Obituary – Thomas F. Sotham |

Obituary – Thomas F. Sotham

Tahoe Daily Tribune Staff Reports

A commemorative gathering will be held at a later date for Thomas F. Sotham of Lake Tahoe, Nev., and Palm Springs, Calif., who died June 29, 2004, at his home after a short illness of pancreatic cancer. He was 76.

Tom was born Sept. 12, 1927, at Kansas City, Mo., to Mazie and Tom Sotham Sr. He was an only child and a confirmed bachelor. Tom graduated from the University of Missouri and practiced as a certified public accountant in Kansas City and California for many years. He loved golf, poker, the five o’clock hour, and followed the Kansas City Chiefs. Reading and attending operas were his pastimes as well as listening to his vast collection of opera music. Tom was a prudent, fun-loving, gentle man who will be missed by friends and relatives.

He is survived by first cousins, Jacqueline Hand and Phyllis Hussey of Ocean Springs, Miss., Gill Coffman of Oregon and Sam Coffman of St. Louis, Mo.; second cousins, Jane, Janet, Jo, Juliette, Max and Logan, who remember Tommy as a congenial companion. He also leaves many friends in the Tahoe area who will miss his companionship including Donald Codeglia, Donna Brown, Susan Codeglia, Pat and Dick Caine and Erma Gordon as well as Keith and Tori Smith of Tucson, Ariz., and Tom Mayes of Austin, Texas, who were longtime friends.

Arrangements entrusted to Walton’s Douglas County Mortuary, Minden, Nev.

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