MECHANICVILLE Thomas P. Herrick, 53, of Dewey Ave. died peacefully Sunday, November 5, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Amsterdam, he was the son of James and Emily O’Brien Herrick of Sprakers.
Tom was a 1982 graduate from Canajoharie High School where he excelled at both wrestling and football. He began working at Bast Hatfield Construction in Clifton Park in 1990 where he had risen to the position of Superintendent over the course of his 27 years there.
In his free time, Tom enjoyed watching sports, traveling and gatherings with friends and family. He will also be remembered for his love and care of animals.
Tom has been together with his beloved wife Christine Higgins for the past 34 years. He is also survived by his siblings, Jamie Herrick (Candy Jo) of Sprakers, Danny Herrick (Michelle) of Canajoharie and Jennifer Kelly (Matt) of Sprakers as well as several nieces, nephews and many close family friends.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 5 p.m. at the Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St., Waterford.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the family from 2-5 p.m. prior to the service.
Memorial contributions may be made in Tom’s memory to the Ayers Animal Shelter, 133 Hilltop Rd, Sprakers, NY 12166 or the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, 3 Oakland Ave, Menands, NY 12204.