Thomas James Jedynak, age 58, of Wallingford (formerly of North Haven), husband and soulmate of Cynthia Chasin Jedynak entered into the eternal garden of peace after a five year battle with pancreatic cancer on May 15th surrounded by his family. Tom was born on July 22, 1958 in New Haven to Charles Jedynak and the late Laura Scroggins Jedynak. Survivors in addition to his wife Cindy and father, include step-son Michael R Keehan (Lindsay), Grand-daughter Avery Charlotte Keehan, sister Linda Cuomo and nieces Heather Cuomo and Jennifer Longley (Bill). Son-in-law of Shirley Chasin and the late Jack Chasin.Tom graduated North Haven High School in 1977 and was employed by US Surgical Corporation for 34 years until his illness. Tom thoroughly enjoyed many fishing trips with his friends Jimmy and Dennis over the past 30 plus years. Tom’s favorite past time was his vegetable garden where he spent many hours of total relaxation. Tom will be remembered not only for his vegetables but for his strength and courageous battle with cancer. The family wishes to thank the staff of Smilow Cancer Hospital in New Haven especially Dr. Jill Lacy and Carol Staugaard for their loving care of Tom these past five years and to CT Hospice in Branford for their loving care.
Funeral services will be conducted in the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue Friday morning at 10:00. Interment will follow in Beaverdale Memorial Park Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Thursday from 5 to 7pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Smilow Cancer Hospital, GI Oncology Unit, North Pavilion 8th Floor, 35 Park Street, New Haven, CT 06519 or CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Road, Branford, CT 06405.