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CDR Thomas B. Azer

March 10, 1929 April 6, 2018
CDR Thomas B. Azer
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Obituary for CDR Thomas B. Azer

Queensbury. CDR Thomas B. Azer, 89, of Queensbury passed peacefully, with family by his side, on Friday, April 6, 2018.

He was born March 10, 1929 in Troy, NY and was the son of William Azer and Rachel (Sterner) Azer.

Thomas graduated from New Hartford High School in 1947 and the NY State University Maritime College in 1954 with the rank of Mid-Shipman. He rose to the level of Commander in the US Navy where he was assigned to the Naval Reserves. He was also a recruiter for the United States Naval Academy.

Thomas started his career working as an engineer for the New York Telephone Company. In the late sixties, he obtained both his Real Estate and Insurance Brokers licenses working out of Clifton Park. In 1969 he moved and purchased the Leslie M. Orr Agency in Ticonderoga where he successfully operated several businesses for many years.

Tom had a strong sense of community involvement and was at one time President of the Moses Ludington Hospital Board. He was also President of the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce as well as the Finance Director for the First United Methodist Church in Ticonderoga.

Tom was predeceased by his parents, and brothers, William and James Azer, who sacrificed their lives, six months apart during WW11, leaving Tom as the surviving son. He was predeceased by his wife of 26 years Linda Wiltsie.

Thomas is survived by four children, William Azer of Queensbury; Joan and husband Daniel Reardon of Little Falls; John Azer of Burlington VT.; and Susan Gross of Saratoga Springs. Also, four grandchildren: Katherine and Elizabeth Reardon of NYC, who Grandpa Tom is very proud of their corporate accomplishments, and Lauren Azer of Lake George; and Parker Gross of Saratoga Springs

After Linda’s passing, he sold his home in Hague and moved to Queensbury. With the encouragement of his daughter, Joan, he joined the YMCA, where he met a wonderful group of people. The family would like to thank them for their companionship and wonderful times they shared together with their Dad.

At Tom’s request, there will be no calling hours. A Memorial Service with full Military Honors will be held at Forrest Hills Cemetery in Utica, NY at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Wilcox & Regan Funeral Home of Ticonderoga. To offer online condolences, please visit


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