Thomas S. Tamakloe, 59, of Randolph, NJ passed away on Thursday November 2, 2017 at Morristown Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. Thomas was born on December 24, 1957 in Accra, Ghana to the late Godwin and Gladys Tamakloe. He lived in Woodland Park, NJ before moving to Randolph 18 years ago. He worked as an executive in the Pharmaceutical Industry for many years. Thomas loved music – especially Jazz, Reggae, and playing the drums. Affectionately known as "Tee Tommy" by his friends and loved ones, Thomas was the life of the party and had a gift of making everyone laugh. His warm heart and bright smile could fill any room.
Thomas was a devoted Christian who loved the Lord. He joined The Word Enlightment House of Jesus Christ Ministries, located in Bronx, New York, in 2013. In 2015, he was appointed an Assistant Pastor of the ministry. As a man of prayer, he always stood for what was right. Due to his passion for Christ, Pastor Tamakloe and his family always drove several miles from Randolph, NJ to Bronx, NY to worship every Friday and Sunday.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 29 years Jasmine (Koranteng) Tamakloe; three loving children, Ian Tamakloe and his wife Gabriela, Jonathan Tamakloe, and Camille Tamakloe; four devoted siblings, Pearl Nyafli, Cecilia Tamakloe, Wisdom Tamakloe, and Godwin Tamakloe; his mother-in-law Yvonne Koranteng; and by many other loving family members and friends. He was predeceased by his parents Godwin and Gladys Tamakloe, father-in-law Joseph Opoku Koranteng, and brother-in-law Paul Nyafli.
Thomas's Life Celebration will include a visitation from 4PM – 8PM on Friday November 10, 2017 at William J. Leber Funeral Home (908) 879-3090, 15 Furnace Road (corner of rt. 206), Chester, NJ 07930. A Funeral Service will be held at 10AM on Saturday November 11, 2017 at the Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Chester, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Camille Tamakloe Education Fund: gofundme.com/camilletamakloeeducationfund