formerly of Adel

February 17, 1953 –

June 1, 2014

Thomas D. Straight, 61, of Malone, New York passed away on Sunday, June 1, 2014 surrounded by family and friends at CVPH Medical Center in Plattsburgh, New York.

Tom was born in Centerville, Iowa on February 17, 1953, the son of Lee and Lorraine Straight. He graduated from Adel, Iowa high school and received his degree in special education from the University of Northern Colorado. He was a special education teacher, working for BOCES the Malone central school district in Malone, New York in and Chateaugay central school district in Chateaugay, New York. His incredible dedication to teaching touched and enriched many lives over the course of his teaching career. Tom was predeceased by his father Lee and his brother Jim. He is survived by his mother Lorraine of Adel, Iowa, his sons Tim of Seattle, Washington and David of Denver, Colorado, his brothers John of Bend, Oregon and Steve of Adel, Iowa, and his sister Barb of Westfield, Wisconsin. He loved spending time with his sons, walking or hiking, bicycling, swimming, skiing, you name it. They had fun if it was together. If you wish to contribute or have kind words, please send your condolences to or donate to your local special education program in the name of Tom Straight.

Services will take place in Iowa at the convenience of the family.