July 8, 1921 - March 4, 2018
Thomas Calvin Burger, 96, longtime resident of Huntington Park and Downey, CA, died peacefully at his home, surrounded by family, on Sunday, March 4, 2018.
Born July 8, 1921 in Blanca, Colorado to Albert J. and Ann S. (Eastwood) Burger, he was the youngest of seven children.
Tom graduated from Huntington Park High School in Winter 1940. A loyal “Spartan”, he remained an active member of the HPHS Alumni Association from its inception.
Tom served in the Pacific during WWII aboard the U.S.S. Medusa. By the end of his service he attained the rank of Chief Yeoman.
Having enjoyed a long career in the Swimming Pool Supply industry, he maintained many business friendships following retirement.
A resident of Glenbrook East in Downey since 1988, he served the H.O.A. in many capacities and as Resident Manager until his passing.
Memberships included the American Legion and Downey United Masonic Lodge #220.
Preceding him in death, his beloved wife of 64 years, Kathryn P. Burger.
He is survived by four children: Kathleen Brockie (Robert), Corona, CA; Mary Moode (Mike), Nacogdoches, TX; Peggy McMann, Garden Grove, CA; and Thomas Daniel Burger (Debra), Huntington Park, CA., nine grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Visitation only: Saturday, March 10, 2018, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., Miller Mies Mortuary, 10229 Paramount Blvd., Downey.
Graveside Service: To follow at 1 p.m. at Inglewood Park Cemetery, 3803 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood, CA.