OBITUARY

Thomas "Tommy" Lakes

September 26, 1932July 22, 2013

Thomas Mac Lakes "Tommy" Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, and Brother passed away peacefully at home in Highland on July 22 at the age of 80. Tommy was born September 26th 1932 in San Bernardino, California to Lee and Mabel Lakes. After graduating from San Bernardino High School he joined the Navy. In 1955 he went to work for Southern California Edison. In 1966 he married the love of his life Mary and together they raised five daughters. In 1988 he retired from Southern California Edison as a Service Crew Foreman. He then continued to work throughout his retirement doing contract work for Edison, Herman Weissker Inc. and PAR Electric. Growing up Tommy enjoyed hunting and fishing with his dad and three brothers. Tommy's passion was his family and his dog Rocky. While raising his girls, he loved taking them camping, fishing, boating, and skiing. He coached softball and enjoyed watching his kids and grandkids play a variety of sports. Tommy will be remembered by all for his sweet kind nature and his wonderful sense of humor. He loved playing jokes on his family and friends. He truly touched the hearts of all who knew him. He will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts. He is survived by his wife Mary, daughters Vicki, Becki, Lesli (Rick), Tammi (Tim), and Carri, grandchildren Allen, Adam, Carinn, Tommy, Brennen, Deanna, Ren, Carissa, Chelsy, Madison, Cameron, Courtney, Hailey, 8 great grandchildren, brother Robert (Yvonne), and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father and mother, brother Lee and twin brother Fred, and dog Rocky. Services will be Tuesday July 30th at 1pm at Montecito Memorial Park & Mortuary in Colton California. Guestbook available online at www.montecitomemorialparkandmortuary.com .Published in San Bernardino Sun on July 26, 2013 Print | View Guest Book . Thomas Mac Lakes Click images or name above for additional details at: www.montecitomemorialparkandmortuary.com. Arrangements under the direction of: Montecito Memorial Park and Mortuary 3520 E Washington St | Colton, CA 92324 | (909) 825-3024

Services

  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 30, 2013
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Thomas "Tommy" Lakes

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Tammi

August 23, 2014

I love you Dad, and I miss you every day.
xoxo

Jim and Linda Stienstra

August 4, 2013

There will only ever be one Tommy Lakes. The world was a better place having him in it. We were better off knowing him as we both worked in san berdoo district for some time. He was a joy to know and work with. He did pull some harmless pranks on myself on the service truck. He was a true gentleman and inspiration. Rest in peace Tommy.

August 4, 2013

Tom and Mary were a special couple that I have known since the day they were married. He and my husband worked together in the early days of Edison.. We hope Mary and his whole family can find peace & contentment in the love and memories they shared..

Mary & Darrell Hobbs. Temecula, Ca.

Karyn Ellis

August 1, 2013

I always felt loved & welcomed in the Lakes home, & was treated like family... I called Tommy Dad too (Two!). What a wonderful, kind, sweet caring man. You will be missed beyond words.

Tim Coleman

July 31, 2013

Tom will always be one of the coolest humans that I have ever known, the world would be a much better place if we could emulate just a fraction of the love that poured from the heart of just this one man. Long before he became my father-in-law, he became my friend, and the admiration I have for him could never be adequately described with printed words. To say that I loved him is a complete understatement, and I will miss him every day. Dad, adding our own color commentary to the CBS weather report will never be the same! Enjoy the view my friend, until we meet again.

Cindy Harrison-Romeo

July 30, 2013

I will always have fond memories of good times at the Lakes house. I never had roll models growing up, and I spent many hours with Becki and Lesli at their house. I was always treated like part of the family. You will be missed, but always in my heart. Prayers to the family

Suzie Prado-Cardoza

July 30, 2013

as I heard of the passing of Mr. Lakes my heard is sad.. I me Mr. Lakes when I was small Becky, Leslie played softball, and Tammy was my best friend in kindner. Mr.Lakes would pick us up from school and take us for rides in his dune buggie. I have so many memories of him, always will to help and give to others. He has always held a special place in my heart. yet I have not seen him in many years I will treasure the memories I have of him when I was 5-7

Praying for you Mrs. Lakes, Becky, LeSLIE, Tammy, Carrie and family.

Harry Vasilakis

July 30, 2013

Tom was someone my children looked up too, I would take them to the Edison yard to have dinner with Harry. Tom would be pulling into the garage and ring that special little bell on that giant truck, They just loved him, To my children he was a gentle giant, always happy to see them. His kindness and his generosity was something Harry and I always admired. In life one is blessed when they can meet one of God's special angels. The Vasilakis family was so blessed when Tom Lakes came into our lives. Our deepest condolences to the family, we will keep in our prayers.

Tom Ainsworth

July 30, 2013


It's difficult to even express how much Grampie meant to me. He was kind, funny, humble, and above all, a great man. My best memories of Grampie were during the years he and Grammie lived in Lake Havasu. I'm sure some of his fondest memories were from his havasu days. There's something about taking a walk along the channel near the London Bridge on a busy weekend, well nevermind, Grampie knows where I'm going with this. So many memories live on in my head. I will never forget going over to Grammie and Grampie's place to watch pay per view boxing (watching Holyfield get his ear bit off), playing pool, swimming in their backyard, and just having a blast spending quality time with Grampie. Grampie brought so much joy to my life and I will forever miss him. I Love you Grampie.

Deanna Ainsworth

July 30, 2013

I had to be the most gullible grandchild he had. I believed every tall tale and joke he pulled. I will never forget his white tic tacs spit on the ground as a door swung open in his direction. His laugh will not be forgotten and his pranks will continue on!