TOM BAUST of Holland, Pennsylvania
Gone Too Soon

Tom Baust (born Thomas Phillip Baust), of 115 Middle Holland Road, Holland, PA
lost his battle to MDS and Acute Myeloid Leukemia on Tuesday, October 3
rd, 2017, at the age of 65.


Tom is survived by:
Sister Jeanette Baust and sister-in-law, Evelyn Hanssen
Brother Joseph August Baust and sister-in-law Gail Morgan Baust and their children:
Joseph August Baust Jr. (Kimberly), Leah Baust Hooper (Jason), and Edward Sorger Baust (Rebecca) and their children, Joseph August Baust III, James Emerson Baust, Anne Grace Hooper, Jane Edwards Hooper, and August Edward Baust

Other surviving relatives include cousins:
Elaine Clark Eichner (Edward), and their children Robin & Lori
Hildegard Clark Klauck (Jim) and their children Beth, Jim & Peter
and the children of the late Barbara Clark Yodis Oates, Paul and Heather

Tom was preceded in death by:
Parents Mary Louise and August John Baust, Jr.,
Grandparents Jenny Zimmerman Baust and August John Baust, Sr. and
Marie Sahm Sorger and Josef Sorger.


Tom was known as a brilliant and accomplished musician, and a caring and inspiring teacher. His friends knew him as funny, joyful, warm and beloved. As a musician, Tom played in venues with Peter Nero and the Voices of the Philly Pops, the Pennsy Pop Singers, the Ocean City Pops, the Old York Road Symphony, the Kennett Symphony, as a Concerto Soloist at Odette’s in New Hope, at the Mann Center with Sarah Brightman, at the Taj Mahal Casino, on WPVI TV, Philadelphia and on WMBI Radio, Chicago.

He was also the principal accompanist for the Bucks County Singers, directed by Terry Greenland, for 25 years.

Tom recorded with Shawnee Press, Harold Flammer, Glory Sound, Hope Publishing, Mark Hayes, and Alfred’s Publishing.

Tom sang in choral groups including: The Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia, The Music Group, Pennsylvania Pro Musica, Singing City, Voces Novae et Antiquae, Chorale Delaware, Beth Am High HolyDay Choir and the Opera Company of Philadelphia.

He accompanied individuals and groups at such venues as: Lincoln Center, a Philadelphia Mayoral Gala, the Prince Theatre, the Waldorf Astoria, an Inaugural Gubernatorial Ball, and a two month tour of China.

Tom also performed in live theatre in
I Do! I Do!, A Little Night Music with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Little Mary Sunshine, Closer Than Ever, and Finian’s Rainbow.

Tom’s work is featured in the CD
In the Spotlight which he produced, for which he arranged and provided the vocals and accompaniment. His vocals can be heard among Mark Hayes’ productions of 10 Christmas Songs for Solo Voice, 10 Hymns and Gospel Songs for Solo Voice, and 7 Psalms and Spiritual Songs for Solo Voice.


A celebration of life for Tom will be held on Sunday, October 29
th, 2017 at 2:00pm at

The Lutheran Church of God’s Love Church
791 Newtown Yardley Road
Newtown, PA 18940



A visual montage of his life is viewable on Tom’s web site at and on YouTube, featuring the song, “
On My Way to You.” (


In lieu of flowers please send memorial gifts:

Checks to Gladwyne Presbyterian Church, 1321 Beaumont Drive, Gladwyne, PA 19035 (Memo of check to read: Barnabas Fund/Tom Baust) or

Digital Donations through Paypal at

These gifts are tax deductible and will be used for the following:
Expenses of the farmhouse until it can be sold
To pay any medical expenses incurred during his illness that are undetermined
To support scholarships for low-income children wishing to pursue music lessons
To support leukemia treatment for children whose families need financial assistance