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Robert Tom, Jr.

August 14, 1950 — June 24, 2023

Robert Tom, Jr.

August 14, 1950 — June 24, 2023

Robert Tom Jr. entered peacefully into eternal rest upon the evening of Saturday, June 24, 2023 at the age of 72. His youthful, high spirit could no longer be contained within a physical vessel.

Robert was born on August 14, 1950 in Tucson, Arizona. He was raised by his parents Jung May King and Hom Tuen Jung from Canton, China. He grew alongside his sisters, Ping Woo and Woo Tom. Whilst working at his father's grocery store, Robert graduated Pueblo High School in 1968, and further excelled in trade school to become a skilled electrician with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Robert's marriage united him with Rita Woo in 1983 until the moment of his untimely passing. Together, the two made the San Gabriel Valley home to his growing family. Robert served the community with great joy and admirable enthusiasm. He eagerly participated in big and small roles with race events, school districts, Boy Scouts of America, and non-profit organizations such as Pasadena Meals on Wheels and Pasadena Union Station Homeless Services. Even with his retirement in 2016, he wasn't one to settle down. He spent his time doing what he loved: being an all around handyman. A father to the fatherless. A friend to many. A man on a mission. His beaming smile, proficient work ethics, and take charge attitude are immeasurable and will be sorely missed.

He is survived by heartbroken loved ones: wife, son and daughter, Rita, Russell, and Robyn, and family dog, Jackson.

Services will be held at Forest Lawn Glendale (1712 S Glendale Ave, Glendale, CA 91205) in the Church of the Little Flowers on Saturday, July 15, 2023 at 8:30 a.m followed by a memorial celebration in the San Gabriel Valley.

Delivery information for flowers:
Forest Lawn Glendale
Little Church of the Flowers
Robert Tom Jr.
1712 South Glendale Avenue
Glendale, CA 91205

Charitable donations can be considered at the family’s request to:

Pasadena Union Station Homeless Services (

Pasadena Meals on Wheels (

Pasadena Humane Society (

There will be a viewing on the previous day Friday, July 14, 2023 from 10am-7pm at the Forest Lawn Glendale.
For those who cannot attend the service on Saturday, July 15, there will be a live-stream service available.
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Funeral Service of Robert Tom, Jr.

Saturday, July 15, 2023

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1712 South Glendale Avenue, Glendale, CA 91205

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