Thomas Mark Wright, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and aviation fanatic passed away in the early morning hours on November 8th, 2019. He was 63 years old.\n\nHe was born second out of four brothers to Carolyn and Robert Wright on August 5th, 1956 in Lakewood, Ohio. He graduated from Parkview High School in Springfield, Missouri. In 1974. After graduating from Spartan School of Aeronautics he took a position at Gates Learjet in 1977 which would be the dawning of a fulfilling, lifetime career exclusively in aviation. Meticulous and obsessive Tom cherished what he did. Going to work most days for Tom was not only enjoyable but where he could indulge in one of his passions.\n\nTom met the "love of his life" and future bride, Sandi in 1978 and they were married in 1981 where Sandi blessed him with two daughters, Jenica and Mikaela. In 1988 the family moved to Dallas, Texas, where Tom accepted a position in the flight department at Texas Instruments. Later he went to work at Richardson Aviation in Fort Worth, Texas. An opportunity with Universal Avionics what he considered to be "his dream job" moved the family back to the valley of the sun in 1997, where he could relish in his second passion; golf. When Tom wasn't traveling for work you could find him with his closest buddies on his favorite golf course.\n\nJenica will always remember her father entrusting her to keep a watchful eye over the family while he would travel for work. Mikaela will always remember the echoes of her fathers' voice cheering her on in the stands of her games. Sandi fondly remembers his excitement while coaching his daughters' sport teams.\n\nSo many thanks to the Mayo Clinic of Scottsdale AZ., and to the knowledgeable and capable hands of Dr. Hinni and Dr. Howard and your entire team. The care Tom received there was unparalleled. \n\nTom is survived by his wife; Sandi, daughters; Jenica and Mikaela, granddaughters; Macallister and Mara, brothers; Chris (Beth) and Steve, nephew; Hunter, brother-in-law's, Keith and Kent (Jessie) and father and mother-in-law; Denard and Marguerite Loganbill. Preceded by his parents; Carolyn and Robert Wright, and brother; Greg.\n\n A celebration of Tom's life will take place at the Pima Air and Space Museum on Friday, November 15, 2019 at 1:00 pm. We would delight in hearing some of your favorite memories of Tom during his service.\n\nIn lieu of flowers the family graciously requests donations be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or the American Cancer Society , in honor of Tom Wright.