Thomas Gary Warner, 61, died unexpectedly at his home on Aug. 20.

He was a member of St. Paul Laborers Union Local 132 and was employed as a City of St. Paul gardener at Como Park Conservatory for 32 years.

Tom was a kind and gentle person with a mischievous sense of humor that will be fondly remembered. He loved the outdoors and camping, hiking, canoeing, travel and gardening. Tom showed great respect for all living beings and was especially known for adopting homeless cats. Tom was always willing to offer help to others, was mechanically inclined and could repair just about anything.

As an accomplished guitar player, he loved to play and sing for others. He was a proud St. Paulite and lived here his entire life.

He is survived by Darlene, his wife and partner of 10 years; sisters, Lorri (John) and Sue (Mike); brothers, Pat (Rita) and William; father-in-law, Andrew; and brothers- in-law, Steve (Margaret) and Doug. His nieces and nephews have loving memories of “Uncle Tom.”

A memorial service Aug. 27 at Christ Lutheran Church in Blaine.

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