Obituary: SQUIRES, THOMAS

Published: Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:48 a.m. MDT

Thomas E. Squires 4/19/1925 ~ 8/6/2011

Beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away at Dixie Regional Medical Center in St George, Utah surrounded by family on August 6, 2011 of congestive heart failure.Tom was born on April 19, 1925 to Thomas Cox and Virtue Edgington Squires in Salt Lake City, Utah the youngest of three children and the only son. Graduated from East High School in June 1943. Married his sweetheart June Burningham on June 3, 1946. He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army 76th Infantry Division seeing action in the European Theater of Operations. He received three battle stars for the Ardennes (Bulge), Rhineland, and Central Europe. Tom was awarded several medals including the Purple Heart and he received two battlefield promotions ending the war as a Sergeant (Squad Leader). Retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 35 years. Active in the Catholic Church served as an usher at the Cathedral of the Madeleine for many years. Survived by his two sons Michael and Timothy (Lori), five grandchildren Michael Jr., Tiffany (Brett), Kelly (Daniel), Joshua (Courtney) and Tyler; five great-grandchildren Kennedy, Malachi, Victoria, Savannah, and Cheyenne. Preceded in death by parents, sisters Ruth Burningham and Gladys Reed, brothers-in-law Lloyd Burningham and Walter Reed, and grandson Brandon Squires. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, August 12th, at 12:00 p.m. at Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah. Burial at the Bountiful City Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Starks Funeral Parlor, Salt Lake City. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.starksfuneral.com.