Thomas W. Cartwright

  • Born: March 11, 1942
  • Died: October 13, 2019
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Foster Park

6301 Fairfield Ave.
Fort Wayne, IN 46807

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

Thomas W. Cartwright, 77, passed away Sunday, October 13, 2019 in Fort Wayne, IN. He was born in Fort Wayne to the late Charles and Mary E. Cartwright. Tom served honorably in the United States Navy and worked as a driver for Resenberg Company, Waste Managements, and Norfolk Southern. Tom married Virginia M. Quirk on July 16, 1977 and she survives. Tom enjoyed trains and had a large collection. Surviving are his children, Darlene Cartwright, and Michelle Cartwright, and Lakiesha Cartwright; six grandchildren; sister, Liz; and fur baby, Samara. Tom was also preceded in death by siblings, Robert Cartwright, Bill Cartwright, Ed Cartwright and Donna. Funeral service 1:00 pm Friday, October 18, 2019 at D.O. McComb and Sons Foster Park Funeral Home with calling one hour prior to the funeral service. Visitation also from 2-4pm and 6-8pm Thursday, October 17, 2019 at D.O. McComb and Sons Foster Park Funeral Home. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Association. To sign the online guestbook please visit,


Condolence & Memory Journal

Sorry to hear about Tom.We worked together at the railroad.I was in Branson,Mo and didnt know until the 16th.My sincere condolences to the family.Rest in peace buddy.

Posted by GAHE GIESSLER - FORT WAYNE, IN   October 21, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. He was a great man and will be sorely missed by many.

When I was married to Michelle and in the Navy, Tom was the one who reached out to me to let me know when my daughter was born and to keep me updated on how the family was doing. As he was a former sailor, he knew how important these things were. But, that was the type of man that Tom was. He would go out of his way to help anyone who needed it. Long after Michelle and I split, we would still talk on occasion about how he was doing and about how his grandkids were.

I'll miss those occasional chats.

Posted by John Fiig - ELGIN, TX - Family Friend   October 16, 2019

I'm so sorry for ur loss Ginny. You are in my thoughts and prayers

Posted by Deb Jones - Fort Wayne - Friend   October 16, 2019


Darlene, I am so very sorry for the loss of you father.

Posted by Mona Andrachik - New Haven, IN   October 16, 2019

So sorry to hear of Tom's passing ,Ginny and I have been friends for many years also work together my sincere condolences and prayers go out to all the family

Posted by Eva Torres - Ft Wayne Ind   October 15, 2019


Rest in peace Thom. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time.

Posted by Teresa Lewis - FtWayne, IN   October 15, 2019

Sorry for your family's loss.

Posted by Kim Zimmerman - Columbia City, IN   October 15, 2019

You will be sorely missed.

Posted by Steve Conley - Fort Wayne, IN - Family Friend   October 15, 2019


Love you dad...........always

Posted by Darlene Stephens - FORT WAYNE, IN - Daughter   October 15, 2019


I'm so grateful I was able to speak and see my dad one more time just 2 days prior to his passing. He was in good spirits and joking like always.

You were my everything growing up dad, and I will miss you terribly. I pray that all is right with your soul.

Darlene Stephens (aka Darlene Cartwright) first-born daughter

Posted by Darlene Stephens - Fort Wayne, IN - Daughter   October 15, 2019

Family Album

Back in the day Dad worked the Three Rivers Festival. Dad would always say, "I'm so ugly, I'm cute!"
A young Tom, Michelle on his lap, me (Darlene) next to my dad and aunt Elizabeth, dad's youngest sister,