Thomas J. Bia, a lifelong resident of the Bronx, died on March 11, 2024. He was 70.

Mr. Bia was born on March 1, 1954 in the Bronx to the late Thomas and Anita (Ioppolo) Bia.

A memorial service will be Saturday from 2-7pm at Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home, 726 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx. In lieu of flowers donations in Thomas Bia’s memory can be made to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

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  1. Steve Goldenberg on March 14, 2024 at 12:56 pm

    I’ve known Tommy for more then 25 years. A true Gentleman. He will be missed. GOD bless him.

  2. Lizette Aviles on March 14, 2024 at 1:21 pm

    My sincere condolences to the family, friends and loved ones. TOMMY my heart ❤️ is broken you were a very special person. I will forever be grateful, for the help you gave me and my family, for the years I was able to work for you, even tho my English was not great because of my accent everyone used to make fun of me, still my daughters do. I loved working at the office, you named me Mamazan, (inside joke) even after not working there you saw me and called me Mamazan always with respect. You were a caring person and help a lot of people. I pray you be in a special place. I will always cherish all the memories we had together. I will always be one of Bia’s Girls. RIP

    • Madelyn Vasquez on March 14, 2024 at 7:48 pm

      Tommy my dear friend of almost 25 years we met while I was at rappaport even after I left we stayed in touch. A true gentleman a true friend. My heart aches knowing I will not be able to text you and call you my old man (inside joke) I love you Tommy may you RIP I will never forget you.

  3. Rick Galella on March 14, 2024 at 4:53 pm

    My deepest sympathies to the Bia family. Words cannot express how broken hearted i am,along with family and friends that knew him.
    I guess he didn’t realize how much he was loved and needed here on earth.
    He was truly a sincere friend, talented musician, and had a great sense of humor too. We laughed alot
    about old times!
    Going to miss coming to the Bronx,and not being able to call you.
    You will live in my heart and memory forever.
    God Bless you Tommy
    See you when I get there

  4. Evelyn Aviles on March 16, 2024 at 1:40 pm

    My Dearest Tommy.

    This pain in my heart and soul is so real. I can’t even comprehend THE WHY!! What in Tommy’s present life forced him to take his own precious life! 
    The love, respect, thoughtfulness, endurance, advice, understanding, sharing, caring, empathy, discipline and education Tommy taught Me is Priceless. Thank you Tommy for loving me unconditionally. For taking me under your wings at times with No judgement. No indifference.  You were blessed with many titles in your life along the way. First title a Son. Followed by Titles of a Brother, Cousin, Uncle, Friend, Quitarist,  Husband, Teacher, entrepreneur, advisor, Counselor,  Marshall and your biggest role THE BOSSMAN ( Just call me TOMMY). Other unknown titles you fulfilled. You shared conversation with me. You trusted ME with keys to your business and home. You choose to educated yourself to become an incredible respected Marshall. A Profession of all trades. Having your own income. Validation of your own right and strength. Your own earned home and belongings. Fruits of your aspiring education and commitment to your own self.  Tommy you left suddenly. Only you know what you accomplished and everything you set yourself to succeed. You are now our Guardian Angel sitting peacefully next to the righteous Man in heaven. 

    I WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER.
    KEEPING YOU SEALED IN MY HEART. 
    SEE YOU LATER.
    EVELYN

  5. Evelyn Aviles on March 16, 2024 at 1:44 pm

    My Condolences to The Bia Family and Friends.
    Prayers for you all.

  6. Michael Morley on March 16, 2024 at 3:57 pm

    Tommy. …your are a great friend always there to help someone…you will be sorely missed my dear friend
    God keep you and Rest In Peace

  7. Jeanne Grundmann on March 17, 2024 at 12:31 am

    To Frank, Joe, Peter and families,
    My deepest sympathy for the loss of your dear brother and uncle Tommy. My sincere wishes of peace and love at this difficult time.
    Sincerely, Jeanne Grundmann

  8. Nicole on March 18, 2024 at 9:54 pm

    Thomas Bia,

    The day I heard the news I prayed for someone to tell me it was a joke from our crazy friend. I can’t believe you are gone. Thank you for always being there for me, no matter the time, no matter the weather and no matter what it was that you were doing, because if someone needs help Tommy goes to the rescue.
    You left many people with broken hearts because no one will ever compare to you, like many have said, you were the definition of a true gentleman.
    The world will not be the same, I will miss you!
    Who buys a purple car, I said to you, when I learn purple was your favorite color! Rest in peace, and since you are not here to safe everyone anymore, watch over us from up there!

    Love,

  9. Libbi Locascio on March 20, 2024 at 9:28 am

    Tommy… I have known you for decades… as a Marshal and as a friend. My late husband Alfred always respected you as a person and as a marshal. In all our conversations you never had a bad word to say about anyone. Rest in peace. Libbi Locascio

  10. Jodyann Clunis Webb on March 22, 2024 at 6:40 pm

    My heart felt condolences to your family Tommy. You were truly an angel here on earth, now you are free. You’ve left your mark and it will remain. Rest well Tommy, you will be dearly missed.

  11. Manuel Gomez on April 4, 2024 at 12:42 pm

    I miss Tommy dearly. Our relationship began professional, but soon we became friends. He was a great man, a true professional, and a reliable friend

  12. Rud Morales on April 9, 2024 at 11:02 am

    Wao.. I don’t have words..

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