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Thomas "Tom" Pierre DeRoos

May 16, 1972 — May 1, 2022

Mechanicsburg

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Thomas “Tom” Pierre DeRoos

“Go big or go home” -

Thomas “Tom” Pierre DeRoos, age 49, of Mechanicsburg, went home to the Lord on Sunday, May 1, 2022.  Tom was born on Tuesday, May 16, 1972, in Holland, MI to James “Barry” DeRoos and Lois Ann (Pulis) DeRoos.  Tom is preceded in death by his beloved feline companion, Titan.

Tom’s survivors include his wife of seven years, Teressa Lynn (Reynolds) DeRoos; his four children, by both blood and marriage: Brooke Serina of Mechanicsburg; Ifigenia DeRoos of Millersville; Brady Serina of Mechanicsburg; Sophia DeRoos of Lancaster; his grandson, Kassius; his parents, James “Barry” DeRoos and Lois Ann (Pulis) Deroos of Mechanicsburg; his sister, Lisa (DeRoos) Wilson and husband, Richard “Rick”, of Mechanicsburg; his niece and nephews: Natalie Wilson, James “Josh” DeRoos and Calvin Wilson, all of Mechanicsburg; his beloved feline companions: Batman, Budman, Ollie and Pippa; and his many friends who he loved so much.

Tom graduated from Mechanicsburg High School as part of the class of 1990, where he played on both the football and baseball teams.  Most recently, Tom worked in sales at T.C. Backer Construction in Dover.  An avid sports fan, Tom loved football and was a hard hitting player.  He was passionate about weight lifting and power lifting; he also enjoyed baseball and was a great outfielder.  Tom loved fishing and would do so for hours on end.  He was extremely competitive and had a very “go big or go home” mentality; he always went BIG.  Tom worked hard on the landscaping at his home and was very proud of his flower garden.  Tom’s favorite foods were tacos and hot and sour soup.

Tom was a man who lived his life with all that he had to give.  He loved to lend a hand to others, as well as raise funds for many organizations that were dear to him; his favorite being the Pennsylvania National Guard.  Tom’s biggest regret was that he never enlisted in the military and he spoke of that often.  His passion for lifting and life has positively impacted his children and countless others.  People by the masses have shared stories of how Tom’s spirit touched and saved their lives.  Along with his giving spirit, always siding with the under-dog and being a friend to any and every one, Tom will be missed greatly by his family and friends.

All are welcome to join Tom’s family at his viewing on Monday, May 9, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory, 37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055; a graveside service and burial in Mechanicsburg Cemetery will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.

All are also welcome to join Tom’s family at his gathering of family and friends on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. until time of service at 1:00 p.m. at Liberti Church, 515 South 32nd Street, Camp Hill, PA 17011; with Pastor Matthew Looloian officiating.

The family respectfully asks that contributions be made in Tom’s memory to help defray his final expenses.  Donations of any amount are welcome and greatly appreciated.  To donate, simply click on the “Donations” tab on Tom’s obituary which appears on Buhrig.com.  Donations by check can be made payable to Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory, 37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.  Credit card donations by telephone can be made by dialing (717) 766-3421.  Tom’s family thanks you and Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory for the financial support at this difficult time.

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Monday, May 9, 2022

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37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

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