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Thomas E. Sigler, Sr.

November 3, 1931 — May 23, 2024

Monroe

Thomas was born in Brunswick, MD on November 3, 1931, to the late Tressie Myrtle and Dewey Sigler. He is preceded in death by his wife, Naomi Sigler, sisters, Marie Pearell and Elaine Heffner; brothers, Froggy (Paul) Sigler Sr., Dewey Sigler, Donald Sigler, and grandson, Tyler Sigler. Thomas is survived by his six children, Diana Adcock (Pete Adcock), Thomas Sigler, Jr., (Cherie Sigler) Michael Sigler (Ann Sigler), Shawn Sigler, Bart Sigler (Lenore Sigler), Michele Sigler (James Schultz); his sister Mary Manthos, sister in-laws Peggy Sigler and Eva Sewell (Andy Sewell) fifteen (15) grandchildren, twenty- two (22) great grandchildren.

 Thomas grew up on Second Avenue, running over the rolling hills and thru the creeks, working hard on his parent’s farm and, maybe, getting in a ruckus or two. One of six children, family was and remained an important part of his life. Hunting, fishing, and living off the land fostered a love for the outdoors and animals.

In the eighth grade he went to work with his brothers laying brick and working construction jobs throughout the tri state area. Thomas proved to be quick on his feet and he had the unique ability to repeat what he had been shown quickly and accurately, which made him an asset on any job site. 

At the age of seventeen, Thomas met Naomi Chaney and several years later married at the age of twenty-one. He was shipped out to Korea two weeks later to serve during the war. There he would create friendships that lasted his entire lifetime. On his return, Tommy and Noni started building a life together. 

He became a self-made man in every sense of the word. Learning to pivot and adapt in the quickly changing world to build houses. Thomas learned how to navigate the building process, putting in streets; running water and sewer, submitting plans, permits, and all the intricate details that make a builder successful. He would argue vehemently in public meetings for land rights and worked to build quality homes within the community. Still today, many of the streets of Brunswick are filled with houses that Thomas built in his lifetime.

Together Tommy and Noni created a construction business, raised a large family, and were quite the team with Thomas working long, physically challenging days. Always working to put food on the table for his six children, he still remembered to make time for fun with his family and friends. Playing hide and seek, building snow forts, clogging with his sisters and brothers, and taking the entire brood to fish, ride horses, and hunt in the evenings and weekends. On Sunday morning you would find him with Noni and the kids by his side in the front pews of New York Hill United Methodist Church. With the same soothing voice that Thomas used to console his children when they were busted up, his beautiful tenor would rise to join the chorus. 
 
Thomas was a man of few words but his faith in God and dedication to his family were constant. He never refused a request for help, providing support to his friends and family even when they did not realize it. A tried and true Brunswick boy; proud, determined, hardworking. 

You will be missed by many our strong, steadfast, loving father.  We love you!

The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 pm on Sunday, June 2,  2024 at Stauffer Funeral Homes, P.A. (Brunswick), 1100 North Maple Avenue in Brunswick, MD where a celebration of Thomas’s life journey will take place at 2:00 pm.  Pastor Tom Sigler Jr. will officiate.  Interment will be at Park Heights Cemetery in  Brunswick, MD.



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Sunday, June 2, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Stauffer Funeral Home-Brunswick

1100 N Maple Ave, Brunswick, MD 21716

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Funeral Service

Sunday, June 2, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Stauffer Funeral Home-Brunswick

1100 N Maple Ave, Brunswick, MD 21716

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