In Memory

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Michael Tanous passed away quietly in his sleep the morning of February 22, 2019.  Michael joined the Naval Reserves upon graduation and attended Foothill College for a short time and eventually became an apprentice plumber and later became a plumber for Santa Clara County where he worked his way up to Plumbing Foreman in 1989.  Michael worked for the County for 32 years before retiring in 2004.  He had built a house in Galt, California that he moved the family to just prior to his promotion so he continued to commute to his job until his retirement.

Michael leaves behind his daughter, Colleen; his son, Christopher and wife Lesa, and 4 grandchildren.  He is predeceased by his wife, Dustye Rhodes Tanous (Class of 1968) who passed away 9/25/2010 and his son, Nathan, who passed away 5/3/14.

Michael was a devoted and loving man.  His family was the most important thing in his life and he spent his time attending all his grandchildren’s sporting events, birthday parties, and family events.  He took the whole family on trips to Disneyland, to Las Vegas, and to Santa Cruz.  He will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him.

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03/06/19 01:41 PM #1    

Janet Barlow

You will be missed my friend.  You have a lot of friends and family on social media (FB) who will miss your fun posts of animals, your loving family (watching your grandkid grow up), and especially the blasts of the past!  I didn't know you in school, but we have been in contact for many years now since I took on the job of trying to herd cats and plan our 50th reunion.  I am so glad that I got to see you when you brought the family to Santa Cruz for a weekend adventure and the concert on Friday night.  You raised some wonderful kids that love you very much and will continue to spread your values to others.  I thank you for being my friend and know that you are now with Dustye and Nathan and no longer in pain or discomfort.  God Bless you Michael.

03/06/19 02:28 PM #2    

Thyra Knab (Weis)

Will always remember right after we connect on facebook that Michael said he liked my smile in school, but did not know that I was married the whole time at Cubberley.  I enjoyed his posts and family pictures.  Funny how we come to know those we went to school with years later.  I will miss him so much and pray for his family to be comforted by Adonai.

03/08/19 06:06 PM #3    

Joni Canoose (Corley)

I remember Michael as being a really nice person, a fun person, a good person in our youth so to know that he lived a life of goodness is no surprise.  I know that he will be missed by many and to his remaining family, I wish them fond memories that will always warm their heart and keep him close.  Rest well Michael, the world has lost one more good person that cannot be replaced.    Joni

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