A photo of Thomas C. Haman

Thomas C. Haman

Thomas C. Haman passed away on December 8th, 2021, in Christiana Hospital surrounded by his brother, Barry Haman and sister Karen Trimmer.  Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Mildred Haman, his soul mate Patricia Anderson, his sister Joyce Faries, his paternal grandparents Sam and Leona Haman and maternal grandparents Calvin and Carrie Robinson and finally his beloved Chesapeake Bay Retriever’s “Heather” and “Chessie” who he loved dearly. Tom could be seen driving his truck along Route 9 with his beloved dogs by his side. Tom is survived by 4 siblings, Sam Haman (Deborah) of Earleville, MD, Barry Haman of Middletown, DE, Jean Conn of Clayton, DE, and Karen Trimmer (Barry) of Smyrna, DE and his brother-in-law Warner Faries of Delaware City. He is also survived by his beloved nieces and nephews, friends, and co-workers from the Carpenter’s Union local 626.

Like his father, Tom’s life was focused on his carvings of decorative and working decoys since he was a young child. Tom learned to carve hundreds of swans, geese and duck decoys while working in his father’s work- shop and together with his brother-in-law Warner Faries for many years.  He also pursued a career in carpentry with the Carpenter’s Union Local 626 where he worked for over 20 years. Tom grew up in Middletown and lived in his beloved water -front home in Bayview, Port Penn where he fished and crabbed until his illnesses prevented him from doing so. He was described by his Local 626 co-workers and friends as a “sweet, kind and generous soul” and would often give to those less fortunate than him.

There will be a graveside service at Gracelawn Memorial Park on Monday, October 3, 2022, at 1 pm. Those wishing to donate in Tom’s name may do so by sending donations to the DE Humane Association, 701 A. Street, Wilmington DE 19801.

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