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Tom Vicelja

Age 81, passed away unexpectedly on July 15, 2017 at Maui Medical Center.

Born on April 22, 1936 in Los Angeles to Louis and Frances Vicelja, he graduated from Mount Carmel High School in 1954. Tom met Mary Ellen Rabago in 1959 and they married in 1961. Together they had three daughters. Tom went to study law at USC, earning his law degree. He went to work for North American and was later hired by Northrop Grumman in 1968 where he worked as a legal contract administrator for 26 years.

In 1989, Tom married Johanna Bergman. After retiring, Tom and Johanna moved to Lahaina, Hawaii in 1997. Tom began a second career as a substitute teacher and also spent many afternoons at the beach swimming and reading a good book.

Tom is survived by his beloved wife, Johanna Bergman; daughters, Julie (David) Walden, Lorrie (Tom) LaVallee and Lisa (Steve) Hinkebein; stepdaughter, Ingrid Keus and stepson, Tom (Angie) Keus; 7 grandchildren; brother, Joe (Theresa) Vicelja, and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at St. Margaret Mary Church, 25511 Eshelman Ave, Lomita, on August 19, 2017 at 1:00 with a reception to follow in St. Joseph's Hall. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits
Published in Daily Breeze on Aug. 12, 2017
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