Thomas James Zondiros, a 12-year resident of Hermosa Beach, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, March 10, 2010. Tom was born in Bridgeport, CT, graduating from Syracuse University with a degree in civil engineering, and moving to the South Bay in 1992. For the past 11 years, Tom successfully ran Zondiros Corporation, a general contracting company specializing in pipeline projects. Tom was a loving husband, an adoring father and an incredibly positive role model. He was an avid skier and loved the outdoors. With his boundless energy and good nature, Tom became an integral part of the South Bay community, and particularly loved his years spent coaching soccer in AYSO. Tom will be deeply missed by all who had the good fortune to know him. Tom is survived by his Wife, Barbara Reidy Zondiros, Daughters, Amanda and Alexa Zondiros, Mother, Martha O'Brien of Hermosa Beach, CA, Father, George Zondiros of Saugus, MA, and Sister, Diane Zondiros of Bayville, NJ. A celebration of Tom's life will be held at American Martyrs Church on Monday, March 15, 2010 at 2:00 P.M. A reception will follow at the Blue Water Grille in Redondo Beach. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Kure It! Kidney Cancer Research 2424 SE Bristol St. #250 Newport Beach, CA 92660.

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  1. Thinking of the Zondiros family at this time. I can still picture Mr. Zondiros sitting in the front row during Amanda’s Back to School Night.

  2. What a blessing it has been to know Tom. Such a great husband, dad, and the best coach ever (says Carly and it’s agreed!) The impact he made in our family in just the several years we’ve had together will last a lifetime. He holds a place of great respect in all our hearts and he will be deeply missed. All our love to you, Barb, and the girls, and your families.

  3. Barb and family- My heart is so heavy on hearing the news- I am so sorry- and you are all in my thoughts. I am here in whatever way you may need me- please don’t hesistate to ask for anything. Love, Chris Scandura

  4. I’ve known Tom since we were in our twenties, and I have always thought of him as one of the “really, really good guys” in every sense of that meaning. From his days on the volleyball court to becoming a wonderful husband and caring, dedicated father, I’ve always thought the world of him. He will be sorely missed by those of us whose lives he’s touched over the years and especially by his beautiful family.

  5. Dearest Barb, Alexa, Amanda, “Cody” and family, Our deepest heartfelt sympathy in this overwhelming loss…may you find continued strength in the days to come in knowing others care so much for you and your family. Please know we are here for you! His legacy will clearly live on in your beautiful girls!!!!! All our love, Tim, Amy and Alyssa

  6. Dear Barb and Family… We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Dearest Barb, Alexa and Amanda, We are put on this Earth, I believe, with the charge to make the community in which we reside a better place. Tom so very clearly did this. Please know that you have our most sincere sympathy. Were are here for you, as are so many members of our community, if there is anything at all that we can do. Linda, Steve, Matthew, James and Hannah Beck

  8. Barb & Family, My prayers and my thoughts are with you all during this time of great loss. Rich Mulligan South High School

  9. Barb, We offer our deepest sympathies to you and the girls. Tom was a very kind soul who greatly enriched the lives of those around him. He was generous, positive, compassionate, engaging, and had boundless energy. He was one of the most patient and understanding fathers ever and his influence will be felt for generations. He was a dear friend and will be remembered always. Peace be with you all.

  10. Barb, Amanda, Alexa and family, We are so sorry to hear about Tom. We are hopeful you are comforted by the outpouring of support from the Hermosa community, especially during the recent “Walk with Tom.” What a tribute to your family and his influence on so many people. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Kim, Jim and Julianna

  11. I am deeply saddened by Tom’s death. Please know that he was in my prayers and thoughts – I wish God would have chosen a different result! I’m very sorry, Barb. It really sucks. Thinking of you and your family… Kim

  12. Barb, Amanda & Alexi, Now we know for sure that there are ANGELS among us. Tom brought the special brand of Zondiros friendship and the love of soccer into our lives. Big hugs to all of you. Love, Mark, Kathy,Lauren and Jack

  13. Dear Tom, We will miss you dearly but we know you are not too far. You made your way into everyone’s hearts and thus you will be with us forever. We will be there for your family as you gave to ours. May you be in peace in your new place of dwelling. May peace be with everyone.Hugs and deepest love to Barb, Amanda , and Alexis. Love ,Geroch family

  14. Here’s to one of the most honest, positive, energetic and loyal guys I’ve known. I already miss him and will remember him always. He changed a lot of lives for the better just by being himself.

  15. Deepest sympathy and regards are with you in these trying times. Its inspirational to know there are strong families such as yours that can make it through anything! My husband and I were participants in the Walk for Tom and were truly inspired by your love to search for a cure and help others sharing your pain. May EVERY penny raised get us all one step closer to a C-U-R-E! God is with you! We are praying for you! Sincerely- Heather and Tory Isaac

  16. Hi Barbara, I just read in the newspaper that your husband passed away. So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

  17. Barbara, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and the girls in this time of sorrow. May the wonderful memories you have continue to sustain you in the days ahead. Love, Janice and Joel Tankenson

  18. My Dear Barbara, I was so sad to read about the passing of your beautiful husband in the paper this morning. You have been my prayers for many months and missed dearly in the Dog Park. My thoughts and continued prayers are with you, the girls and all of your family and friends that love you and Tom. Wishing you courage and strength, Linda Smalley and Luke the Labradoodle

  19. Mrs.Zondiros- I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. Even though I didn’t know him, I am sure he was happy all of the time like you. :)I wish more teachers at South High were as joyful and ready to teach each day like you. I remember every day in class, I was ready to hear another story about your daughters and husband, they always made me smile. 🙂 I hope you have a more peaceful year. Love, Gabi

  20. Dear Barbara… I am am incredibly sorry to hear about the loss of your husband… My family’s thoughts are with you and your family… Much love…

  21. Barb, I am so sorry. Please know that I will be thinking of you and your family and that many thoughts of love and sympathy are being sent your way.

  22. I was so very sorry to read in yesterdays paper of your loss. I only hope all the wonderful times and memories you shared will help you and your daughters cope. My thoughts and prayers are with you

  23. We will always remember Tom on the volleyball courts in the South Bay. Always so full of energy. He will be greatly missed. We’re very sorry to hear this day has come. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Tracy, Tim, Nicholas, Ava and Briana Rosas

  24. Barb and family Looking at Tom’s photo in the paper brings tears to our eyes. We remember so clearly when you moved into the apartment across the street after you came to CA. Then your two daughters were born, Tom was starting his business, and Barb, as usual, was wearing many hats! Wow!….and then a dream came true. A chance to buy a house on a walk street! Scary but so fantastic! So many wonderful experiences with neighbors and friends and your parents, Barbara, always there to lend a hand! Although you have so many priceless memories that you will NEVER forget, that doesn’t make facing the future without dear Tom any easier. It is our hope that with all the loving support from so many caring people, the journey ahead will be made a little easier. You are in our thoughts and prayers as we send our heartfelt sympathy to you with love and concern. Linda and Tony

  25. Dear Barb, Alexa and Amanda, We are so sad to hear of Tom’s passing. He was a great coach and a fighter until the end. You and the kids are all in our thoughts and prayers. Lanping, Allison, and Albert

  26. Barb, Amanda and Alexa – We are so heartbroken to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  27. Dear Barb, Please know that you and your family are being thought of and that much love is being sent your way. Words can’t express our sorrow for your loss. Much love, Lee

  28. Barbara, Amanda, and Alexa, We remember first meeting Tom and the girls at the Residence Inn 3 years ago while house hunting. We instantly knew that he was a very nice person. Little did we know how very lucky we were to have met him and his wonderful family. After moving to Manhattan Beach, you took us under your wing, and introduced us to so many fun people. It made our transition from the east coast much easier and we will always be so very thankful! We can truly say that having had Tom touch our lives was such a blessing. He was a beautiful person in every way. An inspiration. Love and peace, Mike, Alicia, Ryan, and Jessica

  29. Barb, Amanda and Alexis: You are in our thoughts at this difficult time. We are so saddened by your loss. Jennifer, Bob, Ella, Gabi and Juliana Rosenfeld

  30. Dear Barbara, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. You and your family have been in my prayers, and will continue to be. I have missed your smiling face at school and our second period visits. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you. Much love, Shannon

  31. Barbara, I just wanted to send you my sincere sympathy and let you know you and your family are in my thoughts.

  32. Can’t do anything but smile when we think of Tom…sharing the GOOD wine with us when we showed up on your doorstep unannounced and most of all, the belly laughing about Tom swimming (a workout?) in Alexa’s pink goggles…Love, peace and prayers to your family.

  33. Dear Barb, Alexis, and Amanda, We are so saddened by the news of Tom’s passing. We are sending a prayer that your warmest memories will help to ease your grief and bring you comfort in the days ahead. The Maguy Family

  34. Barbara, I am sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God provide with you with all surpassing peace and healing during this time. Sachie Horita (South High School)

  35. Dear Barbara, Please know that we are praying for you and your family.Our thoughts are with you and the girls, your parents, and Tom’s family.

  36. Dear Barbara, Amanda, and Alexa, We were deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Lisa Trevino and Family

  37. Dear Barbara and family … Our thoughts have often been with you since we first learned of Tom’s grave illness from Joanne and John. We were happy and humbled that Joanne and John asked for a Green Scapular for Tom. No doubt Mary was the first to greet him on his journey to paradise. May she give you all strength at this difficult time. Kindest regards – Pete and Barbara

  38. Dear Barbara, My sympathy to you,the girls, and your extended family. I wish you blessings and some gentle comfort in this time of loss. You will be in my prayers.

  39. Dear Barbara, I know you will find that the strength and support from your faith, family, and friends will help you through this most difficult time. Know that our prayers and thoughts are with you and your daughters.

  40. Dear Barbara, Amanda, and Alexa, The news of Tom’s death was quite a shock, not only for myself, but also for the Long River Middle School family, past and present. You are in our thoughts and prayers and hope they will see through this sad time. Thank God for your family, and the friends you have made since moving to CA. May you find peace and comfort with those who surround you now. Nancy Vander Eyk

  41. I was deeply saddened to see that Tom had passed away. I met Tom about a year ago when he contacted our company to see about possibly working together on some projects. I immediately liked him. We had a couple follow up meetings together, and he shared some of his family life and background with me. We talked about skiing, soccer, camping, etc. I could tell that Tom was not only someone I would like to work with, but I hoped to get to know him better personally as well. He made such a positive impression on me in the short time I knew him, I’m sure he must be leaving a big void in the lives of his friends and family. When he told me he had been diagnosed with cancer, he said we would have to put our plans on hold for a while, but that he was determined to beat it. I thought of him often and tried to contact him a few times…I lost my younger brother to cancer eight years ago, so I had some idea of what Tom was probably going through. I know it must be unbelievably painful for his family and friends right now. Please accept my condolences and best wishes to the family. Sincerely, Jim Graves

  42. Barbara, Amanda and Alexa, We are heartbroken over your loss and I truly believe there are no words of comfort at this time because it is still so raw. As time goes on, your memories may be a little hazy, but your love for Tom (Daddy) will only get stronger. We love you and miss you and are sorry we couldn’t be there physically for you, but our hearts are tied directly to all of you! Much love and prayer, John, Susan, Jake,Joanna, Zach and Maris

  43. Barb, I am so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing and absolutely in shock right now. I hope you know that if there is anything I can do for you or the girls, please let me know. Words like “he’s in a better place” or “at least now he’s not in pain” really don’t cut it when a young man, son, husband and father, dies! It makes no sense! Just know that you and the girls are in my prayers. With Love, Val

  44. Barb, So sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Maureen

  45. So this is the beautiful man I last saw at age 3 in Bridgeport, CT. What a wonderful, productive life he led; and gave of himself to his family and the community. His daughters can forever remember what a grear dad he was. My deepest sympathy to his wife, daughters, mother Martha (my college roommate) father George, and sister Diane.

  46. Dear Mrs. Zondiros, i am really sorry to hear about your husband. We all miss you at south. My condolences. -Connor Archambault

  47. Dear Zondiros Family, I am saddened to hear of Tom’s passing. I know him only through work, and on only one project. However, his courteous and professional nature stand out compared to many others in the engineering construction field. His character will definitely live on in the lives he touched.

  48. I knew Tom when he was in school in Lincoln. He was always so full of energy. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  49. My Sincere Condolences. I went with Tom to to Syracuse University. He was a dear and true friend. He will be deeply missed. Khaled Majdalani

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