Tom F. Pardini, 72, passed away at his home in Carson City, on Tuesday, July 19, 2011.
Tom was born to Tom and Pearl Pardini in 1938 at his family home in Carson City. He attended his entire elementary and high school education in Carson City, where he enjoyed his hometown and became well known and respected by many longtime Carson City residents. Tom was his class president his senior year in 1956 at Carson High School. While attending Carson High, Tom also held numerous records for many years in track and field and was named All-American for his football talents. He then went on to college at Coalinga Junior College in California, and then transferred to University of Nevada, Reno, where he received his bachelor's degree. While at UNR, he met and married the love of his life, Madolyn Saibini Pardini. In the years to come, they had three children, Kimberly, Vicky and Todd. Tom recently celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary with Madolyn, his family and close friends at their home in Carson City.
Tom dedicatedly worked for the State of Nevada in various capacities for 30 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He knew the area well and loved being a Nevadan and Carson City resident. He has been an active member of St. Theresa of Avila Catholic Church and, more recently, has been an active parishioner of Corpus Christi Catholic Community for the past 12 years.
In 2001, Tom was the first athlete inducted into the Carson High School Hall of Fame for his athletic talents in football. He has been a beloved friend to many in Carson City and was a loved and regular patron of Grandma Hattie's for many years where he would meet with his friends each morning to laugh and visit. Anyone who knew him, loved being in his presence. He was honest, witty and had a magnetic personality that would light up a room. All who were privileged to know him could expect a heart-warming smile, a genuine greeting and a "sometimes" good joke. Tom loved life and showed it each day of his life with his friends, neighbors and family.
Tom is survived by his loving wife, Madolyn, and his three children, Kimberly (Joseph) Grove, Vicky (Gregory) Jones and Todd (Cynthia) Pardini. Tom also had three grandchildren whom he loved dearly, Sarah, Kevin and Jordan, and also had two great-grandchildren, Jayden and Micah.
Tom was predeceased by his parents, Tom and Pearl Pardini, his sister, Dora Williams, and is survived by his brother, Victor Pardini.
A rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m. followed by a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27, 2011, at Corpus Christi Catholic Community, 3597 N. Sunridge Drive, Carson City. A Celebration of Tom's Life will immediately follow at Grandma Hattie's, 2811 S. Carson St. A private family burial will be held.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: Corpus Christi Catholic Community Building Fund, 3597 N. Sunridge Drive, Carson City, NV 89705 or to Hospice Foundation of Northern Nevada, P.O. Box 51138, Sparks, NV 89435 or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements entrusted to Walton's Chapel of the Valley, Carson City.