Lt. Col. Thomas E. Deer, USAF, Retired, 70, of Rockledge, FL, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. Tom was born in Pittsburgh, PA on May 12, 1943 to Catherine and Francis Deer.
A career Air Force officer, he moved to Rockledge in 1985 to take command of the 3533rd Recruiting Squadron at Patrick Air Force Base. After retiring from the Air Force in 1992, he worked as a courier for both Wuestoff Hospital and Florida Today and was an active member of VFW Post 4534.
He is survived by his daughter, Christine, and son-in-law, Darrell Davis, of Seattle, WA; son, John, and daughter-in-law, Kerry Deer of Rockledge, FL; granddaughters, Jennifer and Madilyn; great-grandson, J. T.; and extended family and caring friends.
A memorial will be held at VFW Post 4534, 3250 US Highway 1, Rockledge, FL on Monday, June 17th at 2:00PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tom's memory to the VFW.
Published in FLORIDA TODAY from June 15 to June 17, 2013