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 Thomas Edward Baumberger

Thomas Edward Baumberger

Birth
Ravenna, Portage County, Ohio, USA
Death 19 Jun 2012 (aged 93)
San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA
Burial Los Osos, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA
Memorial ID 92762678 · View Source
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On Tuesday, 19 June 2012, Thomas Edward Baumberger, 93, passed away in San Luis Obispo, California.
He was born in August of 1918 in Ravenna, Portage County, Ohio and was the son of Edward Baumberger and Elinor Baumberger.
Thomas was a graduate of Ohio State University, School of Civil Engineering, Class of 1942.
He enlisted in the United States Army immediately following the attacks on Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and attended United States Army Officer Candidate School and served with the 1394th Engineer Construction Battalion in the Pacific Theater.
Thomas and his wife, Helen Faye Atkinson, were married in 1947 in San Bernardino, Calif., and moved to San Luis Obispo in 1950, where he worked for the California Department of Transportation as Assistant District Engineer.
He was asked to return to active duty military service during the Korean War and commanded the 578th Combat Engineers and was awarded the Bronze Star.
Thomas returned home to San Luis Obispo and civilian life in 1953.
Following his tenure with the California Department of Transportation, Tom operated a successful civil engineering firm in San Luis Obispo for over 40 years, before he retired in 2002. It is believed he was the longest continually licensed civil engineer in the state of California.
Mr. Baumberger is survived by his four sons, Thomas Edward Baumberger II, Michael C. Baumberger, Mark K. Baumberger and Lance A. Baumberger.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Baumberger and Elinor Baumberger, wife of 46 years, Helen Faye (Atkinson) Baumberger.


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  • Created by: Inge and Patrick Campbell Sr.
  • Added: 29 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 92762678
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Edward Baumberger (Aug 1918–19 Jun 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 92762678, citing Los Osos Valley Memorial Park, Los Osos, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA ; Maintained by Inge and Patrick Campbell Sr. (contributor 47322965) .