Thomas Francis Aiani Jr. Thomas Francis Aiani Jr., age 89, died peaceably on Saturday, May 18, 2013 in Mesquite, Nevada. He was born September 19, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois to Thomas Francis Aiani Sr. and Rose Larocco. In 1948 he married Eleanor Fahey. She preceded him in death on May 5, 1979. Thomas was raised in Chicago. He graduated from St. Ambrose College and served in the Army
as an Infantry Lieutenant during World War II
. He met his wife, Eleanor (she was also an Army officer, Bronze Star
, RN), in Europe during the war. The story of how they met is one he loved to tell. Thomas was a salesman in the flooring industry. He spent most of his career pioneering European ceramic tile in the United States. He enjoyed golfing and spending time with his family. He is survived by two sons and one daughter; Gregory (Candace) of Taipei, Taiwan; Jeffrey (Linda) of Itasca, Illinois and Deborah (Michael) Greco of Overton, Nevada, and one granddaughter; Chloe of Boston, MA. Interment will be private through Moapa Valley Mortuary, Logandale, NV.