Thomas Gordan Holman (Tom) departed to Heaven on Sunday, March 7, 2021. He is preceded in death by his parents, William Riley, and Mary Ellen Holman. Tom is survived by his three children Elizabeth, Matthew, David; his granddaughter Bailey; his brothers William and James Riley Holman; his uncle James Holman, and several cousins.
Tom was a proud Veteran of the US Army (Infantry), a devoted and exemplary employee of the Department of the Navy, A California State Vice President that was Elected to be California State President starting 2021 in the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Long-time Red Cross Contributor, First Aid Instructor, and devoted member to many Fraternal Organizations in varying capacities dedicated to helping people.
Family, friends, and work-family remember Tom for his ever-present smile, laughter, love of family, wisdom and wittiness, musical genius, and inspiring leadership ability. He was genuine and touched so many lives while embracing all people from various cultures, financial situations, and social statuses. He leaves a legacy behind as one of the most selfless, gracious, and kindest people in the world, challenging all of us to show the same care and compassion for others that he achieved, not by his words, but through his selfless actions towards others throughout his impactful life.