Theodor Thomas Bierschenk


In Loving

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.



  1. Patricia Temple June 11, 2019 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    It is surreal, I just played volleyball with you a few Tuesday’s and now you’re gone. You will be missed my friend.

    • Rebecca June 11, 2019 at 9:23 pm - Reply

      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!

      • Ross Horio June 28, 2019 at 12:12 am - Reply

        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.

  2. Troy Pickrel June 12, 2019 at 12:20 am - Reply

    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

  3. Jennice June 12, 2019 at 1:59 am - Reply

    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.

    • Aly June 13, 2019 at 3:00 pm - Reply

      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.


      • Tim Rudolph August 20, 2019 at 9:06 pm - Reply

        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.

  4. Pablo June 12, 2019 at 3:50 am - Reply

    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.

  5. Tom Campbell June 12, 2019 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    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.

  6. Mahesh June 13, 2019 at 3:11 pm - Reply

    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.

  7. M. Francisco Palomo June 13, 2019 at 4:21 pm - Reply

    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.

    • nelson June 15, 2019 at 5:46 pm - Reply

      Thank you – Francis – so true…

  8. Sonja Bierschenk June 13, 2019 at 9:05 pm - Reply

    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.

  9. Jp June 14, 2019 at 2:09 am - Reply

    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!

  10. aly June 14, 2019 at 3:00 am - Reply

    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!

    • Dina Bierschenk June 15, 2019 at 2:06 am - Reply

      Thank You!

  11. Tom Barilla June 14, 2019 at 3:34 am - Reply

    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.

  12. Chris v. Fahnestock June 15, 2019 at 12:53 am - Reply

    Tom, you will be missed

  13. Cami June 15, 2019 at 3:09 am - Reply

    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

  14. Claudia Bierschenk June 16, 2019 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    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!

  15. Donald baker June 17, 2019 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    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.

    • Dina Bierschenk June 22, 2019 at 2:28 pm - Reply

      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

  16. Stephanie June 19, 2019 at 1:01 am - Reply

    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!

  17. Afton Stincelli June 23, 2019 at 2:14 am - Reply

    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.

    • nelson June 23, 2019 at 3:45 pm - Reply

      yes – I believe when he was young

  18. Wayne Harrell June 23, 2019 at 9:16 pm - Reply

    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.

    • dina Bierschenk July 16, 2019 at 11:48 am - Reply

      Thank You

  19. Lee Mulready Glasgow June 24, 2019 at 12:37 am - Reply

    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

  20. Alex Li June 27, 2019 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    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.

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  22. Jennifer Holmes July 11, 2019 at 11:07 pm - Reply

    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

    • dina Bierschenk July 16, 2019 at 11:46 am - Reply

      Thanks Jen & Shane

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