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Thomas Cifarelli - Class of 1966

Delete this post Submitted by Bill Norvell 1965 <> on 23/Aug/2017


                Thomas Anthony Cifarelli of Rolla, Missouri passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at the age of 70. He was born in Newburgh, New York on April 7, 1947 to the late Anthony and Emily (Colurciello) Cifarelli. Thomas was united in marriage to Janice Kline on January 13, 1972; this union was blessed with two children. After Thomas graduated from high school he joined the United States Army and fought in the Vietnam War. During his time in the military he was awarded many medals, ribbons and badges for his courageous service. He later retired from the US Army. Thomas' interests include; wood working, going to drag races, traveling to see the Drum Corp. and drumming. He was once a drummer in a band named Dutchpop. His greatest joy was spending time with his family; he was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him. Thomas is survived by his wife of forty-five years, Janice of the home; children Trevor (Denice) Cifarelli and Nicole (Christopher) Arnold all of Rolla, Missouri; grandchildren, Jason Hill, Breanna Bruner, Jordan Cifarelli, Tyler Cifarelli, Justin Isaacson and Mackenzie Isaacson. Thomas was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Emily Cifarelli. A Celebration of Life for Thomas will be held from 12:00PM until 2:00PM on Friday, September 1, 2017 at the Rolla Chapel of the James and Gahr Mortuary, Rolla, Missouri. Interment will be held at 3:00PM on Friday, September 1, 2017 at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Waynesville, Missouri. For online condolences please visit

Tom's comment to a friend a few years back.... "I had hair like this before the military and vowed that I would grow it again. This is the result of one long haired, earring wearing, tattooed, drum playing, hell raising fool, who doesn't give a damn. I love my family, life, true friends, our country, and of course God. Live for the moment my friend, smile, laugh, and enjoy life while we still have it. I know I'm talking like reverend Tom talking crap. If you need some hair you're talking to the right dude LOL, Later"

On October 5th, 2017 - Tom's son Trevor Cifarelli Passed away 44 days after Tom passed.
        Trevor John Cifarelli A celebration of life service for Trevor John Cifarelli will be at 12-2 p.m. October 12, 2017 at James and Gahr Mortuary Chapel, Rolla. Mr. Cifarelli died October 5, 2017 at the age of 43 years. Survivors include his wife, Denice (Jacobs) Cifarelli; children, Jordan Cifarelli of Buffalo, New York; Tyler Cifarelli, Justin Isaacson and Mackenzie Isaacson; mother, Janice Cifarelli; sister, Nicole (Christopher) Arnold; all of Rolla.
  Trevor's posting at his dad's memorial  - Dad you were always a character right till the end. I love you so much and thank you for the life lessons. Rest in peace old timer and guide us from above. - Trevor-Denice Cifarelli - September 12 at 10:28 PM








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