Thomas S. Moss, 51, passed away peacefully in the ICU at Saint Louis University Hospital in the early hours of January 13, 2022. He is survived by his wife of 11 years Liezl Moss (née Sales) and children Michaela Joy Kraemer, Samantha Yosel and Kelli Yosel; parents Thomas Patrick Moss and Christine Jo (Lenny) Marlo; siblings Matt Moss, Phil Marlo, Erin (Robert) Priester, and Leslie (Jared) Block; great aunt Jane Moss; aunts/uncles Jac (Dave) Peters, Patti (Matt) Sass, and Robert Trupiano; nieces/nephews, great nephew and cousins. He was preceded in death by grandparents Andrew Gerald and Jo Ann Trupiano (née Adams), William Gosney and Nancy Jean Moss (née Reilly).
Tom was born just north of Chicago, IL at the Naval Station Great Lakes, Military Base on April 2, 1970. He grew up in St. Louis County, Missouri and attended too many schools to name, and graduated at McCluer High School. He attended St. Louis Community College. He volunteered with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America when he lived in Madison, Wisconsin becoming a Big Brother to a young boy named Tyrone. On June 7, 2009, he met the love of his life while visiting in St. Louis. A few months later, he moved back to St. Louis and pursued her. The Friday evening after Thanksgiving he finally got his opportunity to spend quality time with her. He just knew at that moment that she would be his one and only wife. On October 10, 2010, Tommy married Liezl and instantly embraced her three children. The couple established their home in South St. Louis City, Missouri, adopted and raised playful pups and a puppy-like kitty cat. Tommy enjoyed traveling with his wife, driving their golf cart to Soulard, often with their dog, hitting their favorite hangout spots like The Doghaus. He enjoyed surfing the downtown city streets of St. Louis on a Lime scooter, being a seasoned Cardinals ballpark pass holder, and attending Blues and Cardinals games (in-town and out-of-town) wearing his favorite OG Natty Light beer box hat that he proudly wore capturing many sets of eyes and attention, having so much fun getting approached, stopped for photo-opps and seeing himself on the Jumbotron. Those were the highlights of his day/night. He was extremely skilled at playing cards, especially Texas Hold’em. Axis and Allies was one of many strategy board games he enjoyed playing with his brothers. He would also play washers/darts/billiards with friends and family. He learned to garden from his mother and tinker with cars from his father. As a natural athlete, he played soccer in his youth years, was a strong swimmer and became a lifeguard manager in his young adult years. He was known to do gainers off cliffs, impromptu black flips at music events, and occasionally breakdance when DJs dropped that beat. Tommy was an avid golf player always ready for the golf course with good company. He was passionate at playing drums. He was an NFL fan and couch coach during football season and had scheduled dates with the TV on Sundays, Monday nights and Thursday nights. When his wife introduced him to fantasy football, it was a game changer for him. Tommy lived his life large, full of laughter, wit, sarcasms, and was Life of the party. He looked forward to family gatherings and get-togethers with friends often with a drink in his hand. He was a great friend to many and was loved by many. Tommy had a deep adoration for his family cherishing his wife and daughters, and treasured every bonding moment with them feeling truly blessed.
Mass will be held at Basilica Saint Louis, King of France (The Old Cathedral at The Arch), 209 Walnut Street, St. Louis, Missouri at 10 AM (visitation at 9 AM) on Friday, February 25, 2022, Internment at New St. Marcus Cemetery, and Celebration of Life immediately following (TBA).
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