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Thomas Harvey Haldeman

Obituary for Thomas Harvey Haldeman

October 5, 2018
New Hope, Pennsylvania


Thomas Harvey Haldeman of New Hope, Bucks County, PA died October 5, 2018 at age 66 from an apparent heart attack. His sudden passing leaves behind his heart-broken family, his wife, Susan McMonigal, and their son, Samuel Haldeman and fiancée Katherine Tuggey of Austin, TX. Tom is survived by his parents, R. Kenneth Haldeman and Phyllis Stricks Haldeman of Carversville, his siblings, Nancy Haldeman Ruddle and Jerry Ruddle of Carversville, Laurie Stricks and Joshua Harrison of Manhattan, Michael Stricks and Gina Papalia of Manhattan, along with cousins Jim (who was Samuel's Godfather) and Toni Haldeman, Susan Haldeman Diehl, his Aunt Jane Haldeman and his sisters-in law and brother-in-law, Rosemary McMonigal and Laura and Joseph Miscannonin addition to all of their children and families. Tom was pre-deceased by his mother, Mary Scheetz Haldeman and his grandparents, Harvey and Rebecca Haldeman and Thomas and Mary Scheetz of Chester Springs, PA. Tom was born and raised in Langhorne, PA and attended George School and Temple University. He was an avid outdoorsman and bird watcher and was most at peace with a fishing rod in tow along the Delaware River, off the jetties at Cape May Point or the shores of the Cabonga Reservoir in Canada. He believed in treating the environment with respect and shared that philosophy with the many Scouts, friends and family he mentored along the way. For many years Tom was Assistant Scout Master of Troop 34 of Solebury-New Hope where he indelibly impressed upon the Scouts the power and the beauty of nature. Everyone who knew Tom and his warm smile also knew their home was a welcoming place of friendship and stories. Tom always had room in his heart and a place at the table for a few others who consider him a second Father. Thomas, thank you for giving us all a wonderful life.

A viewing will be held on Thursday morning, October 11th from 9:00 am to 10:30 am at the Swartz-Givnish Funeral Home, 323 Washington Avenue, Newtown, PA 18940 where the family will receive visitors followed immediately by a time for sharing. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, a donation in Tom's name to the Boy Scouts of America or the Cornell University Ornithology Program would be a kind gesture of remembrance.

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323 East Washington Avenue
Newtown, PA 18940
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