Thomas Harding – Obituary


Thomas J. Harding, 58, of Binghamton, NY, passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2021. He is survived by his wife, Susanne Harding, and his daughter, Emily Harding.  As well as his four siblings, Dianne Cobb, JoAnne McManus, Michael Harding and Daniel Harding; and his many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. He is predeceased by his parents, Tom and June Harding. He will be missed by all his extended family and his wife’s family.  

Tom worked for the Binghamton Fire Department for 20 years and then retired with his family to Raleigh, NC.  He then worked on the Golden Belt Campus in Durham, N.C. as a Maintenance Technician for HELM Property Management and Services LLC.  He also served in the armed forces for the Coast Guard in his youth. 

Tom couldn’t have been prouder of his daughter, Emily.  He would tell everyone he met about how smart she is and what adventures she is having at any given time.   He loved cooking and trying new recipes.  He loved exploring the Raleigh/Durham area and even took up fishing in the last two years (but never brought a fish home.) We were able to still be with family as some of Susanne’s family lives here, but he was always checking up on Binghamton’s news, weather and obituaries.  Cadie, our family dog, just worshipped him and will greatly miss him.  He was always reaching out to those he loved to see how he could help or how he could brighten up someone’s day. We are sure his animal videos on Facebook will be missed by all.  

Due to the Covid pandemic, we are postponing any funeral services at this time. We hope to be able to celebrate his life all together when it is safe to do so. Tom was a big proponent of The Retired Professional Fire Fighters Cancer Fund.  Donations can be made on the website or by sending your donation to 4 Loretta Dr, Binghamton NY 13905.  

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