Honor Mission

Thomas A, Spierto, Veteran


Valatie, New York - 17 Jul 2017



I am sad to report that we have lost yet another member of the "Greatest Generation". Mr. Thomas A. Spierto, age 94 and three quarters, left this Earth on July 13, 2017.

Born in New York City, he grew up in Little Italy, proud of his heritage and neighborhood. In January of 1940, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, 258 Armored Division, starting in Fort Drum, NY. During WWII, he served in Ardennes, Central Europe, Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland and England. He was Honorably discharged in October of 1945 at the rank of Private and was awarded the American Defense Service Medal, the American Service Medal and the WWII Army of Occupation Lapel Pin.

He returned from the War and worked for the U.S. Post Office for over 30 years as a carrier in Manhattan, enjoying every minute of his interactions with people. When he retired from the Post Office, Tom and his family moved to the Albany area where he was an Ichabod Crane bus driver for a short time, then ran a parking lot in downtown Albany,

The Patriot Guard Riders are proud to have the opportunity to stand and render dignity, honor and respect for the life and service of Mr. Thomas A. Spierto, proud US Army veteran and Greatest Generation hero.


Primary Staging Time: 09:15 A.M.
Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home
1015 Kinderhook St.
Valatie, New York - 12184
Ride Captain:
Ray Sestak
Special Instructions:
Staging at the funeral home for the arrival of the family. Members will escort to the church and, upon conclusion of services to the cemetery for interment services:

St. John The Baptist Church
1025 Kinderhook St.
Valatie, NY 12184

Cemetery is located directly behind the church.
Flags & Water:
Flags Will NOT Be Provided, Please Bring Your Own.
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: Ray Sestak
Position: Assistant State Captain

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