To Todd and Carrie,
Just received the news today of Tom's passing. Tom and I were “partners” at age 5. When my family moved to Dominguez in 1946, our backyards butted up against each other and we went grew up and went to school together, thru high school. We joined the National Guard and attended boot camp together. Upon discharge Tom and I worked at Domiguez Water Company together. I joined Long Beach Police Dept. April 1964 and Tom joined a few years later.
He was in my wedding. Tom and Judy bought a house (the same model) just one street from ours. We enjoyed years of BBQ's, swimming and raising our kids together.
We moved north (500 miles) to Paradise California in June, 1974. We kept in touch through our mothers as they aged, they remained best friends also. They are both gone now. Tom was the closest thing I ever had to a brother. I have so many stories and memories about our growing up.
Todd and Carrie your dad was loved and highly respected by many. He will always be in my heart.
Bob and Carol Peterson, firstname.lastname@example.org