Thomas “Tom” C. Bergmann of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, passed away peacefully at McGraw Center for Caring Hospice on March 19, 2022, with his loving wife, Laura, by his side. Tom was born April 13, 1943, in Lake City, Florida, the son of Harold and Frances Bergmann.
Tom graduated from Columbia High School, Class of ’61, where he studied hard, played football, basketball, baseball, ran track and served as Student Council President his senior year. Tom was an intelligent, hard-working gentle man graduating from Florida State University in 1965 with a Bachelor of Science degree (with honors – Beta Gamma Sigma and Alpha PSI) majoring in accounting.
Tom’s quietly accomplished and rewarding long professional career began as a CPA joining the firm of Coopers & Lybrand (an international CPA firm). In 1972 he became Vice President and Secretary for Barnett Winston Company (REIT) and affiliated companies. From 1978 until his retirement, Tom was Executive Vice President and Partner of Stokes & Company and all affiliated companies.
A quiet man of few words, it is hard to say which of Tom’s many interests he enjoyed most… just being at home, walking on the beach with Laura, being with friends and family, playing golf with many friends, especially Don and Rob, motorcycles, car races (IMSA, NASCAR, Formula One), or traveling. He and Laura cherished the memories of many opportunities of extensive blissful travels together throughout the U.S. and many foreign countries, marveling at the beauty and blessings of God’s creations.
“So much to say, so little space – In loving thoughts we often reach beyond the range of words.”
A LIFE WELL LIVED – many of you now reading this were a part of it…Thank you.
Tom is survived by Laura (nee Price), his wife of more than 44 years; sister, Patty Melgaard; brother, Alan Bergmann (Carol); sister-in-law, Janet Price; stepmother, Sandy Price; nephews, Quinton Melgaard (Danielle), Richard Bergmann (Melissa), Russell Bergmann, Mills Bergmann; and cousin, Robin Green (Karen). He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Michael Bergmann; father-in-law, Clifford E. Price; and brother-in-law, Stephen Price.
The family wishes to express love and appreciation to Dr. Alice Reed; McGraw Center for Caring Community Hospice (nurse Teresa Joyner, Rep. Therapist Miss Linda, Judy Hession and Brianna Costello); Drs. and nurses — Flagler Hospital; Mr. Hitch, Mr. Richardson; our Marsh Landing Country Club Family; many loving neighbors and friends; and Christ Episcopal Church.
A Memorial Service will be held at Christ Episcopal Church in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL on Thursday, April 21st at 2:00 p.m. with a reception following in Westbury Hall.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations be made in Tom’s name to McGraw Center for Caring Community Hospice or Alzheimer’s Association. Please visit the online Tribute at www.quinn-shalz.com.