NEWPORT NEWS - Thomas J. LaJoie, 84, born Nov. 14, 1923 in Ste. Genevieve, Mo., peacefully departed this life on Friday, March 21, 2008.
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He retired from the U. S. Army after 20 years of service and was employed with NASA.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frances and August LaJoie; two sisters, two brothers, and a stepson.
He left to cherish wonderful memories, his wife of 56 years, Eloise Harper LaJoie of Newport News; a stepson, Wayne Harper, a nephew, Donald Johnson and a host of grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 27, 2008, at Hampton Memorial Gardens followed by the interment. Viewing will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Arrangements are by O. H. Smith and Son Funeral Home.
Published in Daily Press on Mar. 25, 2008