Thomas was born on September 12, 1927 and passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.
Thomas was a resident of Oakland, California at the time of his passing.
Tom graduated from Oakland High in 1945. At the University of California Berkeley he earned a B.A. in Physics followed by a PhD in Biophysics in 1955.
He served in the Navy for two years.
He was married to Jackie.
Family and friends are invited to a Rosary at 7pm and visitation between 6 and 8pm on Sunday August 28 at Albert Brown Mortuary 3476 Piedmont Avenue Oakland. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Monday August 29 10am at Corpus Christi Church 322 St James Dr Piedmont.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County 9235 San Leandro Street Oakland CA 94603; or the Oakland Museum of California 1000 Oak St Oakland CA 94607; or to a charity of choice.