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July 11, 1932 - July 31, 2013
On Wednesday, July 31, our beloved uncle, and dear friend to many, went home to be with his Savior. Tom was born in Dearborn, MI on July 11 to Al & Pearl Straza. Tom served in the Armed Forces. He was a Hair Stylist & Color Specialist. Tom lived in Newport Beach & Laguna Beach, CA for over 30 years before moving to Sarasota. Tom was very active in the Sarasota community as a Friend of the Ballet and a regular volunteer at the Ringling Museum. He freely gave his time to St. Martha's Unwed Mothers & Foodbank Charities. Tom had remarkable culinary talent and traveled extensively around the world.
Tom is survived by his beloved sister, Lana Heasley of Anaheim, CA, numerous nieces & nephews, dear friends, and his loyal dog, Buddy. Our memories of Tom will be forever cherished.
Services will be held at 3pm, on Friday, August 2nd, at St. Martha's Catholic Church, 200 N Orange Av, Sarasota. Donations may be made in Tom's name to St. Martha's Catholic Church.
Published in Herald Tribune from Aug. 2 to Aug. 3, 2013