Thomas “Tom” Youngblood

Born May 13, 1945 in Newark, New Jersey
Departed March 10, 2024 in Orlando, Florida

Thomas “Tom” Youngblood, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, passed away peacefully on March 10, 2024, at the age of 78. He is survived by his wife Ann; sons Thomas (J’nie), Michael, Edward, and Joseph (Kirsten); grandchildren Ceilidh, Raelyn, Hazel, Adilynn, Braxton, and Marius; and brother John (Helen).

Tom was born on May 13, 1945 in Newark, NJ to Alice and George Youngblood and grew up in Bloomfield, NJ along with his older brother John. He attended St. Peter’s College where he earned a BA in Marketing. He later obtained an MBA from Rutgers University and a JD from Seton Hall University. Tom married his beloved wife Ann in August 1968, after meeting on a blind date in 1964. They were married for 55 years and had four sons together.

Tom served in the U.S. Army, including a tour in Vietnam from 1969-1970 where he received several medals. After returning home, he worked as a corporate attorney, including roles at Metropolitan Life Insurance and the American Hotel and Motel Association, where his work was recognized and his accomplishments documented in history books. He later taught college business courses.

In 2003, Tom and Ann relocated to Melbourne Beach, FL to be closer to family. An avid reader and game player, Tom enjoyed cribbage, bridge, crosswords, and other word games. He was deeply devoted to his faith.

A funeral Mass will be held at 11 AM on April 13, 2024 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 5330 Babcock Street NE, Palm Bay, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to St. Jude’s, in honor of Thomas’s memory. He will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery at a future date that is to be determined.

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Matt and MaryLou Russ from Palm wrote on April 6, 2024:
Tom was a great person. We kindly recall when we first met him at a New Neighbors' event in 2004. Over the years, it has been a very pleasant relationship. He is missed.
Diane Gabrielli wrote on April 6, 2024:
Deepest sympathy to Ann and family

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