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  Name:
Thomas Reikowski

Dates:
Birth date: September 14, 1946
Death date: August 25, 2013

Obituary:
Thomas Eugene Reikowski, 66, of Indian Land, SC, passed away peacefully at
home on August 25, 2013 after a courageous 16-month fight with pancreatic
cancer.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 AM on August 28 at St. Phillip
Neri Catholic Church, 292 Munn Road East, Fort Mill, SC 29715. The burial
will be private.

Tom was born in Milwaukee, WI on September 14, 1946. He attended St.
Vincent de Paul grade school and graduated from Boys Tech High School. He
attended the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee on a basketball
scholarship and received a Bachelor of Arts in history. He then earned his
Master of Business and Science degree from Cardinal Stritch University.

Tom was married to Ruth Reikowski (Ley) on April 4, 1970. He worked in
sales and marketing before retiring in 2012. He loved golfing, playing
cards and spending time with his wife and family. Tom was inducted into the
Basketball Hall of Fame at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee in 1987.

Tom is survived by his beloved wife, Ruth, three children, Allyson Tribull
and her husband Tom, Adam Reikowski, and Jacob Reikowski and his wife
Susan; his six grandchildren Aerin, Patrick, Madison, Benjamin, Dylan and
Emily; his 100-year-old mother, Valeria Reikowski; his sister, Anita Antes,
sister-in-law, Kathy Reikowski, sister-in-law, Judy Curtis and her husband
David, brother-in-law, Richard and his wife Barbara ; his nieces and
nephews; and the rest of his family and friends in Wisconsin, Foster City,
CA, Charlotte and Sun City Carolina Lakes in Indian Land, SC.

Tom is preceded in death by his father, Jerome Reikowski; as well as his
brother, Joseph Reikowski.

Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Grace building fund, 7031 Waxhaw
Highway, Lancaster, SC, 29720, or to Hospice and Community Care, P.O. Box
993, Rock Hill, SC, 29731. Condolences to the family may be made at
www.palmettofh.com.

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