Athletic Department Expresses Condolences To Family Of Tom DeMassa

Nov. 17, 2003

The Arizona State Department of Intercollegiate Athletics would like to express its deepest condolences to the DeMassa family for the loss of Tom DeMassa, who passed away Friday night. Tom, an avid Sun Devil, was a former faculty member of the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering.

DeMassa's wife, Joann, worked as football secretary for 25 years, serving under several head coaches, including Frank Kush, Darryl Rogers, John Cooper, Larry Marmie and Bruce Snyder. His son, Tommy, was a football manager during his days at ASU, and is now the head football coach at Dobson High School in Mesa.

Service information for Tom DeMassa is a public visitation on Wednesday, November 19, from 2:30-4 p.m. followed by 4 p.m. service at Mariposa Gardens, 400 South Power Road in Mesa (85206). The phone number is 480-830-4422 and it is located at the southwest corner of Power Road and Broadway. The service is in the Cemetery Chapel, which is the building facing Broadway.

The DeMassa family has asked that donations be made in lieu of flowers to the Thomas DeMassa Athletic Youth Memorial Fund, Bank One, 2020 East McKellips Road, Mesa, AZ 85213.

Tom DeMassa will be sorely missed, but never forgotten.

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