Thomas H. Schwalm .
July 31, 2009.
WELLESLEY ISLAND - Thomas Hardy Schwalm, 64, of Wellesley Island, Hobe Sound, Fla., and formerly of Greenwich, Conn., died Thursday, July… 30, peacefully at his home. Born Oct. 11, 1944, in Oshkosh , Wisc., the son of the late A. Thomas Schwalm and Doris Hardy Schwalm, he attended Lawrenceville School , Oshkosh High School and graduated from University of Wisconsin in 1968 with a Bachelors of Science degree. He followed a long family history in the beer business with influential careers at Schlitz, Stroh's, Dribeck Importers and Barton Beers. Mr. Schwalm co-founded South Beach Beverage Company (SOBE) which was sold to Pepsi Co. In 2001, he became owner of the Thousand Islands Country Club, which was established in the late 1800s and was once a portion of the George Boldt estate. As an enthusiastic boat lover, he was an active member of the board at the Antique Boat Museum in Clayton. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, brother, father, grandfather, uncle and friend to all. His love of The River was endless. Surviving are his wife, JoAnn Forrest Schwalm; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Matson Forrest and Samantha Schwalm, Dugan Hard Schwalm, James Bradford and Caroline Schwalm; a grandson, Thomas Forrest Schwalm; a sister, Susan Schwalm Honaker and her husband William; his father-in-law, William M. Forrest (late Eleanor B. Forrest); a brother-in-law, James T. Forrest (Jeanetta Denby); three nieces, Brittney Honaker Magner (Kevin), Ashley Honaker Ghislandi (Ted), Marni Honaker Sheehan (Michael) and their seven children. Visitation will be held 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, at the Island Roadhouse at the Thousand Islands Country Club. A memorial service will be held 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at the Antique Boat Museum , Clayton .. The service will be officiated by Rev. Jack Anderson and Rev. Molly Macsherry. Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Thomas Schwalm to the Antique Boat Museum , 750 Mary Street , Clayton , NY 13624 ; River Hospital Foundation, 43861 State Route 12, Alexandria Bay , NY 13607 ; or Samaritan Foundation, 199 Pratt Street , Watertown , NY 13601 . (MORE)