Thomas Halliwell

(Apr 2, 1938 to Mar 16, 2010)

Thomas (Tom) Halliwellrn rnIt has been said that a good teacher’s sole responsibility is to make themselves progressively less necessary. Tom taught others life changing techniques at various high schools and Camden County College over the last 30 years. In this pursuit Tom always gave those around him the tools and knowledge to make themselves better people. Using the art of hypnosis, he showed people how to overcome their weaknesses, and as a Reiki Master, he showed how the spirit could heal the body. But it was simply in his nature to help others. He’d think nothing of canceling his own appointments to drive his friends and family to theirs, and if a friend ever needed a sounding board his ears were always open. In his 20s, he was asked to take some photos at a wedding. Knowing nothing about photography, he could not foresee that this would become one of his passions. Nearly 50 years later he still ran his photography business in Willingboro.rnIn the early 1980s a woman named Jackie Kirk humored a friend and attended a class on hypnosis being taught by Tom. In a mere moment an immediate bond was developed between the two. They would enjoy the next 27 years together in Willingboro, along with their neighbor, Tom’s sister Mary Ellen Costello (Pete), his niece Mary Beth Myers (Harry), nephew Timothy Costello, his 4 great nieces and nephews, as well as Jackie’s daughters: Darlene Corigliano (Drew), Dawn Kirk, Danielle Kirk , Sue Bintliff (Ray) and 7 incredible grandchildren.rnrnCome celebrate 71 inspired years (4/2/1938 – 3/16/2010) Monday from 2-4PM and 7-9 PM at the Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside, where the service will be at 8 PM. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to thern Make-A-Wish Foundation® of New Jersey Web site: nj.wish.org rn1034 Salem Road, Union, NJ 07083rn

14 thoughts on “Thomas Halliwell

  1. Mary Beth & Harry Myers

    My uncle….words will never be able to describe how much my uncle meant to me. He was more of a father than an uncle. I could always count on my uncle no matter what. From trips to Stewarts Root Beer to just being an ear for me…. I love you Tommy,

  2. Laurie Townsend

    Tom touched so many people with his kindness and understanding. He gave so much of himself to others. Teaching us all the importance of how we live our lifes. Tom will always be with us in spirit and in the many lessons he shared with us. God bless you and keep you close to the ones you love. This is not good by but until we meet again. See you on the other side. Love you

  3. Susan Fiordaliso

    I had the pleasure of knowing Tom a short time, it was long enough to know That Tom was truely special. I was very fortunate to have him as my teacher.I will miss him but I know he is enjoying a awesome afterlife. Thanks Tom for crossing my path. Peace

  4. Carol Grady

    I was blessed to have Tom as my teacher, a kind and gentle man. He taught me so much in a few short weeks. I couldn’t wait until Thursdays came around. I wasn’t thru his present course when I was already planning to sign up for his next. God had other plans. I’ll miss you and your quality of teaching and your many stories. I see you Tom with the Angels you talked about so much. Namaste!rnrnrn

  5. Bridget Cella

    I am going to try to make it today Tom, but even if I don’t you already know that I am thinking about you now and often. You were a definite inspiration to me and so many others! You truley were loved and admired and you will continue to be for a long long time to come!rnrnEnjoy your new life, until we meet again!

  6. Darlene Corigliano

    Where do we begin? A wonderful, selfless, fun and compassionate man is only a tip of the iceberg. You have been so instrumental in molding our family and everyone you knew for that matter. A part of you will live on in all of us. As sad as we are to say goodbye, we will always smile, and even laugh when we think of you Tom. A life well lived, and a life to celebrate. I miss you my dear friend, and father.

  7. Amie & Trish from Sun & Moon

    Tom was a wonderful guy and an inspiration to so many. His spiritual contributions to our community are immeasurable. Just knowing him makes you blessed. We send our condolences to his family, and we count ourselves lucky to have been his friend.

  8. Michele Bernice Roth

    Tom,nnOur Teacher, our Earthly guide, our friend. I can feel you laughing at all of us down here, stop it, we’re trying the best we can! LOL!nnPeace our brother,nMichele

  9. Sherry Wajid

    I just learned of Mr. Halliwell’s death. I am so sorry for his friends and family. I was a student of Mr. Halliwell’s for 2 years at Camden County College. He was a funny, smart articulate man! He is deeply missed!

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