Tom Overman

Profile Updated: October 15, 2014
Tom Overman
Residing In: Woodstock, VA USA
Spouse/Partner: Diane
Occupation: Retired Police Officer
Children: Mary, born 1975
Robert, born 1983
Jessica, born 1986
Military Service: U.S. Navy  
Yes! Attending Reunion
Attending 55th Rich East High School Reunion (09/13/19)



I was a classmate from about 4th or 5th grade at Sauk Trail Elememtary. I left Park Forest after our sophomore year when my father was transferred to the home office of his company in Ohio.
After graduating from Kent State University in 1973 (interrupted by a four year stint in the service, and two tours in Vietnam), I started my law enforcement career with the Arlington County, VA, Police Department. After retiring in 1996 I was with two other departments for a total of 40 years in police work.
Now fully retired, my wife and I enjoy traveling in our camper and spending time with family. Our first grandchild was just born in August.

School Story:

I enjoyed the time we lived in Park Forest, and my two years at Rich. We lived on Hemlock St. and I remember there were so many kids in the neighborhood. It was very difficult having to leave in the middle of high school, but I regret most not being able to keep up with my many friends. Craig Thompson was one of my best friends, and we stayed close for a time. But work, school, and family finally won out. I was sorry to hear of his passing.

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Craig and I were neighbors and best of friends from grade school to our years at Westwood JH, and two years at Rich. We hung around with Roger Parsons, Mike Burke, Dick Kiser, Jayne Eaton, Connie Tuttle, Madeline Magella, Jackie Schellenberg, and so many others. The Thompson's always seemed to enjoy having any or all of us stop by, as did my parents. I loved Park Forest and Rich East, and was devistated to have to move away. I moved to Ohio after our sophomore year, and tried to stay in touch as much as I could, but as often happens distance and life's other directions don't always cooperate. 

In 1970 Craig was home on leave, I was headed back to Viet Nam, and he met me at O'Hare airport for lunch and a couple of drinks. We shared old stories, and new ones, since I was Navy too. That was the last time I saw Craig. I'll always regret not staying in touch. He was such a great person and friend, and when his mom sent word that he had passed away I regretted not staying in touch even more.

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