BIZNOTE: West Seattle Thriftway invites you to join in sendoff for Tom

West Seattle Thriftway (WSB sponsor) is saying goodbye to a longtime team member and inviting you to join them in sharing warm wishes for him – here’s the announcement:

It is with a mix of joy and sadness we are announcing that Tom, after over 30 years with us at West Seattle Thriftway, is retiring.

Tom graduated from West Seattle High School in 1983 and was hired here in 1989 after working several jobs around town, including the Kenney Home and the famous Charlestown Cafe. After settling into his role here, he knew this would be the place he retired from one day – AND HERE IT IS! Tom is our senior Courtesy Clerk and is responsible for keeping our store clean, bagging groceries, putting up with Steve razzing him, and so much more! He will be packing up and heading down south to spend his golden years in Palm Springs. Tom is loved by many here in town and we knew you’d like us to share this exciting news!

Join us in celebrating his retirement by signing a card for him through this week, and for a slice of cake the afternoon of September 1st, his last day.

25 Replies to "BIZNOTE: West Seattle Thriftway invites you to join in sendoff for Tom"

  • 4thGenWestSide August 23, 2022 (5:02 pm)

    Tom will be missed!  Always a smiling face.  He and his family are all wonderful people.  Enjoy retirement! 

  • Diane August 23, 2022 (5:10 pm)

    I never had to pleasure of meeting him but WOW.  Congrats to TOM!  He sounds like a great guy.  Enjoy retirement!  

  • Infantry72 August 23, 2022 (5:47 pm)

    Enjoy retirement, Tom!

  • WS Neighbor. August 23, 2022 (5:59 pm)

    Morgan Thriftway and All their staff are wonderful!  Tom helped me many times by taking my groceries to my car especially in inclement weather. ….Happy retirement, Tom 

  • miws August 23, 2022 (6:01 pm)

    Congrats, Tom! —Mike

  • Junction Lady August 23, 2022 (6:09 pm)

    Congratulations on your retirement!!You will be missed.

  • Chris August 23, 2022 (6:35 pm)

    Tom, has always been a kind & helpful gentleman.   All the years we have known him.   He knew my parents & always was there with a smile.    We see him hard at work & smile seeing him.   He will be much missed.   To us, Tom is an important asset & part of Thriftway.    Thank you Tom for all your kindness over the years to all of us.

  • JW August 23, 2022 (7:23 pm)

    Have a fantastic retirement Tom ! I will miss you and your hugs ! Jackie 

  • Luke and Evan's Mom August 23, 2022 (7:58 pm)

    He’s the best! When my boys were small enough to always go grocery shopping with me, the chance to see Tom was always the highlight. I shudder to think how many stickers he gave them. And years later, one of them ended up working there. Enjoy retirement Tom – you deserve it!

  • Susan August 23, 2022 (8:52 pm)

    I will miss your smiling face each week.  Congratulations!

  • Sarah August 23, 2022 (9:48 pm)

    Like Luke and Evan’s Mom wrote, my Graham also loved getting stickers from Tom! Always a kind word and a check-in about sports, he embodied caring customer service. Happy Travels Tom! You’ll be missed!

  • 1994 August 23, 2022 (10:26 pm)

    Congrats to you Tom on 30 years with WS Thriftway!! Enjoy retirement in Palm Springs !! We always enjoyed your positive attitude and help over the many years. And the stickers too :)

  • Glenda Larson August 24, 2022 (6:58 am)

    I’m happy and sad both at the same time.  Who am I going to tease as I check out? I leave you with this,  Tom – you’re a shining star with a wonderful sense of humor! God bless you on your next journey!

  • Anne August 24, 2022 (7:05 am)

    Oh my goodness -Tom is like a member of the family! I remember when he first started working at Thriftway-always with that smile & a”have a good day”! All our grandchildren were pushed to the car in the cart by Tom -happy with a fistful of stickers —some of those grandkids are 21 now!Thank you Tom for 30 years of help & kindness, smiles & laughter. Enjoy this next chapter in your life’s adventure-but know you will be missed! 

  • Lola August 24, 2022 (7:16 am)

    Such wonderful news for  wonderful person.  Have loved seeing Tom at Thriftway whenever we go.  Much happiness in your retirement. Sheri & Charlie

  • Cid August 24, 2022 (7:26 am)

    He has been at Thriftway for as long as I can remember.  Tom was so sweet to my Mom when she lived across the street from the store. Truly a nice guy and we wish him the best.

  • WS4life August 24, 2022 (8:04 am)

    Congratulations Tom!   Always friendly and helpful, sad to see him go but happy for him to enjoy his well earned retirement someplace wonderful!

  • Genesee Hillbilly August 24, 2022 (8:12 am)

    Congratulations on your well-deserved retirement, Tom, and many thanks for your wonderful service to West Seattle Thriftway and its many loyal and happy customers! 

  • Mary August 24, 2022 (8:30 am)

    Nooo-a!! Oh you will be sooo missed! You deserve all the very best. Warm (ha) wishes for your “new” life.

  • emcat8 August 24, 2022 (11:51 am)

    Retiring to Palm Springs is the dream! Congratulations, we will miss you.

  • Revilo August 24, 2022 (12:25 pm)

    Way to go stud!  You worked hard for this, I am happy for you, conrgats!  Assuming CA, not Yakima.

  • Omi August 24, 2022 (2:21 pm)

    Wow, it’s hard to imagine Thriftway without Tom!  Congratulations Tom and enjoy your retirement, we’ll miss you! 

  • WSResident August 24, 2022 (2:42 pm)

    Congratulations!  I love Thriftway but can’t justify shopping there very often since most of their prices are 40% higher than everyone else.  

  • Patrick Abdo August 24, 2022 (4:42 pm)

    We will miss you Tom!  You always had a smile for us and a terrific work ethic.  You have such a gentle soul which should be replicated throughout the world.  We wish you a happy & healthy retirement! Patrick & Joanne

  • Team Maskill August 24, 2022 (9:48 pm)

    We’ve lived in West Seattle and have shopped at West Seattle Thriftway for the past 23 years… Tom has watched our daughter grow up from birth, has always shared a hug, a warm hello and conversation. Tom will be greatly missed!! We wish him ALL of the best!!

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