Thomas James DeGroot April 19, 1957 August 10, 2020
Thomas James DeGroot, 63, passed peacefully in his home on Monday, August 10, 2020.
Tom was born in St Louis on April 19, 1957 to Joan (Lanini) and Thomas DeGroot. He attended Rosary high school before moving on to St Louis University for undergrad and then Washington University for law school, where he received his J.D.
Tom loved to read, listen to music, ride rollercoasters, travel, and run. In 2007, he ran the London Marathon and placed 27th for his age group. He had a huge and gracious heart and loved to help others and take care of people.
He was an accomplished attorney but his true joy was with his family, who will remember him by his belly-laugh and his bear hugs. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Diane; his children Lauren, Tommy, and Courtney; his mother Joan and father Thomas; his sisters Debbie (Michael), Donna (Stephen), and Sue (Craig); many extended family and friends, and his beloved dog, Lady.