Thomas Edward Tieri
|Posted 2023-01-15 by mhenderson|
|Published by Today's News Herald on Jan. 15, 2023 -|
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -
Thomas Edward Tieri passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack on Jan.
2, 2023, in his home in Lake Havasu City. He was only 53 years old.
Thomas was born on March 4, 1969 in Whittier, California to Gerald Tieri
and Joyce Tieri. He grew up with his two siblings, older brother Gerry
and his younger sister Stephennie.
Tom graduated from Orange Glen High School in Escondido, California in
1988 and over the course of his life he worked as an ASE certified
mechanic at automotive dealerships and independent shops. Ever since he
was a little boy, Tom wanted to work with his hands. Tom began obtaining
his ASE Certification while in high school and continued his
certification process throughout his career. The training and skills he
acquired allowed him to do what he loved most by working on cars. He was
great at it and you could trust him. Tom was especially fond of classic
muscle cars, including his first car a 64 Chevelle and while not
considered a "muscle car" he loved his most recent vehicle, a 68
Tom's antics were legendary and those who knew him have their own
stories to tell. He was everybody's friend and never hesitated to talk
to someone new. He made you feel like you had known him forever and
would stop at nothing to help you when needed.
Tom is survived and missed by his loving parents; Gerald and Joyce
Tieri; brother, Gerry (Michelle) Tieri; niece, Kiana Tieri; nephew,
Makana Tieri; and sister, Stephennie (Troy) Stuart; niece, Brooklyn
Stuart. There are extended family members that will miss him dearly.
Tom was predeceased by his grandparents, Joseph and Esther Tieri, Harry
Anderson and Jessie Brandt; Uncle Joseph Tieri, Uncle Harold Brandt and
Aunt Evelyn Bott.
A celebration of life will take place on Jan. 19, 2023 at 2 p.m. at
Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home, 21 Riviera Blvd. Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403.
Thoughts and condolences can be sent to the family at www.lietz-
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