Thomas Brown Protzman passed away on July 1st of natural causes, while at home in Sturgeon Bay.
Thomas (“Tom”) was born on 6/23/1952 in Cleveland Ohio. Tom was one of five children of Jeanne and LeRoy Protzman Jr., long time residents of Two Rivers and Port Washington.
Tom graduated from Washington High School in 1971, and worked for a variety of automotive industry companies in the Two Rivers / Manitowoc area. His passion for automobiles was evident at a very young age and he continued to be avid automobile enthusiast for his entire life.
Over the course of Tom’s life, he lived in Two Rivers, Manitowoc, Appleton, Oshkosh, Tucson, Green Bay and Sturgeon Bay.
In all of these cities, Tom earned the gratitude and respect of many in his community as a committed supporter for the welfare and care of animal shelter dogs, including his long term support of ASPCA. As well as his generosity in sharing gifts, recipes and personalized gratitude notes to people with whom he saw every week at the grocery store,...