He lived cheerfully and courageously with congestive heart failure, debilitating arth-ritis, and subsequent mobility issues.
A recent fall resulted in com-plications that led to his death.
He was preceded in death by his precious wife, Helen W. Turk, to whom he was married for 59 years.
Tom was born February 14, 1921 in Spokane, WA and resided in the Spokane Valley most of his life.
He served in the US Army Air Corp during World War II, and worked many years in the wholesale grocery industry as a food broker.
Tom could fix anything.
He enjoyed boating, fishing, politics, Chicago style jazz and Tony Bennett.
He gave support to his family throughout his life, often without regard to his own personal needs.
Tom is survived by many who loved him dearly: his son, Thomas C. Staly, Jr. and wife Kathy of Kennewick, WA; his daughters, Jeanne Staly-Mason of Tucson, AZ and Elizabeth Staeheli of Spokane, WA, as well as 11 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, his sisters Bobbie Manley of Coeur d’ Alene, ID and Jeanne Barnaal of Cokato, MN, and many nieces and nephews.
Tom’s remains will be cremated and laid to rest with Helen’s in the Pines Cemetery mausoleum.