TRAVERSE CITY — Thomas Roger Dundon, 64, of Traverse City — My brother Tom — died Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, from cancer, and I miss him. So do his wife, Julie Flores-Dundon; his daughter, Missi Cushman; his father, Art Dundon; his sisters, Amy Coppens, Debbie Thornton, and Kathy Britt; his brothers, myself (Gus Dundon), Matt Dundon, and Wayne Walters; as well as his many, many friends, and Spencer.
Tom was born in Topeka, Kan., in 1949 and moved to this area in 1960. He graduated from Traverse City High School in 1967 and worked at Munson Medical Center for 21 years, advancing to become head of the Respiratory Therapy Department. He left Munson to attend Eastern Michigan University and Detroit Mercy School of Law, obtaining his law degree in 1997. He has had a law practice in Traverse City until now.
Tom was easy to befriend. He was a talented musician, had a wicked sense of humor (a master of corny jokes), and was a great fixer of broken things. His interests, many and varied, included sailing, old cars, motorcycles, and airplanes. He belonged to GT Bay Power Squadron, the Cherryland Amateur Radio Club, and occasionally Traverse Area Model Pilots.
We still feed our pets everyday and put out the trash on Fridays, but a part of our lives will always be missing. Godspeed Tom.
Cremation has taken place. There will be a “celebration gathering” of Tom’s life for family and friends to take place Saturday, November 23, at 4 p.m. at the Traverse City Elks Club, with a brief service and sharing time at 5 p.m. Refreshments and finger food will be served.
In lieu of flowers, consider memorial donations to Munson Medical Center-Cowell Cancer Center and Hospice of Michigan.
Kindly share thoughts and memories with Tom’s family at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.
Arrangements for the family have been entrusted with Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Service.