10/07/1948 - 08/06/2015 Obituary
Tom was born October 7, 1948 in Bakersfield, CA to Clara and Jack Malone. He attended Garces High School and Bakersfield College where he was the first Renegade Knight (proudly riding his horse on the Renegade football field). Tom had a special place in his heart for Santa Barbara, CA and the community. He was fortunate to have lived there for a short time and continued to visit each and every summer to celebrate Fiesta.
Tom worked very hard all his life as a self employed salesman owning numerous businesses. He made sure to spend his weekends with friends enjoying the food he loved at Luigis and Woolgrowers. Sundays were specially planned with ushering morning mass at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church, followed by lunch, vino and a few card games with his mom.
Tom will be dearly missed by his family. He is survived by his children, Michael and Bianca; his mother Clara Malone; brother, Bob Malone; sisters, Carla Mitts (Gordon), Claudia Grisedale, Cathy Malone and Christy Bowser (Larry); five nephews and four nieces. Tom was preceded in death by his father, Jack Malone, brother, Jim Malone; and brother-in-law, Robert Grisedale.
Rosary will be recited Friday, August 14, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. followed by a funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church. Interment will follow at Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Tom's memory may be made to St. Vincent de Paul, 300 Baker St., Bakersfield, CA 93305.
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Aug. 12, 2015
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