Thomas McCallister

December 7, 1948 - April 1, 2024
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Thomas McCallister

December 7, 1948 – April 1, 2024

Proud Marine, Loyal Family Man, Greatly Loved

Thomas “Tom” McCallister died at the age of 75 succumbing to chronic health challenges. He was born in Staten Island, New York where he was fondly known as Tommy. After spending some of his early years in the Midwest, Tom returned to the East Coast and later in life relocated to Tucson, Arizona where he spent his final years and died at home with his sweetheart, Virginia Adasczik by his side.

Tom graduated from PRHS in Staten Island, where he was captain of the basketball team. After high school, he enlisted in the Marines. He was proud to have served the United States of America with Mike Company 3rd Division 3rd Battalion, for which he received a purple heart for actions in the Vietnam War. After his time with the Marines, he attended and graduated from the Mahattan College of Insurance. Before opening his own reinsurance company, he was an executive with Guy Carpenter Insurance Company. In his healthy years, he loved to play golf, take his family to amusement parks and movies, and he enjoyed travel in his early retirement; to his last breath, his favorite thing to do was have a good laugh over a good coffee with family and friends. Tom’s greatest pride in life was his children and grandchildren, all by whom he is survived, along with the mothers of his children, Virginia, Robin, and Lisa.

Children (Grandchildren)
Lauren & Matthew Schneider (Kaden, Ella), Katlin McCallister (Tessa), Robert & Megan McCallister (Penni, Michael), Paula Adasczik-Van Clef & Michael Van Clef (Alexander), Michael & Melissa Adasczik (Kevin, Olivia, Lucian), Erin Adasczik, Matthew Adasczik & Jennifer Scheiffer (Mason, Lilly, Kaylee, Silas, Aimee), Tammy McCallister-Frizone (Emma, Evan).

He is predeceased by his mother, Anna McCallister, his father,  Henry Hogan,  and his brother, Vincent J. McCallister.

A Committal Service with Military Honors will be held on

Monday, April 29, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.
Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Marana
15950 N Luckett Rd, Marana, AZ 85653

A Memorial Service in New Jersey will be planned at a later date for friends and family.

Tom always had a heart to protect the vulnerable and was recently inspired to take small actions to combat human trafficking after viewing The Sound of Freedom. Considering this and in lieu of flowers, offerings in his memory may be made to, a nonprofit that combats human trafficking worldwide.


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Born: December 7, 1948
Died: April 1, 2024

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Pam and Jim Schneider posted on 4/28/24

We are so sorry for your loss. Tom was always good company, even with all of his health issues. Sending all of you love and prayers.


James Schneider posted on 4/25/24

Tom was my friend, rest in peace


Ellen McConnell posted on 4/9/24

I thought I posted a condolence but do not see it on the list Sending condolences to you + Lauren for the loss of your Dad. Ellen + Jim McConnell


Wayne Anderson posted on 4/9/24

In memory of Thomas McCallister, Wayne Anderson lit a candle


Katlin McCallister posted on 4/5/24

Love you, Dad.