Thomas "june" F. Bommarito

August 10, 1927June 29, 2019

Thomas Francis Bommarito August, 10th 1927 - June, 29th 2019 Tom was born of European immigrants; Katheryn Dorothy Schnell from Germany and Gaetano Bommarito from Terrasini, Palermo, Sicilia, Italy, during the depression in the city of St Louis, MO.

He grew up in St Louis, went to St Louis University for one year, then as WWII was ending, he was old enough to join the Coast Guard. As soon as WWII was over, Tom applied for and was accepted into the Air Cadets (the fore runner to the US Air Force). Tom served in Korea during the Korean War and found himself stateside during the Viet Nam war.

He married Ann Mary Brakob April 30, 1953. They lived the Air Force life together until Tom’s retirement in 1968 where they settled in Kokomo, IN with their two sons Rick and Tim. Tom soon turned his hobby into a carrier in stockbroking for the next 20 years, during which he worked for KJ Brown and Union Bank, both in Kokomo.

Realizing that their youngest son had an educational disability; Tom and Ann spent the next 20 years helping both of their sons and hundreds of other children with Dyslexia, by helping to found the Indiana Reading Research Association. In the mid 90s Tom and Ann moved to Indianapolis to be closer to their sons. Their life was full of one adventure after another, as they did just what they wanted to during their retirement.

They celebrated 64 years of marriage together until Ann’s passing in 2017 of old age and Tom followed in 2019, also from old age.

Sons Rick and Tim, Rick’s wife Debby with their two children Cassandra and Matthew and their spouses survive Tom.

Thomas Francis Bommarito will be inurned at 2pm on the 30th of August at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis, Indiana.


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Thomas "june" F. Bommarito

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Craig Bergin

August 29, 2019

Tom and I remained friends during and following our Air Force careers. We shared personal memories throughout. I miss him.