Thomas A. Gibson

Verona - Thomas A. Gibson, age 70, of Verona, passed away Sunday, October 27, 2013 at his home.

He was born May 31, 1943 in Neenah the son of Willard and Vivian (Law) Gibson. Tom graduated from U.W. Madison with a degree in chemistry. He worked for the State Lab of Hygiene as a chemist for over 39 years until his retirement in 2005. Tom's greatest passion was coin collecting. He loved to buy, trade and talk coins. His other treasures included guns, pistols, and swords. He was always more than happy to show them off. Above all, Tom enjoyed quiet time to himself, polishing stones and making jewelry, gardening, biking and reading.

Survivors include his two sons, Keith and David Gibson, both of Madison and their mother, Carla (Mike) Dilorio of Madison; his wife, Donna Sweeney of Verona and her two children, Jennifer (Chad) Gieseke, Brian (Katie) Sweeney; five grandchildren, Alexander, Isaiah and Jacob Bowman, Ethan and Amelia Gieseke, all of Mount Horeb; a brother, Ronald (Lucy) Gibson of Madison; a sister, Joan (Jerry) Bascolm and their daughter, Jennifer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willard Gibson and Vivian Gibson Wilcox.

A memorial visitation will be from 3 – 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, Verona Chapel, 220 Enterprise Drive.

Tom will always be remembered for his generosity and his very warm heart.

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