Thomas Patrick Linehan age 55 of Waterford died peacefully at McLaren hospital on October 9 2011. Thom was born May 19 1956 to James A. and Yvonne V. "Bonnie" Linehan. His father worked as a die maker for Pontiac Motors and his mother was a court reporter and office manager for the State of Michigan. Thom was on the football and cross country teams at Royal Oak Kimball High School where he graduated in 1974. He then continued his studies at Lawrence Institute of Technology and Wayne State University earning a BS in Electrical Engineering in 1986 and an MBA in Marketing in 1989. He was a certified Professional Engineer and a member of Eta Kappa Nu and the Society of Plastics Engineers. Thom had a long-time career as Electrical Engineering Director at DME Company where he was awarded multiple patents for the development of innovative temperature control processes. As a recognized specialist within the injection molding industry Thom sat on the Board for the Ferris State University Plastics Program. He also received numerous awards for technical papers he wrote and presented at conferences worldwide. Thom's sharp intellect and technological aptitude were balanced by a unique sense of wit and a passion for music travel dirt biking cats and pyrotechnics (though generally not all at the same time). Thom is survived by his wife Anna; his children Nathan and Mallory and their mother Laurie Rosso (Linehan) of Clarkston; his mother Yvonne "Bonnie" (Tabor) of Utica; and his brothers Ross of Ypsilanti and Timothy of Glastonbury Conn. A memorial service will be held at Lee-Ellena Funeral Home 46530 Romeo Plank Macomb Twp. on Sunday October 23 at 3 p.m. with visitation beginning at 12. Condolences may be sent to 8652 Miller Road Clarkston MI 48348.
Published in Daily Tribune on October 16 2011.
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