Thomas Marshall Pegnim
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September 26, 1951 - July 9, 2014Thomas Marshall Pegnim passed away suddenly early Wednesday morning July 9th. His generosity, caring spirit and humor will be greatly missed by many.
Thomas was born in Mineola, NY and later obtained his Bachelor's degree from Harvard University. While in Boston he met the love of his life, Susan Cameron, and shortly after, they packed their bags and headed cross-country, eventually landing in San Francisco, California. He attended Golden Gate University and obtained his J.D. Thomas began practicing Law shortly after graduation and continued his Law practice for 36 years. With his passion for education, Tom, as friends fondly called him, founded the Pegnim & Ivancich Youth Foundation. He spent his free time golfing, gardening, traveling, "reading" his books on tape, and recently became an enthusiastic bird watcher.
Thomas is survived by his best friend and the love of his life, Sue, beloved children Ryan and Alessandra Pegnim of San Francisco, Caitlin and Paul Coelho of Fresno, Timothy Pegnim of San Francisco, Shannon Pegnim of Lafayette, as well as grandchildren Thomas Coelho and soon to arrive Maverick Pegnim He is also survived by his brother Donald Pegnim of Brewster, NY. All who knew Tom will miss his unique sense of humor and contagious laugh.
Friends and family are invited to a visitation on Friday, July 18, 2014 from 5-8 p.m. at Oakmont Memorial Park & Mortuary, 2099 Reliez Valley Road in Lafayette. Guests are also invited to the funeral service on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Lafayette Orinda Presbyterian Church, 49 Knox Drive in Lafayette. The burial will occur at Oakmont Memorial Park & Mortuary at 11:00 a.m. Immediately following burial a celebration of Tom's life will be held at Contra Costa Country Club, 801 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill. In lieu of flowers the family wishes donations be sent to either The Pegnim & Ivancich Youth Foundation (Care of Pegnim & Ivancich LLP, 3440 Hillcrest Ave., Suite 175, Antioch, CA 94531) or the De La Salle High School Brotherhood Fund (1130 Winton Drive Concord, CA 94518; 925-288-8106), both of which were near and dear to Tom's heart.
Oakmont Mortuary - Lafayette
2099 Reliez Valley Rd. Lafayette, CA 94549
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on July 13, 2014