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K.L. Sharp Funeral Home
Saturday September 17th, 2022
10:00am - 12:00pm

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Thomas E. Monroe, Sr.

Thomas E. Monroe, Sr., 80, of Dryden, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, September 4, 2022, at his home.


Born in Solon, NY, on February 14, 1942, Tom was the son of the late Edward and Ruth Harris Monroe.  He retired from the Cortland County Highway Department in 2000 after 18 years of service.  Prior to that, he had served as the Highway Superintendent for the Town of Solon.  Tom was a member of the Solon Sportsman Club and enjoyed playing cards with family and friends.


He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sharon Merihew Monroe; and their children, Lynne (Don) Day of McLean, Thomas (Maureen) Monroe, Jr. of Cortland, and Rick Monroe of Georgia.  He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Lane Day, Elizabeth (Dustin) Randall, Deanna (Tristen Dewey) Day, Deirdre (Tom Chappell) Monroe, Scott Day, Martin Monroe, and Natalie (Zander Johnson) Day; his great-grandchildren, Sophia and Jacob Randall; brothers, Roger Monroe of Syracuse, Frederick Monroe of Solon, and Jack (Susan) Monroe of Solon; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.


The family will be present to receive friends at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, NY, on Saturday, September 17, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  There will be no formal memorial service.  A graveside service will follow at 12:30 p.m. at the McGraw Cemetery.  Expressions of sympathy in memory of Tom may be directed to the Solon Sportsman Club, Inc., 4475 Sportsman Club Road, Cincinnatus, NY 13040.


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Ray and Teresa Sep 15 2022 4:21 PM

So shocked and saddened to hear about atom. Sending our love and hugs to you during this difficult time. Will miss playing cards with him. And enjoying our banter. Love and hugs .Heather Galvin and George Knarich. George loved watching Tom play pitch. He learned a thing or two.from Tom Xoxoxo

Heather Galvin Sep 13 2022 1:19 AM

my sincere condolences to the entire Monroe family. You're in our thoughts and prayers.

Russell Livermore Sep 12 2022 8:59 PM

So sorry for your loss.

Darlene (Harris) And Geno Genovese Sep 12 2022 5:47 PM

I had a good time working with Tom as Solon Highway Superintendent and as foreman of Cortland County Highway. RIP. Ed Butler

frances j butler Sep 11 2022 2:48 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Monroe, Sr.

Ron and Linda Batsford Sep 10 2022 8:14 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Monroe, Sr.

Brenda & George Sep 8 2022 6:19 PM

We are so sorry for your loss an will say a prayer for all of you

Willy and Diane Stone Sep 7 2022 9:52 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Monroe, Sr.

Sharon Welsh Sep 7 2022 9:07 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Thomas Monroe, Sr.

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