SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

March 14, 2014

Thomas J. Kobuszewski, 68


Danvers — Thomas J. "Tom" "TK" Kobuszewski, 68, of Danvers, passed away suddenly on Monday, March 10, 2014. He was the beloved husband of Maryjane E. ”MJ” Golson, companion of over 21 years and wife of over 3 years having married October 10, 2010.

Born in Salem, April 24, 1945, he was the son of the late Chester and Genevieve (Drankowski) Kobuszewski.

Tom retired from General Electric, Lynn, with almost 40 years of service in November of 2013 where he was the Chief Photographer. Tom was known as "TK" throughout the plant and was well liked and respected. He was also retired from the Coast Guard having served 26 years, five active and 21 reserves. In his early years at GE, Tom traveled throughout the U.S. to other GE locations and traveled the world during his active years with the Coast Guard. He maintained contact with a few of his "Coast Guard buddies." Along with his photography, related with GE and the Coast Guard, Tom also operated TK Photography, photographing weddings in the local area. MJ joined him as his assistant in "TK Photography" as the relationship progressed.

Tom and MJ both grew up in Danvers, DHS Class of 1964 and 1968 respectively and knew each other in younger years. When they reconnected years later, they formed a strong bond with their mutual love of reminiscing about the good old days, school, teachers and anything 50’s and 60’s especially the music and cars. They could be found Wednesday nights at the Liberty Tree Mall for cruise night with their 1957 Chevy Belair and 1964 Corvette Sting Ray, both ragtops, for you fellow car enthusiasts.

Tom and MJ were longtime members of the Polish Club in Danvers recently becoming ethnic members and were also members of the American Legion Herman A. Spear Post 331, Beverly.

Tom is survived by his sister, Carol Tarr and her husband, Henry, their daughter, Tina Johnson, husband, Errick and their children, Dahlia, Alex and Hannah; his brother, Robert and his son, David, his daughters, Lisa and Katherine; his brother, Richard and his wife, Karen, their daughter, Pam, her husband, Bob and their son, Jackson. In addition Tom is also survived by his mother-in-law, Elizabeth M. Cronin and his stepdaughters, Beth Blomquist her husband, Eric, and their children, Ryan and Regan, Alyson Mealey and her children, Chyler and Hunter and we can’t forget Tom’s "baby" his dog, Tucker.

ARRANGEMENTS: Services will be private, with a celebration of Tom’s life to be held at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Tom’s memory to a charity of your choice. For condolences, please visit www.gonetfuneralhome.com. Assisting the family with arrangements is the David H. Gonet Funeral Home, 22 Hawthorne Blvd., Salem.