Thomas Adrian Pearson, Jr.June 20, 1947
Thomas Adrian Pearson Jr. 70, died Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Ocean Medical Center in Brick. Mr. Pearson was born and raised in North Plainfield before moving to Bayville for 10 yrs. and Whiting the last 8 yrs. He was a retired construction laborer working out of local #779 of Somerville. Tom also worked as a professional Santa Claus. He served in the United States Army during Vietnam. Tom was predeceased by his wife Margaret Peggy Pearson in 1994. Surviving are two sons, Thomas III and wife Kimberly Pearson of New Providence, Timothy Pearson of Whiting and a daughter Tara and husband Timothy Gleason of Lacey Township. Also surviving is a brother Scott and wife Suzanne Pearson of North Plainfield, three sisters, Lynn Pearson, Diane and husband John Scannelli, and Judy and husband Robert Jones all of Bridgewater. Also surviving is Tom’s companion, Joan Potts of Ocean Gate and four grandchildren, Dylan, Tim, Ryan and Thomas IV and many nephews and nieces. Services will start 9am Wednesday from Scarpa-Las Rosas Funeral Home, 22 Craig Place, North Plainfield, followed by a 10am mass at St. Joseph RC Church in North Plainfield. Burial will take place in Hillside Cemetery in Scotch Plains. Visiting hours are Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9pm.