Obituary of Thomas B. Shultis Sr.

Tom Shultis

Thomas B. Shultis Sr., 70 of Great Barrington passed away February 28, 2018 surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on June 1, 1947 to Sidney and Martha Shultis. He was a graduate of the former Searles High School Class of 1966.

Tom spent several years employed by the telephone company and later joined his father in law Alfred Beligni and brother in law Mike Beligni at B+S Tire Company in Great Barrington. He later became sole proprietor of the company until his retirement in 2013.

Tom was a member of St. Peter’s Church and of the Masonic Temple. Tom served on the Great Barrington Fire Department for many years and with the Great Barrington Police Department as an Officer for a few years. His favorite past time was playing golf with his three best friends; Bob Hammer, Ronnie Bernoit and Bruce Morelli.

He and his wife Patricia (high school sweethearts) spent 54 wonderful years together raising their four children.

Tom is survived by his wife, Patricia (Beligni) Shultis, daughter Cheryl Broderick, his son Michael Shultis and wife Gina (Salvato) Shultis, son Thomas Shultis Jr. all of Great Barrington and daughter Heather Wheeler and husband Robert Wheeler of Bradenton Florida, his seven grandchildren, Danielle, Cole, Ericca, Justin, Ryan, Ben and Bobby, two great granddaughters, Alexis and Nevaeh, his mother in law Virginia Beligni, his brother in law Michael Beligni and wife Debbie and niece Lexi Beligni and his loving dog Marley.

Funeral Services for Thomas B. Shultis Sr. will be held on Monday March 5 at 10:00 AM with a Liturgy of Christian Burial at St. Peter’s Church in Great Barrington with Rev. William P. Murphy Pastor officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Sunday March 4 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME 33 South Street Great Barrington MA 01230. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy in Tom’s memory may be made to either Hospice Care in the Berkshires or St. Peter’s Church Restoration Fund in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be made through

5 Responses to Obituary of Thomas B. Shultis Sr.

  1. Condolences to the family of Tommy Shultis. May God be with you all in your time of sorrow 🙁

    • The Tomich family is saddened by Tommy’s passing. We also are sad for his family; Patty, Cherly who was friends to our daughter and of course his sons. Also his motherinlaw. May he rest in peace. Jean Tomich.

  2. Rest peacefully Tom. Thanks for the many years of friendship. My love and condolences to your family.

  3. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. I wish we could be there to support you all but please know that Karl and I are there with you in spirit. Rest in Peace Mr. Shultis.

  4. Our deepest condolonces to Tom’s family. Had good memories of growing up with him.

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