Condolence & Memory Journal

We just learned of Tom's passing. Frost Valley YMCA sends our condolences to Tom's family. We had the pleasure of working with Tom for many years as he helped so many of Pelham's students get an outdoor and team building experience. He was such an amazing teacher to work with- so easy going, yet excited and so loose, yet organized. We will miss him.

Posted by Bob Eddings - Frost Valley YMCA, NY - Acquaintance   September 09, 2019

Mr Rocks..Thanks again for always looking out for the Maguire boys Patrick and Robby.We were blessed to have you in our lives.Prayers to your family from the Maguire Clan.

Posted by Edward Maguire - Pelham Manor, NY - Friend   August 07, 2019

So, so sorry. Mr. Roks was a mentor and golf coach and friend to Colin and Timmy. An all-around good guy. Please accept our condolences. The Fields family, Pelham.

Posted by Joseph Fields - Pelham Manor, NY - Friend   August 07, 2019

We are shocked and heavily saddened by the sudden passing of Tom Roksvold. "Mr Roksvold" made science fun and fascinating for my son, and Frost Valley memorable for parents and chaperones. Mr Roksvold name had rock star recognition in this household . To the immediate and extended Roksvold family, we are very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts during these difficults moments. The Kuehlwein family, Leo, Max, JP and Isabelle

Posted by Isabelle Konstantinov - Pelham, NY - Acquaintance   August 07, 2019

We were so shocked and deeply saddened when we heard about Tom's sudden passing. Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time in your lives. Your faith will sustain you and your many happy memories will keep his spirit alive in your family. I am always reminded that death is but God's way to a far greater life with him.

Posted by Cathy and Joe Lanza - New Port Richey, FL - Friend   August 07, 2019

I am shocked and saddened by this news about Tommy. My heart aches for his parents Tom and Maryann who are my second Mom and Dad, I have know the family for years and baby-sat for both Tommy and his late brother Kristian. No words can express how sad I am. I will never forget Tommy and may he now be with his brother in heaven RIP Tommy. Diane Connelly

Posted by Diane Connelly - Sebastian,, FL - Friend   August 07, 2019

My heart is saddened by this news. My sincerest condolences to the Roksvold family. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Posted by William Lenhard    August 06, 2019

You were one of the good guys Tommy.I laughed everytime we spoke. You will be so missed by your friends,family, co workers and students. You were a giver.

Posted by Rita Reddy - Shrub Oak, NY - Friend   August 06, 2019

Fond memories of Tommy and Kris from Pelham and Scouts in '80s. Tom Sr. being a legendary camp cook took us all over the Hudson River Valley in their big station wagon to great campsites, always making sure the Troop was well fed in the evening. Tommy was such a great spirit, always having a smile on his face as he guided us younger guys on hikes and earning merit badges, always with a heart of gold. Reading his obituary and others comments, it is no surprise that he grew up to be an influential educator that touched the lives of so many. Please accept my deepest condolences to the entire Roksvold family, his children and wife. Sending love with all my memories during this incredibly difficult time.

Posted by Michael J Fix - MELROSE, MA - Family Friend   August 06, 2019

The Tahbaz Family sends our deepest sympathies and condolences to the Roksvold family. Mr. Roks was a beloved teacher and a funny man who really took the time to get to know our kids. We enjoyed many years of conversations at volleyball games and school events. We will all miss him very much. Sending our Love.

Posted by Leah Tahbaz - Pelham, NY   August 06, 2019

From the Blanc Family, please accept out condolences to the entire Roksvold family. Our hearts are heavy as we grieve with you. As Co-chair to the Pelham MS Hospitality committee for 3 years Tom was always "quietly" giving back to the students... in immeasurable ways. He was a fixture during MS Moving up and was always there to pin the boutonnière's and place the wristlets on the students. He also made a big impression on my children during the "Frost Valley" trip and on so many other occasions. We know the pain you are going through right now. In the future, please remember that no one can take away your precious memories and that he will always be there, in your minds and hearts.... forever. Best regards, The Blanc Family; Beth, Pierre, Christopher & Lauren.

Posted by Beth Blanc - Pelham Manor, NY - Acquaintance   August 05, 2019

Mr. Rocks was an amazing teacher who has taught us both so much in eighth grade earth science. His sense of humor , laughter and kindness will always be remembered. Our family has just gone through what you are all going through and we are just so, so sorry for your loss and we truly understand how you feel. Sending lots of love, hope and strength through this very difficult time.
Molly and Johnny Cermanski

Posted by Molly and Johnny Cermanski - Pelham Manor, NY - Student   August 05, 2019

Deepest Sympathy to Teresa,Kristina,Erik and all family members.Our hearts are aching over the very sudden death of a beloved Husband,father,Son.Tom none can filly your shoes as a Great Teacher to many of the students who looked up to you Coaching many sports,serving your St.Luke's Lutheran Church as past in church Council.One Sunday each month always busy with his family and church members cooking meals for Hope Soup Kitchen.Anything Tom did he was always willing and with a smile.We will miss this Rock and his shoes will be Very Hard to fill.Thank you for all your 46yrs of friendship and the many good cookouts and parties we were happy to share with you in the past.We miss already .

Posted by Gail olsen - New Rochelle, NY - Family Friend   August 04, 2019