Thomas M. Ussher, age 63, passed away early Monday morning, February 6, 2012, at his residence in Danforth, following a courageous battle with melanoma.
Tom was born December 9, 1948, in Escanaba, the son of Alton and Dorothy (Jensen) Ussher. He was raised in Gwinn and was a graduate of the Gwinn Senior High School. Tom eventually went on to achieve his bachelor degree, in Radiologic Technology (X-ray), from Northern Michigan University. Throughout his life, Tom was employed as an X-ray Department Supervisor at Arrow Head Hospital in Glendale, Arizona and later was employed at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. Tom loved to go fishing and play cribbage. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren and will be deeply missed by all.
In addition to his loving companion and dear friend, Michele, Tom is survived by:
Sons: Chris Ussher of Arizona
Brady (Darci) Ussher of Florida
Brent (Nicole) Ussher of Wisconsin
Derek and Drayson Ussher, both of Danforth, MI
Daughter: Tomera Ussher of Danforth, MI
Step Daughters: Danielle LaBonte of Danforth, MI
Tonya LaBonte of Gladstone, MI
Brother: Dennis (Lynda) Ussher of Gwinn, MI
Sisters: Kelly Ussher and Nancy (Brian) LaFreniere, both of Gwinn, MI
Also listed among the surviving family are 6 grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Alton and Dorothy, and sister, Judith Ussher.