Tom Alouf Enters Chapter Eternal

10/23/2010
Tom Alouf, an Aeronautical Science major with the class of ’82, was initiated at Eta Iota on 01/17/81, passed away Saturday 10/23 after a battle with cancer.

Remembered as bigger than life, Tom embodied the spirit of youth, and will be dearly missed!

Tom’s obituary as published in the Roanoke Times is foundĀ here.

Tommy’s last wish was for more participation in the bone marrow transplant system, www.bethematch.org to register.

Tom’s wife Laurie, had asked that the chapter be informed.

Funeral Information

  • Viewing: Wed. 10/27, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. at the Funeral Home:
    Oakey’s South Chapel, 4257 Brambleton Ave, Roanoke, VA 24018
  • Funeral Mass: Thr. 10/28 at noon, with reception to follow.
    Our Lady of Nazareth Catholic Church, 2505 Electric Road (Rt. 419), Roanoke, VA 24018

Flowers should be sent to the funeral home

In the meantime, our strong arms and hearts go out to his wife Laurie Ann and his family. For questions, please contact Glenn White (gaw410@gmail.com) 757-969-8884 (cell) Those desiring to send flowers should be send them to the Funeral Home (just tell the florist to send to Oakey’s South Chapel).

Those desiring to send flowers should be send them to the Funeral Home (just tell the florist to send to Oakey’s South Chapel). However, the family requets donations in lieu of flowers . Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or Sigma Chi Fraternity – Eta Iota Chapter.

2 Responses to “Tom Alouf Enters Chapter Eternal”

  1. MARY ELLEN (LAKE) BROWN says:

    I am Todd Lake’s mother and was sorry to hear the news about Tom. I, too, know what it is to lose an adult child. Please accept my sincere sympathy.
    Mary Ellen

  2. Jeff and Karen Oltman says:

    It was a difficult day for us knowing that we were missing Tom’s funeral due to weather and load factors. We were so blessed to have been able to see Tom and Laurie several times in the last year when they came to Houston for Tom’s treatments. Little did we know how very precious those visits were to become. We look forward to sharing stories about Tom (I have many) at the birthday party in March where we can offer our support to Laurie in person. Tom lived a big life and at his expense we realize how short life is. Let’s all embrace our lives a little deeper in his memory.
    With Deepest Sympathy and all our Love,
    Karen and Jeff