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Thomas George Eaton, 69, of Titusville, died Friday, March 1, 2013.
Tom was born on July 7, 1943 and grew up in Holyoke, Massachusetts. He was the only child of Thomas and Angeline Eaton. Tom studied at Saint John's College in Annapolis and graduated in 1965 with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. He returned to college to earn a Master's Degree in History from State University of New York in Albany, in 1972. Finally, he attended Rutger's Graduate School of Social Work and he graduated in 1987 with a Master's Degree in Social Work.
Tom is survived by his loving wife and companion of 25 years, Linda Bertrand Eaton. He also leaves behind special spirits that have shared and enriched his life: Echo, Astrid, Henri, Nataucha, Maxi, Lily, Thea and his wonderful Ross. Also, his dear and supportive friend, Evelyn.
Tom was scholar, educator, counselor, mentor and advocate. He devoted his life to the work of social justice. He was generous, loving, gentle, caring man. He left us much too soon! We mourn his death but celebrate his life of caring and service to others.
A gathering of friends will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in memory of Tom to the Space Coast Feline Network: Post Office Box 624, Cocoa, Florida, 33923; 321-631-7729.
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"Greatness is not what you have but what you give".
Published in FLORIDA TODAY on Mar. 9, 2013