Thomas C. Rooney
Aug. 8, 1931 — Dec. 25, 2017
Thomas C. Rooney, age 86, of Waukesha, passed away peacefully at home on December 25, 2017. Tom was born on August 8, 1931, in Pennsylvania, the son of the late Thomas and Leona (Eagan) Rooney.
Tom married Patricia Joachim on September 3, 1955, at St. Phillips Catholic Church in Green Bay.
Tom was a veteran of the United States Army, serving his country during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of St. William Catholic Parish in Waukesha. Tom worked as a metallurgical engineer for Wisconsin Centrifugal and later as a environmental engineer for Rexnord in Milwaukee.
Tom is survived by his wife of 62 years, Patricia of Waukesha; children, Terri (Dale) Umhoefer of Waukesha, Lori Rooney of Franklin, Thomas E. Rooney of Waukesha, Daniel P. Rooney of Albuquerque, N.M., and Michael J. (Patty) Rooney of Waukesha; grandchildren, Brad Umhoefer, Krista (Scott) Wilcox, Andy (Allie) Umhoefer, Cheyenne and Zeke Baker, Tom “T.J.” (Kelly Anne) Rooney, Nelson Rooney, Tim, Shawn, Kimberlie, Alex, Matt and Bethanie Rooney; and great-grandchildren, Cody and Logan Wilcox. Tom was loved and will be remembered by other friends and relatives.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Jackie Rooney.
Visitation will be on Friday, December 29, from 4 p.m. until the time of services at 7 p.m. at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. Graveside service will be private at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Those planning an expression of sympathy, please consider memorials to the American Lung Association or the American Cancer Society of Wisconsin.
In honor of Tom’s love for jeans, feel free to dress casual for his service.
Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 262-5426609, or for directions, an online obituary, or to leave a condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com.