Thomas Teddy Cartmel, formerly of Port Townsend, was killed recently in a single-vehicle accident in Genesee Co., New York, along with his sister Deborah (Cartmel) Burrelli. Tom was born Sept. 20, 1957, in Port Townsend.
Tom left Port Townsend with his parents during his teenage years and graduated from high school in Lacey, Washington in 1975. He returned frequently to Port Townsend to visit other family members and friends.
Tom was a well-known figure in the asphalt industry and served as a plant superintendent in several states including Arkansas, California, New Mexico and Arizona. After a workplace accident in 2017 forced his retirement, he relocated to Alabama to be close to his children and grandchildren.
He had three daughters with his wife Sherry Morse (Parris) including Michelle Hilbert of Huntsville, Alabama; Stacey Storer of Little Rock, Arkansas; and Lindsay Cartmel of Crossville, Alabama. He is survived by all his children, and six grandchildren, as well as his mother Joann Perkins of Las Vegas; brother Bill Cartmel of Maine; sister Rebecca Drayse of California; sister Susan Cartmel of Port Townsend; and stepmother Judy Cartmel also of Port Townsend. His older sister Deborah, most recently from Rochester, New York, passed away by his side in the accident. They are preceded in death by their father Teddy John Cartmel of Port Townsend; and beloved stepfather John Jackson Perkins, also formerly of Port Townsend.