Thomas G. Churchill, Jr.

  • Born: March 9, 1928
  • Died: July 20, 2018
  • Location: Newark, Delaware

R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A.

111 S. Queen Street
P.O. Box 248
Rising Sun, MD 21911

Tel. (410) 658-6030

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Thomas by adding your memories and photos.

Thomas G. Churchill, Jr., age 90, of Newark, DE passed away peacefully with his wife by his side on July 20, 2018. Born on March 9, 1928 in Amarillo, TX, he was the son of the late Thomas G. and Edna (Edmondson) Churchill.

Thomas worked as a Chemist/Patent Professional for many years. He was employed at Chemical Abstracts Service from 1956-1962, Atlas Chemical Industries, now AstraZeneca, Inc. from 1963-1981, and W.L. Gore and Associates from 1982-1993. Thomas was also a member of the American Chemical Society for over 60 years. In his free time, Thomas enjoyed golfing and was a travel enthusiast; he and his wife travelled to all 50 states, 5 continents enjoying the mountains, the rivers and the plains in many countries.

Thomas is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Jane R. Churchill; nieces: Elizabeth G. Churchill, Anne Sanders, and Elaine Oldiges; and nephews: Terrence Dirkes and James Dirkes. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by brother, John Paul Churchill; sister, Edna Mae Poston; nephew, Daniel Poston; and nephews Nicholas Dirkes; Stephen Dirkes and niece, Mary Elizabeth Dirkes.

A celebration of Thomas' life will be held at 5pm on Saturday, July 28, 2018 at R.T. Foard and Jones, Inc., 122 W. Main Street, Newark, DE 19711, where friends and family may visit beginning at 4pm. Burial will be held at a later date at Hillcrest Memorial Park, 5101 W 7th Street, Texarkana, TX 75501. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made payable to "Wounded Warriors Foundation" or a charity of your choice and sent in care of the funeral home.


Condolence & Memory Journal

jane, so sorry to hear of tom's passing. I met the two of you at the hagley museum's craft fair my first year there. each year after that I looked forward to seeing you both, and always loved our interactions. your love for each other was always apparent and a beautiful thing to see. tom's purchase was my first quilt sale, and i'll always remember that. what a sweet couple you were! tom will be fondly remembered.

Posted by peggy keil - new london, PA - Acquaintance   August 08, 2018


I enjoyed getting to know the Churchills. So sorry for your loss Mrs. Churchill.

Posted by Bill McCarthy - Elkton, MD - acquaintance   July 27, 2018

I'm so sorry for your loss May these words from our heavenly father bring you comfort Jeremiah 29:12

Posted by Jennifer H - Cincinnati   July 25, 2018

Jane, I know Tom's passing is, and will continue to be, very hard for you. Your devotion to each other was truly an inspiration. I have missed our dinners together when travel for work took me to Newark. I am so richly rewarded for having spent time with you and Tom. May he rest in peace and you be comforted by God's love.

Posted by Stephanie Moster - Plainfield, IN - Family   July 23, 2018

Jane, thinking of you. Tom will be missed. You two have been so faithful to keep up with family and friends. I know it's going to be different without him around as he has been with you for sixty-two years. As time passes those memories will become even more precious. Take a day at a time. Betsey.

Posted by Betsey Edmondson - Van Alstyne, TX - Family   July 23, 2018

All of our heartfelt sympathies to you, Jane. We will always remember Tom for his sense of humor and all his interesting stories of travel and time in the military. His knowledge of history always made for great discussions, particularly when it came to aircraft and machines. I know we will miss him greatly as will those at the Healthy Lifestyles Fitness Center.

Posted by Ann and Warren Graser - Elkton, MD - Friend   July 23, 2018

Jane, Thinking of you and praying for you as you send your dear husband to the Lord. May he rest in peace and may you know that I've been praying for him a long time knowing he was not well. You were always so faithful to coming to the reunions. God bless you and those close to you.
Love, Millie Merkel Moorman - Clara Brunsman Merkel's daughter

Posted by Millie Merkel Moorman - Sunman, IN - Family   July 22, 2018

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