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Thomas Tom Miller
1930 Jan. 28, 2018
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Thomas "Tom" Miller

1930 - Jan. 28, 2018

Beloved husband, adored father and "Papa" left this world on January 28, 2018 to join "God's Navy."

He leaves behind his loving wife, Dorothy; children, Guy (Janet), Cary (Michelle), Jeanne (Wayne) and Jeff (Susan); his grandchildren Nicholas (Nick), Alexander (Alex), Sara, Bernadette (Berne) and Patrick (Pat); his brother, Charles Miller; his sister, Betty Hoey; and many nieces and nephews. Also, left behind, is his beloved "Sparky."

Tom was born in New York City but grew up in Queens, New York. He attended Public School #122 and Brooklyn High Technical School, which at that time was a boys-only school. After, he went to University of New York Maritime College receiving a degree in Maritime Engineering. With his engineering degree, he joined the Navy for 18 months during the Korean Conflict. He went to work for the Arabian American Oil Company, Bechtel Corporation until 1959 when he moved to the West Coast and worked for Aero-Jet as a design engineer building rocket engines and ballistic missiles for space exploration. He rejoined the Navy in 1968 during the Vietnam Conflict, staying as an Operating Engineer. And lastly, went to work for the Department of Treasury, United States Mint in San Francisco retiring in 1993 as Officer in Charge for both the Mint & Assay Office.

Tom lived 23 years in Ceres and enjoyed the people, especially his neighbors.

Tom and Dorothy loved traveling and made many ports of call. Their favorite, however, was going to Matzalan for three weeks where it was an annual reunion with buddies from the Mint. He was active for the Modesto Symphony, Young at Heart, and any organization Dorothy belonged. What he really enjoyed was fishing and everywhere he went you would find a fishing pole in his hand.

A funeral mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8 at St. Joseph's Church, 1813 Oakdale Road, Modesto. A procession will follow to Lakewood Memorial Park, 900 Santa Fe Avenue, Hughson, for a graveside service. A reception will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers it is requested donations be made to any of the following: Modesto Symphony, Young At Heart, McHenry Mansion, Hospice, and Paws for Pets
"Remember, my loving wife I will be watching over you until we meet again."

-Ceres (Calif.) Courier
Wednesday, February 7, 2018