In Memory

Thomas Menger

Thomas Menger

In Memory of
Thomas Robert Menger
November 1, 1950 - June 27, 2015


.M E N G E R
Thomas Robert Menger passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 27, 2015 at the age of 64 after a long illness. He was born in San Antonio to the late Erich Menger, Jr and the late Lorine Stolte Menger. Tom was a devoted and loving husband, father, brother, uncle and grandad. He is survived by his wife of almost 41 years, Kathy Kaylor Menger, son, Nicholas, daughter, Sara and her husband, Jeff Gilreath, twin grandchildren Hannah and Marshall Gilreath, brother, Erich Menger, III, sister, Lois, her husband, Danny, their children Casey and Holley Hickman, extended family and many friends. Tom was a devoted dog lover. His family always included at least one canine "child". Emily, Charlie and "grand-dogs" Jade and Maggie, will miss his loving attention. Tom attended Alamo Heights High School and San Antonio College. He was a long-time employee of Southwest Research Institute and proudly received a patent in 2006. As an avid outdoorsman, Tom enjoyed deer hunting and saltwater fishing. He spent island time each summer in Rockport. Most Sunday afternoons at home found him watching NASCAR or the Dallas Cowboys. A memorial service will be held in the Rock Chapel at Coker United Methodist Church on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations in Tom's name to KSYM, his favorite radio station. Go to for information.

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11/09/15 05:30 AM #1    

Don Reser

What a wonderful man and I am crushed at his loss, even though we did not keep in contact.  I care so much about each and every 1969 graduate all of whom all were so good to me.  We were and are so lucky to have had such wonderful people that surrounded us.  

It remains amazing to me how close we were all connected.  Spooiler allert, but I can still remember playing in Jamie Smith;s sand box in our underwear.  I am sure he will deny it, but it is true.  His family, inclding his sisters, had pruchased what they called a ranch north of San Antonio.  I had the chance to drive with all of them to see it, but since my Great Grandfather and Cousins still own individually more land than any Texan natiive, I was keeping my mouth shut.

My wife, Marie Kisner, you may remember her from the Hoof Print, says Teedy Roosvelt after graduating from Harvard and spending two days at Havard Law School tells me he said that laywers were the scum of the Earth and quit law school.  I am not sure if the story is true but that is what she tells me.  My personal advice is never to argue with her.

I can also remember driving around with the now super rich stud Dude Steen to take down flyers for his campaaign.and as well as the old car we let everyone smack with a sledge hammer for fifty cents. He had more anger and motive than anyone.  

Does anyone know anything about the very fine person who was his opponet.  He was in Vocational Education wihich at the time was somewhat deriided.

Love and care about each and every one of you.  

I am personally deeply grateful to Anne Mortimer and Randy Lockwood and Gil Price for the time and effort to keep our class in tack.I am especially grateful to Gil because I "according to Jackie Nahoun" was over served liquour at his party after the reunion.  This is actually not true I over served myself and Gil and his wife handled me with such class.  Watching the videos he had were just way way over the top.  

If anyone needs help in any way please contact me.

Again, classmate love and best whishes.





09/09/17 01:00 PM #2    

Marie Coney (Zunker)

I know this is late getting posted, but my love and condolences to Toms family.

I got to know Tom in my senior year. Our group of friends hung out may years after H.S. I was able to reconnect with Tom and his family about 20 years ago. I am so thankful for that.. he was the kindest, funniest, and truly good guy, that I've been blessed to have had in my in peace, Tom.

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