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Thomas V. Stem

Thomas Vickery Stem Sr., 74, Port Richey, Florida-US Army-SGT-Honorably Discharged. Funeral service is to be determined, location will be at Baltimore National Cemetery, Frederick Road, MD.
During SGT Stem’s military career he served as Field Communications Crewman as part of the 15th Battalion 4th Training Brigade. During his tenure, SGT Stem received the Marksman Medal with the M-14 Rifle.
A loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Thomas earned his wings April 1, 2018 at the age of 74. Born in Westminister, MD on February 18, 1944, he was one of six children. He was preceded in death by his mother, father and three siblings. He was of the Catholic faith, an honorary life member of the Elks Lodge for 54 years, avid NASCAR and Ravens fan and a leader in his community. Thomas received a Citation from US Senator Barbara Mikulski for his outstanding service to the citizens of Baltimore County during the recovery efforts of Hurricane Isabel. Even in death, Thomas continued to offer support by voluntarily donating any organs upon his death. To this end, two previously blind individuals were able to receive his corneas and will receive the benefit of sight due to Thomas’s unselfish service to his community.
Thomas is survived by his wife, Lisa; two sons, Thomas Vickery Stem Jr. of Baltimore, MD, Timothy Stem of Linthicum, MD; two step sons, Eric Frederick of Baltimore, MD and Denny DeMarcy of Jonestown, PA; a brother, Mike Stem and a sister, Mary Susie Strawsberg. Thomas’s extended family also includes numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews along with other family members and friends. Thomas’s spirit impacted everyone he met.  He will be missed and forever in our hearts.
A graveside service with military honors provided by the United States Army is scheduled for Friday, July 27, 2018 at 1:00 pm at Baltimore National Cemetery.

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  • Melvin Bauernfeind says:

    So sorry for your loss
    Tommy was one in s million. He will be missed but not forgotten
    You guys were great neighbors.
    God’s Blessings

  • lisa johnson says:

    Aunt Bernie,
    we are very sorry for the loss of
    Tommy. He was a very kind and gentle sole. He always had a smile and kind word for all. He was loved and will be missed in our family. Heaven has recieved another angel. You are in my prayers and we are always here for you.
    Love you,
    Lisa and Nick

  • Alice Wagner says:


    Craig and I will miss you. You always made us laugh.Lisa we love you.

  • gregory a hogeback says:

    Sadness, Lisa the little time that i knew him, I could tell he was a kind soul, God bless Tom

  • Cori Crowley says:


    Hugs and prayers to you. Tommy was one of the gentlest, warmest people I have ever know. I’ll never forget his kindness and generosity of spirit. Blessings to you. I love this picture.


  • Bill Bean says:

    I will always love and will greatly miss my buddy Tommy! Lisa I’m so sorry and I’m keeping you and your family in prayer.

    Love and GOD bless

    Bill & Linda Bean