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Celebrating the life of

Thomas "Tom" Sidebotham

November 27, 1950 - April 09, 2024


Thomas Edward “Tom” Sidebotham, 73, of Savannah, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2024. Mr. Sidebotham was born November 27, 1950, in Rochester, New York, son of the late Nelson Sidebotham and Veronica Quetschembach Sidebotham. He and his wife, Pat formerly owned and operated Patty’s Hallmark Store on Broughton Street. Tom repaired jewelry and watches for many years was commonly referred to as the “Watch Guy”. He loved working in his yard and helping neighbors. Tom was and avid fan of the New York Yankees Baseball Team, he loved deserts, and was a member of the catholic faith.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Pat Sidebotham, brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Shirley Sidebotham, sisters and brothers-in-law, Cathy and Donald Francis, Mary and John Gillette, and several nieces and nephews.

A catholic memorial service will be held at 4:00, Monday, April 15, 2024, followed by a visitation until 6:00.

In lieu of flowers make donations in memory of Mr. Sidebotham to the Wounded Warrior Project or Tunnell of Towers. 



Bruce and I are devastated to hear Tom had passed away he was one of the most giving of himself than anyone I have ever known, he was also funny I could not tell if he was serious unless it was political and we all had a lot to talk about, we will miss him dearly and our hearts go out to his dear Patti, Jethro, and Toni

- Barbara and Bruce Hudson, Savannah , GA

We are heartbroken to hear of this news.Both Tom and Patti were so wonderful to our family. I can honestly say they were more than neighbors or friends, they were family. We were blessed to have known Tom. God broke the mold when he made Tom, he will truly be missed!

- The Hullingers Brian, Julie, Lily and Bryson, Edmond, OK

He kept my watches running and my jewelry repaired. He was also so pleasant

- Ab Quillian, Savannah , GA

My deepest condolences to the family Tom was a great friend he will be truly missed

- Sharon Gordon, Savannah , Ga

Patty sending love & prayers as you navigate through this difficult time. He enjoying his forever Chocolate cake!

- Bearden , Roswell, GA

My heart is broken. I have so many wonderful memories of shopping and visiting at your lovely store. He was a delightful man. He was able to get my husband's old pocket watch running after many years of disrepair. I remember how he made fun of my vegetarian Thanksgiving. I can hear him saying "a stuffed pumpkin" in that delightful Yankee accent. He touched so many. I am grateful to have known him. Sending love and sympathy to you.

- Vicki Brooks, Pt Wentworth, GA

A candle has been lit!

Tom was a very special friend. He was always helping me with my lawn care. He and Pat invited me to dinner many times and would always ask if I needed anything. Tom will always be remembered as a unique caring friend.

- Robbie Faust, Savannah , GA

Patty, We were so sorry to learn of Tom’s passing & send our sincere condolences. I will always remember Tom’s humor & Paul & my NY connection to Tom. He will be greatly missed! Love, Brenda

- Paul & Brenda Iwanski, Rincon, GA

Our deepest condolences to Patti and all of Tom’s family and friends. Nobody was a stranger for long meeting him. We take comfort in the memories of our Tom & Patti stories. One especially fond moment was sitting around sampling so many pies after a milestone birthday party where he had received literally dozens. Wishing him eternal rest now.

- Kryders, Savannah , GA

Patty ... Mary messaged me this morning. I am saddened to hear of Tom's passing. Today I have been fondly remembering all the memories created on Broughton St.

- Luann Zorn-Zipperer, Pooler, GA

A candle has been lit!

- Mrs. Gwendolyn WO Dozier, POOLER, GA

Patty & family, my heart is broken having heard of the passing of my dear friend, Tommy. He was one in a million. He always had me laughing & drove me crazy at the same time. My sympathy to all.

- Mary Niederehe, Fond du Lac, WI

Prayers for Tom’s family. Sorry to hear of his passing. I know he will be missed by everyone. God Blessing on all.

- Manning Faust, Savannah, Ga.

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel