Thomas Fey, 79, of Wyomissing Passed Away Wednesday at Berks Heim
Thomas Fey, 79, from Wyomissing passed away peacefully at Berks Heim on Wednesday after having been born in Hegins. His parents were Alfred and Gertrude (Klinger) Fey.
Fey’s career flourished within an unconventional milieu involving gambling, saloons and cigar shops; no evidence indicates he ever sat on corporate boards or attended more sedate social events.
Early Life and Education
Fey has contributed her voice and talents as a narrator and voice actor in numerous well-known movies, while also participating in charitable endeavors including hosting the 2009 Power of a Wish Gala to grant wishes for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and speaking out in support of Mercy Corps as an international relief organization in their fight against world hunger.
Fey had a strong passion to serve both God and Country as a youngster, which drove him to attend seminary school where he studied to become a priest.
Tom Fey was an outstanding mechanic. Known for being adept at fixing any engine that came his way, Tom became well known as an authority on smaller vehicles.
In 2000 he initiated a massive recording project of Joseph Haydn’s symphonies for Hanssler Classic. Additionally he established both Heidelberger Motetenchor and Schlierbach Chamber Orchestra (which later evolved into the Heidelberger Sinfoniker), giving their inaugural concert on January 1, 1994.
He was an extremely kind and caring individual who greatly cherished his family. He was extremely generous with his time and always tried his best to assist those around him whenever possible, which will be sorely missed by many people. He especially enjoyed tennis, regularly donated blood and contributed towards food drives – something many will miss immensely.
Achievement and Honors
Fey is a celebrated composer and orchestra conductor, having produced numerous recordings for Hanssler Classic label. In 1985 he established Schlierbacher Kammerorchester and Heidelberger Motettenchor chor, then in 1993 Heidelberger Sinfoniker which has performed throughout Europe and Brazil under his baton.
Fey’s work centers on period informed performance practices. He has an affinity for classical music, with particular appreciation for Mozart oratorios and Viennese Classical repertoire being his particular favorites.
Fey was honored to receive the 2023 PEN/Mike Nichols Award for Writing for Performance, honoring works that enlighten and inspire audiences. As an author, Bossypants earned New York Times best seller status; other notable film credits include Mean Girls, Baby Mama, Date Night Sisters and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Tom Fey was an attentive husband, father, and grandfather who took great pleasure in spending time with his family – hunting, boating, slalom skiing. Additionally he enjoyed working on his cars and tinkering around with them.
He spent over 35 years overseeing businesses in the public sector, overseeing such companies as A&W Root Beer Company, Pepperidge Farm, Godiva Chocolatier and Mrs. Fields Cookies among many others. His achievements included their establishment and growth.
Tom Fey founded and conducted several period performance orchestras; his final one, Heidelberger Sinfoniker, held its inaugural concert in January 1994. Additionally, he collected classic cars and motorcycles. Tom was known for his sense of humor as well as willingness to help whenever necessary – his family miss him deeply.
Tina Fey currently boasts a net worth of $75 Million as of 2023, having amassed most of it through acting and comedy work, particularly her work on Saturday Night Live (NBC sketch comedy show) and creating 30 Rock (a popular comedy series).
Sally makes significant earnings through book sales and executive producing. Her autobiography Bossypants was released in 2011, topping the New York Times Best Seller list for five weeks – making history.
Born Elizabeth Stamatina Fey in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania to parents who trace their roots both Scottish and German respectively, Elizabeth developed an early passion for comedy through watching comedies on TV with her family regularly. Her father wrote grant proposals as university administrator while her mother was a Greek American retired brokerage employee who owned their brokerage office.