Thomas David Turlo

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Hampden - Thomas David Turlo, age 56, passed away peacefully July 29, 2019, in his home with his family by his side. He was born July 8, 1963 in Waterville, the son of August and Theresa (Boudreau) Turlo.
Tom attended Winslow schools and graduated from Winslow High School in 1981. He entered his beloved University of Maine in the spring of 1982 and meandered his way to graduation in the spring of 1997 with a degree in Civil Engineering. He made countless friendships along the way with that larger than life personality and crazy sense of humor.
Tom married Katherine Biscoe on September 10, 1994 and together they raised two children, Emma and Jonathan. Family vacations were often spent in Boothbay, and visiting the Turlo family camp in South China.
Tom was employed by Roof Systems of Maine for twenty years and was a highly respected figure in the construction industry.
Tom lived to serve others, and started his volunteer work by coaching and assisting the Maine Roadrunners, a quadriplegic rugby team for several years.
After his children came along, he began his long tenure with the Boy Scouts of America, serving as Troop Leader and Scoutmaster for Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts out of Troop 41 of Hampden. Tom was always "all-in" - 100% at whatever he did -everyone knew "Mr. T" was around as soon as you heard that booming voice or heard him blow his horn! He was a true Patriot in every sense of the word, from teaching boys respect and care for the American flag to his endless hours of making learning life skills fun. Countless young men benefited from Tom's leadership, mentor skills, and careful guidance.
Tom's proudest moment in Scouting was when he presented his son, Jonathan with his Eagle Scout pin in July of 2017.
Watching his daughter, Emma dance as a little girl right up through the dance team sidelines at the UMaine games was equally thrilling to him. He never missed a performance or game - regardless of his health.
Tom is survived by his loving wife, Kate; his daughter, Emma; son, Jonathan; his brothers, Bill, Pat, Tim; sisters, Anne, Claire, Mary; and mother, Terry.
A Celebration of a Life Well Lived will be held 11-3 p.m., Saturday August 10, 2019, at Jeff's Catering Banquet and Event Center, 15 Littlefield Rd, Brewer. At Tom's request, please no black suits or dresses- colorful attire is encouraged.
Those who wish to remember Tom in a special way may make gifts in his memory to the Katahdin Area Council, Boy Scouts of America, PO Box 1869 Bangor, ME 04402-1869 or to the Lafayette Family Cancer Center c/o Northern Light Health Foundation, PO Box 931, Bangor, ME 04402-0931. Condolences may be expressed at BrookingsSmith.com
Published on July 31, 2019
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Ashley Chiasson
Aug 04, 2019
Emma and family, I am so deeply sorry for your loss, you are all in my prayers. Love you to the moon Em
Tim Reed
Aug 03, 2019
Kate, Emma and Jonathan - Very sorry for your loss. I had many great times being a scout leader and baseball coach with Tom. He was a special man and did a lot for kids.
Mark Plummer
Aug 02, 2019
My deepest and heartfelt condolences to Tom's family. I only met Tom a couple of times, but when he was around, you knew it. Gone from our sight, but not from our hearts. Rest in Peace Mr. T.
Patrick Keating
Aug 02, 2019
Tom was a special guy. Always there to help, great sense of humor, and just plain fun to be in his company. I will miss him greatly. Rest in peace Mr. T...!
Chris White
Aug 01, 2019
Kate, Emma and Jo, know that the world mourns with you, for Tom was loved by all that met him. Though his physical vessel has passed, his spirit lives on within the hearts and minds of all those he mentored. Our collective lives are forever better for having known him and we will all miss him for eternity.
John Brier
Aug 01, 2019
RIP Tom. Your caring spirit will continue to shine. Condolences to your family.
kris nelson
Aug 01, 2019
Oh Lord, may the heavens be prepared for a new leader of the faithful, and welcome Thomas with open arms, as they know not what they are in for..
Prepare the dance floor Tom, keep it lively until we meet again,.. and then may we pick up where we left off...
You touched many, and will will touch again...
And in your memory, we will never rest..

God Bless
Eleanor Dorval
Aug 01, 2019
My deepest sympathy to Kate and children.I met Tom through my son,Todd Gagne,he was such a nice family person. I remember him and his family tenting out in Todds back yard. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.My thoughts and prayers to all the family.RIP Tom
Margie Craig
Aug 01, 2019
Kate, although I never met Tom personally, I feel like he was a close friend. His personality and love of his family was clear in every picture. I pray for God to fill you all with joyful memories of an incredible man.
Dwight McCaslin
Aug 01, 2019
Tom and I's friendship started back in elementary school, I knew back then he was going to deeply touch many with his sense of humor. He always let me know when the Maine Black Bears were playing so I could watch them down here in Louisiana even. You will be missed Tom, rest well my friend, you will be missed.
Maureen Dillane
Jul 31, 2019
A true family man. My condolences to your family. May he rest in peace.
Mel hession and Gary bogue
Jul 31, 2019
Rest in peace sir. Tom will be forever remembered as a kind and giving soul. Such a great loss. The Boston Pitbulls.
Rachel Blaylock
Jul 31, 2019
The world has lost a truly fun person.
I always enjoyed conversations with Tom, knowing he would speak his mind, and in such colorful ways.
Kate and family we all are better for having had Tom touch our lives.
Hugs from so many 💐
Ben Barr
Jul 31, 2019
Tom will certainly be missed. Loved seeing him at KSR and other Scouting events.
Rachel Laprell
Jul 31, 2019
What a huge impact he left on so many people! No doubt his memory will live on! There are no words that can be said to ease your pain. My heart breaks for all of you. So sorry for your loss.
Carol Holodick
Jul 31, 2019
Tom was a true family man in every sense of the word. How he will be missed. To Kate, Emma Jonathan , and the entire Turlock family my deepest condolences .
Harold M Harper Jr
Jul 31, 2019
I will miss Tom very deeply I learned alot from him in scouting and all around he was one of a kind and nobody else like him we did our Woodbadge course together and on Woodbadge staff for two courses with him he always gve me alot of incouragement I remember the time that we did the rocket launch during woodbadge he will be sadley missed by all my condolances go out to kate and his children and family rest in my friend
Rene Dechaine
Jul 31, 2019
Condolences to the family for a vibrant life cut short. Tom and I grew up as neighbors and friends through high school and lost touch over the years. I ran into him a couple of years ago at UMaine and he was still the same old guy I remember. May he rest in peace.
Peter Small
Jul 31, 2019
So Sorry for your loss. I knew Thomas as I am from Winslow but was more of an acquaintance back then. I interacted with him at Scouting events over the last 15 years or so.