Thomas (Tom) McCall, 86, passed away surrounded by his family at St. Luke’s Hospital on Tuesday June 15, 2021. He was born in Marion, Illinois on December 2, 1934 and spent his youth in Pittsburg, Kansas. Tom went to the University of Kansas and graduated with a BS degree in Chemical Engineering.
While at KU, Tom met and married Nancy (Nan) Johanning, the love of his life, in 1956, and they enjoyed 65 years together. Following graduation, Tom received a commission as Second Lieutenant with the United States Air Force and served two years being honorably discharged as a Captain.
Tom’s work career included time with C.W Nofsinger Company, Gulf Oil Corporation, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Burns and McDonnell and others. Tom was recognized as a Process Engineering expert and worked on an extensive list of projects across many countries. He was involved in several Patents and Publications. After his retirement he concentrated on what he loved the most, solving complex problems and collaborating with peers on making the world a better place for all of us.
Tom was a humble man with a dry sense of humor. He had many family friends and former colleagues that enjoyed his friendship. He is survived by his wife Nan, son Mike and wife Jan, son Peter and wife Carolyn, son John and Son TJ, brother Pat and wife Linda, five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Menorah Medical Center and St. Luke’s Hospital for the great care given to Tom. The family will be having a small service for Tom in the near future. If you wish, in lieu of sending flowers, please contribute to your favorite charity.
Nan. So sorry to hear this news. My best to you and your family. Let memories and love be his legacy.