KLEPACKI, Thomas L. "Tom", 65, passed away on Oct. 31, 2012 from heart complications, with family and friends by his side at Morton Plant Hospital. Tom was born in Brooklyn, NY and moved to Clearwater in 1982. He served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. Tom began his early career as a professional musician, and community association management for the past 27 years along side his wife Chris. His greatest joys were his children, grandchildren, his music and going to garage sales every Saturday morning. He was a collector of many items, especially musical gear. He was preceeded in death by his father, Leo, and is survived by his wife of 25 years, Chris Wanek; mother, Ann Klepacki; two sons, Matthew (Jeanne) and David from New York; and two brothers, Henry (Betty) and Andrew (Barbara) from Pinellas County; 3 grandchildren, Sean, Melony & Leo. Visitation will be held at 4 pm on Sunday, Nov. 4 at Moss Feaster Funeral Home, 693 S. Belcher Road, Clearwater followed by a memorial service at 6 pm. www.mossfeasterclearwater.com.
Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Nov. 2, 2012