Thomas Michael Chapin was born March 15, 1958 in Boston, Massachusetts and passed away November 10, 2019 in Oakdale, California.
Tom grew up in Greenfield, Massachusetts where he developed a lifelong passion for hockey. Tom served in the U.S. Air Force for ten years. Tom then moved to California and continued his education. He graduated from C.S.U., Stanislaus and became a CPA. He worked in the private sector for many years before working for the California State Board of Equalization.
Tom married Jean Blumenstein in 1981. After they left the Air Force, they settled in Oakdale. Together they enjoyed many outdoor activities including fishing, hiking, gold dredging, and paragliding. They especially enjoyed spending time together in Tahoe. Tom had a special love for his lab and kittens.
Tom was very close to his brother Kevin Chapin who passed away in 1992. Tom will be missed by his wife, Jean Chapin, his mother Marlene Everett, his father Lawrence Chapin (Sharon Haskins) and his sister Danielle Tweed (Patrick). Tom will also be missed by several aunts, uncles, cousins, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. Tom never met a stranger and leaves many friends.
Tom’s Celebration will begin November 24, 2019, at 11:00 am, 9249 Rodden Rd. Oakdale, Ca. 95361
Tom never wore black, and his party is partly outside.