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George Thomas “Tommy” Baros, II, 59, of Gonzales, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013.  He was born Nov. 30, 1953 in Cuero to George Thomas Baros and Marjorie Crunk Baros. Tommy had graduated from high school and received an associate’s degree in college.  He had married Martha Carolyn Gibson on July 23, 2011 in Gonzales.

Tommy was cowboy.  He loved his dogs, horses and cooking.  He adored his family and cherished spending time with them and certainly his love for his horses clearly made them the next thing to family.  Tommy was always quick with a smile, a kind word and an encouraging expression.  His heart was as big as Texas, the land that he loved.  It could be said that Tommy was born 125 years to late, for he was a man with the grit and strength to take a herd of cattle cross country.  He loved being outdoors, he reveled in the challenges Mother Nature provided in his work and found a great peace, sitting around a campfire and sharing stories with friends.  Tommy felt that “cowboying” was the greatest job on the face of the earth and he enjoyed sharing stories about being a cowboy with its hardships and excitement to his children and grandchildren.  Tommy was not an avid talker, he was a man of few words, but when he spoke there was honesty and integrity in his words.  He loved music; dancing and singing, his children lovingly say he wasn’t great at either, but he enjoyed both just the same as did his wife Carolyn as he held her in his arms.  Of all his qualities, his greatest was his expression of love, his wife, children and grandchildren knew he loved them deeply and with out question, they all loved him just as passionately.  

Tommy Baros, is survived by his wife, Carolyn Gibson Baros of Gonzales, daughters, Katie Morgan Silber and her husband Kyle of Allen, Rebecca Carolyn Pilcik and her husband Bronson of New Ulm, sons, Josh Loyd Baros and his wife Koi of Victoria, sister, Susan Karpel and husband Mark of Newton, brothers, Bruce Reaves and Patsy of Austin, Bill Reaves and Ann of Gonzales, uncle, Edwin Baros and Aunt Leona Caskey, great aunt, Aline Bryant, mother and father-in-law, Wayne and Betty Gibson, grandchildren, Bryant and Bethany Pilcik, Isaiah and Marley Silber and Makrae Baros and numerous nieces and nephews.  

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 1, 2013 in Seydler-Hill Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Robinson officiating. Interment will follow in the Westhoff Cemetery.  Pallbearers: Charles Peterson, Malcolm Talley, Carl Weber, Hayne Hermes, Dave Kealing and Darby Beyer, honorary pallbearers: Leslie Ploeger, Charles Zella and Mel Hilbrich.  Memorials may be made to the Gonzales 4H Club.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday evening in the funeral home.  Services are under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home.            

Posted by Joy Neely



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