Thomas Joseph Palushock, 60, of St. Petersburg passed away September 9, 2021 at St. Anthony’s Medical Center. Born and raised in New Jersey, he graduated from Hunterdon Central High School and attended King’s College and Worcester State University. His parents, Rita and Thomas Palushock, preceded him in death. Tom loved all sports and had a particular passion for racetracks. He was an avid follower of the Pittsburgh Pirates, the San Francisco 49ers, and the New York Rangers. Tom was a loyal, proud, and dedicated employee at Pocono Downs and a beloved employee at Derby Lane.