Thomas H. Cannon


Thomas H. Cannon, 71, passed away on Monday, June 11, 2018. Born in Albany, NY on June 5, 1947, he was the son of John and Eleanor Cannon.

Tom officially joined the Delaware and Hudson Railway after serving in Vietnam, and later joined Penn Central Railroad in 1968. He became a locomotive engineer in 1971 working on the run between Albany and Boston. Tom served 18 years as a local UTU chairman and more than seven years as a general chairman. Tom trained many new locomotive engineers and was a valuable resource of information to his railroad community.

After his retirement, Tom enjoyed spending time with his family and his dogs, remodeling his home, fishing, attending horse races and his grandson’s motorcycle competitions.

He was predeceased by his parents John and Eleanor, his first wife Diane L. Cannon and sister Gina Mallare. Tom is survived by his wife Diane J. Cannon, children John Cannon of Jacksonville, FL, Jeff Cannon (Michelle) of Jacksonville, FL, Tami Cannon (Tom Cordero) of Ballston Spa, Ryan Cannon (Kate Sartin) of Greenwich and Alicia Cannon of Atkinson, NH; stepdaughters Karen Marcaurelle and Kim Folia (Matt); grandchildren Sativa, Jessica, Jared, Izzy, Jared, Matthew, Gracie and Leia; siblings Joanie Sheldon, John Cannon, Joyce Prichard and Judy Cannon; and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Thursday, June 14 from 4pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A memorial service will be held at 10am Friday, June 15 at the funeral home. A gathering will be held at 2 Kaatskill Way, Ballston Spa, following the service at the funeral home.

Guest Book

Billie Brown

The most wonderful brother in law and friend one could have. Enjoy heaven and that new set of wings. Billie

Frank Carey

Rest In Peace old friend, full throttle ahead.
Thanks for always being there for me when I needed a helping hand.
Frank FJC

Ariah Kobrin

My dearest Uncle Tommy,
So many stories & laughter we shared but expected many more! I send you all of my love & prayers...as well as to our family!! My thoughts are with you always & forever
R.I.P. & comfort.
See you in Heaven

Ray and Holly Yetto

Diane,
Sincere condolences to you. Know in your heart Tom is at peace.

Hayden J. Vredenburg

May Almighty God have mercy on Thomas H. Cannon, forgive him his sins and welcome him into Eternal Life through our Lord Jesus Christ. May God also give strength, peace and comfort to his family and friends in this time of sorrow and loss. I have many fond recollections of my times spent with "Tommy" as a co-worker, union brother and pal. He was always a pleasure to be with and I sincerely hope all his family and friends realize what an influence he was on anyone who interacted with him. Peace.

Judy & Billie Brown

To my big brother Tommy! A great spirit has passed on but will be loved forever and never forgotten.

Larry Macera

For the last 45 years I can consider Tom my very good friend, when I needed his support he was there, when I needed answers he was there. Now I find my days missing you and your smile,wisdom and friendship. My thoughts will be with you always.

Larry Macera

Joanne Tracy Baggette

My condolences to the family.

Carol Mercier

My condolences to the Cannon family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Colleen Wilcox

Tami and family,
I am deeply saddened by the news of your loss. I pray that God will grant you the strength. My most sincere condolences.

Debbie (Marcaurelle) Farrell

Sincere condolences to all of Tommy’s family. He is finally at peace. Love to all.