Thomas "Tom" Gerard
49 passed away comfortably in his Roseville home on May 13, 2013 after a nine year battle with cancer. Born in Chicago, Illinois to Ray and Maureen Wieser of Novato, California, Tom is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Heidi; his amazing children, Emily, Tommy Jr., Allie and Timmy; their dog Summer and his siblings, Ray Jr., Patty Hogan, Greg and Matt. A 1981 graduate of Marin Catholic High School, Tom received a BS in Biology from the University of Arizona in 1986, the same year he was the student manager of the College World Series winning Arizona Wildcat baseball team. For the past decade, Tom was employed by Ventana Medical Systems, a subsidiary of Roche, which manufactures cancer diagnostic equipment. Having been diagnosed shortly after joining the company, Tom, a very gifted speaker and writer, was able to share his inspiring battle with oncologists and technicians around the world. With his wife, Tom started the "Me-One Foundation" a non-profit dedicated to providing an annual retreat for cancer patients and their families. Above all, Tom will be remembered as a great husband and father. Passionate about sports, especially baseball, he coached each of his children in life and in sport. He will be deeply missed by family, the countless friends he made so easily, and those that he inspired and helped. The following will be held at St. Clare's church in Roseville: Rosary at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 20, 2013 a Celebration Mass of Tom's life at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 21, 2013 with a reception to follow at Sierra View Country Club. Family requests that attendees not wear black/formal attire, but dress in celebration of Tom. He will be placed in eternal rest at Roseville Public Cemetery at a location that will allow him to continually hear laughter and the crack of the bat from the baseball games he so loved. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that donations be made to: www.gofundme.com/CureTomWieser, a fund that will assist in college education for Tom's children.