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Thomas Cossio
  • 50 years old
  • Date of birth: Jun 10, 1962
  • Place of birth:
    Calexico, California, United States
  • Date of passing: Jan 28, 2013
  • Place of passing:
    Morongo Valley, California, United States
Let the memory of Tom be with us forever

A full Catholic Funeral Mass with communion for Tom was held at San Antonio Catholic Church in Anaheim Hills on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 11:00am. A gathering at the Cossio residence immediately followed the Mass.

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Thomas Cossio, 50, born on June 10, 1962 and passed away on January 28, 2013. We will remember him forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Sandra Cossio on 10th June 2017

"Happy 55th Birthday in Heaven my beloved husband.  I think of you often.  Love you!"

This tribute was added by Sharon Mendez on 10th June 2017

"Happy Birthday Tom, you are always in my heart but never more than today. Miss you so much, love you always my "third" wonderful son. I will see you again one day, until then bless you always. Love Shary"

This tribute was added by karin drew on 28th January 2017

"Great memories or Tom.  We miss him.  He will always be remembered.

Love, Ken and KarinDrew"

This tribute was added by Larry Herring on 28th January 2017

"This is a bittersweet day for me today.  Four years ago my best friend left his daughters house to come see me in the ER at the hospital.  Tom was going out of his way to see me.  That unfortunate night will haunt me forever.  What if he did not come to see me?  What if I told him to wait until the next day as it was late.  This haunts me to my heart and always will.  We will never know what happened until we meet again my friend.  You are dearly missed as a person and as my best friend.  Your family is flourishing.  You would be so proud of your girls.  Tom, you are always in my heart and others.  Love you brother."

This tribute was added by Larry Herring on 10th June 2016

"Well, my friend, another year has passed and I wish you were here to just be with.  Your daughters are doing great.  Keekers is having her third baby, a girl!  You would be so proud of her and Eliza.  For a girl we both spoke about and never having kids, boy did she prove us wrong!  LOL.  Keep them all safe as you have a family that is flourishing.  I miss you Tom, a lot."

This tribute was added by Sandra Cossio on 10th June 2016

"Thinking of you on your birthday...  I miss you and I love you, Tom."

This tribute was added by Larry Herring on 10th June 2015


My dear friend.  There is not a week that goes by that I do not think of you and how much you are missed.  i still have a very hard time processing everything that went on and has since.  I wish you were here my friend as I could use your wisdom.  you have a second beautiful Grandchild  Your daughters are wonderful and make you proud.  I miss you my friend."

This tribute was added by Sandra Cossio on 10th June 2015

"Thinking of you on what would have been your 53rd birthday.  I miss you and have you in my heart."

This tribute was added by Sandra Cossio on 10th June 2014

"Happy 52nd Birthday to my beloved husband"

This tribute was added by Sharon Mendez on 10th June 2013

"Happy Birthday Tom. You will always be remembered and loved. My heart if full on this your 51st birthday, thank you always for all the special moments, laughter and such joy you always brought to me. You will always be my dearest friend and 'third son' - bless you today and always.
Shary, Michael, and Matt"

This tribute was added by Sandra Cossio on 10th June 2013

"Happy 51st Birthday my dear sweet beloved husband!  I miss you so very much and think of you every day!  I know that you are watching over me, my Jonathan and the girls.  I love you!"

This tribute was added by Larry Herring on 27th May 2013


I have been thinking of you over the last few weeks and it is still really hard to know you are not here in person.  I miss you my friend and I wish I had a place to come visit you.  Your daughters are doing better as they miss thier dad.  We all love you Tom.  Watch over us!"

This tribute was added by Sandra Cossio on 29th March 2013

"Dearest Friends and Boeing Family,
There are no words to express my sincere gratitude for all of your love and support during this most difficult time.  My heart aches every day, but I remain strong in my faith for Him.  Pray about everything and tell God your needs...  If you do this, you will experience God's peace.  Trust in Jesus Christ.  God bless you!"

This tribute was added by Kerry Frank on 7th March 2013

"Sandy, I'm so sorry and was stunned when I heard the news.  Tom and I had some great conversations about photography over the past two years.  I have no doubt that Tom passed as a happy man, having met his granddaughter for the first time.  I have two of my own and they are my life, so I know how he felt.  I will miss him, I still look for him in stand-up and DP.   Kerry"

This tribute was added by Diana Gutierrez on 17th February 2013

"We will miss Tom and his kindness.  Rest in peace, friend.  Sandy, we love you and Jonathan God bless you."

This tribute was added by arlene rios on 11th February 2013

"Sandy, you and Tom were blessed by God as he brought you two together to share love and many beautiful memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you each and every day.
Arlene Rios"

This tribute was added by Helen Bryan on 11th February 2013

"As a customer, in my interaction with Tom, my impression of him was that he was a man of integrity and strived to do the "right thing".  He is highly thought of by myself and my co-workers.  My upmost sympathies to his wife and family in coping with this tragic and untimely loss."

This tribute was added by bob ciesla on 10th February 2013

"Our prayers and thoughts are with you and family during this very difficult period. Tom was a good friend and his smile and positive demeanor will be sorely missed. God bless! Bob and Sharon"

This tribute was added by Art Cossio on 9th February 2013

"Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of my cousin Tom.  Over 30 years have passed since the last time we shared good times as kids growing up in Baldwin Park and South El Monte. Our fathers were first cousins that worked in the poultry business at Arroyo Foods(now Foster Farms) in South El Monte. He will be missed!!"

This tribute was added by Gloria Saenz on 9th February 2013

"Sandy, my heart goes out to you, and your family  I see these wonderful pictures and Tom's beautiful smile that I remember so much when we were kids.  It always takes something like this to realize "I should of called, or we should of gotten together". Time flies, and you go on with your life,  It reminds us that we should reach out.  Cousin, rest in peace. May God hold you close."

This tribute was added by Walt & Liz Muzyka on 8th February 2013

"Dear Sandy & Family,

We are so very sorry for your loss and we will keep you
in our prayers and thoughts......"

This tribute was added by Ron Trujillo on 8th February 2013

"Dear Sandy, I have been in sincerest prayer for you and your family. Well I didn't have the pleasure of knowing Tom, I look at your photos and am deeply touched by your love for one another. "To live is Christ, and to die is gain." One of my favorite Scriptures, When we live for Christ, heaven is our gain. God bless you and your families, Sincerely, Ron Trujillo / Boeing Fire dept"

This tribute was added by Larry Herring on 6th February 2013

"Tom was my best friend of 20+ years.  I miss Tom for his quick wit and dry sense of humor.  Our dinners and simple chit chat.  Watching our daughters grow up, and help each other out when needed.  Tom would do anything for anyone and had a heart of gold for his family and friends.  We all miss Tom, however, treasure the memories you had with Tom as they are priceless. I miss you my friend."

This tribute was added by karin drew on 6th February 2013

"Sandy - So many wonderful memories of the holiday parties and Tom's ability to always make us feel welcome when you both opened your home to dozens of guests. Always appreciated Tom's love of red wine and the dialog around our fire pit in Corona. I will miss Tom a lot with his office across from mine. Karin and I were lucky to have known Tom. Ken and Karin Drew"

This tribute was added by Roland Cassar on 6th February 2013

"My deepest condolences to Sandy and her family.  Tom's abilities and leadership were recognized a long time ago during the development and full scale qualification structural tests for the C-17 aircraft.  Everyone who worked with Tom learned a lot from him.  We are all going to miss him but never forget him."

This tribute was added by SanDee Herzog on 6th February 2013

"Sandy, I am so sorry to hear about Tom.  He will be missed."

This tribute was added by Hassan Shiblak on 6th February 2013

"You will definitely be missed, Tom.  Your friends at Boeing and everywhere else will surely miss your unique friendship, outstanding leadership, honestly, loyalty, your nice smiles and especially your kindness.  My family and I will keep you in our prayers. You will always be remembered Tom!   Hassan Shiblak &family”"

This tribute was added by Reena Martin on 5th February 2013

"I'll miss Tom’s smile and sense of humor.  Sandy, I know the Lord is holding you in His arms through this most painful time.  Your strong faith will carry you to a new day with the knowledge that love is eternal-- spiritually connecting us forever with those we've lost.  One day we will reunite with our loved ones in joy and complete bliss.  This is God's promise to us. Love - Reena"

This tribute was added by Rene Parker on 5th February 2013

"Sandy, our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.  May the Lord give you His peace that surpasses all understanding… Tom is greatly missed by his Quality family.
God bless,
Rene, Phil & Jaquelyn"

This tribute was added by Sharon Mendez on 5th February 2013

"Sandy and Family,

Tom was a dear friend, a collegue and most important, he was like my third son. I will always remember his kindness, gentle loving soul, honesty and integrity. He will be forever missed, forever in our hearts. My deepest sympathy - may the stars in heaven always shine on you."

This tribute was added by Chris Rudolph on 5th February 2013

"We are deeply saddened with your loss and will keep you in our prayers.  Tom was a respected leader and well liked by all.   He served as a terrific mentor and role model for the teams he led.  Tom's contributions and leadership will be dearly missed.   God Bless you Sandy.   Chris and Patricia Rudolph"

This tribute was added by Linda Van Raden on 4th February 2013

"Sandy, your many friends are grieving with you. I am praying that the Lord will wrap you in his sheltering arms and that His comfort will sustain you through this time of sorrow. Psalm 91:2"

This tribute was added by Skip Whittington on 4th February 2013

"Sandy - feel our strength, we are with you.  Tom was a good friend. Whenever our paths crossed, we would always take a few minutes to catch-up.  It was never a passing hello, but a chance to enjoy a break with someone you wanted to take a deep breath with ...and be even later to the meeting you were aleady late for...Tom, you will be greatly missed."

This tribute was added by John Slye on 4th February 2013

"I have always said that the C-17 was family. I was deeply saddened to hear about Tom's untimely passing ... our family lost a great person and
consummate professional. Sandy, my heartfelt condolences to you and your family on your loss. You are all in my prayers."

This tribute was added by Barb Boteler on 4th February 2013

"Tom's bright smile & kindness will be forever missed.  Sandy, there are no words anyone can say to take away your pain.  God is holding you in His arms even though you may not feel His love right now.  Look at the sunrises and sunsets those are Tom's love letters to you.  Love you!  Barb Boteler"

This tribute was added by Susie Pena on 4th February 2013

"I had the pleasure of working for Tom in Quality.  He was always looking out for his team mates and was always a gentleman.  My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.  Always know he will be your guardian angel watching over you. May your hearts heal and remember the great life you shared."

This tribute was added by Sue DeVoss on 4th February 2013

"The Lord bless you and keep you and cause His face to shine upon you and give you peace. We are saddened by  the loss of Tom.  Sandy,
family, we pray your faith will see you through to a new day. We remember dancing at your wedding, it was a joyous day. Mark & Sue"

This tribute was added by Jessica Meeter on 4th February 2013

"I am here for you, along with the rest of the Meeters. Please let me know in what way I can help you. I will be praying for you and the rest of Tom's family. Love, Jess"

This tribute was added by Jessica Meeter on 4th February 2013

"There are no words right now that I can give to give you peace, so I will let Scripture speak for me.

Psalm 55:22 Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you.

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me."

This tribute was added by Denise Parker on 4th February 2013

"Words cannot express how deeply saddened we are by your loss, Sandy, but know that we cherish every moment we spent in the company of you and Tom.  Our friendship will live on forever!  Denise & Al"

This tribute was added by James Henderson on 3rd February 2013

"We will miss you, Tom. You left us far too early. Sandy and family, we'll keep you in our prayers. James, Candace & Alex"

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