Obituary of Thomas Mollen
Thomas J. Mollen 83, of Endwell, New York peacefully passed into eternal life on Friday November 24, 2017. He was born on January 15, 1934 to Joseph and Anna Mollen in Binghamton, N.Y. He grew up on the west side of Binghamton and graduated from St. Patrick's Academy in 1951. Tom graduated from College of the Holy Cross in 1955 with a degree in Economics. After graduating from Holy Cross, he served in the United States Navy stationed on the island of Okinawa. Returning from his naval service, he attended New York University and worked for Hornblower and Weeks Investment Firm in New York. He returned to Binghamton in 1961 to run the family business as President of Mollen Transfer and Storage Company, which was founded by his grandfather. After an early retirement, he decided to begin another career as President of GM Broadcasting, Inc. and was owner of the local radio station Magic 101.7. Tom's passions were listening to classical music, reading biographies and attending various performances. He was proud of his Irish heritage, his active involvement with the Holy Cross Alumni Association and his devotion to his faith as a longtime member of the Church of the Holy Family. He took enormous pride in the many accomplishments of his children and grandchildren. He found great happiness in spending time with his family traveling throughout the country and Europe. He especially cherished vacationing on Kiawah Island, S.C. and Vero Beach, Fl with his children and grandchildren in his later years. He is predeceased by his sisters Marie and Sarah, and his brothers Joseph Jr., and Edward. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 52 years Patricia; his daughter Laura Comerford (Thomas) of Vestal, NY and their children Thomas, Patrick and Caroline; Dr. Thomas Mollen Jr. (Dr. Cynthia) of Philadelphia, PA. and their children Anna and Claire; and Dr. Kevin Mollen (Rachel) of Pittsburgh, PA. and their children Julia, Morgan, Sadie, and William. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend their gratitude to the wonderful staff on the Maple Neighborhood at the NYS Veterans Home in Oxford, NY for the care and compassion they gave Tom during his time there. A Funeral Mass will be offered at the Church of the Holy Family, 3600 Phyllis Street, Endwell, Tuesday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City. The family will receive friends at the J.A. McCormack Sons Funeral Home, 141 Main Street, Binghamton, Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. Expressions of sympathy in Tom's memory may be made to Mercy House of the Southern Tier, 212 N. McKinley Avenue, Endicott, NY 13760.