Thomas Orville Woizeski
December 10, 1918 ~ January 1, 2017
Thomas Orville Woizeski died peacefully at home with his loving wife Bonnie and their family with him. He was dearly loved by all of them and is deeply missed. Tom was 98 years old and he and Bonnie were married 76 years. Most of those years were spent in Long Beach, California, then later, Lake Tahoe, NV.
Tom grew up in Decatur IL, and stayed there until he was 16, then came to Long Beach to live with his brother and finish school. He met Bonnie while working and they married 1 year later.
He enlisted in the U.S. Navy after Pearl Harbor and served 3 years, 2 of them aboard ship in the South Pacific. At the end of WWII he went back to Southern California Edison to work and remained with them for 36 years. He was on the Edison Co. Pioneer Nuclear team, which entailed more schooling at Penn State and Rutgers University.
He loved being involved with the Nuclear Industry and stayed until his early retirement due to a serious stroke. After healing from the stroke in the next year, he joined his beloved son-in-law John in building, and became quite skillful working with wood. He later went into designing and building furniture for the family.
Tom loved fishing for trout and he and Bonnie traveled with their 26 ft. trailer to many interesting places to fish. Their favorite place was West Walker River and many a happy vacation was spent there with family.
Tom was a gifted and loving father of Nicole Park (John) and Sandra Wallin; grandfather to Darcie Park-Bissonnette (Mark), Nathan Wallin, Justin Wallin (Melia); and great-grandfather to Johnny Bissonnette, Brigette and Celeste Wallin.
He is so dearly missed by all of us and loved forever. Sleep well dear one.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date.
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