ARENAS, JR. Tomas
of Waterford passed away June 14, 2017 at 71 years of age. Beloved husband of Karen Arenas for 15 years; loving father of Joshua Lessing, Lori Groscost, Christie Arenas, Nicole Arenas, Carla Navock and Carlos Grunow; grandfather of Jan (Jasiu) Sokolowski, Izabella Sokolowska and Henry Arenas; son of Ophelia McCarthy; brother of Ermino (Maria) Toerino, Estella Reyes, Margareta Maldonado, Miguel Maldonado, Raquel Maldonado. Preceded in death by his father Tomas Arenas, Sr. and his siblings Aldelfa (Jamie) Garza and Carlos Maldonado. Tomas served in the infantry division during the Vietnam War in the United States Army and retired from the United States Air Force as a Master Sergeant.
Family will receive friends Sunday from 3:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Monday, June 19, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at COATS FUNERAL HOME, WATERFORD.
Memorial donations may be made to VFW Post 1370 or John Dingell VA Hospital.
MY DEAR FRIEND TOMAS. I have known you for about 34 years. May you rest in Peace. We had a lot of fun together hanging out at the clubs, Going to hockey games, camping,and white water rafting. We both loved collecting old cars and loved the new ones too.. he served 25 years in the Michigan Air national Guard at Selfridge Air Base. While there he met and knew a lot of people.
He also worked there before coming to work with me at The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Command , Warren, He and I had a bond since we both served our country in Vietnam. You will be missed as a friend and by your family. I will always remember our good times together and your warm heart, always wanting to help those that were down and out and in need. I SALUTE YOU MY FRIEND.
Rest in Peace Tomas, condolences to you family.