LYNDE, Thomas Randall ‘Tom’, 75, of Palmdale, California, passed away on August 22, 2022, in the hospital from complications of pancreatic cancer. He was born on August 6, 1947, to Glyndon Lynde and Charlotte Lynde.
Graduating with a BA in geography from California State University, Northridge, Calif. in 1969 and from FAA Academy in Oklahoma City, Okla. He was married for 30 years in July 2022, to Joanne Lynde.
Tom was employed for 31 years, by FAA as an air traffic controller 1970-2001, and eight years by WCG/Raytheon as an air traffic controller instructor from 2002-2010.
He liked working on and building computers, playing cards, working with tools on various home projects and astronomy. He loved caring for the numerous cats and dogs, especially the yorkies that he had over the years.
Predeceased by his father Glyndon Lynde, mother Charlotte Lynde and sister Patricia Foord.
Survived by his wife Joanne Lynde, Palmdale, Calif. sons Craig Lynde (Lynsey), Yucaipa, Calif. Jeremy Lynde (Emma), Sawtry, England, Cory Lynde, Palmdale, Calif. daughters Heather Lien (Jeffrey), Long Beach, Calif. Stacy Lynde, Palm dale, Calif. sister Cathy Des Lauriers (Dwight), Los Angeles, Calif. and seven grandchildren. A service will be held at Palmdale United Methodist Church on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. with a luncheon in the church hall.
The family suggests memorials to City of Hope for the benefit of pancreatic cancer research.