Thomas Disinger

Obituary of Thomas M. Disinger

Thomas M. Disinger, 73, a resident of Paddocks Circle in Saratoga Springs, passed away at home on Saturday, July 10, 2021 with his wife by his side. Born October 10, 1947 in Hoboken, NJ, he was the son of the late Eldred and Jean Disinger. Tom grew up in Baldwinsville, NY and was a graduate of Baker High School Class of 1965. He enlisted in the US Air Force and, while serving in Germany, he worked at the Munich Olympics. Tom worked in the television industry and was involved in the construction and operation of several TV Stations, including WBKB-TV, Alpena, MI, WNDS-TV, Derry, NH. was the first Station Manager at WSYT-TV in Syracuse, NY, and then retired from Broadcast Equipment Sales with Miranda Technologies. He was an active member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers and past member of Rotary International in several cities where he lived. He served as President of the Malta Sunrise Rotary Club from 2018-2019. In his retirement, he was a very active volunteer with Rebuilding Together Saratoga, where he was recognized as “Volunteer of the Year” in 2013; Toys for Tots in the Capital Region; the Jonesville Food Pantry; and taking Veterans to their cancer treatments. He was a 25+ gallon blood and platelet donor with the Red Cross. Tom was an avid fan of Syracuse University Basketball and Football and loved the classic cars. His great honesty and integrity were only matched with his keen sense of humor. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters, Ruth Wells and Lysbet Galey. Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Barbara Disinger of Saratoga Springs; his sons, Brian and Matthew (Karen) Disinger of Baldwinsville; stepdaughter, Jolie (Jeff) Stortz of Saratoga Springs; brother, David (Dawn) Disinger of Syracuse; sisters, Susan (Don) Vanderveer and Barbara (David) Stowe of Baldwinsville; grandchildren, Adam, Olivia, and Rachael Stortz; and his former wife, Evelyn Disinger. The family wishes to thank Dr. Meleis and Albany Medical Center, Dr. Mongan and Saratoga Hospital, and Community Hospice for the excellent care given to Tom. A graveside service with military honors will be held at 2:30pm Thursday, July 22, 2021 at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville, N.Y. To continue Tom’s love of volunteering, please donate your time or do a random act of kindness in his memory.


2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday, July 22, 2021
Gerald B H Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery
200 Duell Rd.
Schuylerville, New York, United States
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