Thomas Lawrence Dove

Thomas Lawrence Dove

August 16, 1932 - April 07, 2006

Thomas Lawrence Dove

August 16, 1932 - April 07, 2006


Thomas Lawrence Dove 73 born August 16, 1932 in Washington, DC He died on Friday, April 7, 2006 in Lake Forest, California of Lung Cancer. He is survived by his devoted wife Dolores M. Dove; loving daughter Joy Chaney and son-in-law Doug Chaney; beloved son Thomas C. Dove and daughter-in-law Patty Dove; step-son Joseph Romanoski; beloved sisters Marilynn Sams and Cathy Krenzler; beloved brothers Robert and Daniel. He is also survived by his five adoring grandchildren: Kalem, Garrett, Dustin, Ryan, and Andrea. He was dearly loved by many and will be deeply missed by all. Also, he will forever be with us in our hearts and spirit.

A Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 ~ 7:00 P.M. at O’Connor Laguna HiIls Mortuary, Laguna Hills, California.

A Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2006 ~ 10:00 A.M. at Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, California. Stage #5

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Tom’s memory to the Hospice Care at 12200 Bellflower Blvd., Downey, CA 90242

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30 responses to Thomas Lawrence Dove

  1. andie says:

    i will always remember sitting on your lap and the smell of your cigars, you are the only grandfather that i have really know and the only one that i have ever loved. I love you more than my heart can express and i will miss you with all my heart. You and yaya made this family a true family and you will be loved forever, you have made this family laugh over and over again. And even in your hardest time you put a smile on everyones face, I will love you forever.
    i will always be here for you, if you need anything i am close to you. I love you


  2. Dee,
    Rose and I have you in our prayers. We know how tough it can be, we love you very much and we know you can get through this with Gods help. If you need anything were ready. We both feel it’s a blessing to us knowing you both. I know Roger Cross and I had a lot of enjoyable times talking with Tom.
    God Bless You.
    Love Rose and Darrell

  3. Tom and Dee – You are both very special, loving people. We will always remember the laughter and all the fun times we spent together. Your very presence brought joy to any atmosphere. Your kindness to us and to our children over the years will never be forgotten. Dee – you are dearly loved and Tom – you are dearly missed.

    Gin and Scott
    Ryan, Robby and Maddy

  4. If only God made more men like Tom–this world would be such a better place! Kind, compassionate, caring, generous, supportive, fun…there are so many ways to describe this wonderful man. He is the role model for role models, a man of true integrity and good character, what a true husband, father and grandfather should be.

    Dolores, I remember how Tom always made you laugh! I could tell you two loved each other deeply–such a gift God has given you. Tom so deeply loved his children and their spouses, his stepson Joe, and all of his grandchildren. He would do anything in the world for them.

    When I think of cigars, I think of Tom. He truly loved those stinky sticks and always had that “shit-eating” grin when he smoked them. He’s probably in heaven now smoking the biggest, tastiest cigar ever!

    Ah, such wonderful memories of a special man. We will truly miss him.

  5. Tom,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Dee we had so much fun with you guys when we went out to dinner. Your strength will come from the Lord, and we are there for you. We love both of you and will never forget Tom and the times we’ve had.
    God Bless you and we love you,
    Roger & Mary

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