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“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Chinavare family. ”
1 of 26 | Posted by: The Vincentini Family - Livonia, MI

“Hi Sue, I know we haven't seen you and your family for quite a while, but we saw the news about Tom and wanted to let you know we were thinking about...Read More »
2 of 26 | Posted by: jackie vernor - naples, FL

“Sue, sending long distance condolences from Maryland. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Tom will remain part of my special memories of our...Read More »
3 of 26 | Posted by: A friend

“My condolences go out to the Chinavare Family, Obviously a very difficult time. I only met Tom a couple times, but I know he had a big impact on LJAL...Read More »
4 of 26 | Posted by: Joe Chapp - Livonia, MI

“Sue & family-my sincerest condolences. Hoping you find peace during this awful time. Many hugs & prayers! ”
5 of 26 | Posted by: Helen Beaudry - Commerce Twp, MI

“My prayers go out to Chinavare family and friends. Tom's son Joe and my son Charles Keith were teammates at Franklin on the basketball team and I got...Read More »
6 of 26 | Posted by: Michael Hudson - Detroit, MI

“My deepest condolences go out to Tom's family. Tom was one of the best men I've met and had a pleasure of knowing. He had a big heart. He was a good...Read More »
7 of 26 | Posted by: Iryna Sazonova - Troy, MI

“sue...my dear friend, my heart and my soul send you my love and tears. may God send you comfort and peace. ”
8 of 26 | Posted by: marge salowich - royal oak, MI

“We are paralyzed with grief. Tom came into our lives 3 years ago when Joe started dating Sarah. We felt an immediate connection with him and his...Read More »
9 of 26 | Posted by: Terry and Cindy Slavin

“Tom was as much a part of GLM as the buildings it occupies. His outlook on life, pragmatism, and kindness will be sorely missed. I'm so sorry for...Read More »
10 of 26 | Posted by: Nick Draugelis - Detroit

“I knew Tom through the LJAL. He was a real asset to that organization. I am glad I got to know him over the years. I enjoyed his company and I...Read More »
11 of 26 | Posted by: Joe McCallion - Livonia, MI

“Heartbroken. Sue Jack Kathryn Joe So sorry for your loss your husband and Dad was a very special loving man will be greatly missed. Thank you Tom for...Read More »
12 of 26 | Posted by: Dean Wilamowski - Garden City

“Tom ("Doubleday")...My friend and Co Coach for several years of Red Wings and Blue Jay Baseball. I will NEVER forget our time together, our many...Read More »
13 of 26 | Posted by: Tobin Jones - Westland, MI

“Sue, Kathryn, Jack and JoeSo very sorry for your loss. Praying for all of you at this very difficult time. ”
14 of 26 | Posted by: Laura Duffy - GLM

“Tom Chinavare will be truly missed by our Livonia sports community. I remember when one of my sons was on an LJAL All Star team and he gave our boys...Read More »
15 of 26 | Posted by: Mass Family - Livonia, MI

“Karen, I am so sorry....I pray that warm memories will replace your tears and that the God of all comfort will keep your heart! Love to you, Mary...Read More »
16 of 26 | Posted by: Mary Combs - Nolensville, TN

“Tom...A Great Man, A Great Father, A Great mentor to kids & adults. A Great love for the game of Baseball & other sports. A Great sense of humor. A...Read More »
17 of 26 | Posted by: Pam & Tyler Camp - Livonia, MI

“Sue, I am so very sorry for your loss. I pray for strength & comfort for you and your family. ”
18 of 26 | Posted by: Denise Browne

“Jack, I cannot imagine what you are going through. Your dad was the best co-worker/boss I ever had! Wishing you and your family comfort and strength...Read More »
19 of 26 | Posted by: A friend

“Sorry for your loss I used to clean @Garan Lucow and Miller when they was off Jefferson and Tom was a very loving man. I pray for your family strength ”
20 of 26 | Posted by: Yolanda Sowell - Detroit, MI

“Sue, Catherine, Jack and Joe,We are so sorry to hear about Tom. He meant so very much to so many people. He had a unique way of making everyone...Read More »
21 of 26 | Posted by: Michael Caprara - Livonia, MI

“Sue I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will be thinking of you and say prayers for you and your family in the coming days. ”
22 of 26 | Posted by: Karen Buckley - Vass, NC

“Tom was a friend to the co-op program at his alma mater, University of Michigan-Dearborn. He made a difference in many students' lives by offering...Read More »
23 of 26 | Posted by: Patti Martin - Dearborn, MI

“Tom interviewed me for my job at GLM Ann Arbor 6 years ago. He had a great sense of humor and could make you laugh. RIPKay Airton ”
24 of 26 | Posted by: A friend

“Nice man, nice family. Truly mankinds loss. My sincere condolences for Sue, Jack, Joey & Kathryn. Truly was Black Friday! ”
25 of 26 | Posted by: Paulette Wilson

“Sue, Jack, Catherine and Joe, We are so sorry for your loss. Tom will always be remembered for his kind heart. Please know you are all in our...Read More »
26 of 26 | Posted by: Nancy Kendzior - Westland, MI


Thomas was born on August 18, 1964 and passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2016.

Thomas was a resident of Westland, Michigan at the time of his passing.

He was married to Susan.

Thomas will be resting at the L.J. Griffin Funeral Home in Westland 7707 Middlebelt Road at Ann Arbor Trail on Tuesday November 29 from 1-9 p.m.He will be Instate at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday November 30 at the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church located at 1721 Junction Street at Vernor Highway in Detroit until the time of his Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m.

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