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Thomas E. Byers, 53

FRANKLIN — Thomas Eugene Byers, March 29, 1959 - February 25, 2013.
Tom was born an adventurer in San Francisco, CA. He loved to travel to destinations unknown and believed it was your responsibility to explore the world if it took your last dime. He believed you should go to a show, eat at a fancy restaurant and live life to its fullest, like it was your last day because at the end of the road you can't take it with you. Tom was also a basic man at heart, who loved to sit with his children for a picnic of sourdough bread, hard salami and loaf of Velveeta. Tears would come to his eyes as he explained to them that they would never fully understand his love until they had children of their own. Tom was a master artisan of wood and self proclaimed cabinet maker, although his gifts of art were so much more. He loved long bike rides to the beach, English muffin pizzas with everything on them and listening to the "Star Spangled Banner" which always brought tears to his eyes.
He was the loving son of the Lois and Eugene Byers, who were waiting to take him home. He will be desperately missed by his children, Kelly and Craig Untiet of Bristol and Halley and Ben Wakefield of Moultonborough. He leaves behind his grandson, Tucker Wakefield and granddaughter, Kendall Untiet. Tom is survived by siblings, Betty Cruz, Jim Byers, Peggy Allen and Gino Byers.
He was predeceased by his sister, Linda Kaminski.
A Celebration of Tom's Life will be held Friday, March 1st from 3:30 to 6:00 PM at the Merrimack Valley Railroad Station, 11 Park Street in Northfield.
Arrangements are under the care of the William F. Smart Sr. Memorial Home of Tilton.
Donations in Tom's name may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation www.jdrf.org
For more information go to www.smartfuneralhome.com
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