Thomas C. Staly Sr.

February 14, 1921July 14, 2013

Thomas Charles Staly, Sr. (age 92) passed away July 14, 2013 at the Richland Rehabilitation Center in Richland, WA. He lived cheerfully and courageously with congestive heart failure, debilitating arthritis, and subsequent mobility issues. A recent fall resulted in complications that led to his death. He was preceded in death by his precious wife, Helen W. Turk, to whom he was married for 59 years. Tom was born February 14, 1921 in Spokane, WA and resided in the Spokane Valley most of his life. He served in the US Army Air Corp during World War II, and worked many years in the wholesale grocery industry as a food broker. Tom could fix anything. He enjoyed boating, fishing, politics, Chicago style jazz and Tony Bennett. He gave support to his family throughout his life, often without regard to his own personal needs. Tom is survived by many who loved him dearly: his son, Thomas C. Staly, Jr. and wife Kathy of Kennewick, WA; his daughters, Jeanne Staly-Mason of Tucson, AZ and Elizabeth Staeheli of Spokane, WA, as well as 11 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, his sisters Bobbie Manley of Coeur d' Alene, ID and Jeanne Barnaal of Cokato, MN, and many nieces and nephews. Tom's remains will be cremated and laid to rest with Helen's in the Pines Cemetery mausoleum.


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August 2, 2013

The Washington State Veterans Cemetery extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Thomas C. Staly, Sr. for your loss, to honor his service (AAC-WWII) to our country and our patriotic hero.

Jerry Staeheli

July 28, 2013

Tom and Kathy, The impact that one leaves is often not shared for a long time. i have found that to be wonderful. I believe that your interest in the family was of great pleasure to him. Bless you, Tom Sr. and you family.

Steven Ard

July 27, 2013

Tom & Kathy;

So sorry to hear of your loss. As your father was a member of "The Greatest Generation", he left the world in better shape than when he found it. I hope you are able to find comfort with the memory of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

tienne staeheli

July 27, 2013

Tom and Family,
my sincerest sympathy at the passing of your beloved dad. I had heard so many wonderful things about him and was sad to have missed the chance to meet him by only a few days. I hope you will all carry many happy memories of him in your hearts. Love, Tienne