Thomas Ready passed away peacefully at The Little Company of Mary Hospital on January 11, 2010 after 89 years of glorious life. He was preceded in death by his longtime loving wife Helen, who passed away in October of 2009. Thomas was born on April 02, 1920 in Lexington Kentucky. He was a World War II Combat Veteran who served his country proudly. After retiring from the military, he worked at the Los Alamos National Laboratory and was involved with many community programs and gave generously of his time. He called Torrance his home though, for the last 40 plus years and enjoyed all the area has to offer. Thomas loved to travel after retirement and ventured all around this part of the world. He is survived by his daughter, Jordan Ayne Knecht and husband Clinton of New Mexico. Also surviving are his four grand children Barton Knecht and wife Sharon of California, Steven Knecht and wife Chrissy of New Mexico, Thomas Knecht and wife Diane of Nevada, and Lorii Cridge and husband Scott of New Mexico. He is also survived by many great grand children and one great, great grand daughter. The service will be held at the St. Lawrence Martyr Catholic Church at 1900 S. Prospect in Redondo Beach on January 25th, 2010 at 10am.

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  1. Grandpa, you were always such a kind man. You touched and helped so many. You were there for me as a child, young man, and a father. I will miss you dearly. I love you Dado,

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