In Memory

Tom Sutcliffe

Tom Sutcliffe

I an so saddeded to say Tom passed away suddenly November 22nd after a long illness.

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01/15/20 06:24 PM #1    

Jeff Robinson

Posted by Mary Ann Sutcliffe

Thomas Elliott Sutcliffe

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Thomas Elliott Sutcliffe, 73, on November 22, 2019. He died suddenly at home in Scottsdale, in the loving presence of his wife of 37 years, Mary Ann. Heaven has welcomed an Angel home.

Tom was born November 8, 1946 to Eric Beare and Joan Bashe Sutcliffe. He was the youngest of three children. Tom attended Palo Alto Military Academy and Wildwood Elementary in Piedmont, 1951-1958. In 1964 he graduated from Piedmont Junior and Senior High School. In his college years of 1964-1967, Tom attended Arizona State University.  Tom was the Star Pitcher for the Baseball Team earning him the title of "The Big-Right Hander."

Tom married Kitty Hoyt in 1966 and they had two daughters. Jennifer (Ron) Green and Erin (Wai) Nichols-Loh

In 1983, he married the love of his life, Mary Ann Porro. They shared many years of happiness, having a boat at Saguaro Lake for 30 years, traveling to Montana, Cabo San Lucas, and Del Mar, CA., where he would spend hours watching the dolphins in the ocean, and watching horse racing at the Del Mar Race Track. Tom's other interests include watching all sports, especially baseball, dining with friends, and karaoke, where he would silence the room when he sang.

After graduation from Arizona State University in 1982, Tom worked as a Superintendent for Frost Construction Company. He started his own Company in 1991, Sutcliffe Construction, until his retirement in 2007.

Tom is preceded in death by his sister Marcia Shelby Gabie (PHS 1960). Survivors include his sister, Vicky Engel (PHS Jan 1957), of Grants Pass, OR.  Numerous nieces and nephews, Eric (Laura), Brad ( Hilarie), Patrick Shelby,Tiffany (Dixon)Ward,Kathleen (Cane) Cullum, John and Mary(Sam) Merrick, Kristin (David) Raffaelle, and Blaine ( Kimberly) Miller and great-nephew Andy Merrick, two granddaughters, and sister-in-law, Polly Miller .

Tom will be missed by many people. He was kind to all he met. Mary Ann will miss her Best Friend and Partner for Life~

A Celebration of Life will be at Messingers Indian School Mortuary 7601 E. Indian School, Saturday, January 18th at 2:00 pm. Reception is private.

01/15/20 08:28 PM #2    

Barbara Wood (Benson)

So very sorry to hear this. What a wonderful person💕💕

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