Thomas David Paro

Thomas David Paro

Birth
Watertown, Jefferson County, New York, USA
Death 14 Mar 2002 (aged 66)
Davis, Yolo County, California, USA
Burial Davis, Yolo County, California, USA
Memorial ID 40797953 · View Source
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Thomas "Tom" Paro died Thursday, March 14, 2002, at his Davis home. Born November 15, 1935, in Watertown, New York, he was 66.
He was raised in Watertown, New York, where he graduated from high school in 1953. After graduation he joined the United States Air Force, fulfilling a dream he had to see and live around the world. He proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. After retiring from the Air Force in 1973 as a master sergeant, he attended California State University, Sacramento, where he received his Bachelor's degree in Psychology.
Education was very important to him and he tutored many children with learning disabilities. He sold insurance for a brief time and then worked at Davis Lumber as a sales clerk for many years. He was an avid reader and book collector. He especially enjoyed collecting cook books and was an excellent cook. He also had a large stamp collection. He was a member of St. James Catholic Church, where he served as a Eucharistic minister and attended Bible study every Friday morning. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Davis and helped start several chapters. He was a Davis resident since 1973.
Tom Paro was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Florence Paro, and his sister, Patricia (Paro) Lewis. He was survived by his wife of 39 years, Betty J. (Rizzi) Paro of Davis; his son, Anthony Paro of Sacramento; grandson, Davis Paro, of Sacramento; mother-in-law, Betty Rizzi, of Davis; aunt, Evelyn Queal, of Watertown, New York; and cousins, Betty Terwilliger, of Ithaca, New York, Sally Papp, of Edison, New Jersey, and Jean Queal of Watertown, New York. He was also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held Tuesday, March 19, 2002, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D Street, Davis. The rosary was recited at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral chapel. The funeral mass was celebrated Wednesday, March 20, 2002, at 11 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 200 W. Fourteenth St., Davis. Burial followed at the Davis Cemetary. Remembrances may be made in his name to the St. James Catholic Church Building Fund. Arrangements were under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.


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  • Maintained by: Stephen D. Solar
  • Originally Created by: Scott Bolliger
  • Added: 17 Aug 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 40797953
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas David Paro (15 Nov 1935–14 Mar 2002), Find a Grave Memorial no. 40797953, citing Davis Cemetery, Davis, Yolo County, California, USA ; Maintained by Stephen D. Solar (contributor 46517982) .