Thomas M. Halloran

  • Born: February 20, 1932
  • Died: September 29, 2016
  • Location: Hollywood Park, Texas

Porter Loring Mortuary North

2102 North Loop 1604 East
San Antonio, TX 78232

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Tribute & Message From The Family


Thomas M. Halloran of Hollywood Park passed away September 29, 2016 at the age of 84 after a battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Alverne Oakes Halloran; sons, John Halloran, Michael Halloran and wife Sharon, Craig Oakes and wife Lori, Troy Oakes; daughters, Ann Halloran Hetrick, Colette Oakes Hardin, and Colleen Oakes Turner and husband Todd. Tom enjoyed and was beloved by his Grandchildren, David and Andrew Halloran and wife Priscilla, Robert Oakes, Logan Hardin, Hannah and Sarah Turner and Azure Ayres, as well as Great Grandsons, Paxton Halloran and Jude Kreusel. He is also survived by his brother Robert Halloran, sisters Arlene Murphy and Karol Baumeister, as well as brother-in-law Eugene Rancone, sister-in-law Iris Halloran and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was born on February 20, 1932 in Willmar, Minnesota and raised in Bird Island, Minnesota where he attended St. Mary's School, graduating in 1950. He was preceded in death by his parents, Veronica Hillemeier Halloran and Michael Patrick Halloran; brother, William Halloran and sister, Bernardine Rancone, as well as brothers-in-law, Arthur Baumiester and James Murphy and sister-in-law Bessie Halloran.

Tom served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War as a B29 Flight Engineer/Crew Chief. After his service, he was employed by Hayes Aircraft Corporation and later retired as a Contract Administrator from Kelly Air Force Base after 32 years of service.

Tom served as a member of the Hollywood Park City Council as well as Chairman of the Zoning Commission. He was a charter member of St. Mark's the Evangelist Catholic Church, member of Knights of Columbus #7613, past president of Spring Branch Hermann Sons Lodge #127, life member of Bracken Bowling Club and active in the Boy Scouts of America, Boy Scout Troop #286 of St. Gregory's Catholic Church and Troop #271 of St. Matthews Catholic Church, serving as an Assistant District Commissioner and inducted into the Order of the Arrow and Wood Badge. He also was a Lifesaving & Water Safety Instructor and First Aid Instructor for the American Red Cross.

He and Alverne enjoyed traveling with friends throughout the United States and to Monzanillo, Mexico as well as taking many adventurous cruises. They cherished their frequent trips to beautiful Minnesota to visit family. Tom enjoyed the outdoors taking pride in maintaining his yard in Hollywood Park as well as hosting friends and family in Spring Branch on the Guadalupe River. He always followed sports, especially the Vikings and the University of Minnesota. He loved deer hunting, bowling, woodworking, and was always up for telling a good story.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Monday, October 3, 2016 at Porter Loring Mortuary North.

ROSARY
MONDAY
OCTOBER 3, 2016
7:00 P.M.
PORTER LORING NORTH CHAPEL

MASS
TUESDAY
OCTOBER 4, 2016
10:00 A.M.
ST. MARK THE EVANGELIST CATHOLIC CHURCH

Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery. Donations may be made to St. Mary's School, P.O. Box 500, Bird Island, MN 55310 or charity of your choice.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Jim and I are so very sorry to hear about Tom's passing. He was such a wonderful guy! He was always willing to work with our Boy Scouts when our boys were younger. We will all miss him, but he is no longer in any pain and is the arms of our God. Our love and prayers for all of the Hallorans. May wonderful memories of Tom comfort you. Love, Jim and Marilyn Neilson

Posted by Marilyn Neilson - Lakeway, TX - Family Friend   October 05, 2016

The good Lord is caring for Tom now who is at peace. May our good Lord also look over Tom's family and give them strength, love and peace.

Posted by Dorothy, Tona & Ron Carmichael & Priddy - Mansfield, TX - Family Friend   October 03, 2016

I'm sorry to hear that he is gone. I knew him as John's father. He taught me First Aid merit badge in Boy Scouts. May the Lord comfort you.

Posted by Bill Michael - San Antonio, TX - Acquaintance   October 02, 2016

Prayers and sincerest sympathy to Mr. Halloran's family. John is a friend and ACTS Brother whom I cherish and honor. His Dad's values are instilled in him and he always spoke of Mr. Halloran with love, respect and pride. John, prayers of thanksgiving for your Father receiving his reward in heaven, and prayers of peace for you and your family as you work through the initial pain of loss. I know your faith will give you strength, and the love and respect of your friends will comfort you. God Bless you and your family.

Posted by Rusty League - San Antonio, TX - Friend   October 02, 2016

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Posted by Glen Pfeiffer - Oldsmar, FL   October 02, 2016

My Deepest Sympathy and Condolences to your family. May the peace of the Lord comfort you at this time.

Laura Biggs, El Paso, TX, Oct 1, 2016

Posted by Laura Biggs - El Paso, TX - Acquaintance   October 01, 2016

Mom and I won't be able to go to Tom's rosary or funeral because we have to set up and attend Dad's memorial Mass at St. Thomas out at Canyon Lake. He was such a good man with a warm smile and a generous heart. I have confidence he is in heaven experiencing no more pain and breathing easily, but I will be praying for him.

Posted by Sandy Graham - SAN Antonio, TX - Friend   October 01, 2016

I'm so sorry to learn about his passing. He was very kind to me and my family, and a great neighbor!

Posted by Lee Lemons - Neighbor   October 01, 2016

I am very sorry to learn of the passing of Tom. What a great guy. God be with him and with the entire family during this transition period from this life to the life everlasting. May God Bless us all.

Posted by Guy Anderson - Spring Branch, TX   October 01, 2016

John, Blessings to you and your family. You will be able to keep your wonderful memories close to your heart!

Posted by Bunny Carpenter    October 01, 2016

My Deepest Sympathy and Sincerest Condolences to The Halloran Family. Thomas and John's Catholic Leadership actually changed my Life for the Better, during my Sophomore year at John Marshall H.S., in Northside ISD. I know John went to Churchill HS, but I had the Honor and Privilege of Singing beside Thomas's Son, John, for many Years and Sundays, at St. Matthew's on Wurzbach. Sister Therese and Gilbert Aldretti, and John Halloran and your Family Helped Mold and Mentor my Singing for the Archdiocese, since 1976 and 1977, through 1978-1979, in San Antonio! Thank You for Leaving a Positive Legacy, for us to follow!! Your Archdiocese Gospel Singer, Friend, Colleague, and Music Ambassador from San Antonio, Austin, and Del Rio,
Ms. DEBI KAY HOPPER-Suing
Mu Epsilon Theta Mom, UT Austin and UTSA, Catholic Sorority. Beta Gamma Sigma, International NHS.

Posted by Debi Lay Hopper-Suing - San Antonio, TX - Family Friend   October 01, 2016

My Deepest Sympathy and Sincerest Condolences to The Halloran Family. Thomas and John's Catholic Leadership actually changed my Life for the Better, during my Sophomore year at John Marshall H.S., in Northside ISD. I know John went to Churchill HS, but I had the Honor and Privilege of Singing beside Thomas's Son, John, for many Years and Sundays, at St. Matthew's on Wurzbach. Sister Therese and Gilbert Aldretti, and John Halloran and your Family Helped Mold and Mentor my Singing for the Archdiocese, since 1976 and 1977, through 1978-1979, in San Antonio! Thank You for Leaving a Positive Legacy, for us to follow!! Your Archdiocese Gospel Singer, Friend, Colleague, and Music Ambassador from San Antonio, Austin, and Del Rio,
Ms. DEBI KAY HOPPER-Suing
Mu Epsilon Theta Mom, UT Austin and UTSA, Catholic Sorority. Beta Gamma Sigma, International NHS.

Posted by Debra Debi Kay HOPPER-Suing - San Antonio, TX - Family Friend   October 01, 2016

John, I'm so very sorry for your loss. My sympathy and prayers go out to you and your beautiful family. Also praying for the repose of your Dad's soul. RIP, Mr. Halloran.

Posted by Maureen Heath - New Braunfels, TX - Friend   October 01, 2016

My condolences to each of you. May God provide His comfort and strength to you. I worked for Tom at Kelly AFB and was blessed by his mentoring and friendship. Rest in peace.

Posted by Diana Runkle - San Antonio, TX   October 01, 2016

Our prayers and thoughts are with your whole family. Tom will be missed by so many. His loving, kind, and generous spirit endures through Mike, David and Andy and the rest of his family. There are many many friends, scouts and scouters who can say without any doubt that there lives are better and were enriched by his presence in this world. Though he has gone to that great hunting grounds in the sky, he lives on in all our hearts and minds. I know the hill country deer are feeling a little safer but the one in heaven are running for cover. We will all miss you Tom. May God bless and comfort you all in this sad time.

Posted by Patrick Blackwell - Lakeway, TX - Friend   September 30, 2016


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