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Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home
Friday February 26th, 2021
6:00pm - 7:00pm

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Friday February 26th, 2021

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Thomas D Maikoff

Thomas Maikoff, age 69, passed away February 17, 2021. Tom was born in Altamont, NY where he spent many years of his life.  He attended Parks College of Engineering Aviation & Technology at St. Louis University graduating with an Aviation Degree. He worked for GE in the nuclear department for 25 years working with BWR’s, traveling all over the United States and abroad. Tom referred to himself as a “nuclear nomad”. He married his loving wife Terrie in 1992 in Japan.

He is survived by his wife Terrie (Lynch) Maikoff; one son Wesley Maikoff (Jeanie Ault); one brother Timothy (Carol) Maikoff; three step-children Terra (Mark) Porn, Fredric Rub, and Robert (Nicole) Rub; six step-grandchildren Drew & Dane Porn, Isabelle, Cassia, Jude and Gilyana Rub; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Preceded in death by his parents Daniel and Catherine (Dudyshyn) Maikoff.

Visitation will be held on Friday, February 26, 2021 from 6-7 p.m. at the Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will follow at 7:00 p.m. If you are unable to attend the memorial service in person please visit www.bgsfuneralhome.com and click on the video link in the obituary.

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Tom was a bunch fun growing up. So easy to get in trouble with. He is an explorer, leader, and true friend in all my memories.
Slot car champ, bronco bike daredevil, VW dunebugy mechanic, and so willing to take on any escapade.
Great temperament.
His grandfather, Daniel and grandmother, Maria were so proud of him.
He loved his brother Tim and he told me "he was so proud of Tim" when he graduated Vilanova with a law degree.
Tom said we are going to need Tim to keep us out of trouble.
I wish I lived closer to him and Terrie and always felt so close to him even know we were at different ends of the country.
I send my heartfelt thoughts to you Terrie and all those who are able to attend, and those that are not due of covid.
I'm there with you all in spirit.

David Richman and Pamela Julian Feb 26 2021 12:00 AM

From one nuclear nomad to another, you are missed.
All my thoughts and condolences to you Terrie.

Mona Moser Feb 25 2021 12:00 AM

Tommy reached out to me by phone out of the blue about a year ago. It was a surprise but was greatly appreciated. As I think about it now, I believe he was saying goodbye. Our sincere condolences to Terrie and the entire Maikoff family. He was a sweetheart who will be missed by many. Regards, Charlie & Kelley Hughes of Voorheesville, NY.

Charles J Hughes Feb 25 2021 12:00 AM

Terrie, I'm so sorry for your loss. May his memory be a comfort to you and your family.

Maureen Galligan Feb 24 2021 12:00 AM

Terrie, I am saddened to hear of Tom's passing. Sending healing prayers. My deepest sympathy.

Barbara A Benson Feb 24 2021 12:00 AM

We did do a lot of things together
because we were brothers

We went to the fair
Worked at The Enterprise
Did a lot of skiing
Went to Montreal to ski with high school friends
Were each other's best men
Held secrets from Mom and Dad
You bought (an under-aged) me, beer
Because we were brothers

We didn't talk a lot
And we didn't get along sometimes
But you were my brother

You could fix things - me not so much
Drove fast cars - I had the wagon
Had a mustache - I couldn't (and can't) grow one
Came up with very neat gifts - I did Harry & David
Were totally the cool one - dork on this side
You were my big brother

I know that you love me, I trust you could feel that I love you too
You were, are, and will always be, my big brother

Timothy Maikoff Feb 22 2021 12:00 AM

Papa Tom will be missed.

Terra Knowles Feb 19 2021 12:00 AM

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