Tom was born a blond hair, blue-eyed boy in Kalamazoo, MI to parents Elton and Florence. \n\nAt age 6, with his older sister Julie, the family moved to Toledo, OH, where he grew up and attended college.\n\nAfter achieving his degree in Civil Engineering, he took a job with CalTrans in SF, CA \n\nto be closer to his sister who had also moved out to the Bay Area.\n\nHere he met and fell in love with Marilynn. On August 6th, 1966, they married and settled in Concord, CA\n\nto raise a family.\n\nHe was a practicing engineer for over 40 years, and worked on a variety of projects throughout the state of CA and around the world. \n\nIn his free time he had a passion for bowling, Bridge (and every other card game), golf, and taking photos.\n\nAfter 45 years residing in Concord, CA, they moved to SaddleBrooke, AZ. Tom loved making new friends\n\n and sharing time with them over the past 6 years.\n\nWe will remember Tom as a fun-loving man who's smile and sense of humor graced our days. \n\nWe hope you all smile more, and tell silly jokes in his honor!