In memory of
Thomas E Fortin
In memory of
Thomas E Fortin
Thomas E. Fortin, 75 September 21, 1945 - December 29, 2020 Born and raised in Staten Island, NY, on Crescent Avenue in New Brighton, Tom was a graduate of McKee High School. He was the youngest of three brothers and is survived by his oldest brother William along with seven nephews and two nieces. He enlisted in the Marines in 1965 and received the Purple Heart during the Vietnam War. As a Marine cadet at 17 years old, he and six other cadets hiked for six days from the Goethals Bridge Plaza in New York to the steps of the White House. Their Staten Island Marine Cadet Corps partook in 50 mile hikes on average, so the boys decided to go "all in" on their hike. After he was honorably discharged, he worked at and retired as a Port Security Officer for the New York Shipping Association. After retirement, he lived the rest of his years in Whiting, NJ. Tom was always thought of as a caring and very giving person, but he always stood true to pride and honor. Known in the family as "The Governor" (The Gov), he will truly be missed, and we pray that he's resting easy. Due to current circumstances, services will not be held. He will be laid to rest in St. Peter's Cemetery in Staten Island, NY.
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In memory of
Thomas E Fortin
Thomas E. Fortin, 75 September 21, 1945 - December 29, 2020 Born and raised in Staten Island, NY, on Crescent Avenue in New Brighton, Tom was a graduate of McKee High School. He was the youngest of three brothers and is survived by his oldest brother William along with seven nephews and two nieces. He enlisted in the Marines in 1965 and received the Purple Heart during the Vietnam War. As a Marine cadet at 17 years old, he and six other cadets hiked for six days from the Goethals Bridge Plaza in New York to the steps of the White House. Their Staten Island Marine Cadet Corps partook in 50 mile hikes on average, so the boys decided to go "all in" on their hike. After he was honorably discharged, he worked at and retired as a Port Security Officer for the New York Shipping Association. After retirement, he lived the rest of his years in Whiting, NJ. Tom was always thought of as a caring and very giving person, but he always stood true to pride and honor. Known in the family as "The Governor" (The Gov), he will truly be missed, and we pray that he's resting easy. Due to current circumstances, services will not be held. He will be laid to rest in St. Peter's Cemetery in Staten Island, NY.
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