Thomas Elliott Jr.

15 October, 19437 September, 2020

Encinitas - Thomas Davidson Elliott, Jr. (Tom) was born on October 15, 1943 in Glendale, CA and grew up throughout Southern California. He graduated with a degree in Accounting from the University of Southern California in 1966, married his college sweetheart, Nancy in 1967 and soon after settled in North San Diego county. He served a tour of duty in Vietnam in the US Army. He spent the last 50 years residing in San Diego enjoying life with his wife Nancy, their 4 kids, and grandchildren. Tom was a loved and loving husband and best friend to his wife Nancy for 53 years.

Tom always loved to have a good time, with whomever he was with, including going to the beach, deep sea fishing, camping with his family, going on cruises with his wife and spending time with family and friends. He and his love and desire to have fun will always be missed.

Tom was devoted to Jesus, Mary and His Catholic Church, and in recent years attended daily Mass.

He was a successful businessman as a builder and developer, and had a health and life insurance sales business, among other entrepreneurial efforts. Volunteer work was very important to Tom with his active participation in Rotary and Nazareth Orphanage in Tecate, Mexico.

Tom had a minimally invasive heart procedure on September 2nd where there were complications following the surgery. Tom passed away peacefully early in the morning on September 7th with his wife by his side. Nancy, his kids and grandkids were able to be with him from the time the complications arose after the surgery until he passed away.

Tom’s funeral Mass was held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church on Wednesday, September 16, 2020. He is buried at Miramar National Cemetery.

Tom is survived by his wife Nancy, their four children, multiple grandchildren and two sisters.


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September 25, 2020

Tom Elliott was a one of a kind. He was kind, patient understanding, helpful and thorough.
He became a friend through insurance business and was the expert I could always turn to.

He will be missed by many and my heart felt love goes out to Nancy and his entire family.

Thanks Tom for all you've done and the light of love and friendship you've been to us.
Always, Patty and Gary Miller

Bruce Richie

September 19, 2020

My thoughts about my cousin, Tom Elliott
Tom and I grew up in Glendale, California while our fathers served in the military during World War two. We lived with our Grandmother and our Moms. We lived in a four story apartment building and we amused our selves by playing on the roof which had lots of vent pipes. There was also a laundry room with an old ringer washing machine. We loved dropping clothespins down the pipes and saying “bombs away”. If we found something interesting, like a dead rat, we’d send it down the pipes too, and we laughed alot.

As we got a little older, my parents would drive me down to Dana Point from Reseda. We would spend two to three weeks together, walking down to the old pier and spending the whole day fishing and surfing by the pier. Other days we would go to our tree fort and eat all the candy and goodies that we would buy at the market down the hill. We always had a great time together.

After we served our tours of duty in the military, we would get together at his folk’s house in Newport Beach. We would cruise the Breakers drive in and we generally raised a little hell…or lots of it!

Tom was a great Cousin, and I loved him very much. I will miss him, but I will always cherish the memories of the time we spent together.

Bruce Richie

David Wiegman

September 17, 2020

Is there anywhere I can read about Tom’s life? I was a friend in rotary and want to read about Tom’s life. I’ve searched but can’t find anything. So sorry for your loss. Please point me in the direction if there is anything I can read. I’d like to reflect on his life. My prayers are with you and family. Dave Wiegman

John De Vito

September 15, 2020

I first met Tom two years ago at a Nativity Catholic men's group meeting where he asked for volunteers to help with projects at Nazareth Orphanage in Mexico. He was a great guy. I enjoyed our drives to Mexico.. early morning pickup, stopping at Starbuck's in La Mesa, trying to get our projects done by 2pm to beat the traffic crossing the border. Great times that will be missed. Keeping his family in my thoughts and prayers. For all the memories and laughter, my sincerest sympathies.
- John

Peter Harris

September 11, 2020

Tom was a friend and fellow Rotarian for many years. He will be missed in many ways. Tom had a terrific sense of humor and a great love for his family. We worked together on many fundraising projects for Rotary over the years and enjoyed social get togethers as well. My thoughts are with his family at this time.


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