Thomas Stuart Risbon, 54
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 6, 2010 at 2:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Chapel, Leonardtown, MD. Interment will be private.The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 6, 2010 from 1:00 - 2:00 PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Chapel, Leonardtown, MD.Thomas “T- Bone” Stuart Risbon, JR., age 54 of Leonardtown, MD passed away February 27, 2010 after a long illness. He was born April 14th 1955 in Coatesville, PA to the late Thomas Stuart and Mary Grace Robinson Risbon, Sr. On March 12, 1977 he was married to Catherine Ann Toler of PA. She is the daughter of Pete and Nancy Toler. Together they had 3 sons; Ian and Becca Risbon of Lexington Park, MD, Eric Risbon of St. Inigoes, MD and Ryan Risbon of Leonardtown, MD. He was the proud grandfather of Eric Stuart Risbon, Jr. He is also survived by his siblings Joann Roberts of Fancy Gap, VA, John Risbon of State College, PA, Michael Risbon of Cochransville, PA, Andrew Risbon and Matthew Risbon both of Coatesville, PA. Tom graduated from Coatesville High School in 1973, moving to St. Mary’s County in 1995. He was a Vietnam Veteran who served four years in the United States Navy as an Electronics Technician and received an honorable discharge from the military in September of 1978. Tom began his career in Warminster Pennsylvania (NADC) before relocating to Webster Field (4.5.11 SCR) and worked for several different defense contractors before serving 25 years as a civil servant. Tom was an avid athlete who played many sports throughout his life; football, basketball, hockey, softball, he was even scouted by two major league baseball teams and invited to tryouts while in high school, however, golf was his favorite passion. He was an avid fan of all Philadelphia sports teams, which caused much laughter between himself and his officemates. Tom was a proud father who enjoyed coaching his son’s athletic teams. He was a quarter back for the Webster Field Wombats Football Team and a member of the NADC Baseball League and was a member of Breton Bay Country Club. He enjoyed traveling and seeing new places. His other hobbies included wood working, manicuring his yard, remodeling his house, anything that involved working with his hands. Tommy enjoyed reading about American history and watching classic movies. Tom was a wonderful father and loving husband. He was a strong willed person who, no matter how sick he was, fought through his illness and had plans to live a long productive fulfilling life. He loved spending the little time he could with his grandson. Everybody who has ever met Tommy was touched by his genuine, loving, upbeat, wonderful personality and he will surely be missed. The family will receive friends on Saturday, March 6, 2010 from 1:00 – 2:00PM in the Mattingley-Gardiner Funeral Home Chapel, Leonardtown, MD where a funeral service will follow at 2:00PM with Deacon Bill Nickerson officiating. Interment will be private. Contributions in memory of Thomas “T-Bone” Stuart, Jr. may be made to the American Liver Foundation, 75 Maiden Lane, Suite 603, New York, NY 10038.