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Thomas Cestare, 78, passed away Friday, July 28, 2017, surrounded by his loving family at his home in Kokomo. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, on Aug. 9, 1938, to the late Thomas Cestare Sr. and Anna Finn.
Following high school, Thomas enlisted in the United States Air Force and served honorably. After his service to his country, Thomas attended college at Valparaiso University and earned his associate degree. He went on to become an electrician for IBEW in Kokomo, where he worked for 20 years until his retirement in 2004.
On Sept. 17, 1986, Thomas was married Martha Easterday at the World Famous Chapel of the Bells in Las Vegas, Nevada, and she survives. Thomas and Martha became active members of the Grace Fellowship Church in Kokomo for several years. Thomas enjoyed reading, and was once a member of a writers' group.
In addition to his wife, Thomas is survived by his stepmother, Ruth Coleman, Largo, Florida; a daughter, Lynn (Mark) Dutton, Indianapolis; three stepchildren, Blaine (Sonia) Gerhard, Lake Worth, Florida, LuAnn Name, Kokomo, and Linda Olinger (Earl Cowan), Cicero, Indiana; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Thomas was preceded in death by his stepfather, Harold Coleman.
There will be a service for Thomas at 10 a.m. Monday, July 31, at the mausoleum chapel at Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery in Kokomo.
Published on July 28, 2017
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