DAVID CITY — Memorial services for Charles T. “Tom” Bridge, 67, Omaha, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, at Presentation Parish (Marietta). A rosary will precede the Mass at 10:30 a.m. Private burial will be at a later date.
Chermok Funeral Home of David City is in charge of the arrangements.
He passed away June 8, 2019, while doing something he loved with people that he loved, cycling in Iowa.
Charles Thomas “Tom” Mattern Bridge was born April 6, 1952, to Robert and Diane (Mattern) Bridge in Norfolk. He was united in marriage to Rosemary Ann Adamy on May 7, 1977, in David City. Tom worked at Computer & Network Security and Consulting in Omaha.
Tom’s life was one of distinct characterization which requires little embellishment, contrary to his storytelling customs; his legacy — one of a dying breed. He was an outlaw, a cowboy, a genuine soul who surrounded himself with friends of the highest quality and character, a family man who lived selflessly yet selfishly enough to feed his inquisitive soul.
He carefully maintained an unbreakable bond with countless friends and family members, a bond that will exist through eternity. Rarely taking time to slow down, he was always about the next adventure — a true wanderlust of sorts. This was something which he was well known for. “Life is for living” was a statement he quoted often and one he truly lived by and took quite literally.
His spirit has inspired and will continue to inspire each and every soul he came into contact with. If there ever were a man that possessed an effortless infectious energy, Tom was that man. Over everything, his heart overflowed from the successes of his family and the love that they all shared. Now that his physical presence is gone, that love is strengthened and remembered through shared memories.
“Tom time” is a concept that among family and friends insists he might be running behind for his meeting with the rest of the universe, but those who knew him closest know that his departure was all too soon. He will be abundantly missed.
Tom is survived by his spouse, Rose of Omaha; a daughter, MacKenzie Bridge of Chicago; a son, Tommy Bridge of Lyons, Colo.; a brother, Robert (Aimee) Bridge of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and nephews Stuart (Tara), Alec and Nate Bridge.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Diane Bridge.
Any memorials can be designated to the family for later designation. The family will be hosting a “Bridgie’s Tailgate Party” at David City Auditorium immediately following the Mass.