Thomas Scott Dukeman was born on July 19, 1975 to Michael and Mia in Marysville, California. As an army brat, Tomm grew up in various parts of the United States, as well as Germany for several years. He went on to maintain his family’s military legacy when he joined the United States Navy. He served as an Operations Specialist Second Class where he was deployed to the Middle East and stationed in Kuwait, Japan, and eventually San Diego. Tomm received numerous awards and medals for his time of service, and the experience enabled him to hone his skills in communications and technology.
After several years in the Navy, Tomm rejoined civilian life, remaining in San Diego where he embarked on a 20 year career in the IT field. Starting as a systems engineer, his business acumen led him to management roles and executive level positions. His results-driven leadership style, as well as positive empowerment, allowed him to help several companies go public and startups to flourish.
While earning his bachelor’s degree, Tomm met and married the love of his life, Shelley. Together they were well matched with a passion for adventure, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a great sense of humor. Tomm was a loving and loyal husband and a dedicated father to three beautiful children, Gernard, Selena, and Makayla. As a family they enjoyed going to amusement parks, snowboarding, traveling to Hawaii, and trying new dining experiences. Their love for animals also led them to adopt four dogs - Bella, Abby, Tiberius, and Lucy.
When an opportunity presented itself for growth in his career, Tomm and his family relocated to the Bay Area so he could work in Silicon Valley. Living in Northern California brought them closer to relatives, and gave them a new appreciation for the outdoors with frequent trips to Lake Tahoe and wine tasting in Napa.
Tomm had a passion for motorcycles and high end sports cars, especially his favorite, Porsche. When he wasn’t on the roadway taking cars to their limit, Tomm could be found playing video games or watching movies and enjoying a glass of whiskey. He also had a love for all things related to tech, from the latest gadgets and tools, to artificial intelligence. Most of all, he enjoyed the time spent gathering with family and friends, from lively discussions and game nights, to simple moments around the dinner table.
Tomm is survived by his father, Michael; mother, Mia; sister, Niky; wife, Shelley; and three children, Genard, Selena, and Makayla. He was well loved by so many people and will be missed deeply.
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