Thomas J. Catrone

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Thomas J. Catrone

Des Moines

Thomas, 90, died early Sunday, July 15, 2012 at Iowa Lutheran Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m., Wednesday, at Christ the King Catholic Church with burial to follow at Glendale Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 5 p.m., Tuesday, July 17 at Tonini Funeral Home, 2135 SW 9th St, with a Rosary recited at 6:30.

Thomas Joseph Catrone, son of Louis and Virginia (Coco) Catrone, was born June 1, 1922 in Des Moines. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1941 and also graduated from AIB College of Business. Thomas worked at John Deere for 35 years, and following his retirement he continued to work at the South Suburban YMCA 28 more years. Thomas was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church, the Society of Italian Americans Stemma De Italia, and the Bellizzi Macrae American Legion.

Thomas is remembered by his wife, Mary Ann Scavo Catrone; his daughter, Patricia; and extended family members: Jim, Rose, Ann and John Scavo and several nieces and nephews.

Thomas was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Art and sister, Theresa Chiovaro.

Memorial contributions in Thomas' name may be designated to Christ the King Church for masses.

Published in Des Moines Register from July 16 to July 17, 2012