Recommend Thomas's obituary to your friends
Thomas Cataldi

Obituary of Thomas Jason Cataldi

Please share a memory of Thomas to include in a keepsake book for family and friends.

Thomas Jason Cataldi February 4, 1959 - July 17, 2018  

It is with a heavy heart to announce the passing of this talented young man. Thomas passed away suddenly at his home in Montrose, California at the young age of 59. 


Born in Los Angeles (Echo Park area), Tom spent his early years growing up with his brother and many cousins. Raised by his father, Rudy and grandmother, Nona; Tom enjoyed going on camping trips, exploring the neighborhood and raising a little hell here and there. 


In 1970, the family moved to La Canada/Flintridge. It was there, Tom was blessed with a sister, Christina, whom he became very close with. Tom began to blossom as a smart, funny and intelligent teen. Just before moving to La Canada, Tom bought an electric guitar at the Sav-On drug store in Silverlake Heights for $15.00. It was then he knew he wanted to play rock and roll. Tom was able to teach himself to play. He had an extraordinary ear for music and a wonderful talent for writing lyrics. In the mid 70's he started his first band, "TEA", and had played many gigs throughout the foothills from Tujunga to Pasadena. Eventually the band was renamed "BAD ANGLE". In the 80's, Tom's band played to packed venues like the Hollywood Palladium and Gazzarri's on the Sunset strip. 


Among other things, Tom was a handy man. He was great at electronics and also worked as an Animation Timing-Director in the 90's for several studios such as Hannah-Barbera and Saban.


Tom never married but is survived by his father Rudy and mother Consuelo. Also an older brother, John and younger sister, Christina. 

To plant a beautiful memorial tree in memory of Thomas Cataldi , please visit our Tree Store
A Memorial Tree was planted for Thomas
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Crippen Mortuary
Online Memory & Photo Sharing Event
Online Event
About this Event
Thomas Cataldi

In Loving Memory

Thomas Cataldi

1959 - 2018

Look inside to read what others have shared
Family and friends are coming together online to create a special keepsake. Every memory left on the online obituary will be automatically included in this book.
Services for Thomas Cataldi
There are no events scheduled. You can still show your support by planting a tree in memory of Thomas Cataldi .
Plant a tree in memory of Thomas