In his senior year of high school his family moved to Omaha, where he attended Benson High School until he graduated in 1958. Thomas met Yvonne while they both worked at Hesteds, she paid no mind to Thomas, but he noticed Yvonne and came over to the candy counter to talk to her, that is where their love story began.
He also enjoyed working part-time at Shakey’s Pizza and although he didn’t work at the pizza parlor long, he had plenty of stories to share. He started his career in the U.S. Postal Office in 1961, where he worked as a mail carrier until he retired in 1999. He then enjoyed the quiet life with his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. One of the hobbies he looked forward to was hunting, specifically pheasant hunting. He also loved to play golf, going for long walks, and picking weeds in the lawn. He was well known among his family and friends for his one liners and dad jokes.
Thomas is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Yvonne Stoltz; son, Mark (Nancy) Stoltz; daughter, Janet (Tom) Malik; grandchildren: Kelsey (Brett), Abigail, and Jamie Malik. Jesse (Mallari), and Matthew Stoltz; great-grandchildren: Jordan, Mason, Brandan, and Adyson.
He was preceded in death by his son, Scott Allen Stoltz; parents, Walter and Harriet Stoltz; brother, David Stoltz; sister-in-law, Pat Stoltz.
VISITATION: Thursday, November 16, 2023, 5-7 p.m., St. James Catholic Church, 4710 N. 90th St., followed by a VIGIL SERVICE: at 7 p.m. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, November 17, 2023, 10 a.m. at church. INTERMENT: Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the St. James/ Seton Catholic School Tuition Fund. To view a live broadcast of the Service, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “Live Cast” button at the top of the home page.