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Thomas Lodico

December 30, 1925November 7, 2020
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Thomas Lodico was born on December 30, 1925 in Gary, Indiana and passed away on November 7, 2020 in Chino Hills, California and is under the care of Funeraria Del Angel Chino.

Funeral Mass will be held on November 18, 2020 at 10:00 am at St. Paul the Apostal Catholic Church, 14085 Peyton Dr, Chino Hills, CA. Graveside Service will be held on November 30, 2020 at 9:45 am at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd, Riveside, CA.

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30 November

Graveside Service

9:45 am - 10:30 am

Riverside National Cemetery

22495 Van Buren Blvd
Riveside, CA 92518

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Greg & Mary Krakar

November 20, 2020

Tom was a loving person and so much fun!
Always pleasant, warm and friendly --a pleasure to be around.

He and Theresa were a great couple! And together they were wonderful parents to Paul. Although Paul and Tom had different last names, Tom could not have been a truer father to Paul. And when Paul married, Tom and Theresa opened their arms to Jeanie and Christian. Then the crowning jewel came when Renee was born. Tom and Theresa have always been proud, loving grandparents.

Tom so enjoyed life! He especially loved kids—and they loved him. He knew how to make people of all ages smile and laugh. He was phenomenal at imitating sounds—I especially loved his amazing cat and dog sounds! He could fool everyone--even the cats and dogs!

Our side-by-side cabins in the mountains are a huge blessing that we all have enjoyed. Our cabin was realized by the hard work of Tom, Greg and Mary’s Dad under Paul’s extremely capable leadership. It was a real “family project” and we will be forever grateful for all of Tom’s help.

Thanks to Paul and his “crew,” our cabin was completed in 1997 just in time to celebrate Thanksgiving at the “K-Team Kompound,” starting our wonderful tradition. We will always cherish the many years that we’ve celebrated Thanksgiving together as one “family,” going up and down the hill between courses! One of the funniest Thanksgiving dinners was the result of Greg and Theresa having a “snowball” fight--with dinner rolls! —and Theresa started it...well, Theresa threw the first roll (like nothing she had ever done before in her life!). But you know that Greg had actually started it by egging Theresa on with his annual taunt that Paul’s and his barbecued turkey was so much better than her lovely oven-roasted one! Like the rest of us, Tom got a great kicked out of his wife’s playful side!

We loved Tom and will always miss him, but we will cherish our many happy memories of Tom—always smiling and with a mischievous glint in his warm, loving eyes.

Karen Wobrock

November 18, 2020

God bless you all during this sad time. I will always remember Tom with a smile. Theresa, Tom was a lot like your father that way. Such a kind and happy soul.....always with a smile. He will be missed dearly. Love you, Karen

Alan Holderness

November 17, 2020

Dearest Friends:
Tom was a very good man. He showed the younger generation of boys how to be men. He was not afraid to let us make mistakes (few though they be, yah - right :-)

Tom was a very talented person who knew how to do almost anything - or so it seemed. He was interested in sharing his knowledge with anyone asked. He was NOT a selfish man.

There was a group of young men who would descend on the Lodico home. (I would blame Paul, but we all wanted to be there.) Tom & Theresa were always gracious and pretended to be interested in what we were going to do, or what we were doing, or what we planned to do. (Actually, they really were interested.)

Tom had a great sense of humor that he shared with us - not a joke telling sense of humor, but more of a "situational" sense of humor. This is my recollection of one instance, so if the facts are not accurate, it is my fault.

One time Tom was proud to show the guys a present he purchased for Theresa. He had a limited amount of money to spend. When he went to the store, he noticed that there was a 3/8 inch drill that was on sale; something he really wanted. So instead of purchasing Theresa a present, he bought the drill. He told us that he purchased it so that he could install cabinets for Theresa. (I think that he might have gotten into trouble for that one. :-)

As I look back on those times I realize that Tom & Theresa were younger then than what the guys are now. Tom left an impression of what great people can have on the younger generation.

He will be missed by those who know him, but most of all by his wonderful wife Theresa, loving son Paul and daughter-in-law Jeanie & cherished granddaughter Renee.

Thanks Tom Lodico.
May you Rest in Peace.

Alan & Holly Holderness

FROM THE FAMILY

1934, First Communion

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1944, Great Lakes Training Center, U.S. Navy

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1944, Stationed in Cuba during WWII

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1944, Cuba

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1944, Cuba, U.S. Navy

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1944-1945 U.S. Navy

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1946, Indiana

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1934, First Communion

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1944, Great Lakes Training Center, U.S. Navy

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1944, Stationed in Cuba during WWII

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1944, Cuba

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1944, Cuba, U.S. Navy

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1944-1945 U.S. Navy

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1946, Indiana

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1946, 21st Birthday

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1940s

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1952, Theresa, Tom, Joe, Olga at the Hollywood Palladium

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