Thomas Andrew Eveland, born March 23, 1960, in Los Angeles, CA, the fourth of ten children of Frederick and Helen Eveland, passed away September 9, 2013, in Poway, CA.|
Tom was a member of the first class to enter and graduate Mt. Carmel High School. He then attended Palomar College.
He enjoyed Little League, Junior Achievement and Boy Scouts, rising to Sea Scout. He loved ocean sailing with his father and friends and enjoyed traveling all over the US and Canada, especially to our farm in Vermont.
Tom's career course included El Bizcocho at the Rancho Bernardo Inn; Fundamerica Inc.; ADT Sterling Security Services, rising to Captain; and World Heritage Foundation. He owned/operated San Diego Yacht Cleaning/Auto Detailing before becoming a service rep for Pacific Bell. He then spent ten years with Restaurants on the Run.
He settled in Imperial Beach with Rachel, his companion of many years. He enjoyed long walks in the area with his beloved dogs, especially to the IB Pier.
Tom developed his artistic, literary and musical talents, singing and playing keyboard and guitar. He loved "rockin out" with his "idol," Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath.
He was extremely generous, of deep religious faith, and fun-loving. Tom made everyone around him smile and he kept his sense of humor to the very end.
He was pre-deceased by his father and infant brother, John. He leaves behind his loving mother, Helen; sisters, Kathy, Patricia, Helen and Joanna; brothers, Richard, David, Michael and Christopher; aunt, Jessie; goddaughter, April; 24 nieces and nephews; and two grand-nephews. We will miss you forever "Tobby."
Services for Tom took place at Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Chapel, followed by interment at El Camino Memorial Park, San Diego, CA
Contributions to the San Diego Zoo in Tom's name would be appreciated.
Published in the Pomerado News on Sept. 26, 2013