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Thomas Edward McKale

Born July 3, 1956

Thomas Edward McKale, age 58, of Newark, DE, passed away suddenly on Friday, April 3, 2015.

Born in Wilmington, DE on July 3, 1956. He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Air Force from 1976 until 1979 and then served as a reservist until 1984. Tom made his career as a senior engineer with Seimens.

Tom loved to spend his time traveling with his wife Suzi, especially to see all the sights in China. He loved his job and all his co-workers. Tom enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. You could always find him with a cup of coffee in his hand and smile on his face.

He is survived by his beloved wife, FangQin McKale; children, Thomas C. McKale and wife Sarah of Newark, DE and Emily A. McKale and significant other Lou Aubain of Newark, DE; brother, Rick McKale of Bear, DE, stepson, Dan Su of China; grandchildren, Austin James, Landon McKale, and Cory, Christopher and Remini Aubain.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 am on Tuesday morning, April 14, 2015, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:30 until 11:30. Interment with military honors will be held privately in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, DE. Family and friends are invited to a luncheon from 2 pm until 4 pm Tuesday afternoon at Timothy’s of Newark, 100 Creek View Rd, Newark, DE 19711.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Air Force Aid Society, 241 18th Street South, Suite 202, Arlington, VA 22202.


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12 Condolences for Thomas Edward McKale

  • It was my distinct honor to know Tom as a friend. I miss him and will until I see him again. We’ll have coffee, a smoke and tell some jokes. My heart goes out to all of Tom’s family and friends.

  • To a wonderful, kind man and father of my children Tommy and Emily McKale. You wee the rock in our family and will be deeply missed every day. Thank you for always being there. So glad you found your true love and best friend in Suzi (Fangqin). She will always be a part of this family. Be at peace and fly with the angels now!

  • May be, when we are all in a place where wisdom comes to all, we will figure this out…….. Over a cup of coffee.

    Gil,….. Kathy,……Irene and Mike.


  • I am glad I got to work with Tom on one team and to meet him in person during my visit on the other side of the Atlantic. Tom was a great colleague and friend. I miss him, his advice and the chats we had. My thoughts are with his family.
    Ingrid David, Siemens Marburg, Germany.

  • It was such an honor to have worked with Tom. He was so efficient and always wanted to make sure everything was in order before completion. He will be greatly missed by all of us. My heart goes out to his family.

  • I am saddened to hear of Tom’s passing. He was a very good man and he will be greatly missed. My heart and prayers go out to Tom’s family at this most difficult time.

    Ritz Sumalinog
    Siemens Flanders, New Jersey

  • My heart goes out to one of my best friends also known as my twin and toms daughter Emily Mckale. I know you love your dad so much and your relationship was a bond that was unbreakable just like family should be. Your dad really loved you and wanted the best for you at all times. I know you are hurting at this time, missing him dearly, feeling lost but Time dose heals all wounds and things will start to feel normal in due time. Your caring, your strong, your intellengent and you will succeed just like your dad. You’ll never be alone. He’s your guardian angel now don’t ever forget. Don’t ever give up. Sending my condolences to all the family and friends that were honored to be apart of his life. Rest easy Tom.

  • I don’t have many memories of Uncle Tom, but they are all good. Rest in peace, Uncle Tom.

  • I feel lucky to have known Tom over the past 19 years, first as a Dade Behring colleague then as a Siemens colleague. What stood out about Tom was his quick wit. He could always come up with something both clever and off the wall in any situation. He was always good for a laugh. He will be missed. My condolences go out to the family.

  • Deepest sympathies to Tom’s family on his passing. A very good man who worked hard and loved his family. Rest well my friend.

  • When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. ~Author Unknown

    My deepest condolences to Tom’s family. I will always fondly remember his cheery greeting and smile when seeing him in the hallways and especially getting coffee in the cafeteria every morning. I have worked with Tom in a few different job roles over nearly 15 years and greatly appreciated all the help he has provided. He will be dearly missed in the workplace.

  • I knew Tom from work for about 20 years and Jim for over 30. He was always there when we needed him regardless of the hour of day or night. He was a brilliant engineer and a very witty guy. We’d drop in to see him and his group whenever we were in Delaware. Our hearts go out to Suzie and all of Tom’s immediate and extended family. We will miss him immensely and we know there is a huge space in his family’s heart that can never be filled. Thinking of all of you.

    Jean Maynard and Jim Dodaro.