January l3,1949 -
October l6, 2013
Tom was born in Covina the youngest of Harold and Alyce Garringer's seven children.He was raised in Glendora and graduated from Glendora High School in 1967. He met the love of his life Carole Northrup in High School and they spent fifty happy years as soul mates.He was a painting contractor in Phoenix for over 30 years. He was very active in community affairs and many charities. He lost his battle with bone marrow cancer after eleven months but is now pain free andsafe in the arms of his Lord and Savior. He was a loving , caring husband, father, grandfather and brother. He is survived by his wife Carole, his daughter Tami and husband Mike, He was predeceased by his son Matthew in 2005. He has five grandchildren, Tara, Nicholas, Matthew, Mason, and Noah.Also survived by six siblings, Carole of West Covina, Joyce of Glendora Marjorie of Idaho, Bill of Laverne,Marsha of Texas and Judy of Phoenix and a large extended family. He will live in our hearts and memories forever.
Published in San Gabriel Valley Tribune on Oct. 23, 2013