Resident of Cupertino November 24, 1926 - May 23, 2020 Thomas Adam Rohrer was great man with a big heart, very charming and gentlemanly with a unique sense humor. Thomas Rohrer was born on November 24th, 1926, he entered the world with as much zest and an expediency for life. Tom spent his days milking cows, cascading and sheering sheep on the family farm. Hard work was in his genes, which later proved to be a great strength during the Depression. Tom loved to travel to many new and exciting places with his companions while speaking several languages. He broke bread all across his travels, while enjoying the countries wine and culinary flavors.
He traveled the world many times over. Tom was curious of the human condition which resulted in writing and publishing many books to his name manifesting in thrilling fictional writings. The books were based on his journeys and adventure of the years he was in the War while serving in the Merchant Marines. Tom shared his wisdom with his family and friends of his life’s many journeys. He earned an engineering degree and founded a patent while serving his terms. Tom met his first wife Joan in 1944, at an officers dance while serving his term. It was love at first site and they were married on Valentine’s Day in 1948. Tom and Joan both earned degrees, built a business, traveled the world and pursued philanthropy. Joan passed away in 1996, after battling ovarian cancer. A few years passed, Tom was set up on a blind date at the Los Altos Country Club, where he met the ever enchanting Jean Hollands. Jean was the second love of his life. Jean, like Tom had the same curiosity for the human condition. The two were married in 2005. Tom and Jean had the same excitement for traveling and loved their journeys together on many continents furthering their love for-fine wine. The two documented their adventures through narrative stories and published writings. The couple was well known for hosting large family gatherings by the pool. He provided a unique tale telling of his adventures and experiences which he shared them with family and friends. As life went on, Tom and Jean spent many hours developing pressing stories for their local community newspaper and creating thrilling works of fiction - many of which provide a clear window into his life long journey around the world and back. His beloved wife, Jean passed away in 2016. Tom was a lifetime member of the Los Altos Country Club, he was an avid golfer, and earned several hole-in-one trophies. He was a very charming, person and well liked by all he encountered. He will be surely missed. Thomas Adam Rohrer passed away May 23, 2020 at the age of 93. He will be laid to rest at the Alta Mesa Memorial Park.