Tom Mack ~ Class of 1973
Departed ~ 3/6/2022
Erin Mack, Tom’s daughter wrote:
This past Sunday, Dad passed away at home surrounded by family. He is finally at peace.
For those unaware of his story, Tommy was unexpectedly diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer in July. He faced his prognosis with courage, even choosing to undergo multiple rounds of chemo. He fought a long and hard battle up until the very end. We are all so very proud of him.
Mom encapsulated Dad so perfectly the other day when she said “Tommy was a force.” Dad was a force; he loved life and took every opportunity to live it fully.
Tommy will be buried at Arlington National Cemetary outside of Washington D.C. (date unknown).
In the meantime, Devon Mack and I are working diligently on securing the best plot there is (per dad’s requests, a plot on a hill with a view and a tree for shade) ❤️
Erin Mack is with Tom Mack
Dad will be buried with military honors at Arlington National Cemetery on July 6th at 3pm. Long before his cancer diagnosis, dad often spoke about how honored he felt to be buried at Arlington. This day will be incredibly special to us, as it was to him. We welcome anyone who would like to share it with us.
Following the funeral at Arlington, there will be a reception at a nearby location (details provided later).
For those interested in attending the reception after Arlington, we kindly ask that you message me or Devon Mack so we can book an appropriately sized space.
To those who have texted, called and sent cards to share their kind words and memories of dad over the past 5 weeks, we thank you ❤️
Please send pictures (old and new), anecdotes, articles, stories and tributes to isbeings at gmail dot com