John Thomas “Tom” McNamara ’53 was born to John James (Jack) McNamara and Agnes (Hayes) McNamara in Merced, California, spending most of his adult life there. Known as “Tom” to his friends and “Bobo” to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, he was a leader in his Catholic community, successful in business, active in his community, and a member of the Atwater California Castle Air Museum Board, Merced Rotary, and the Merced Elks. He was a friend to most everyone he met. After graduation from SCU, he married Patricia Ann Threlfall on June 14, 1952 and joined the Marines serving as a first lieutenant until returning home to start his career at the family business McNamara’s Hardware. Later in life he and Pat moved to Twin Falls, Idaho, and then to Soquel to work for the Catholic Church heading adult and children’s education programs and parish administration. Tom died on March 19, 2019. He leaves behind many friends in the communities he lived and he will be missed. Tom is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Patricia (Threlfall), son Patrick and daughter Mary Lorraine, and brothers Patrick and Steve. He is survived by his son, Dennis (Buggs) McNamara (wife Caron), daughter Margie McNamara Hibner (husband Chuck), five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.