Lifelong Snoqualmie resident Thomas Edward Antone, 81, of North Bend passed away peacefully on March 10, 2022, with his family by his side.
Tom was born December 12, 1940, to John and Ella Antone at Snoqualmie Falls Hospital. He attended primary school in North Bend and went on to Mount Si High School, where he graduated in 1958. He attended Everett Community College and Central Washington University in Ellensburg and then served in the U.S. Army from 1964-66 where he was stationed in Korea and served as a chaplain assistant.
Tom and his wife, Monica, were married on August 26, 1967. The two spent their first year living in Kotzebue, Alaska volunteering with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps before returning to North Bend where they raised their family.
Tom had various jobs in those early years but eventually chose a career in real estate which he enjoyed for almost 50 years. He opened Alpen View Properties with his partner, Caroline Thompson, in 1980. In 1986, the company affiliated with Realty World before joining John L. Scott Real Estate in 1992. During this time, Tom and Monica owned and managed two offices, one in North Bend and another in Fall City, as well as Snoqualmie Valley Property Management.
Tom was well known for his love of the outdoors and enjoyed skiing and hiking and camping with his family over the years. Some of his most favorite memories were of summiting Mount Rainier and Glacier Peak and exploring the Alpine Lakes Wilderness area. He was especially fond of the Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Valley and Dutch Miller Gap areas.
Tom’s faith was very important to him. He was a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church for his entire life. Over the years, he volunteered in various roles including as CYO youth director, on the finance committee, as a Mass lector and a member of the choir.
Tom was also very active in the Sno- qualmie Valley. He was a member of the local Kiwanis organization for several years and served one term as president. In addition, Tom was one of the five original founders of the Snoqualmie Falls Brewery and loved the early days at the brewery when all took turns serving up beer on the weekends from the back room.
In his later years Tom loved traveling, reading, spending time with his family, and long walks with Monica and their dog Suri. He was also known by his family as the “BBQ King”.
Tom is survived by his wife of almost 55 years Monica, his children, Sue (Jeff) Adams, Chris (Roy) Moffit, Bob (Laura) and Mike (Andrea), his grandchildren Hayden, Clare, Ben, Parker, Sera, Caroline, Gabe, Will, Luka, step granddaughter Kameron Hart, her children Kaden and Caleb, and brothers John, Paul, and Bill. Tom was preceded in death by his par- ents, John and Ella, and his brother Bob.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 23rd at 11am at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Sno- qualmie, WA.
Memorials or donations may be made in Tom’s name to one of two Snoqualmie Valley nonprofit organizations, En- compass or Life Enrichment Options (LEO).