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In Memory of

Thomas Donald Leisen

May 19, 1930 - February 11, 2014

Obituary


Leisen, Thomas Donald "Tim" A long time Santa Monica resident and community volunteer passed away February 11, 2014 at the age of 83. Tim was born on May 19, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois and at the age of 15 left home to sign up in U.S. Navy but his Father and Uncle pulled him back. He later enlisted serving active duty in Vietnam and Japan from 1947-1969 and was discharged from the US. Navy Reserves in 1978. After returning to Santa Monica he became actively involved in the B.P.O.E #906, Navy League, American Legion Palisades...

Leisen, Thomas Donald "Tim" A long time Santa Monica resident and community volunteer passed away February 11, 2014 at the age of 83. Tim was born on May 19, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois and at the age of 15 left home to sign up in U.S. Navy but his Father and Uncle pulled him back. He later enlisted serving active duty in Vietnam and Japan from 1947-1969 and was discharged from the US. Navy Reserves in 1978. After returning to Santa Monica he became actively involved in the B.P.O.E #906, Navy League, American Legion Palisades Post 283 and Saint John's Health Center and Foundation. Tim loved his squirrels. He was passionate about the POW/ MIA military cause.
A viewing will be held on Sunday from 2:00PM-4:00PM with a recitation of the rosary at 3:30PM.
Funeral Services will be on Monday, February 17, 2014 at 11:00AM in The Little Chapel of the Dawn at Gates, Kingsley & Gates Moeller Murphy Funeral Directors- Santa Monica. (corner of Arizona & 20th)
A Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, February 19 at 12:00 noon in the Sister Marie Madeleine Chapel at Saint John's Health Center.
Interment will be private at Riverside National cemetery in Riverside, California.
Arrangements under the direction of Gates, Kingsley & Gates Moeller Murphy Funeral Directors, Santa Monica, CA. (310)395-9988