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 altmeyer.com