Thomas C. Immer, 67, of Hagerstown, Md., died Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at his home in Hagerstown.
Born June 18, 1943, in Chevy Chase, Md., he was the son of the late Charles A. and Ellen (Cotter) Immer. He was the husband of 43 years to Mary Flaherty (Smith) Immer of Hagerstown, whom he married March 23, 1968.
A graduate of Carroll High School in Washington, D.C., class of 1961, Tom attended Bellarmine University in Louisville, Ky.
Tom was a true “Cowboy,” having more than 3,300 acres of ranch and several hundred head of cattle for more than 20 years. He later became president of Immer Drywall in Manassas, Va., until he retired.
His memberships include the Cattleman’s Association of Florida, charter member of the Optimist International Club, Florida, the National Rifle Association and a past member of the Planning Commission of the City of Hagerstown.
Tom’s passions included fireworks, coin collecting, reading, horse racing, model trains, golf, wooden roller coasters and war history. But most of all, his greatest passion was for food and cooking, which led him to become a gourmet chef.
In addition to his wife, Tom is survived by four sons and one daughter-in-law, Garrett D. Immer and Jennifer Immer, Robert S. Immer, Charles T. Immer and Michael F. Immer; and a granddaughter, Ariel M. Immer, all of Hagerstown.
A celebration of Tom’s life will be Saturday, June 4, 2011, from 2 to 5 p.m. at his home in Hagerstown.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Given Limb Foundation at www.givenlimb.org, which benefits military men and women who have given limbs in service of our country.
Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, Bryan K. Kenworthy P.A., 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences are accepted at www.geraldminnichfuneralhome.com.