In Memory

Thomas Tappen

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01/03/15 05:04 PM #1    

Michael Slattery


Thomas E. Tappen

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Thomas E. Tappen

Born: June 29, 1941; in Dover, NJ

Died: Jan. 1, 2015; in St. Charles, IL 

Thomas E. Tappen, age 73, of St. Charles, died Thursday, January 01, 2015, at his home. 

He was born June 29, 1941, in Dover, New Jersey. Tom graduated from Rutgers University where he was a member of the Football team and was inducted to their Hall of Fame. He was a member of the Marines Memorial Association. He was a dedicated employee of Fluid Air Inc which is a subsidiary of Spraying Systems. He loved his family and enjoyed golf, summers in Maine, winters in South Carolina and a good martini. 

He is survived by his wife, Karen; three sons, Peter (Sara) Tappen of Boise, Idaho, Thomas Robert Tappen of Plainfield, and Denis (Kirsten) Adam of Glen Ellyn. Also a granddaughter, June Adam; his sister, Ann Endahl of Morris Plains, New Jersey; two brothers, Harry (Harriet) Tappen of Randolph, New Jersey, Richard (Sheila) Tappen of Morristown, New Jersey.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Helen Tappen. Also his brother-in-law, Charlie Endahl. 

Visitation will be held Sunday from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at St. Patrick Crane Road Church 6N487 Crane Road St. Charles, IL. Funeral Mass will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick Crane Road Church. Contributions may be made to The Wounded Warriors. 

For information please call Yurs Funeral Home St. Charles 630-584-0060 or
Here is some information which you may want to keep handy.
Karen Tappen
38 West 730 Bonnie Court
Saint Charles, IL  60175
Karen's cell phone (good for texting)  630-802-4937
home phone  630-377-5732

01/03/15 05:06 PM #2    

Michael Slattery

Delbarton School
Class Of 1959

By now many of you have heard the sad news of Tom Tappen passing away January 1, 2015. We are sending this email blast for those that may not have received notice.Though the news was not unexpected, it is none the less devastating to our class. Tom was our leader, our captain, and our friend. He set the standard when it came to being someone to look up to...literally and figuratively. We will not see his likes again.

We do not yet know the arrangements but will let you know as soon as we find out. 

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01/04/15 11:46 AM #3    

Timothy Percarpio

A very sad loss for all of us.  We mourn the passing of a gentle giant.  Rest in peace, Tom.

01/04/15 04:44 PM #4    

Peter Collins

Semper Fi, Tom.

I will be donating to the Wounded Warrior Project in your name.

Requiem in pacem.


Peter Collins


01/04/15 06:36 PM #5    

John McGuire

Sad...a good man...a wounded warrier.  Goodbye .  We will give to the wounded warrier, which Peg and I do every month.  A special gift in your memory to this great organization for a great Marine and a great man.



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