Thomas Charles Hardies, 58yrs, and his loyal dog Otis, 7yrs died unexpectedly in their sleep in the family home in Tabernash Colorado on December 17, 2022.
Tom was born on April 16, 1964 in New York state. The family moved to Stevensville, MI then ultimately settled in Goshen, Indiana in 1975 where he attended middle school and high school.
He received his BS in Mechanical engineering from Purdue University, where he raced in the Go-Kart Grand Prix and was a member of the Alpha Chi Rho fraternity. He received his MBA from DePaul University in 1995.
Outside of his 35year career with Borg Warner Corporation, he was an accomplished multi-sport athlete, skier and outdoorsman. He successfully competed in 7 Ironman triathalons including the Ironman World Championship in Kona HI in 2006. Most recently, he completed the Leadville 100 Mtn Bike race in August 2022.
His true passion was life in the mountains where he enjoyed skiing, cycling, hiking, and riding his motorcycle on miles and miles of fire roads.
Tom was a man of few words, but lived his life with passion and constant acts of service for all. There were no strangers in Tom’s presence, only friends he was eager to make. His humor, kindness, huge heart and zest for life will be deeply missed.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Marianne (Knowles) and Charles Hardies, and his sister Karen Hardies Bucko.
He is survived by his his two loving daughters Jill and Anne, his adoring wife Erin and devoted step-daughters Kate and Tess Klygis.
Otis is survived by his loyal canine companion, Mavis.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice in Tom’s name and perform random acts of kindness as Tom did.
Interment will be private.