Thomas Robert “Tom” Sandvik

April 3, 1952 - July 12, 2020

Thomas Robert Sandvik “Tom,” 68, of Hudson, Florida passed away Sunday, July 12, 2020 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Putnam County Georgia. Thomas was born in Fargo North Dakota on April 3, 1952. He was the son of the late Herbert L. Sandvik and Barbara K. Sandvik.

Tom had many interests throughout his lifetime. He had an incredible variety of activities and talents that started early in life. He was a gifted swimmer, named All American he was the first from the state of North Dakota awarded this title in his discipline. His record in the 50 Meter freestyle stood for years. His athletic career took him to the University of Minnesota. After he left the “Gophers” of the U of M he attended North Dakota State University. During his time at North Dakota State he met his wife Mary Wallace Sandvik and they married in the summer of 1973. After relocating to Florida, he went on to finish with a Bachelors of Science in Information Technology at the University of South Florida.
As a Jack of all trades, his spectrum of knowledge and skill allowed for a wide variety of professions. When not working he spent numerous hours coaching youth athletics including swimming, baseball and soccer. Tom never met a stranger and would not pass up a chance to talk to anyone. He loved golfing with friends, music and a good book. He went on countless “adventures” that only the people included at the time can accurately describe.

In the recent years he began using his skills for charitable endeavors. He began sewing again and finished over 500 masks and headbands that he delivered on his motorcycle to many local healthcare workers throughout the area. He also loved to spend his time playing Santa at numerous holiday events and charities.

Thomas is survived by his wife, Mary; his three children, Patrick, Elizabeth (Randall), and Lea; Granddaughter, Zoe; his sister, Kathrine with Niece and Nephew, Jennifer and Daniel. With strict adherence to social distancing guidelines, Tom’s Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 2pm at Michels & Lundquist Funeral Chapel, 5228 Trouble Creek Rd, New Port Richey, FL 34652. Wearing of masks will be mandatory for all in attendance.

In Lieu of flowers please donate to the following charities on his behalf:
https://www.neworleansbulldogs.com/donate    or    https://firsttee.org/donate/

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  • cody waldera Posted July 15, 2020 4:05 pm

    The last time I saw Tom in person was in Phoenix. I flew down for the night to say goodbye to Bobbie. Tom was driving me to the airport the next day and we were a little lost and very hungry, Tom said ” Hey what do you think of this place? It has burgers and there are bikes out front. This is my kinda place” We got a table and sure enough Tom started up a conversation with some bikers sitting next to us.talking about their motorcycles. I was looking at my watch thinking I can’t miss this flight. Told Tom and he said don’t worry I will get you there on time. Got to the gate on time. Tom you have helped me more than most people know. We will tell our stories later. Ser deg senere, min venn. See you later. My friend

  • Issac & Sierra Oneal johnson Posted July 15, 2020 4:11 pm

    To my dear friend Mary..I’m sadden by the passing of Tom..I know there’s no words that can ease this pain..Tom loved you and the children and you all loved him dearly…I Will continue to be only a phone call away day or night…look to the hills which cometh all of your help..The Lord shall see you through..We’re praying for you and your entire family

  • Ralph and Lydia Moody Posted July 15, 2020 5:50 pm

    With heavy hearts we are praying. Our condolences to Mary and the family.

  • George Lumberg Posted July 15, 2020 7:07 pm

    My wife and i offer our sincere condolence to the Sandvik family.My golf pal Semper Fi

  • Kathy Sola Reget Posted July 15, 2020 7:10 pm

    Mary and family, I am so very sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. May God and fond memories give you comfort.

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