OBITUARY

Thomas Elwood Barbara

December 28, 1946May 13, 2020
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Thomas Elwood Barbara, age 73, of Deer Park Texas Passed away May 13th 2020. Tom was born in Northville Michigan on December 28th 1946. He grew up with his siblings Paul, Sheri, John, Gary Mike, George and Debbie. After graduating from Walled Lake High school in 1964, he joined the US Military to serve in the US Navy from 1964-1971 as part of the nuclear submarine program. After receiving an honorable discharge in 1971 from the US Navy, Tom went on to work in the operation, construction, inspection and maintenance of power boilers and pressure vessels industry for over forty-three years including twenty-six years in supervision and management.

He worked for Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection from 1971-1996, Waukesha-Pearce Industries from 1996-1998, Pall Houston from 1998-2011 and OneCIS from 2011-2020.

Tom was incredibly involved in the Moose association. He donated his time and love to the Moose for 39 years receiving honors and certificates of appreciation. He was elected Pilgrim and received his gold jacket in 2007. Tom was also a valued member of Toys for Tots where he received more certificates of appreciation. He donated his time and money in every event that he could be a part of and rode his motorcycles proudly in dozens of Toys for Tots rides.

Toms passions included helping others in every way that he possibly could, singing karaoke, attending and donating to benefits, spending free time with family and friends and riding his beloved motorcycle.

Tom is proceeded in death by his mother Joyce, his father John and his brother Gary.

He is survived by his fiancé Annie Seagraves, three children TJ, Terri and Chuck, his thirteen grandchildren Megan, Jason, Nikki, Jordyn, Josh L, Sabrina, Josh B, Maddie, William, Ashley, Nathan, Austin and Brianna and his ten great grandchildren Weston, Adelyn, Sofia, Liam, Easton, Thomas, Elliot, Colton, Grace and Lena.

Family, friends, and others whose lives Tom touched are invited to Grandview Funeral home 8501 Spencer Hwy, Pasadena Tx 77505 for visitation from 5-8pm on Tuesday May 19th 2020.

Graveside service, approximately 11am, will follow the private service on Wednesday May 20th 2020.

Services

  • Family Will Receive Friends

    Tuesday, May 19, 2020

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Scott Hart

May 22, 2020

We send our deepest sympathies on your loss of Tom. Thank you for sharing his life with the Moose fraternity for so many years. His wise counsel, generous heart and spirit of service blessed countless children at Mooseheart and seniors at Moosehaven. Our thoughts and prayers go with you.

Janette LaBounty

May 21, 2020

My Uncle Tom will be missed deeply. Always smiling and happy. He taught me, how to dive in the pool. I started on the ladder and made my way to poolside. At the house my Grandparents lived in and my Uncle lived in after, in Walled Lake, MI. He was always present at family functions, very approachable and fun! I will remember all the good memories ❤️

Diana Kelly

May 21, 2020

Rest in Peace, Tom. You were amazing & so sweet. Prayers to your children and grandchildren and great grandchildren. You will be missed.

Jacquie & Raymond Russell jr

May 20, 2020

We always went to the Moose on Friday nights for steak night.
Me
Mr. Tom was having a bad night. His wife Lois, was not feeling good.
I ordered my steak Medium rare. My husband’s Medium well. After about 20min. They steaks come to us.
I was thinking this will be good! I cut into it and blood ran out onto my plate. Mr. Tom felt so bad. We laughed and cried.
He remade my steak and it was right that time. I will always love Tom and Lois Barbera!!?Enjoy y’all’s time together in HEAVEN!! 🎊🎉💙💜😇

Angelene Crawford

May 20, 2020

Uncle Tom,
I am heartbroken that you had to leave us so soon. You were always such a kind and loving Uncle. Fly with the Angel's Uncle Tom. I love you and miss you very much. What an honor my Jackson was born on your Birthday!

Kevin & Kathy Jones

May 20, 2020

“Our condolences to you at this sad time. Your father was a wonderful & kind man. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.”

Michael Moss

May 19, 2020

Mr Tom,
We met through the Moose Association. You were one of many of my friends I learned so much from. With all the stories and memories we all made traveling all over the state of Texas and the country. You always had a smile on your face and something always positive to say. Thanks for the great things you had done for all the children and others throughout your life. Tell all of our moose brothers hello. Till we meet again Tom. You will be missed by many.

Kenneth Tadlock

May 19, 2020

We enjoyed our ride to Texarkana with the Moose Riders and the fellowship there also. Tom was Santa Claus for Years at the Moose Lodge. Tom was a valuable member and lead the Ritual Team for years. He worked the kitchen and provided knowledge for all of us. He will truly be missed by all that knew him.

george Stephenson Sr

May 19, 2020

we are sorry for your loss tom will be missed

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George and Debbie
Garry and Donna
George Jr

george Stephenson Sr

May 19, 2020

We are so sorry for your lose tom will be missed

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