Thomas Nordstrom

Obituary of Thomas R. Nordstrom

Thomas R. Nordstrom, 81, of Hilton Head Island died on Thursday October 4, 2018 at Hilton Head Regional Medical Center. He was born on May 24, 1937 in Oak Park, Illinois to the late Roy and Annette Nordstrom. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Elena Nordstrom after 48 years of marriage. He was a devoted husband and father and will be greatly missed by friends and family alike. Tom was a graduate of Kenyon College in Gambier, OH. After graduating he joined in the United States Air Force, he was a pilot, a member of the Air Commandos, and a Vietnam Veteran. With his active duty and as a reservist Tom retired as a Lieutenant Colonel and served his country for over 30 years. Along with his military service Tom was an Airline Pilot for TWA for 30 years. He was a Captain flying the DC9 and prior to retirement served as a Check Air Captain. He is survived by his children, Matthew, Anne and Sylvia Nordstrom; granddaughter Nina Elena Nordstrom; and brother and sister-in-law, Pete and Joie Nordstrom. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday October 27, 2018 at 10:30 am at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church. The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Greater Carolinas MS Chapter, 3101 Industrial Drive, Suite 210, Raleigh, NC 27609.

Church Services

Date & Time: October 27, 2018 (10:30 AM) Venue: St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church Location: 45 Beach City Road Hilton Head Island South Carolina 29926
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