Thomas  D. Baca
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Tom Baca, 57, of Camillus, died Friday. Born in Boswell, PA he served in combat in the Army during Vietnam. He retired in 2005 after 35 years as Postal mail carrier in Camillus. He was a member of Camillus VFW Post #8664 and Camillus Elks Lodge #2367. He was predeceased by his brother Dennis in 1991 and his father Charles in 2005.

Survived by his wife of 16 years Pamela (Shuert); a son Robert of Ohio; his mother Annabelle; two brothers Charlie (Carolyn) and Larry (Kathy) all of Camillus; a granddaughter; many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be 5 to 7 pm Monday at B.L. Bush & Sons, 10 Genesee St. Camillus.

Services will be private.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Fairmount Fire Dept, 4611 W. Genesee St, Syracuse, NY 13219 or W.A.V.E.S., 202 Bennett Road, Camillus, NY 13031

Please sign his guestbook at

I didn't know Tommy that well, but I gotta say...listening to my husband (Hank) talk about him, I know he was a great guy! He was my mailman, and we used to laugh about my fondness for QVC !
I recently lost a family member, so I know how it hurts! There is no doubt..that he is in a better place. God bless you guys!

Nadine Brown

Written by Nadine Brown  of Camillus, NY on 2008-01-06 00:00:00.
Pammie, We are so sorry. Tom was one hell of a guy. We are sure going miss our good friend. Take care our prayers are with you. Call us if you need anything. We love you and want to help.

Written by Gil and Lori Parker  of Inverness, FL on 2008-01-06 00:00:00.

Very sad to learn about Tommy. I've got great memories of him and am really going to miss seeing him around when we come up to visit.


Written by Eric Baca  of Decatur, GA on 2008-01-06 00:00:00.

Written by Jane & Len Sherwood  on 2008-01-06 00:00:00.
Deepest sympathy goes out to Pam and the rest of the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Written by Gary and Christina Lepley  of boswell, pa on 2008-01-06 00:00:00.
Pam, Sue and I are so sorry about your loss. Please remember all the good times we had when we were younger playing softball and the good times Tom gave us, we will miss him dearly. God Bless, Mike & Sue

Written by Mike & Sue Renshaw  on 2008-01-06 00:00:00.
To Pam, Annabelle, Larry and Charlie;
We were sorry to hear of Tommy's passing. We have alot of fond memories of the whole Baca family at Dennis's house on holidays and special occassions. Our thoughts are with you... The Gray Family: Tom, Cindy, Dave, Tim & Chris.

Written by Cindy (Gray) Lugo  of Syracuse, New York on 2008-01-06 00:00:00.
Dear Pam, Annabelle & family:
So sorry to hear of your loss of your husband, son & brother. Our prayers are
with you & your whole family.
Sorry we did not get to see you people while
we was back in NYS this last summer.
You all have our deepest sympathy.
God Bless
Shirley Knapp & Nick DiPaola

Written by Shirley Knapp  of Haines City, Florida on 2008-01-06 00:00:00.
To all the Baca Family,
I'll always remember Tommy as so much fun in high school. He also was my mailman for many years. Always had a smile and a hello.
Will miss you Tommy, God Bless.

Louise Caltagirone

Written by Louise Caltagirone of Camillus, NY on 2008-01-06 00:00:00.
to pam and all of tom's family sorry to hear of his passing and may with each day passing bring peace to you all

Written by cheryl tanner(devaul)  of weedsport, ny on 2008-01-06 00:00:00.
Our thoughts are with the whole Baca family.

Written by David and Laurie Whiting  on 2008-01-06 00:00:00.
I was so sorry to hear about Tom,
May God be with you at this time and always.
He is in God's hands now,and if ya want to talk CALL ME! I can't tell you how sorry I

Luv you
Always did,

Written by Joan Tickner on 2008-01-06 00:00:00.
To: Pammy, Annabelle & Family.
My dearest sympathies to all of you, I happened to be in your lives for a very long time and I love each and every one of you. I wish I could be there with you. All of my memories of you will remain with me forever. God Bless You.
Margaret Eller of Milton Avenue.

Written by Margaret Eller  of Clearwater, Florida on 2008-01-06 00:00:00.
dear pam, Mrs.Baca,larry,charlie and all the family, vito and i are sorry to see that tommy has moved on, it was a real shock to hear the news, i have great memories of tommy from way back in the old days at school and of course our later years at westvale,camillus and the fair, in fact he and i had a really nice talk the last time i saw him at the fair, i asked him how he was doing? he said you know sue it's a struggle for me, i just hated that for him and pam and the family. tom always had a smile for me and a friendly word, he did have a great smile didn't he? . my thoughts and prayers to you all, we're thinking of you.
Love, your friends Vito & Sue

Written by vito & sue ostuni  of spring hill, tennessee on 2008-01-06 00:00:00.
Pam, Juge, Larry,

I want to express my deepest sympathy at the loss of my cousin Tom. It is hard to believe that he is no longer with us. I will remember him as a fun-loving, helpful soul who always came around when we came to visit his parents. Take care of yourselves. I am unable to come up due to the short time period, but I will be thinking of you. Take care,

Fred (Baca)

Written by Fred Baca  of Everett, PA on 2008-01-06 00:00:00.
Pam, my deepest sympathy for you and your family. Tommy was a great guy! He will be missed by all who knew him. God Bless

Mark Robinson

Written by Mark Robinson  of Palm Harbor, Florida on 2008-01-07 00:00:00.
To all the Baca family and friends,
we want to express our sympathy to all of you. He is now an angel looking after all of you.
We will keep you in our prayers

Dana, Debbie
DanaII, Derek,Dustin Marrs

Written by Dana & Debbie Marrs  of Titusville, Florida on 2008-01-07 00:00:00.
Pam, Charlie, Larry & Kath- I'm so sorry to hear about Tom, Beef told me Saturday. Ah, so many memories, and I only knew you both for a couple of years, but man the stories one can tell - watching his eyes sparkle when Zachary came to The Fair w/us - he was a kid in the candy store, those damn red balls!!! Yes, Zach still remembers, and that was the first thing he said when I asked if he remembered Tom. If any of you need anything, just a phone call away; you're all gret people, and I'm very proud to say I knew Tom, and I know you all. He's smiling down on all of you, and all of us, right now. Love, Kimmie

Written by Kim Chawgo  of LaFayette, NY on 2008-01-07 00:00:00.
To the Baca family,
I am very sorry to hear of Tommy's passing. Growing up, I've always known Tommy as a man who stood his ground yet he had that great sense of humor that everyone loved. I couldn't think of a better person to pave the way into the next life for the rest of us. God bless, Tommy, and don't give God a hard time or at least until the rest of us get there to back you up.

John Lizzi

Written by John Lizzi  of Syracuse, NY on 2008-01-07 00:00:00.
Our deepest sympathy. So sorry to hear of Tom's passing.

Cheryl, Neil Smith and family on Oakridge

Written by Cheryl Smith  of Camillus, NY on 2008-01-07 00:00:00.
To the entire Baca Family,

Our deepest sympathy at the loss of Tommy. I attended West Genesee with Dennis and everyone knew these brothers very well. He will be dearly missed.

Fred and Mary Ann Giel(formerly Dembitsky and Robinson

Written by Mary Ann Giel  of The Villages, Florida on 2008-01-07 00:00:00.
Dear Pam,
We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love, Diane & Jerry

Written by Jerry & Diane Cassalia of Camillus, New York on 2008-01-07 00:00:00.
Dear Pam,

I didn't know Tom, but I remember you fondly from hig school. I'm so sorry to learn you've lost your husband... much too soon. I hope that with the love and support of your friends and family, you will endure and find joy and comfort once more.

Charlene Wheeler (Neufang)

Written by Charlene Wheeler  of North Syracuse, NY on 2008-01-07 00:00:00.
To the Baca family,
I was really sad to hear of your loss. Tommy was an excellent human being. If there was one guy that I grew up with that I really enjoyed being around, it was Tommy. He was a good and close companion for many of my younger years. There would not be room here to tell of the many great times we had growing up. Although I have not seen Tommy for a good number of years, I will miss him.I will be praying for all of you. God bless and take care.
Wayne Kenyon

Written by Wayne Kenyon  of Red Creek, New York on 2008-01-07 00:00:00.
Dear Larry, Kathy, Kim and family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You have all been so kind to me & I'm sure Tommy must have been a fun, wonderful person too!! I am so sorry I couldn't attend the services with Griff (Jim) and Ed, but you are all in my thoughts and prayers. And I hope YOU are feeling great Kim! Now you have an extra angel in heaven to watch over your precious baby! Take care of yourselves & I hope to see you soon... Love, Jackie

Written by Jackie Abraham of Fayetteville, NY on 2008-01-07 00:00:00.
Pam, Just wanted to say how sorry I am ,I felt so helpless when I spoke with you on the phone Thursday. I liked Tom. I have to believe that his example will help someone else get better. I lost my brother this way...It's never easy.
Will keep you in my thoughts. Take Care of Yourself. Call us if you need anything.
With Sympathy
Sue Guest (Dr.Ristoff's nurse)

Written by Susan Guest  of Fulton, NY on 2008-01-07 00:00:00.

Written by BONNIE (KENYON) MAJOR of ELBRIDGE, NY on 2008-01-08 00:00:00.
Pam, I've been thinking about all of you since I read about Tommy. I will never forget my years in Camillus and how much Tom (and everyone else!) played a part in them. I am so sorry for your loss and will keep you and the family in my prayers.

Meg Rivito (formerly Kulick)

Written by Meg Rivito  of Syracuse, NY on 2008-01-08 00:00:00.
I've known Tom since the 1960's. He became part of everyday life working for the US Postal Service, and owning a business in the Village. I got the news of his passing on an email that was forwarded to me from another old friend, who had it sent to him by his brother, - still living close to Camillus. Tom went out of his way to lend a helping hand. Tom is our loss, I know he's in a better place. I remember Tom.
Rob Wagner

Written by Rob Wagner  of Glen Burnie,, Maryland on 2008-01-08 00:00:00.
Dear Pam and Larry,

I wanted to give my condolences to your entire family. I went to school with Larry, and remember Tommy well from school and from when we lived in Camillus. I was shocked and saddened to hear of his passing. He was always so full of life.

Michael McDonold

Written by Michael McDonold  of Woodbury, CT on 2008-01-08 00:00:00.
to larry whom I new best along with tommy, and the entire baca family, had some great times with tom way back when,I'm sure he will be dearly missed by all,,,I wish you well..DAVE

Written by DAVID AKKOUL  of syr, ny on 2008-01-08 00:00:00.
I was saddened to hear the news about your husband's passing. I regretfully heard about it the night of the wake after it was over. I would have been there to offer my condolensces if I had known in time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I'm sure I will run into you at work and touch base with you then. Hang in there and know that the old WG group is still around to offer whatever help they can. Let me know. Sheila

Written by Sheila Smith Quinell  of Camillus, New York on 2008-01-09 00:00:00.
Pam, Mrs. Baca, Charlie and Larry my deepest sympathies. Tommy was a great guy and a great friend. He had that laugh that was contagious and was a great competitor. A great second baseman and hitter who Jack Larkin said was his toughest out. We spent his last night together before he went into the service and had many good times. Larry thanks for steeping on the gas peddle at the rowing regetta. It was truly an honor to have been his friend. If your ever nears Buffalo please call me 716-863-2845.

Again my condolences to all of you

Tim O'Connell

Written by Tim OConnell  of Grand Island, New York on 2008-01-09 00:00:00.
Dear Pam, (The best breakfast pizza maker),
So very sorry to hear about your loss. I knew something was wrong when you weren't there Sunday or else you would have told me.
In these tough times, know that I'm thinking of you and what you are going through and hope in some way you get comfort from that. Hope to see you soon!

Patti Brigati,
2 slices to go on a Sunday Morning Person!

Written by Patti Brigati of Syracuse, New York on 2008-01-10 00:00:00.
With my sincere and deepest sympathy to all of Tommy's family and friends. God Bless, Cheri

Written by Cheri Caltagirone of Solvay, N.Y. on 2008-01-10 00:00:00.
To the Baca Family -- So sorry to hear about Tommy. You're in our thoughts and prayers. The Ralston Family

Written by Pat Alter  of DeRuyter, NY on 2008-01-11 00:00:00.
Larry & Family,

I was shocked to read Tom's obit in the newspaper. While I haven't seen Tom or Larry in many years, I fondly remember our time playin softball for the Hillside. In fact I knew both Larry & Tom when I was a kid, living in Fairmount. I'm sorry I was unable to make the calling hours, but, our prayers are with Tom & his family during this difficult time.

God Bless,
"Loady" (Chuck Barry)

Written by Chuck Barry  of Clay, NY on 2008-01-11 00:00:00.
To the Baca Family,
My sincerest sympathy on Tommy's recent passing. I know he will be missed by so many people.

Written by Anne Kasper-Morgan  of Jacksonville, FL on 2008-01-17 00:00:00.
sorry to hear Tom died.He was a nice guy.

Written by Richard Goodale  of Ocala, Florida on 2008-03-17 00:00:00.