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  • 62 years old
  • Born on April 20, 1952 in Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States.
  • Passed away on January 20, 2015 in St Louis, Missouri, United States.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Thomas (Tom) Milbee, 62, born on April 20, 1952 and passed away on January 21, 2015. Tom, son of Neil and Margret Milbee, was born in Marshfield  Wisconsin.  He was husband to the late Karen Milbee, brother to the late Kathleen Perelli, and Meg Allen.  Tom is survived by his sister Meg, his nephews Mike Perelli, Steve Perelli, Damian Allen, Peter Allen, the late Tom Perelli and his nieces Chris Murphy, Kate Rilling, and Alexis Terry as well as his 9 great nieces and nephews (Taylor Murphy, Kaylee Murphy, Nate Rilling, Nick Rilling, Gabrielle Rilling, Madison Allen, Devin Allen, Teddy Allen & Piper Allen)

Tom was passionate about many things in life, but had a special love for cars, technology, and his late wife Karen.  The order of that love may have changed depending on the day, but it never waned.  Karen was the center of his universe and it was easy for anyone to witness as he showered her with love, time, and attention.  Tom cherished every moment with Karen and in their final years together did all he could to fulfill her life with lasting memories and incredible moments as they traveled the world and experienced life together with the same exuberance in their love that they had when they were first a couple.  Tom and Karen had more than their fair share of challenges throughout life, but no matter what life threw at them, they faced it head on and holding hands, with love for one another that only strengthened their resolve through trying times. 

Tom fulfilled a dream of his in recent years as he joined an elite club many young boys only dream of gaining membership into.  Tom was an ardent believer in "American Muscle" and had a special fondness for Corvette's.  Tom was often seen donning a Corvette jacket or hat as he admired the car over the years.  Accessories however, couldn't quench his thirst for the ultimate goal, and a few years ago he accomplished that goal and was in a special group of car enthusiast, better known as Corvette owners. His sister Meg would often say, "He had the same zest for life when he is in that car as he did in his 20's."  His Corvette, much like Karen, was an example of the appreciation Tom had for the finer things in life.

Tom also had a fondness for technology that was ever present in the latest gadget he had in his pocket at any given time.  He was always an early adopter and wasn't afraid to be the first in line for the newest toy that was smaller, better, or faster.  Even in his final days, Tom could be found on his iphone 6 looking for the newest apps to put a smile on his face.  He had a natural way with electronics and an odd enjoyment in finding their bugs.

We will remember and admire Tom forever as a man who knew what he loved and was never afraid to make that love known.

Posted by Peter Allen on 23rd January 2015
We will miss you Uncle Tom. Your sharp whit and sense of humor will be sorely missed. We know that you are forever re-united with Karen and that you are truly happy once again.

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