Thomas Harry Kreimeier, 79, of Hendersonville died at home during the early morning hours on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. Tom bravely fought cancer for many years until he entered hospice in the spring.
Born to the late Harry and Julia Kreimeier, Tom grew up in Baldwin, NY and as a child liked to play with water, machines, engines, bicycles, and mud. He graduated from Baldwin High School and Otterbein College of Westerville, Ohio. Tom worked as a HVAC sales engineer for Honeywell and Lane Refrigeration; later he established a HVAC company with partners in Suffolk County, NY.
He was a mechanical genius who could fix anything – electrical, plumbing, and especially delighted in car engines. He completely restored and enjoyed his 1959 Austin Healey. In his free time, Tom loved to walk and visit Jump Off Rock with his border collie mix, Star. He enjoyed yardwork and assisting friends and neighbors with home maintenance projects.
Left to cherish Tom’s memory are his daughters, Kirsten Balancia and husband Robert, their children Emma, Alexa and Catherine of Southbury, CT; Karen Carriuolo and husband Adam, their children Avery and Griffin of Scituate, MA; and a sister, Enid Kreimeier of South Setauket, NY. Tom also leaves behind his precious Star.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Jump Off Rock Memorial, online donations can be made at Memorial Donations in Honor of Mr. Kreimeier.
A memorial for Tom will be announced at a later date.