Thomas Salciccia J.D. ’57 was born in Yonkers, New York, the third son of Tobia and Mary Salciccia. He attended St. Bonaventure University, a Franciscan institute in Allegany, New York, and while attending was in the ROTC and commissioned as a lieutenant in the Army Reserves. Tom graduated, married Connie Pecora of Pennsylvania, and in 1950 moved to California with his entire family. Once there he attended SCU Law, but his schooling was interrupted when he was called up to serve in the Korean War as a lieutenant in the artillery. After his U.S. Army military service, Tom returned to law school, where he became editor-in-hief of the Santa Clara Lawyer and a member of Alpha Sigma Nu. After passing the bar exam, he soon began his own law practice for the next 58 years, becoming proudly the longest-practicing attorney in San Jose. He married attorney Carolyn Belfoy in 1971. Tom was a member and officer of many organizations, including Optimists, Elks, Sons of Italy, Sons of Sicily, Italian-American Heritage, Veteran’s Associations, Amici d’Oro, and Friendly Wednesdays, in addition to membership in county, state and federal legal associations. Tom passed away on Jan. 12, 2016, after fighting a courageous battle against illness. He was 87. He is predeceased by his parents and his first wife, Connie; brothers Anthony, Frank, Tony, and Alfred; and longtime companion Jane Whitaker. He is survived by his children, Mary Alice, Gina, Tom Jr., Lia, and Stacy; stepchildren Kevin and Tracy; grandchildren Adrien, Emily, Joseph, Andrew, Ada; and step-grandchildren Lexi, Connor, Flynn, and Evan. Also surviving are his siblings, Toby, Lucy, and Richard, and numerous nieces and nephews. Thomas was a hard worker, a brilliant mind and a true patriot. He enjoyed walks in nature, travel, golf, reading, good food, music, art, politics and debate. He touched many lives and will be sorely missed.

08 Nov 2018