Obituary for T. Thomas Thatcher

T. Thomas Thatcher

Birth Date: Jul. 3rd, 1931
Date Passed: Nov. 30th, 2013


T. Thomas (Tom) Thatcher, Jr. age 82, of Ravenna died after a lengthy illness on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at Brookhaven Medical Care Facility. Tom was born a twin with T. Theodore (Teddy) Thatcher on July 3, 1931 to Theodore Thomas (Tom) Thatcher, Sr. and Morienne (Lundquist) Thatcher in Ravenna Michigan. Tom attended Ravenna Schools graduating in 1949 as class valedictorian. He served in the United States Air force. Most of Toms life was in service as a nurse at Michigan nursing homes, having graduated the first male nurse in the MCC nursing program. His first placement as a nurse was at Brookhaven Medical Care Facility. He served several years as executive secretary for the Michigan Chapter of the National Association for Practical Nurses Education Services as well as executive secretary for the national NAPNES organization in New York City. He retired from Borgess Gardens Nursing Home in Kalamazoo in 2005. Tom was predeceased by his infant twin brother Teddy, his parents and a nephew T. Thomas (Tad) Thatcher III, DO. Tom is survived by his sister, Mary Thatcher of Ravenna, Brother: Duane (Patricia Bunce) Thatcher of Middleville, MI his half brothers: Tim (Geri) Thatcher of Lansing and Charles (Bonnie) Thatcher of California. His niece, Melissa (Jay McMullen) Thatcher of Ferndale, and Tess (Trevor) Davidoski of New York, Nephews: Tim (Alexis) Thatcher and Tucker Thatcher of California, his niece in-law: Danielle (Jeff) Ward of Tecumseh, MI and grand nephews: Elia Hohauser-Thatcher, Soren Ward, and Declan and Benjamin Davidoski. London Thatcher and Grand niece Veda Massanari-Thatcher. Cremation has taken place a graveside service will be held in May 2014. Memorials may be directed to: M.A.R.S./Ravenna United Methodist Church. Go to: or Facebook @ Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna to sign the online guestbook’s. The Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna is in charge of funeral arrangements. 231-853-6511