Thomas J. LaLonde (T.J.)

Thomas J. LaLonde (T.J.)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Thomas J. LaLonde (T.J.) of Ann Arbor, Mich. died Aug. 3, 2020 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor. T.J. was born on Oct. 28, 1934 in Escanaba, to Clayton and Marian (Smith) LaLonde.

T.J. graduated from Gladstone High School and Northern Michigan College (now university) with a degree in education. Upon graduation, he served in the U.S. Army for two years.

He taught in Willow Run and Plymouth/Canton schools, retiring in 1991.

In 1961, he married Nancy Armitage and they celebrated 59 years together. They had two sons. His interests were golf and camping in the U.P. every summer.

He is survived by his wife, Nan; two sons, Chip and Dave; four grandsons, Chris (Crystal), Alex (Ashley), Doug (April), Grant (Maria); and two great-grandchildren, Jacques and Luna. Also surviving are his brother Red (Abie) and sister Joyce and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Shirley and Juanita.

A memorial celebration will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice in T.J.’s memory.

Arrangements entrusted to Nie Family Funeral Home, Inc. 2400 Carpenter Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48108. For More information please visit www.niefuneralhomes.com