Thomas Edwin (Tom) Lindberg died July 23, 2018, at his home in Buckley. He was 65.
He was born Aug. 1, 1952, in Seattle to the late Robert and Beverly Lindberg. He graduated from Puyallup High School with the class of 1971. He studied forestry at Green River Community College and worked for Weyerhaeuser before going to work for The Boeing Co. in 1979. He retired in 2010, having worked as a mechanic for more than three decades. He was proud to be in the machinist union and served as a volunteer with the organization, performing more than 3,000 hours of community volunteer work. This service, which included feeding the homeless at the Tacoma Rescue Mission and building wheelchair ramps for people in need, garnered him many awards. Among those was the Local Hunger Hero Award granted to him by Northwest Harvest. His most prized award was the President’s Volunteer Service Award, which earned him a signed letter and handshake from President Barack Obama. He continuously sponsored a child from a third world country.
He moved to Buckley in 1985, where he was a member of the Buckley Eagles Aerie 1387. He enjoyed camping, hunting and hiking. He loved music, old western and tough-guy movies, classic cars and attending car shows. He was an avid cruiser, sailing on 37 cruises, totaling more than 260 days at sea. As per his request, his ashes will be spread at sea in the Caribbean.
He is survived by daughters Kara and Keena; sister Peggy; brother Pete; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Terry.
A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, at Cedar Community Church in Buckley, followed by a celebration of life gathering at 3 p.m. at the Buckley Eagles Hall.
All may offer condolences and sign his online guest book at www.weeksfuneralhomes.com.