Published 1/30/2013 in ObituariesTomas R. Abrigo Jr., 59, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at his home in Garden City.
He was born Sept. 14, 1953, in Granada, Texas, to Tomas and Clara Lewis Abrigo.
On Aug. 4, 1979, he married Marjorie Werner in Garden City. They lived in Garden City until 1985 and returned in 1987. He worked as an elementary special education teacher for both Garden City and Lakin school districts.
Survivors include his wife, Marjorie Abrigo of the home; a son, Aaron Abrigo and his wife Tarra Tyson of Garden City; a daughter, Amber Towns and her husband Delmer Towns II of Garden City; his mother, Clara Bono of Rye, Colo.; a brother, Tony Abrigo of South Texas; four sisters, Sondra Carver and Sally Gray, both of Rye, and Rose Zapata and Frances Mantalvo, both of South Texas; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father; two brothers, Michael Chada and Pete Abrigo; and a sister, Theresa Abrigo.
A memorial service will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City. A private family committal service will take place at a later date.
There will be no visitation. Condolences may be emailed to email@example.com. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association, both in care of the funeral home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, KS 67846.
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Good-bye old friend
I am sad to lose my friend Tom, whom I enjoyed so much. I pray for the family and other friends for serinty and peace as Heaven gains a good angle. RIP Tom...
Posted by: Mark Mayo on 1/31/2013
A true friend
Tom was a truely teacher and friend. His commitment to his students was warming and full of joy. He will be miss by many people. You will always be in our thoughts. In our prayers, Tami & Skylar Schwindt
Posted by: Tami & Skylar Schwindt on 1/30/2013
In 1999 I was a first year teacher, Tom was my mentor! I will always remember his laugh. He always treated his students with dignity and respect. Tom always guided and never criticized. He will be missed!
Posted by: Cynthia Degnan on 1/30/2013
Mr.Abrigo taught my son many yearsago to play chess. He held a Chess Club in Lakin about 20 years ago. I am thankful he took that time out of his schedule to teacher my young son something he still enjoys to his day. I hope you are home now. With no sickness or pain.
Posted by: Jane McDaniel on 1/30/2013
Tom will always be in our hearts! He brought a lot of great memories, such as playing cards (cheating) and many fishing and camping trips. We will never look at cards again without remembering the good days especially snow days! We will miss you terribly! May God be with your family until we all are together in heaven! Love always Steve and Kelly Smith
Posted by: Kelly Smith on 1/30/2013