Thomas (Tom) Michael Horgan, lifelong resident of Livermore, died Aug. 19. He was 67.
Horgan was born in Oakland on Sept. 23, 1947. He and his parents and siblings moved to Livermore when he was a very small child. He was a graduate of Livermore High School in 1966 where he was a member of the high school track team. Horgan worked as a truck driver and also spent several years with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He was an avid listener of '50s Doo Wop music and could be seen driving around town in his classic hot rod, a 1942 Willys Sedan. His hobbies included deer hunting trips out of state with family as well as a passion for bowling, which led him to a perfect 300 game at Granada Bowl in 1991.
Horgan was a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses with a strong faith that motivated him to serve as a full time minister for the last 20 years. Since his Christian baptism in 1973, he has shared his faith with people at their homes and in various forms of public ministry. He actively aided others by caring for those in need and speaking publically about the Bible at every opportunity. Horgan traveled to other States to assist people in learning about God and adjusting their life based on Bible principles. His laugh and friendly banter made people at ease and his many friends will miss the joy of life that motivated him to look forward to each day.
Along with his friends, Horgan is survived by a niece, a great-niece, nephews, many cousins and extended family. He is preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Tina Horgan, brother, Alfred Horgan, Jr. and sister, Judith Schafer.
A memorial service was recently held at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Livermore with a reception following at the Veterans Memorial Hall in Livermore.