Thomas Sutherland Uhlich Sr., 68, of Punta Gorda Florida, formerly Riverside, Illinois passed away peacefully at home surrounded by the love of his life, Jackie Krohn and close family on Monday, Aug. 20th 2018. Tom was a Vietnam Veteran serving two tours in the well known Tay Ninh Combat Base along the Cambodian Border. He was an air traffic controller in the 1st Aviation Brigade- which was a prestigious unit at that time. Tom is still well known as PH6, which became his very famous call sign among his comrades. Tom departed Tay Ninh and left behind his call sign painted on the runway, which can still be seen today. He was an avid golfer, and his most memorable times were traveling around United States golfing with his dad. His passion was operating his business in the commercial industrial flooring industry. Tom was revered as a mentor and friend to everyone he came into contact with, both in business and his personal life. His contribution to the Industry will be greatly missed. He is survived by his loving and devoted companion and best friend, Jackie Krohn. He is further survived by his children, Kimberly Jirschele, Kimberly Laurie, Tom Uhlich Jr. and Jesse Uhlich; grandchildren, Ashley, Morgan Logan (Laurie), Jared Uhlich and Jackie's grandson, Shelem Vickers; his sisters, Penny, Pam, Barb,Trudy, Meg; and brothers, John and Tony, as well as nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Wilbert (Bill) Uhlich and Barbara Sutherland Uhlich. A Military Memorial Service will be held on Sept. 9, at 11 a.m., at Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home 9400 Indian Spring Cemetery Road, Punta Gorda, FL., followed by a reception and celebration of Tom's life. Arrangements are by Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home, Cemetery and Crematory, www.charlottememorial.com .