Davenport, Jr., Thomas W., age 86, formerly of Hawthorne, passed away on Monday, November 13, 2017. Born in Paterson, Thomas had lived in Hawthorne for many years before moving to Wyckoff at the Christian Health Care Center. He worked as a printer/typesetter for The Herald News and was a member of the Rea Avenue Reformed Church in Hawthorne.
Thomas was the beloved husband of the late Ruth Davenport (nee: Boydell) and the late Elizabeth Davenport (nee: Goemaat). Loving father of Robin Reade and her husband William of Hawthorne, Debbie Jackler and her husband Martin of Hawthorne and Susan Ruth Kingsley and her husband William of Stuart, FL. Dear grandfather of Billy, Kimberly, Sean, Emily and Alyssa. Dearest brother of Grace Schaus and her husband John of Oakland and James Davenport and his wife Kathy of Wyckoff. Brother-in-law of Helen Ochs of North Haledon. Thomas is survived by his step-daughters Joanne Bopp of Easton, PA, Jeanne Bartlam and her husband James of Midland Park and Beth Harling and her husband Craig of Bartlett, IL. He is also survived by five step-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30am on Friday, November 17, 2017 at the Browning-Forshay Funeral Home, 557 Lafayette Ave., Hawthorne. Interment will follow at Laurel Grove Memorial Park, Totowa. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Thursday from 4-8pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Christian Health Care Center, 301 Sicomac Ave., Wyckoff, NJ 07481.