Brother Tom graduated from Perkiomen Valley High School, earned an associate’s degree in criminology from Montgomery County Community College and completed his Pennsylvania state apprenticeship in the electrical field. After working as an electrician for 10 years, in 1986, he founded Gamon Electric, Inc., a full-service electrical contracting firm for which he serves as President. He has earned several professional certifications and licenses and is an Assistant Code Inspector for Lower Frederick Township.
A member of Montgomery County Fire Chief’s Association, Brother Tom has served his community in various capacities. Having joined Lower Frederick Fire Company in 1976, he served as Fire Chief from 1984-2002 and from June 2012-present, as well as Battalion Chief from 2010-2012. He has served as a PA State Police Assistant Fire Marshall since 1984, as Fire Marshall for Lower Frederick Township since 2000 and is a Past President of Red Knights Motorcycle Club Chapter #5. He has taught vertical rescue at many locations throughout the state.
A member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 105, Schwenksville, Brother Tom is an Order of the Arrow member and served as Committee Chairman for Troop 87 from 1994-1996.
Brother Tom served as President for Good Fellowship Country Club from 2008-2009 and has served as Secretary since 2010. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Children’s Dyslexia Center in Reading.
Brother Tom and his wife, Cheryl, live in Schwenksville and are members of Jerusalem Lutheran Church. They are the proud parents of Brother Thomas, V, and Danielle, and the proud grandparents of Shelby Elizabeth and Thomas, VI. Brother Tom’s favorite pastimes include hunting, fishing and motorcycle riding. Cheryl enjoys sewing, reading and selling fresh produce at her stand. Together, they enjoy antiquing and spending time at their hunting cabin in Tioga County.