In Memoriam: March 9

Thomas C. Mentzinger, 73, Vero Beach

Thomas C. Mentzinger, 73, died March 7, 2018, at VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach. He was born in Mineola, N.Y., lived in Vero Beach since 1997 and spent the summers in South Egremont, Mass.

Tom attended plumbing trade school after high school and served five years of apprenticeship prior to working for the family plumbing business. He eventually established his own plumbing business in Massachusetts.

He loved old cars and loved to go to antique car shows. Tom was also a private pilot.

Survivors include wife of 43 years, Pia Mentzinger, of Vero Beach; brothers, Robert E. (Judy) Mentzinger, of Waynesboro, Va., and James K. (Joan) Mentzinger, of South Egremont, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.

Please no flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice Foundation, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960 or the American Cancer Society, 3375 20th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960.

At Tom’s request there will be no services.

Arrangements are by Strunk Funeral Home and Crematory, Vero Beach.

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