Passed away at the age of 85 due to complications with congestive heart failure. He was born in New York and has been a resident of Rolling Hills Estates since 1962.
Thomas received an honorable discharge from the U. S. Navy after which he earned a B.E. and an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Southern California. He retired from Northrop Corporation where he worked for over 30 years as a Vice President and Program Manager.
Thomas was a Fellow of AIAA and SAE, he was on several Dean’s Advisory Councils and received the 1990 Laurel Award from Aviation Week and Space Technology.
Thomas is survived by his children Susan Welsh and Janet Rooney; his son-in-law Richard Welsh; and his grandchildren Eric Welsh, Scott Welsh and Brent Welsh.
Green Hills Mortuary is coordinating Tom's cremation. Funeral services will be held at St. John Fisher at 11:00am on Thursday December 20, 2012 with a reception to follow at Rolling Hills Country Club. You can send an email to the following email address if you have further questions: