MASSENA — Thomas E. Kargoe, 74, passed away on Father’s Day, June 19, 2022, in the early morning hours, due to complications from kidney disease.
Tom was born February 16, 1948 to the late Ladislous (William) E Kargoe and Elizabeth Agnew Kargoe, in Plattsburgh, New York.
He married Dale A. Ashline in 1971 while serving in the United State Army.
Tom was a proud member of the 1st Calvary during the Vietnam War.
His time serving was October 1969 through July 1975.
This experience sparked his first real hobby, Amateur Radio.
Tom owned and operated Tom’s Upholstery, first in Dannemora, New York, then Massena, New York alongside his wife.
They later divorced, though remained close friends.
Along with amateur radio, Tom frequently fished along the shore of the St. Lawrence River and Salmon River.
He especially enjoyed Salmon Fishing below the Parker Bridge in the fall.
Tom is survived by his loving son and daughter-in-law; William E and Kim Maxfield Kargoe, as well as his loving daughter and son-in-law; Melody D and Scott M. Deshaies.
Toms’ proudest accomplishment is his grandchildren; Kyle, Hailey, Justyce and Jayce Kargoe, Isaac and Emma Deshaies.
Great grandson; Chance Kargoe and his longtime canine companion, Zoe.
Tom’s surviving siblings; John and Gail Kargoe, Tania Kargoe, Dora Thompson, Eugenia Blow, Marie and Leonard McKenzie, Charles (Chuck) Kargoe and brother in law; Leon Lamare and numerous nieces and nephews.
Tom was predeceased by his sister; Joannie Lamare, brothers-in-law; Ronnie Blow and William Thompson and nephew; Leonard Mckenzie Jr.
The family is honoring his wishes of not having a service at this time and will have a private celebration of life at a later time.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation or Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.
The family would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to the doctors and nurses at Memorial Regional Medical Center for their care of our loved one.