- September 28, 1931 - February 22, 2017
- Raytown, Missouri
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THOMAS F. WALSH JR.
Thomas F. “Tom” Walsh Jr., 85, passed away February 22, 2017. Tom was born September 28, 1931 the son of Thomas F. Walsh and Margaret (Travis) Walsh. He was the oldest of seven children. He graduated from Hyde Park High School in Hyde Park, MA. Tom joined the US Air Force in 1951. While he was stationed at Warrensburg State Teacher’s College, he met Joann Marie Siebenthaler and they later married on November 28, 1953. They were blessed with three children. Tom proudly served his country in the Korean War in the 75th Air Depot Wing, USAF. After returning from Korea, he finished his education at Rockhurst College. Tom had a long career in industrial plastics sales and management until retiring. Tom never met a stranger. He could visit with anyone and he had a great sense of humor. He loved his Irish heritage and was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.
Tom was very active in Military Organizations. He was an Officer of the Korean War Veterans Association-Missouri Chapter 2; a member of American Legion Post 21 and a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1829. For many years, Tom was Flag Registrar for the Permanent Memorial Day Committee ensuring that each military grave displayed an American flag on Memorial Day.
Tom has been a longtime member of Our Lady of Lourdes Raytown, MO and the Friendly Club.
He is preceded in death by his parents, grandson, Joshua Walsh, siblings, John Walsh and Lillian Brown. He is survived by his loving wife, Joann of 63 years, son, Mark (Donna) Walsh, Lee's Summit, MO, daughters, Robin (Edmund) Walsh, Raytown, MO and Christine (Barbara) Walsh, Raytown, MO. grandsons, Bradley (Gretchen) Walsh, Kansas City, MO; Shawn Foster, Lebanon, OR; great-grandchildren Marjorie and Felix Walsh, siblings, Katherine (Ernie) St. Jacques, Barbara (Joe) Bonanno, Eileen (Ray) Kirchdorfer, Charles (Trish) Walsh; all of the Massachusetts area, brother-in-law Robert (Sue) Siebenthaler, San Jacinto, CA, many nieces, nephews and cousins and best friend of 63 years, Terry Gray. We would like to thank the staff at Hidden Lake Care Center for taking such wonderful care of Tom. They were a blessing to all of us.
Visitation will be Sunday, February 26 from 5-7 PM at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, 8812 E Gregory Blvd, Raytown, MO 64133. Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, February 27 at 10:00 AM at Our Lady of Lourdes with burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Bishop Sullivan Center, 6435 E Truman Rd, Kansas City, MO 64126 or Korean War Veterans Association, Kansas City Missouri Chapter 2, 7401 Maple Dr., Raytown MO 64133.
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