OBITUARY

Thomas Frederick DeLaunay

26 October, 193225 January, 2020
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Thomas F. DeLaunay born, October 26, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan to the late James and Mary DeLaunay. Tom went to be with the Lord January 25, 2020. Beloved husband of Mary Lou DeLaunay for 60+ years. Loving father of David DeLaunay, Oxford, MI; Diana Perris (John deceased) Goodrich, MI; Deborah DeLaunay, Ashland, OR; Denise Wood (David) Aberdeen, Scotland. Revered grandfather to Nicholas, Nathan, Natalie (deceased), Nolan; Renee, Jasmine, Lochlan, Olivia. Brother of Alan (deceased), Walter (deceased). Graduate of Royal Oak High School 1950, Served in US Army 1953-1955. Graduate of U of D 1960. In 1961 Tom went into the Life Insurance business and spent the next 57 years as a licensed agent serving south east Michigan. Tom earned his Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation receiving numerous awards for his hard work and dedication, which blessed him and Mary Lou with worldwide travel. Tom gained a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and was member of Family Church of West Palm Beach, Florida. Mary Lou and Tom hosted bible study groups in their home. Tom loved sharing his Christian faith with anyone who would listen. Tom was past president of the Detroit Uptown Lions Club, served as director of finance for Ascension of Christ Lutheran Church, Beverly Hills, MI. A memorial gathering will take place on Thursday January 30, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Quattlebaum Funeral Home 6411 Parker Ave. West Palm Beach, FL 33405 with a celebration of life service at 11 a.m. Burial will take place at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, MI at a later date. Family suggests memorial contributions be made to Mt. Zion Church/Opioid Crisis 4900 Maybee Rd, Independence Charter Township, MI 48348. Tom’s daughter, Diana, is partnered with Mt. Zion fighting the opiate crisis. Tom lost his granddaughter to opiates.

Services

  • Memorial Gathering Thursday, 30 January , 2020
  • Celebration of Life Service Thursday, 30 January , 2020

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Angela Miles

31 January 2020

So much love and prayers for this family always! There are so many of us up here in Michigan sending our love to you all! You are all in our thoughts, hearts and prayers! Always here for you! Love you lots! Angela, Ronny, Tyler, Mae Lynn and SO MANY MORE!!! XOXO

I personally will NEVER forget Tom! Wonderful guy, who I loved talking with!

Karen & John Abrahamson

28 January 2020

You will be missed!

Karen & John Abrahamson

28 January 2020

Tom, although we didn’t know you very long, we were so happy to have called you our friend! We so enjoyed our evening pontoon rides full of great conversations! John also enjoyed your assistance with his multiple projects around the house. We, and our neighbors on Maloney, will never forget you! Rest In Peace Tom!

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