April 7, 1933 ~ May 12, 2020

Born in: Denver, Colorado
Resided in: Parker , Colorado

Thomas Augustine Horan, age 87, passed away early on May 12, 2020 in his home in Parker, CO.  He was the youngest son of five children born in 1933 to Patrick and Mary Hoare.  He is survived by his wife, Mary Gail, and three daughters, Bridget (Paul), Krista (Leo), Jenna (Paul), six grandchildren and his sister, Sr. Gabriel Mary.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Jim, and two sisters, Mary, and Sr. Marie Patrice.

Tom joined the Air Force in 1953 and served for four years.  After leaving the military, he met Mary Gail and they were married in 1962.  After becoming an aircraft mechanic, he pursued a successful career as an airline pilot for Frontier Airlines.  He retired from Continental Airlines in 1997 after a 30-year flying career.

His passion was building and flying his model airplanes, tinkering with his Mustang, and working in the garden.  His smile lit up the room and he always made people laugh.  He will be greatly missed.

In honor of Tom, a visitation will be held at Horan & McConaty from 4:00 – 5:00 on Monday, May 18th.

Due to COVID19 we are unable to have anyone attend the funeral but a celebration of his life and his interment at Fort Logan will be announced at a later date.


Visitation: May 18, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Horan & McConaty - South Metro/Centennial
5303 E County Line Rd
Centennial, CO 80122

Room: Family Chapel

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  1. My condolences go out to the family. I am sorry for your loss, my prayers are with the family at this time. He was a good husband and father. He will be dearly missed by all. May God give the family strength.

  2. That photograph of Tom depicts his wonderful personality perfectly. He could light up a room with the sparkle in his eyes and his great stories. Now he and Terry can catch with one another in Heaven and relive some of these moments together. He certainly loved his girls and I know you will miss him. Just share the stories and love with one another and it will give you the strength along with God’s love to make it through.

  3. Mary Gail,
    May God be with you and your family during this sorrowful time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May Tom Rest In Peace.

  4. Tom’s great smile and friendly wave will be missed on Bridlewood Lane. We always enjoyed talking with him as he strolled by on his daily walks with Mary Gail. May God comfort you and give you peace.
    Much love!

  5. Our sympathies to Mary and family. I was privileged to give Mary a little time to run a couple errands. In a few short conversations Tom expressed a genuine interest in music and showed a thankful spirit that really touched me. I can only imagine what a wonderful life he shared with you all! I pray that you will take comfort in enjoying sharing God’s gift of memories together.

  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. We always enjoyed saying seeing you on your walks, chatting with Tom about his joy of flying and cars, and Ginger was always happy to see you too. Tom was a very kind man, and one of the reasons we so enjoy this neighborhood. He will be missed.

  7. Mary Gail,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and you’re family.
    Tom was one of Bridlewood Lanes best.
    I really enjoyed stopping by talking about that old Mustang.


  8. We send our love and condolences to Mary Gail and all the children and grandchildren and hope to attend a memorial for Tom when one is able to be held.
    Ken and Joan

  9. My big sister Mary Gail deserved the best, and she definitely got the best with Tom. He was a devoted husband and father, and great brother-in-law! He always cared about the wellbeing of others. You knew you were always welcome in his home and in his heart. He will be missed!

  10. Dear Mary Gail,

    Oh, that picture you posted caught Tom’s essence, a hearty laugh. What a great neighbor you guys have been.
    Jim and Rosie Duggins

  11. Dear Mary Gail,
    I am sending my deepest condolences to you and your family for Tom’s passing. I am hoping that as memories come to you they will bring comfort and a sense that he isn’t really that far away. I loved the picture you chose to post. It really captured him. Peace be with you.

  12. I first knew Tom when I was only about 13, when my big sister, Mary Gail, was dating him. I will always think of him as my big brother. I have many fond memories of riding in his convertible Mustang, dinners out with him and Mary Gail, and my many visits to the lovely homes that he provided for Mary Gail and their three daughters. He was a very good man and I am missing him very much. My condolences to my sister and the girls, Bridget, Krista, and Jenna. You were blessed to have him in your life.
    Sally Schuessler


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