Thomas Lakes

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Thomas Mac Lakes
Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, and Brother passed away peacefully at home in Highland on July 22 at the age of 80. Tommy was born September 26th 1932 in San Bernardino, California to Lee and Mabel Lakes. After graduating from San Bernardino High School he joined the Navy. In 1955 he went to work for Southern California Edison. In 1966 he married the love of his life Mary and together they raised five daughters.
In 1988 he retired from Southern California Edison as a Service Crew Foreman. He then continued to work throughout his retirement doing contract work for Edison, Herman Weissker Inc. and PAR Electric. Growing up Tommy enjoyed hunting and fishing with his dad and three brothers. Tommy's passion was his family and his dog Rocky. While raising his girls, he loved taking them camping, fishing, boating, and skiing. He coached softball and enjoyed watching his kids and grandkids play a variety of sports.
Tommy will be remembered by all for his sweet kind nature and his wonderful sense of humor. He loved playing jokes on his family and friends. He truly touched the hearts of all who knew him. He will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts.
He is survived by his wife Mary, daughters Vicki, Becki, Lesli (Rick), Tammi (Tim), and Carri, grandchildren Allen, Adam, Carinn, Tommy, Brennen, Deanna, Ren, Carissa, Chelsy, Madison, Cameron, Courtney, Hailey, 8 great grandchildren, brother Robert (Yvonne), and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father and mother, brother Lee and twin brother Fred, and dog Rocky.
Services will be Tuesday July 30th at 1pm at Montecito Memorial Park & Mortuary in Colton California. Guestbook available online at
Published in San Bernardino Sun on July 26, 2013
Thomas "Tommy" Lakes
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Arrangements under the direction of:
Montecito Memorial Park and Mortuary
3520 E Washington St | Colton, CA 92324 | (909) 825-3024
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