Marcellino, Tom, a longtime resident of Manhattan Beach, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2005. He was born in Burbank, CA, on August 13, 1946. He graduated from Crespi High School in Encino and Loyola Marymount University in Westchester. Tom spent 26 years in the insurance industry, most recently with Optima Healthcare. His passion for surfing spanned 45 years. He was an active member of Surfrider Foundation. Tom will always be remembered for his big smile, warm heart and unique surfing style. He was a familiar and well-loved presence along the Southern California coastline. He is survived by his wife, Vicki, and his 6 siblings: Mary Pat (Shannon) McCrary, Mark Marcellino, Maureen Marcellino, Mike (Joni) Marcellino, Duffy (Bob) Gale, Terry Marcellino and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial mass will be celebrated Tuesday, December 6 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John Vianney Chapel, 314 Marine, Balboa Island, Newport Beach. A paddle-out/burial at sea will be held Saturday, December 10 at 11:30 a.m. off the coast of Manhattan Beach at 26th Street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Surfrider Foundation, P.O. Box 3825, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266.

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  1. Tom was such a wonderful person, so kind and considerate. We know that you and your family have suffered a great loss. We want to express our most hearfelt sympathy and hope you find comfort in your many special memories and in the thought of all the happy years you shared. Warmest Regards, D’ANTONY, DOYLE & MOORE

  2. I knew Tom through my association with CHI/Optima as a board member. I am stunned by the news of his death and am sorry for all of you in his family. I know he loved surfing so he left this world doing something that he loved. I know that is little consolation at this time. Words are just empty to express sympathy at this time so suffice it to say, I care about your loss.

  3. To Mary Pat and all the Marcellinos, I am so sorry to hear about Tommy. It was always so wonderful to see him with that great smile. My love and condolences, Peggy Kelly Miller

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