Thomas Joseph Mislan

January 18, 1931 - March 17, 2015

01/18/1931 - 03/17/2015

Virginia Beach – Senior Chief Thomas J. Mislan, U.S. Navy, died on March 17, 2015 in Delray Beach, FL.

He was born in Exeter, PA and was the son of the late Joseph and Helen Mislan. He retired as Senior Chief from the U.S. Navy after 20 years of service and also retired as Vice President from SunTrust Bank after 23 years. He was a member of St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church where he served as an Extraordinary Eucharistic Minister; and a previous member of Christ the King Catholic Church where he served as Secretary of the School Council, Boy Scout and Cub Scout Leader, Member of the RCIA Committee, Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, and a past member of the Men’s Club.

He served in the Navy during the Korean and Vietnam wars and the Cuban Crisis. During his last 10 years of service he served as an Admiral’s Writer for several flag officers, both aboard ship and shore station commands.

He was a member or past member of the following civic and fraternal organizations: Knights of Columbus; Catholic Family Services Board of Directors; Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Advisory Board; Civitan Club of Norfolk; Ryan Club of Norfolk; Kiwanis Club of Norfolk; Fleet Reserve Association; Loyal Order of Moose; American Legion; Boy Scouts of America, and the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. Also worked as a volunteer for the Tidewater Chapter, American Red Cross and the Navy Retired Activities Office.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 59 years, Barbara Anne Mislan; six children, Robert, Michael, Catherine, Beverly, Denise, Joseph and 12 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his Father Joseph, Mother Helen, and two brothers, William and Jerome.

The family will receive friends on Sunday from 7-9 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Rd, Virginia Beach. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated on Monday at 10 am in St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park. Condolences may be offered to the family at

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Harry Giacometti
8 years ago

Barbara Anne So sorry to read of Tom,s passing.we were friends, neighbors and classmates at Wyoming High School. He was a good man

My sympathy to you and his family

Patrick Taggert
8 years ago

Bob, Cathy and family my thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family.

Kaye & Jonnie Allen
8 years ago

Dear Bob & Jan, Jonnie & I are so sorry for your loss. Losing any loved one is difficult and that loss can only be healed by faith in God and time. Your dad sounds like he was the kind of man Bob that I think you are, so he must have instilled many of his beliefs and values in you. What a great legacy when as a parent you see that your children are self-sufficient, loving, moral, Godly and have integrity. You made your dad proud I am sure and you are a bright spot in so many lives with your upbeat posts on facebook reminding us of the beautiful nature that we are surrounded with. God’s blessings to you and your family. I will pray for your family during this difficult and special time of remembrance. Much Love, kaye

Kevin Maher
8 years ago

I have wonderful memories of the times and travel we spent together. So glad we spent time together last summer.

Ron & Marie McEntee
8 years ago

Long time friend and family will be missed. We have all had so much fun and enjoyment all together over the years. It’s always something we can all remember all the good times we had.

Jacob and Harriet Froehlich
8 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of grief

Marilyn Gubbiotti
8 years ago

So very sorry to learn of Tom’s passing. God bless.