Thomas J. Dengel • August 6, 2022

Thomas Joseph Dengel, 79, of Seminole, AL passed away Saturday, August 6, 2022, surrounded by loved ones.
Tom was born in Newark, New Jersey, but grew up in Livingston, and graduated from Seton Hall University. Tom went directly to Officers Candidate school and proudly served as an Army Captain in Vietnam. After an honorable discharge, Tom moved his family to Colorado, Georgia, and eventually settled in Noblesville, Indiana. After a long and impressive executive sales career, he retired from Johns Manville Inc. and moved to Seminole, AL with his wife, Carol, to be closer to family (and the beach).
Tom loved spending his time with family, especially his grandchildren and great- grandchild. He loved being at the beach, by the pool, or sitting in his family room telling stories and sharing memories. He was an avid trainer of hunting dogs and loved time in the countryside with close friends. He was so loved, and will be extremely missed.
Tom was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Lorraine Dengel, his sister Pamela Burlew, and her husband Dudley, and brother in law John Schaedel. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 53 years, Carol, as well as their 5 loving children. His son Todd and his wife Julide of Hyattsville, Maryland, son Bradley of Whitestown, Indiana, daughter Tara, and her husband David of Pensacola, Florida, daughter Paige and her husband Anthony of Pensacola, FL, and his son Jed (J.T.) of Pensacola, Florida. He also had 10 beautiful grandchildren that he adored, Haley (24), Peyton (22), Hannah (18), Samantha (15), Bella (16), Jayden (12), Layla (3), Jackson (13), Ellie (8), Kaya (15), and his only great grandchild, Bowen (10 months) that lit up his world. Tom is also survived by his sister, Patricia Schaedel, of Springfield, New Jersey, and many loving nieces and nephews.
A small graveside service will be held at 11am on Friday, the 12th of August, 2022, at Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 7433 Pine Forest Rd, Pensacola, Fl 32526.

  1. Christopher Schropp says:

    Can’t say enough words about Tommy “The Gull” Dengel. I am blessed to have met him years and years ago and looked forward to every hunting season when he would come to Kansas for long long stays during the season. Spending Thanksgiving with him and New Years was always an honor. Truly a great man to enter my life. I am certainly better for having let him become apart of my life for over 20yrs. He will always have a close place in my heart and in the pit blinds at Inman Lake. I hope he is wearing his hooded sweatshirt we made him with his nickname “The Gull” on the front breast. As much as he hated that nickname and on his favorite hoody he knew if he wanted to be part of the hunting crew he had to roll with it. And he rolled with it well!!!

    Love you GULL

    We will shoot your limit everyday out buddy!😁


  2. Bird dog says:

    Tom was a dear friend of mine that I’ve known for over 25 years he will truly be missed and there won’t be a day that goes by as I’m sitting in the duck blind or on the riverbank when the mallards are dropping in that I won’t be thinking of our conversations and all the great times we shared hunting together.

  3. Angie Garrity says:

    I am grateful to Mr. Dengel and his entire family for their altruistic nature when I was trying to make my way in life early on. It had a lasting impact that helped shape me into the person I am now. Sending love with hugs and kisses to you all.

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