Thomas Tice Obituary

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Thomas Earl Tice

January 24, 1924 - December 20, 2011
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On December 20, 2011, Thomas Earl Tice went to join his wife in their eternal home. Born January 24, 1924 in Florence, Alabama, he moved with his family to Huntington, West Virginia where he graduated from high school and attended Marshall College. World War II interrupted his formal education, and he enlisted to serve in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, setting up communications and electronic air navigational aids in North Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Following the war, Tom returned to complete his Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral degrees in Electrical Engineering at Ohio State University, remaining there as a professor and...
On December 20, 2011, Thomas Earl Tice went to join his wife in their eternal home. Born January 24, 1924 in Florence, Alabama, he moved with his family to Huntington, West Virginia where he graduated from high school and attended Marshall College. World War II interrupted his formal education, and he enlisted to serve in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, setting up communications and electronic air navigational aids in North Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Following the war, Tom returned to complete his Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral degrees in Electrical Engineering at Ohio State University, remaining there as a professor and director of the OSU Antenna Laboratory for several years. During this time, he met the love of his life, Leah Jane Prince, and married her on June 11, 1949. Tom became a devoted father in 1951 to his son Dale and in 1953 to his daughter Charlyn. Moving to Arizona in 1961, he became a chief engineer for Motorola Government Electronics Division for six years before he returned to his first love of teaching at Arizona State University. As Chairman of the Electrical Engineering Department for many years, he blessed the lives of thousands of students. His last years at ASU were combined with sabbaticals in San Diego, consulting with the Naval Ocean Systems Center on state of the art radar systems.
Tom was a man who loved life and loved people. Nothing brought him more joy than sharing love and laughter with family and friends of all ages and backgrounds. But, the driving force of his life was his love for the Lord Jesus Christ. His passion for God and people, his generous nature, and his relentless desire to serve others have touched the lives of countless individuals in a deeply meaningful and tangible way. We cannot imagine life here without him, but we know that he now abides with the one being that could possibly love him more than we do. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Phoenix Rescue Mission PO Box 6708 Phoenix, AZ. 85005-6708

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