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Thomas J. Scanlan

December 30, 1919 — November 7, 2021

Thomas J. “Tom” Scanlan, 101, Indianapolis, passed away November 7, 2021, at Demaree Crossing, where he had been a resident for the past two years.

He was a 1939 graduate of Cathedral High School and a 1947 graduate of Butler University. Tom was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II, discharged with the rank of Captain. He retired from Eli Lilly & Company as a supervisor in 1978, after more than 31 years of employment. Tom was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 14000 and a charter member of St. Barnabas Catholic Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma M. (Sanders) Scanlan.

Survivors include five sons, Michael J. (Tita), Timothy J. (Dorothy), Thomas N. (Dawn), Joseph K. (Elena), David J. (Soo); one daughter, Elizabeth M. (Gary) Bagnoche; 13 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and a very good friend, Sarah A. Williams.

Tom’s Life Celebration® Visitation will be Wednesday, November 10, 2021, 4 to 7 p.m., at the O’Riley Funeral Home, 6107 S. East Street, where morning prayers will be said at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, November 11, 2021. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m., Thursday, at St. Barnabas Catholic Church. Visit www.ORileyFuneralHome.com to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021

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6107 S. East St, Indianapolis, IN 46227

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