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January 7, 2014

Thomas T. Migaki

TERRE HAUTE — Thomas T. Migaki, 86, passed away on Jan. 3, 2014, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind., of complications from emergency abdominal surgery. A 47-year resident of Terre Haute, he was born to Kinhichi and Hisano Migaki on April 23, 1927, in Troy, Mont.

Tom graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor’s degree in microbiology, and received a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Washington State University. He worked for Pfizer as a research veterinarian for 26 years and retired in 1992. After his retirement, Tom volunteered as a tutor, delivered Meals on Wheels, worked in the Salvation Army’s food pantry, helped build houses at Habitat for Humanity, served on the vestry of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and was an active participant in life, particularly enjoying tennis and golf.

Tom was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Amy Migaki; and a brother, Jim. He is survived by two sons, Paul (Janet) of Corona del Mar, Calif.; and Gregg of Chicago, Ill.; grandchildren Lauren and Tom; daughter Mary Ellen Carter (David) of Indianapolis; and grandchildren Kyle and Caroline Beagle; as well as an older brother, George (Riyo) of Newberg, Ore.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 215 N. Seventh St. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, also at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Class of 1961 Endowment, Pullman, WA 99164-7010. The family has entrusted DeBaun Funeral Homes with making arrangements. Online condolences can be made at: www.debaunfuneralhomes.com

 

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