ByJuly 13, 2021 12:36 pm
Thomas J. Weiss III, age 47 of Clarksville, passed away on June 23, 2021.
Tom was born in Florida and grew up in the sleepy village of Vincentown, N.J. He loved fishing as a child, reading comic books and building scale models with friends. He also had a passion for classic rock and heavy metal music and loved building and repairing computers.
He graduated from Lenape Regional High School in Medford N.J. in 1992. Tom studied computers on the side, earning multiple certifications in programming, computer repair and computer networking.
He was manager of a well-known sub shop in New Jersey, Slacks Hoagie Shack, where he worked for over 15 years. Here, he would make lifelong friends and spoke of their many crazy adventures. Tom continued his amazing culinary journey when he moved to Clarksville in 2018. He then joined the kitchen staff at Miss Lucille’s Cafe and the Belle Hollow Catering.
Later, he was the key role in the start up and continued success of Sweet P’s Southern Cooking Restaurant in Clarksville as the head cook and kitchen manager. He would work many hours and strive for nothing but success. Tom always ran a tight kitchen.
He was an avid fisherman-and just loved to get out “to wet a line.” From catfish to bass, he didn’t care what bit or if we ever caught anything, because fishing was always better than doing anything else.
The Star Wars Movie series was a huge part of his Tom’s life. From childhood through his adult life, he loved and collected the toys, memorabilia and even met his hero actors. He was an avid reader of Tolkien and classic comic books.
Tom was an honest, smiling, humble soul but never married. He always worked hard at whatever he was doing and loved his friends and family unconditionally. He will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his mother, Veronica Yoos; father, Mark Yoos, and sister, Kristin (Weiss) Bickel, along with an amazing extended family and many friends spreading from New Jersey to Florida.
If you feel the need to help, in lieu of flowers, Tom was a huge animal lover. Please donate to the local Clarksville Animal Shelter.