Thomas J. “Tom” Blinco, 74, of Libby, was welcomed into the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. He was born on November 18, 1946 to Leslie and MaryJane Blinco at Anaconda, Montana. He worked for the mill in Libby for 30 years until retiring when it closed.
Tom loved the outdoors! He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, collecting and wearing baseball caps, hunting, camping, cutting firewood and was a fishing enthusiast. He was known for his great big bear hugs, his sense of humor and contagious smile. Tom loved to regale anyone who would listen with his stories. Tom moved to Libby with his parents when he was a toddler and lived there until 2016 when he moved to Priest River, Idaho to live with his sister Margaret Bucher, Niece Bobbie and husband Jody Blakley and their children (Caleb, Jeselyn, Jacob and Daniel who was Tom’s little buddy). Gone but never forgotten. The twinkle in his eye will live on forever.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Roger Blinco, Vernon Blinco and a sister Shirley Brown.
Survivors include his daughter Sarina May Lewis; brothers Bruce Blinco, Steve Blinco; sisters Rose Greenwell, Margaret Bucher, Nancy Fisher; loving niece Bobbie Blakley; beloved great nephew Daniel Blakley; many grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and other beloved friends and relatives.
A Celebration of Life will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 6, 2021 at Libby Christian Church. In honor of Tom please wear your favorite baseball cap.
Arrangements are by Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.schnackenbergfh.com.
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