Funeral services for Steve Thom, a 65 year old Buffalo man who passed away at his home west of Buffalo, will be held Friday, December 9th at 10:00 a.m. at the Adams Funeral Home Chapel in Buffalo with Reverend Dr. Bob Miller officiating. Interment will be in Willow Grove Cemetery with graveside rites to follow the funeral. Donations in Mr. Thom’s memory may be made to the Steve Thom Memorial Educational Fund set up for his grandchildren in care of the Adams Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo.
Steven Bruce Thom was born on July 23, 1946 in New York, New York to Jack and Mary Margaret Thom. He grew up and went to school in Greenwich, Connecticut and graduated from New Brunswick High school in 1964. After high school he attended college and later transferred to the University of Michigan where he received a degree in English. Steve then attended and graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Poughkeepsie, New York. He was married on July 30th, 1973 in New York to Marcia Whitlock and they made their home in Poughkeepsie. They moved to New Orleans where Steve was a sous chef at La Ruth’s Restaurant. They moved to Buffalo in 1976 and Steve worked at the Mexican Steer Restaurant as a chef. In 1979 they opened Steve’s Restaurant in Buffalo which they owned and operated until 1991. They also owned and operated Colonel Bozeman’s Restaurant for a short time. He was a partner in the Johnny Midnite Steak Sauce Company, which he operated for several years. After selling his restaurants Steve wrote a column called “Ain’t Life Grand” for the Buffalo Bulletin. Steve also sold Johnny Midnite and continued to living in Buffalo until the time of his death.
He is survived by one daughter, Cody Dahlen and her husband Jeff of Sheridan; two sons, John Thom and his wife Bobby of Buffalo and Nick Thom and his wife Dusty also of Buffalo; two brothers, John Thom of Portland, Oregon and Bill Thom of New York City, and three granddaughters, Grace Dahlen, Madison Thom and Finleigh Thom. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Margot.