Theodor Thomas Bierschenk
June 18, 1963 – June 5, 2019
Theodor Thomas Bierschenk, 55, of Williamsburg passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2019.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at Maymont Mansion, 1700 Hampton St, Richmond, Va. Please contact family directly for the exact building location.
It is surreal, I just played volleyball with you a few Tuesday’s and now you’re gone. You will be missed my friend.
Tom, you were a wandering and always on the go bit you always took your time and friendly to those you met along the way! You were a gather always getting together to play volleyball, rain/shine, hot/cold you always put out the call to bring more people together!
Tom, it was a pleasure meeting you and playing volleyball. You were always nice and fun, You had the Statue of Liberty block that I’ll always remember and now call it the TomB when I use it. Take care until we bump, set, spike in the clouds again. Rest in Peace. Nothing but Love for Ya.
Wow. How life is a vapor, Tom i met you 2 years ago, I enjoyed your friendship and playing volleyball with you, I guess God needed you more than us, Rest in peace my friend, you will be missed
We will miss you Tom. This seems so unreal. I enjoyed playing VB with you. You were always so encouraging and kind. I am thankful to have known you. I hope to see you again one day in Heaven.
You were like an older brother to me. I great appreciated your guidance and friendship. You were at my house for dinner just few weeks ago. Love u man! Rest in peace my friend. I will always remember you.
Theo, God bless you and your family and sacrifices you have made. It was a long time ago at Silver Lake Regional High School and the rural area of Plympton MA. I was just talking to my girls tonight and mentioned you
It was sad to see that we could not connect (at least here on earth).
Condolences to your family and friends.
On behalf of the Beach Volleyball Meetup at 56th St. I wish to extend sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to all of Tom’s family and friends. I am sure our members will leave their own personal thoughts. I personally am very sad and sorry to know that I will not see Tom on the sand but I will forever hear him in my memories saying, “There is no better place to be on a day like today!” Goodbye my friend, you will always be on our minds and in our hearts.
I did not know Tom well, only through volleyball in Williamsburg. But he was always smiling and always kind to others. I’m very sorry to hear about his passing. My condolences to his family and friends.
This is really shocking Tom. Always a fun and happy guy to play volleyball with in South Riding VA. May your soul rest in peace.
Theo, I was shocked when I heard the news. You were the youngest, and fittest, of the old UMass crew. My sincere condolences to your daughters and brother, Nelson.
Thank you – Francis – so true…
Thank you all for your condolences about my dad, the memorial is still being planned but the tentative date is June 30th in Richmond Virginia. Please share this info with his volleyball friends and I will post more details about the memorial when it is finalized.
On behalf of the Fairfax and loundon county volleyball meet up, I would like to leave my condolences to Tom’s Family and friends. Tom was a great asset to our meet up I was able to convince him to become a host and he was a big help to the community of volleyball and the northern Virginia area. He loved the sport and I watched him grow and learn and get better day by day. He will be missed. Prayers and best wishes from Jp and F&L meetup!
Rest in peace Tom. Today we celebrated your legacy by playing volleyball. Guys put their hands on the ball and send prayers to your and your family. We love u man!
Rest in peace, Tom B. I enjoyed our time playing volleyball together in JP’s Ffx and Ldn Cty group constantly getting our names confused on the rosters by the other organizers. So sorry to hear of your passing. Interesting to see that you lived in Williamsburg as it might be the place I retire to in the near future since I visit there about three times a year to get away from Washington DC.
Tom, you will be missed
Was so sorry to hear about Tom’s passing. I worked with him awhile back and really enjoyed his positive attitude! Have been praying for peace for his daughters
None of us were expecting the sudden loss of Theo, just 13 days short of his Birthday (June 18, 1963) 6 weeks after our dad’s passing ( April 21, 2019). My oldest Brother, Opa’s firstborn, was a source of family unity since my twin nieces Monika Bierschenk and Sonja Bierschenk were toddlers because he always visit us in Miami once a year and every year for more than a decade. Uncle Tom, like my daughter Elisabeth Bierschenk lovingly called him, firmly believed that it was important for the new generation to build a strong family unity for when we are no longer here. This was one of his biggest accomplishment. Thanks to his dedication and investment in time and money of keeping this tradition year after year is that we develop a strong and unconditional loving connection. While we are sad and confused, we know that Theo would wish that we celebrate his life. May your soul rest in peace dear brother!
Monica and Sonja you brought such love and joy into your Dad’s life. He would always enter “Proud Dad” mode when he spoke of you. I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers and thoughts. I have always treasured my long friendship with your father. Despite time and distance we have remained connected over the years. He will be deeply missed. Theo, rest in peace my friend.
The Memorial Service will be 1pm Saturday 6/29 at Maymont Mansion 1700 Hampton St Richmond Va I’m not sure which bld but if you’re coming message me and by then I should have an exact location 201-264-6621
Our birthday will never be the same. Raul and I will always feel a small part of the day missing without you. Today was bittersweet, but know that I toasted a drink in your honor this afternoon. Happy Birthday my friend. We miss you!
Did this man ever live in Salt Lake City, Utah? It would have been when he was a young boy. So sorry for your loss. If he is that boy I used to take care of him.
yes – I believe when he was young
I first met Tom in Germany many years ago and is one of the handful of friends I have kept in contact with over the years. He was always energetic, upbeat, and a lot of fun to hang out. He will be missed, my condolences to the surviving family.
Prayers for his friends and family. I went to high school with Theo many years ago and remember his kind spirit and always smiling face. Rest In Peace
Condolences to the family. I’ve always enjoyed every volleyball game with Tom, whether we were winning or losing. No matter what, he was always cheerful. You’ll be missed, my friend.
WHEN I LEFT THE SERVICE YOU WROTE A RESUME FOR ME THAT GOT ME MY GREATEST JOB…
WARGAMING FOR THE UNITED STATES ARMY…
I NEVER HAD A BROTHER…
BUT YOU CAME VERY CLOSE TO IT…
I WILL MISS YOU VERY VERY MUCH…
GOOD BLESS YOU…
Many condolences in regards to this sad news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so grateful to Tom for being relaxed and contained and for going with the flow overseas: a great example. You will always be remembered. Jennifer and Shane Holmes
Thanks Jen & Shane
I think of you often Tom. Although we were 1st cousins, we didn’t grow up knowing each other. I am so very grateful that we got to know each other over the past ten year and that I got to meet your girls. I wish I still had many more years to spend time with you, but I will be forever grateful that we spent the time we did together.
Jörg Trobitzsch / I am the eldest friend of your dad and grandfather. Me and Ulli vistited the same shool in Hannover in Germany. Time passed. But every year we contacted each other on his birthday in October. This year I was missing the contact. Today I was looking for him in internet to find out what maybe could be happend. I and my wife Päivi became shocked when we found out that your dad and grandfather died in April 21. His son Tom 6 weeks later. My wife and I give our deepest condolences to the famiies. We are so sorry of this loss. With Tom we hade contact 10 yeas ago in his time in Hamburg. On weekends we had trips with him in the surroundings of Hamburg,Then he often was talking about the twindoughters Monica and Sonja. He made plans to invite the kids for thei next holidays in Germany. Long time before this we visited Ulli and Maroa in Caracas. . Claudia, Michael and Ulli visited usin Hannover later on.. We would like to have contact with Claudia. My telefon 0049 4186 8644
i found a set of dog tags that i believe were his, they have his name, blood type,and social #
I met Tao at UMASS about 1984 where he was president of the Strategy Club. He taught me Napoleonic and Modern Armor warfare gaming. Looked up to him so much. Can’t accept he is gone.