Thomas Sheridan Huestis

Thomas Sheridan Huestis, 81, of Woodstock, Va., passed away peacefully on January 25, 2013. He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather, a loyal friend, and untiringly committed to his ideals, art and work.

Tom was born and raised in Lake Forest, Il., and studied art at The Art Institute of Chicago and The Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, D.C. He was a painter who always had a sketch book in his hand and was inspired by the complexity and beauty in the world. He worked as an Art Director and Graphic Artist for various publications including Time-Life Books, The Washington Post, and Diversion and Venture Magazines. A past president of the Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington, he received numerous awards from the Club, The New York Art Directors Club, and other design associations. He served as a proud Marine on the USS Albany and USS Worcester CL-144. A thoughtful and spiritual man, Tom loved, read, collected, and cherished books; a true renaissance man.

He is survived by his loving wife Nedra, his three devoted daughters and their husbands, and seven grandchildren who adored him and will miss him.

The family will receive friends at their home on Saturday, February 2, at 2:30pm to celebrate his life. Private internment will take place at Arlington National Ceremony.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Shenandoah County Library where a fund has been established in his memory.

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7 Condolences to Thomas Sheridan Huestis

  1. Pam Sheets says:

    Dear Huestis family, I am so sorry to hear this news. I enjoyed getting to know Tom and all of you through our trips and travels. He always had good stories and anecdotes, and a big smile. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time and let me know if there is anything you need.

  2. Toni and Lee Jette says:

    Nedra and family,

    We are so sorry to hear about Tom. I’m sorry we can’t be around to help you in any way, but we are keeping you close in heart and mind.

    Love to you and yours,

    Toni and Lee

  3. Anita and David Powell says:

    Nedra and family, Our hearts are broken knowing that we won’t see Tom’s big smile or hear his wonderful laugh again. He was a great man. We loved his creativity, story telling, kindness, intelligence, sincere concern for others and his great wit and sense of humor.We loved spending time with both Tom and Nedra in Church at St. Leo’s; sharing meals and evenings together; travelling through Italy together and in their new home. Nedra we may be miles away in distance, but we are surely connected by the heart. Tom will live on in our hearts and memories. We were all blessed to know and love him. He made us each better people by knowing him. This world lost a bright light on Friday, but heaven rejoiced with his arrival. He is eternally embraced in Jesus’ loving arms. We will see him again in heaven. We just wish we’d had a chance to give him one last bear hug. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this sorrowful time. We will miss him too! Love, Anita and Dave

  4. Heather Smith says:

    Our deepest condolences and sympathies to you and your family.
    With love,
    Heather and Shawn Smith

  5. Cynthia Gaye says:

    I am very sorry for your loss. I hope that your memories of Mr. Huestis bring you comfort. We can all look forward to a time when God fulfills his promise to end death, resurrect our loved ones and restore this earth to a beautiful Paradise (Rev. 21:3,4) where Mr. Huestis can draw to his hearts content! My deepest sympathies to your family at this difficult time.

  6. Harriet (Larkin) Jeweler says:

    Nedra, I’m so sorry to learn of your loss. Nancy Eustace sent me an email. You and your children have my best wishes for a speedy recovery. I know how difficult it is, but please know it will get better. Love, Harriet Jeweler

  7. E. Molly Quinn says:

    January 28, 2013
    My dear Nedra, Lisa, Andy & Dana….I will always be greatful for the opportunity to have met Tom, a treasure to me. I remember many talks we had and all the advise he gave me. I hold him dear to my heart and pray for you my dear Nedra and your family. He is my true Uncle Tom….I was so blessed to have had him in my life. Molly
    ~ E. Molly Quinn, New LIsbon, Wisconsin