I'm so sorry for your loss. I'd like to share some real hope with you. In Psalms 146:4 tells the condition of the dead. In Acts 24:15 the bible promises a resurrection of our loved ones back to earth. When Jesus resurrected Lazarus from the dead, he brought him back to earth. That was a foregleam of the future. In Psalms 37:11+29 says man will live forever on the earth in peace. That was God's original purpose, for man to live forever in the garden of eden. God's purpose hasn't changed. In Isaiah 45:18 says God created the earth to be inhabited. That's why he gave his son to die for us, John3:16, so we could have everlasting life on earth. In Revelation 21:4 says there'll be no more pain or death. Since there's no pain or death in heaven, those are future conditions here on earth. John6 :40 tells us what to do to be with your loved ones again. JW.org .
My deepest sympathy to Tom's family. I graduated in 1964 with Tom. I New him for many years. As a boy, he had a dog named Rusty that ran away. I found Rusty, fed him and gave him back to Tom. Tom told me about a job in Bear Mountain after School. I applied the job and to my surprise I got the job. May he Rest In Peace. Deacon '64
With great sadness we say goodbye to Tom. Beloved father, grandfather and friend. Always insightful and a pleasure to conversation with. You will be greatly missed. May you rest in true peace. God Bless.