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Thomas J. Bontempo Jr.

09/21/1962 — 08/30/2021

A close-up photo of Thomas J. Bontempo posing for the camera

Thomas J. Bontempo Jr., age 58 of Eastlake, passed away suddenly on August 30th 2021. He was born September 21st, 1962 in Euclid to the late Paula Bontempo and Thomas J. Bontempo Sr.

Tommy was the lead mechanic at Handy Rents in Eastlake. He was a “Difference Maker” at Handy Rents and in life. In spite of his many health problems, he persevered. He helped many people, especially helped through his many years of involvement in AA. One life saved from drugs and alcohol impacts so many others in a positive way – benefits extend to a spouse, children, extended family, friends, and the entire community. Tommy was a friend and even a mentor to other co-workers. Words could never describe or number the lives he has touched.

Tom is the loving husband of Sue Bontempo (nee Markiewicz); beloved father of Shannon (Dustin) Majewski, Veronica (John-fiance) Bontempo and Sylvia Bontempo; dearest brother of Jeannette (Adam) Sullivan; nephew of the late Sherry Dusett; step son of Linda Bontempo.

The Bontempo family will receive friends from 12: 00 Noon – 4:00 PM Sunday, September 5th, 2021 at the Body of Christ Community Church pavilion, 38057 Erie Rd., Willoughby. A Celebration of Tommy Bontempo’s Life will be held at 1:00 PM outside the church. Please dress casual as Tommy always wanted to have a “Party”.

Tom was a friend of Bill W. and a proud member of Men In Action.

We will miss Tommy every day. He was a positive force, always lending a helping hand. May he rest in peace, and may his family and friends feel comfort and peace during this time.

Arrangement have been entrusted to Jeff Monreal of Jeff Monreal Funeral Home.

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19 Replies to “Thomas J. Bontempo Jr.”

  1. We’ll miss you my friend.


  2. I and my husband Danny, are very sorry for your loss. We will be praying for you and your family.


  3. Thanks for taking me on a weekend that changed my life. I will always be grateful for your support early in my recovery. You will be missed RIP Bubba OTTO


  4. See you at the big meeting Tommy say hi to Red like in Blue


  5. So many memories with Tommy which I will always call HIM BUBBA . I will miss him dearly love you bub


  6. See you at the big meeting Tommy say hi to Red like in Blue


  7. Tommy was a “Go to” guy for many people, including me. I knew he would always greet me with a smile and a laugh or a how the hell are ya. We worked on many projects together and I learned a lot from him. Friendship was easy with Tommy. I will miss you Tommy.


  8. This man will be missed more than words can ever describe. He was more than a best friend to my Dad, Larry. He was family. Bubba was selfless and would give his shirt off his back to anyone in need. We will miss you and love you always.

    God, give me grace to accept with serenity
    the things that cannot be changed,
    Courage to change the things
    which should be changed,
    and the Wisdom to distinguish
    the one from the other.

    Living one day at a time,
    Enjoying one moment at a time,
    Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace,
    Taking, as Jesus did,
    This sinful world as it is,
    Not as I would have it,
    Trusting that You will make all things right,
    If I surrender to Your will,
    So that I may be reasonably happy in this life,
    And supremely happy with You forever in the next.



  9. My deepest sympathy Sue and family. Grateful that I was able to meet your sweetie, thanks to our programs. Take good care of Sue. Thinking of you and holding you up in prayer. Hugs, love, Carolyn


  10. My deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to all of the family and friends. Tommy was a guy who “got it”. I was honored to know him.


  11. Veronica Bontempo September 4, 2021 at 1:12 am

    It’s so comforting to read all of these lovely messages and know my Dad was such a positive light in so many others’ lives. I can only try to continue my life with the same drive to help others. To me he was Dad and I’ll miss him so very dearly. Love you Dad. ❤


  12. Tommy was the man. Had the privilege of working with him. Always a great attitude, good joke and smile. Thoughts and prayers to those closest to him. Until next time brother.


  13. Tommy was a good person! Very very knowledgeable! He was definitely the go to guy! The guy could fix anything! Always willing to give a hand no matter what! He will be severely missed! He had a great impact on everyone! Goodbye Tommy and GOD BLESS YOU


  14. What a good guy. RIP. I miss not seeing him and laughing w/him.


  15. All my love and sympathy to those that loved him and those he loved. Tommy will be missed endlessly.


  16. This man inspired me to listen and follow directions. His story and advice kept me in recovery. Them he planned, worked on projects around my house. He did that out of kindness and compassion. He really didn’t want to.
    I will miss him, but I know the loss for his family is devastating. My sincere condolence to you and those who loved him.


  17. Tommy was a very good person! He will be Severely missed! He was always there for ya! Always willing to help! Very very Knowledgeable! He could fix anything! I mean anything! He was always polite to everyone! Lots of people knew and respected him! Goodbye Tommy and GOD BLESS YOU


  18. We are very sorry for your family’s loss Veronica, God Bless you all. Aunt Marsha & Uncle Bob


  19. He was a great guy he showed me alot in the few years i had the privalige to work with him.


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