funeral & Cremation Memorial Centers, Inc., 3 Hudson Street, Chester, NY 10918.  For directions to the funeral home or the First Presbyterian Church of Chester or to offer an online memorial please visit www.flynnfh.com

 

 

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Date: Monday, October 23, 2017

Time: 12:30 am


Date: Monday, October 23, 2017

Time: 10:00 am

First Presbyterian Church of Chester

Address:

94-96 Main St
Chester, NY 10918

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Born: October 14, 1948
Died: October 18, 2017

Condolences for Tom Weigel

Bill and Patricia Seaton posted on 10/23/17

What a tribute to Tom's art and heart today! He was such a sweet soul. And you ,Monica, have been such a sweet sister, and James, such a good friend. Be strong. Tom's smiling.

 

Bruce McDermott posted on 10/23/17

We knew Tom in New London. Incredibly supportive of our poetry efforts here. A good friend as well.

 

Michelle Spinelli posted on 10/23/17

A candle was lit by Michelle Spinelli on October 23, 2017

 

Michelle Spinelli posted on 10/23/17

A candle was lit by Michelle Spinelli on October 23, 2017

 

Robert Milby posted on 10/22/17

Tom Weigel was a true poet. He was essentially his own creation, poet, artist, originator. His passing is a great loss for poetry in NYC, the Hudson Valley, and the world.
I was fortunate to have Tom support my local poetry readings by coming to hear me read. For that I am forever grateful.
-Robert Milby

 

Expression of Sympathy posted on 10/22/17

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An A Garden Path was ordered on October 22, 2017

 

Minerva Sadorra posted on 10/22/17

Tom touched my life with his passion for poetry. He was the first poet in New London who believed in my work. Without his encouragement, I wouldn’t be writing now.
My deepest condolences to your loss and may Tom Rest In Peace.

 

Minerva Sadorra posted on 10/22/17

A candle was lit by Minerva Sadorra on October 22, 2017

 

Minerva Sadorra posted on 10/22/17

A candle was lit by Minerva Sadorra on October 22, 2017

 

Jane Wickham posted on 10/21/17

Tom was loved by many. He had a kind heart and a determined spirit! He gave freely of himself to the New London School or Poetry and to his community! He promoted artists and the arts all his life and his star will shine on !

 

Robert Milby posted on 10/21/17

A candle was lit by Robert Milby on October 21, 2017

 

Jane Wickham posted on 10/21/17

A candle was lit by Jane Wickham on October 21, 2017

 

Robert Milby posted on 10/21/17

A candle was lit by Robert Milby on October 21, 2017

 

Robert Milby posted on 10/21/17

Tom was an authentic poet; a real supporter of the cause and mission of poetry:
to celebrate the human condition, its glory, originality, passions, and regrets.
Tom would come to support my readings and always had high praise for me whenever we spoke. I remain inspired by Tom Weigel, and am pleased to learn more of such an original soul. His passing is a great loss to Poetry and Art, in old NYC, the Hudson Valley and the world. -Robert Milby

 

Daniel Freedman posted on 10/21/17

A candle was lit by Daniel Freedman on October 21, 2017

 

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