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Thomas Paternoster

January 9, 1942 October 12, 2018
Thomas Paternoster
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Obituary for Thomas Paternoster

On Friday October 12, 2018, Thomas R. Paternoster, loving husband and father of three children, died at the age of 76. Tom was born on January 9, 1942 in Detroit Michigan to Prosper and Kathleen (Boyer) Paternoster. He resided in Addison Township for the past 18 years and loved the rural secluded life.

In 1960, he started his Barber career and worked throughout Macomb, Wayne and Oakland County for the past 58 years. On December 1, 1973 he married Claudia Marie Neumann. Tom had a passion for building and restoring cars and was known by many other car enthusiasts. He loved animals, particularly his black labs. He loved mentoring the younger generation but was somewhat of a “rule breaker” and a “risk taker” teaching kids to drive at 10 and building bon fires that reached the sky. The stories could go on and on. Tom touched the hearts of so many with his generosity, not of money but with his time.

Tom will be forever remembered by his wife and soulmate of 45 years, Claudia, his sons Tommy (Katy), Tim (Nicole), and daughter Tara (Wes) and his precious grandchildren Ava 18, Eric 14, Timmy 10, Tyler 5, and Troy 3.

Family, friends and others, whose lives he touched are invited to the 24th St Tavern, 13 S Washington St., Oxford MI 48371, from 2-6 pm on Friday, October 19, 2018 to reminisce, grieve, support each other and of course celebrate his life.

Arrangements for cremation entrusted to Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors, Oxford.

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