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Thomas Robert Stacey

August 18, 1995 ~ March 24, 2022 (age 26)


Thomas Robert Stacey of Ramsey, NJ died March 24, 2022. He was 26 years old. The son of Thomas Stacey and Betsy Gebhard Stacey, Thomas was born on August 18, 1995. He was widely regarded as a kind, helpful presence to his family and was a devoted big brother to his sister, Sarah.

Talented in both academics and athletics, Thomas graduated from Ramsey High School in 2014, during which time he also played soccer and earned a black belt in karate. He studied Biobehavioral sciences at Penn State University, where he was also a member of the Penn State Pulsar Search Collaboratory, Society of Physics Students (SPS), Penn State Biobehavioral Health Society, and the Surf Club. He was also active in Penn State Hackathons (HackPSU). Thomas was deeply curious about the world around him, with a particular interest in neuroscientific studies and the intersection of philosophy, psychology, human biology, and developing computer technologies. Described by many as an “old soul,” Thomas sought to transform his academic gifts and life experiences into personal growth to better the world around him. His gratitude and kindness were as notable as his rare intelligence.

In addition to his parents and sister, Thomas is survived by his grandmother, Theresa Gebhard of Bayonne; his aunts and uncles: Patricia Stacey and her husband Bob Pultro of Pennsylvania, Bob and Kelly Gebhard of Upper Saddle River, Walter and Anna Stacey of Bayonne, Bill Gebhard of Newton; his cousins Christopher and Bobby Gebhard, Stephen Gebhard, Marc Stacey, Walter Stacey Jr. and his wife Alba; and Francis, Michelle, Mary, and Annamaria Alcaro of Ramsey.

Funeral arrangements have been made through Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home in Ramsey. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 from 3:00-8:00pm. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 10:00am at St. Paul R.C. Church in Ramsey, followed by interment at Maryrest Cemetery in Mahwah. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. https://stjude.org  

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March 29, 2022

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Van Emburgh-Sneider-Pernice Funeral Home
109 Darlington Ave
Ramsey, NJ 07446

Funeral Mass
March 30, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Paul R.C. Church
200 Wyckoff Avenue
Ramsey, NJ 07446

March 30, 2022

11:15 AM
Maryrest Cemetery
770 Darlington Avenue
Mahwah, NJ 07430

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