Thomas Richard Meden
1/20/1966 – 4/29/2020
Former Alpena and Hubbard Lake resident Thomas R. Meden died 4/29/20 in Mission Viejo, CA from complications developed after suffering a workplace accident weeks earlier. Tom was born in Alpena Michigan to Richard Meden & Patty Jo (Gillard) Meden and raised in Alpena and Hubbard Lake Michigan. He graduated from Alpena High School in 1984 and then attended Michigan State University studying History and Political Science. He moved to Temecula, CA in 1999 and was an active member and benefactor of St. Thomas of Canterbury Episcopal Church in Temecula.
Tom was employed as a Manager by Wal-Mart for many years, then as a Manager with Harbor Freight Tools. For the last several years he has been employed by Ralph’s of the Kroger Co.
Tom was a brilliant voracious reader who could converse detailed historical facts on most any topic, especially world history and US history. He loved watching sports especially Michigan State games, and was a die-hard Detroit Lions fan. He enjoyed watching his nephew & niece play baseball & basketball & compete in gymnastics & cheerleading. Tom loved books, dogs, nature, Hubbard Lake, walking, classic comic books, going to the movies (especially Superhero movies) and his family and friends.
He was a beloved and loyal brother to his sister, Christine (Meden) Margulies and devoted proud uncle to his niece Kameron Margulies and nephew Nicholas Margulies, and brother-in-law Steve Margulies. He is survived by his sister’s family and extended Meden Family members and Gillard members. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Arrangements are being handled by O’Connor Mortuary, telephone 949-581-4300.
A Memorial Service will be held at O’Connor Mortuary Chapel in Laguna Hills, CA on Saturday June 20, 2020 at 10am PST. This service will be available live streamed to family and friends. Details to follow.
Thomas will be forever loved and missed. He will be laid to rest eventually in Pleasant View Cemetery, on Gillard Road in Spruce Michigan.