Thomas A. Chaires

September 7, 2020 Avondale, PA "Tom"

Thomas A. Chaires, age 60 of Avondale, PA, passed away on Monday, September 7, 2020 at Jennersville Hospital. He was the loving husband of Cynthia Weston Chaires, with whom he shared nearly 40 years of marriage. The two met in high school at 16 and were together ever since.

Tom graduated from Avon Grove High School and later went on to work as a Mechanic for General Motors. Following his position as a Mechanic, he worked at Cann Printing, a job that he came to greatly enjoy.

Tom was passionate about woodworking, boating, motorcycles and cars – anything with an engine. He also had an artistic and creative way about him. Tom liked antiques and often amazed family and friends with his ability to restore old items and make them look brand new. Tom was the type of person who always had a smile on his face and a joke to brighten your day. He had a kind heart and deeply loved his family.

In addition to his wife, Cynthia, Tom is survived by his two sons, Sean Thomas Chaires (Crystle) and Andrew Leslie Chaires (Danielle and fur baby, Coconut); his mother, Faytha King Chaires; his brother, Kenneth Richard, Jr. (Cindy); sister, Carol Bauder (Dan); and grandchildren, Kylee and Spencer. Tom was predeceased by his father, Kenneth Richard, Sr. and his sister, Charlotte Pfeiffer.

You are invited to visit with Tom’s family and friends on Friday, September 11, 2020 from 1:00PM to 2:00PM at Foulk Funeral Home, 200 Rose Hill Rd., West Grove, PA 19390. Services and interment will be held graveside at 2:30PM at New London Presbyterian Cemetery, 1986 Newark Rd., Lincoln University, PA 19352.

Memorial Contributions in Tom’s honor may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1818 Market St., Suite 2820, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

Arrangements by Foulk Funeral Home of West Grove, PA.

Memorial Donations

American Cancer Society

1818 Market Street
Suite 2820
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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September 11, 2020 1:00PM to 2:00PM Foulk Funeral Home
200 Rose Hill Road
West Grove, PA 19390

Graveside Service

September 11, 2020 2:30PM New London Presbyterian Cemetery
1986 Newark Road
Lincoln University, PA 19352


September 11, 2020 Following Graveside Service New London Presbyterian Cemetery
1986 Newark Road
Lincoln University, PA 19352


  1. Cindy, so very sorry for your loss. May god comfort you and your family.

    Deborah Lewis
    Class of 1979

    Deborah Lewis | September 17, 2020 at 9:09 PM
  2. Cindy and Family:
    So sorry to hear of Tommy’s passing – He was a great person and I am so glad that I could call you both my friends. God Bless !

    Linda Hersh | September 14, 2020 at 1:13 PM
  3. Dear Cindy, and all the fam that is grieving for such a wonderful, kind, and funny guy, I pray for peace in your souls, knowing he is with the Lord, and He will give you the strength you need to get you through the rough times ahead. I wish I had been closer over the years, I miss my family, and I will cherish Tom’s memory forever. ❤️

    Sharon Cawley Hill | September 11, 2020 at 11:49 AM
  4. Dear Faye, Carol and family. So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. I remember the conversations with him about cars at your house. Faye, I fondly remember working with you at Landhope. Great times! And Carol you were always the nicest person! You are all in my prayers! Ted Mitchell

    Ted Mitchell | September 11, 2020 at 10:27 AM
  5. Cindy and family,
    Sorry to hear about Tom, may the peace of God be with you and your family in this time of sorrow, knowing this is not the end in that you will see him again someday. You’re in my prayers, George

    George Defeo | September 10, 2020 at 9:18 PM
  6. We would like express our deepest condolences. As having the privilege of being neighbors for over 20 years. We grew to love Tom. His warm smile and his never ending kindness to help us with anything. Words alone can never express how much he meant to us. He will be sadly missed but never forgotten. Hugs to all of you❤️ James Janet Lephew and family

    Janet Lephew | September 10, 2020 at 8:25 PM
  7. Cindy and Family,
    So sorry to learn of Tom”s passing! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

    Bob Mitchell, AG Class of 79!

    Bob Mitchell | September 10, 2020 at 7:24 PM
  8. Cindy, So sorry hearing about Tom passing .
    Nice guy from high school who always had time to say hello when I would see him around town.
    You and your family are in my prayers during these difficult times.

    Michael Conner | September 10, 2020 at 6:45 PM
  9. Tomorrow I will be there to lay my late uncle to rest, honor his life, and remember him. Uncle Tom you will always be there for me in spirit, and I promise to make you proud. You taught me life lessons that I’ll never forget. Now you will watch over Sean, Andrew, Aunt Cindy, and all of us from heaven. I’ll never forget you.

    Joshua Chaires | September 10, 2020 at 4:31 AM
  10. I love you dad and I’m going to miss you for the rest of my life.

    Sean Thomas Chaired | September 9, 2020 at 11:07 PM
  11. Cindy and family,
    Marc and I are so very sorry to hear of your families sad news. We thought very highly of your husband Tom. He truly always had a smile on his face and was always so nice and a gentleman. You and your family are in our prayers. May God be with you in this time of sorrow. Fondly, Marc and Sue Needles

    Susan E. Needles | September 9, 2020 at 4:37 PM
  12. Dear Cindy, I’m so sorry to hear about Tom, you and your family are in my prayers, my heart goes out to you for your loss of Tom. May God give you the strength to get through this, if you need anything just call me, love you, carol mcallister

    Carol mcallister | September 9, 2020 at 2:16 PM

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