Thomas Sebastian Limbach
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July 1, 1935 - August 10, 2013
Tom passed away peacefully with his children at his side on the early morning of August 10, 2013.
He was born and raised in Portland with his parents Isabelle and Miller Limbach and sister Patricia. He attended Central Catholic HS and joined the Marine Corp shortly after graduation where he served in the Korean War. After returning from service he married Kathleen Elizabeth Herion in August of 1959. Together they had three children.
Most of Tom's life was spent as a musician. He played for many years at "The Ranch" in Salem with The Jess Johnson Trio. He was most comfortable on the stage with his accordion in his lap and he continued to sing and play until his last days. When he wasn't playing music he could be found golfing at Salem Golf Course, tending to his yard or loving his dogs.
Tom is preceded in death by his father Miller, his mother Isabelle, his step-mother Dorothy and his grandson George. He will be remembered by his sister Pat, children Stephen (Chere'), Tommy and Patti (Richard Brock), adopted son Doug (Yvonne) Proffitt, 10 grandchildren, many friends and music fans.
Tom is being laid to rest at Willamette National Cemetery on Tuesday, August 27 at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers Tom requested donations be made to the Humane Society of Oregon.
Published in StatesmanJournal on Aug. 25, 2013