Tommy L WestonMarch 3, 1938 ~ January 19, 2018 (age 79)
Tommy (Tom) Weston passed away peacefully at home with family and friends by his side on January 12, 2018 after a courageous fight with metastatic cancer.
He was born on March 3, 1938 Neenah, WI to Arthur Weston and Jessie Lohnbakken Weston. Tom lived the first four years of his life in Menasha, WI then moved to Ripon, WI where he was raised and spent many wonderful summers at Green Lake with friends until the age of sixteen when he moved to Beaverton, OR with his family.
Tom's passion was basketball. He played for Beaverton Hight SChool and went on to Willamette University on a four year Basketball scholarship. He graduated in 1960 earning a bachelor's degree in Mathematics.
Tom joined the Army Reserves in 1960 and was Honorably Discharged in 1962.
Between 1960-1971 he lived in Oregon and California. In 1971 he accepted a position with Glen Slaughter & Associates Oakland, CA administering Employee Health and Welfare benefits. In 1995 Glen Slaughter & Associates and C.W. Sweeney & Company consolidated and formed ATPA (Associated Third Party Administrators) Alameda, CA. Tom was President and CEO until he retired in January 2008.
He was on the Board of Directors of IFEBP (International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans) and Society of Professional Benefit Administrators. He donated to many charitable organizations and Scholarship Funds. Tom was the recipient of the 2003 Gift of Sight Award by Guide Dogs of America Sylmar, CA.
Tom had many dear friends from grammar school, high school, college, Sigma Chi Brothers, business, golf buddies from the Mighty Barrel Club Anthem, Arizona and Diablo Country Club (member 39 years) that he stayed in touch with until his passing. Tom will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
Tom is survived by his loving wife Lucy Brennan, his two children, Brett Weston (wife Amy and daughters Nola and Sir') of Alameda; Kristie Clement (sons Zach and Ben) of Rocklin; stepson MIchael Goldstein (wife Diane, son Cole, daughters Natalie, Mollie and Chloe) of Danville; stepdaughter Julie Shampine (husband Steve) of Studio City. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Art.
The family wishes to thank Hospice of the East Bay for their compassionate caregiving. A celebration of life and reception will be held on February 18, 2018 at 2:00 at Diablo Country Club, Diablo, CA. in lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Tom's name to Hospice East Bay 3470 Buskirk Ave. Pleasant Hill, CA 94523, (925) 887-5678 or website hospiceeastbay.org.