Thomas Darcy Haire, a resident of the South Bay, passed away on Wednesday, May 5, 2010, in his Rancho Palos Verdes home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Los Angeles, California, Tom was 78 eight years old when he died. He served as a member of the U.S. Coast Guard for 3 years and climbed the ranks of the Los Angeles Police Department where he served for 26 years. He retired as Captain II of the South Traffic Division and held various posts including Commanding Officer of Patrol, Detectives and Traffic Divisions. He was a member of several law enforcement organizations and was a dedicated professional. Tom acquired a Bachelor of Science degree from Cal State University Los Angeles and then received his Masters Degree in Public Administration from Pepperdine University. In retirement he pursued a career as a commercial real estate broker and authored a book, "The Job Getters Bible." A devout Catholic, Tom also volunteered as a Eucharistic minister for the homebound for both St. John Fisher Church in Rancho Palos Verdes and St. Lawrence Church in Redondo Beach. An avid sportsman, Tom liked to hunt, camp and bike, and he loved to fish. Nothing made him happier than sharing these activities with his children and grandchildren. His loving family will miss him, but they are comforted by the thought that Tom has gone to receive his eternal reward.Tom is survived by his wife of 23 years, Consuelo; two sisters, Mary of Rancho Palos Verdes and Patricia of San Bernardino; a brother, James, of Rancho Palos Verdes; 5 children; 4 step-children and 15 grandchildren. Tom and Consuelo were married in 1987 after having lost their first spouses to cancer. A gathering of family and friends will be held Monday, May 10, 2010 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM at McCormick Mortuary in Redondo Beach. A Rosary Service will be held at 7:00 PM in the Redondo Chapel. The Funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at St. John Fisher Church in Rancho Palos Verdes. Interment at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes will follow and a reception to celebrate his life will be held at the Los Verdes Country Club from 2:00 to 5:00pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent or made out to the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet.

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  2. Our sincere condolences and prayers to the family. Tom, you will be missed. Tonio, Tessie, Christian and Peter

  3. There are inadequate words to articulate sentiments that may ease a wife’s loss. Your heavy heart is surrounded by love from familia. I will light a church candle to possibly shed some light on your dark time. Tom’s life has lit his way home. We cannot share your loss but we share your grief. Hopefully many hands can help lighten your burden.

  4. Our sincerest condolences to the family.Tom has always been a good and humble man. He will be missed.

  5. My deepest condolences to Consuelo and Tom’s family. Tom was a wonderful person and we will miss him.

  6. Dearest Cons and Family, My sincere condolences for the loss of Tom. We all know he is in a better place now and will be our go between from here on out. I can only hope that you are fine given your present circumstances. Know that both you and Tom will be in our prayers daily. Take care. I am only one phone call away. Love, Bunny

  7. Consuelo, I want to offer my sincere condolences on your loss. I was shocked to hear Ann tell me this morning as I was calling you to “catch-up”. I can only imagine how difficult this is for you and your family. May God’s blessings and peace be with you and your family. With Love, Lou

  8. Dear Consuelo, Aunt Mary, Aunt Pat, Dad, My cousins near and far, I’m sorry for your loss, but not for Uncle Tom. He is in the most unimaginably beautiful fishing spot, with God, reeling in catch after catch. Uncle Tom was one of the kindest people I’ve ever known. I never heard him say anything negative about anyone. I will always be grateful that he brought my mom Communion when she was sick. He was such a truly good person. I will miss him very much, but I know he’s praying for us. Love, Jenny

  9. Love, happiness, frolicking, belonging… Then the pain, the hurt, the heartbreak, the lonesomeness~ You felt it too. And now, the heaing, healing, healing… You were my safe haven and loving Papa through it all. Your prayers and love continued with me through the years. And I know you are proud of me and can only be prouder, and closer, and forever my Papa. I love you.

  10. I remember Thom & Consuelo as parishioners from St John Fisher and then later on, a bit closer through my friend Molly, his daughter. It is so amazing how small our big world can be. God is good that way, to tie us together with an intricate thread of his love. My heart aches for you & the kids, Molly, as well as for your siblings who have lost now both your mother & dear Father. I will lift each of you up in my prayers. May he rest in peace and may you be comforted in your grief. Love and Prayers, Michelle

  11. Tom was a kind, decent and honest man. He was loved by many and will be sorely missed.

  12. My heart goes out to the family. But as it says in the Bible, “We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.” 2Corinthians 5:8

  13. Life is short, Eternity is forever. I will be fishing with you and Jesus soon dad. Until then, I love you and miss you.

  14. Our heartfelt condolences and prayers for Consuelo and all of Tom’s and Connie’s family. Typed words are just so inadequate at a time such as this.

  15. Dearest Cons, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Rob and I fondly remember our visit with you and Tom –so many years ago! We enjoyed Tom’s stories and felt the genuine warmth with which he welcomed us.

  16. Hi Cons, we will keep Tom in our prayers always. It’s also just a matter of time when we will all be together especially with our relatives whom we have missed so much. I remember our reunions years ago when even Tom enjoyed so much, here with the family.

  17. It is with great shock & sadness to see Tom’s name in the obits. Memories of St. Anselm’s, Nativity,& Mt Carmel come to mind. Our condolences go to the family upon such a huge loss. The last time we saw Tom was some years ago dancing at the ’49 Mt. Carmel reunion. Tom is in our prayers as well as the wonderful family he left behind.

  18. We’ll always remember Tom. He was a great person. We saw him last when he and Cons drove from L.A. to San Diego to attend my 50th birthday. We’ll keep him in our prayers.

  19. Cons, our deepest condolences to you and your family. May you find strength in this beautiful prayer: “Lord, grant that we may hold dear the memory of your servant Tom, never bitter for what we have lost nor in regret of the past, but always in hope of the eternal kingdom where you will bring us together again. We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord, Amen.”

  20. Dear Consuelo, I am so so sorry to hear about Tom. I’m so glad I had the pleasure spending some time with you both in Palm Springs a few years ago. Please know that my love is with you. Kandi

  21. Gospel,5-9-10.JESUS said to his disciples–If you loved me you would rejoice that I am going to the Father in Heaven–DEAR brother TOM,I believe that applies to all your family & friends.We love you!

  22. Dear Consuelo and Haire Family — Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of loss. Papa was a great man and a great dad! Curt, Donovan & Mekenna Olsen

  23. Our lives were made richer by knowing Tom. It is with profound sadness that we say “Goodbye” so soon. We will never forget him. He was the most gentle and caring man we ever had the pleasure to meet. God speed him on his last journey.Dympna McMahon

  24. My deepest condolences to the family of Uncle Tom! I thank God for his life and the many lives he touched. I am grateful for the opportunity of having known him during his visit to Manila and for the distinct honor of touring him around the walled Spanish city of Intramuros. Eternal rest grant unto him.

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