Thomas Patrick OConnorOctober 2, 1928 ~ April 4, 2017 (age 88)
Thomas Patrick OConnor passed away peacefully on April 4th after battling a lengthy illness. He was 88 years old. He touched many lives with his welcoming smile and gentle sense of humor.
Tom was born in San Francisco and attended Galileo High School before his family moved to Sunnyvale in 1946. He attended San Jose State College for a year before being drafted into the Army. After military service, he became a salesman in the wholesale food and beverage business, working throughout the Bay Area. He enjoyed hiking and big band music. Friends knew him for his love of Airedales which he always introduced to the neighborhood children. Most of all he enjoyed the company of family and friends.
Tom is survived by his loving wife Beth, niece Barbara Corbett (Thad) of Santa Cruz, great nieces Mary Horlebein of Santa Cruz and Tina Corbett of Los Gatos and great nephew Thad Corbett (Amy) of San Jose.
Friends and family are invited to visitation at 6:00 p.m. and a rosary at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18 at Darling-Fischer Memorial Chapel, 231 E Campbell Ave., Campbell, and burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 22555 Cristo Rey Drive, Los Altos, at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19th.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Anthony Foundation, 150 Golden Gate Avenue, P.O. Box 39000, San Francisco, CA 94139-5719.