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Thomas Justin Barker passed away peacefully on June 27, 2015, at the age of 62, from complications of pancreatic cancer. The battle was short and he fought valiantly. Tom is one of five children born to Francis and Dee Barker. He was born in Bakersfield, California and because of his father's job, spent his school years moving frequently with his family, including a residence in the Canary Islands. After graduating from high school in Midland, Texas, Tom attended UCLA receiving his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Tom then attended the University of California at Berkeley earning his Masters in Electrical Engineering. After his receiving his credentials, Tom began his 35 year career at Southern California Edison as a Senior Project Engineer. It was during this time that he met his beloved wife Lisa Tadlock Barker, who he married in 1987. Lisa and Tom have three boys, Timothy (Michelle), Matthew and David. He is also survived by his four siblings, Andy, Fred (Su), Joe (Andrea), Judy and his mother Dee. Tom and Lisa loved to travel and spend time at the beach. He had many hobbies and passions including woodworking, playing piano, hiking, and body surfing. His family and faith always came first. Tom loved volunteering, especially at church and in the community of South Pasadena. Whether it was coaching, refereeing, scouting, or volunteering, he always felt the need to make the world a better place. A Celebration of Tom's Life will take place at Holy Family Church, 1501 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena at 11:00 am on Monday July 6th. Cabot & Sons, Pasadena Directors.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on July 1, 2015
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