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Remembering A Friend

Tom Nunes, USCG AUX Dir. Public Affairs

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Posted By U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Seventh District

Thomas Nunes, shipmate and friend, died Nov. 19 at home surrounded by his children and beloved wife Pamela. Tom was a true warrior who fought a fierce battle against that monster called "cancer" for the better part of the past two years.

Those of us who knew and/or worked with Tom will always remember his decisive leadership skills, his eagerness to continually push the envelope in an effort to improve everything — and everyone — around him, and his love for everything "Coast Guard."

We will miss Tom Nunes immensely. Tom's spirit lives on in those of us he touched.

Funeral services for Tom Nunes were held Nov. 23 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Phoenix. The family is working with the Funeral Home to organize a burial at Arlington at a later date.

Editor’s Note: We first met Tom Nunes at a Phoenix boat show when he was the voice behind “Coastie,” the little toy boat that is such a valuable way to get the safety message across to kids. From that time on, and even recently, Tom Nunes continued to be supportive and helpful to AZBW/WOT in our emphasis on water safety. More than that, though, Jim and I are proud to have called him our friend. We shall miss him and send our sincere sympathy to his family and associates.


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