Thomas "Tom" E. Hensel, 85, of Star Valley Ranch, WY and Tucson, AZ, peacefully entered into eternal life after a short battle with cancer, on January 16, 2021 in Tucson. He was a loving husband of sixty-one years to Elaine (Milhon) Hensel. Tom was born in South Bend, Indiana to Harold and Clara (Turczynski) Hensel.\n\nA graduate of Purdue University and University of Notre Dame in Aerospace Engineering, Tom's career spanned forty years from Bendix to various divisions of United Technologies in Connecticut, before retiring from Sikorsky Helicopter. A favorite highlight of his career was his involvement with the LEM development for the Apollo missions. Ever the engineer, he could fix anything.\n\nTom obtained his pilot's license and for many years, enjoyed his love of aviation with his Stinson, exploring New England and Wyoming.\n\nHis life-long passion for cars, especially Porsches, included racing his 356 Cabriolet at Limerock Raceway.\n\nTom also loved to travel with his family. Vacations included Germany, Ireland, China, Bali, Algiers, Egypt, France, Italy, Spain and Norway.\n\nA long-time resident of Glastonbury, Connecticut, Tom was a founding member of St. Dunstan's Roman Catholic parish. Devout, honest and humble, he was a man of absolute integrity with an amazing wit and sense of humor.\n\nIn addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter, Judy; son, Jonathan; granddaughter, Annaliese; sister-in-law, Jane; nephews, Mark and Chris; niece, Diane; special cousin, Bill Goshert, along with numerous cousins; longtime friend, Ernie Willson and a multitude of friends; and his beloved dachshund, Mercedes.\n\nIn addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Richard and nephew, Stephen.\n\nBurial will be private, with a memorial to be held at a later date.