Thomas H. Barrows, 71, of Barnegat, NJ passed away November 27, 2018. He was born in Harvey, IL to his late parents, Buford and Wilma Barrows. He graduated from Homewood-Flossmoor High School in Flossmoor, IL where he was named to Illinois’ All-State Football Team in 1965. He graduated from Tulane University where he also played varsity football and from the University of Denver School of Law.
Tom, a long-time resident of Denver, served in the US Army National Guard in Colorado. He was an associate and partner of the firm of Weller, Friedrich, Hickish, and Hazlitt and the senior partner of Barrows & Sisun, both in Denver, before retiring in 1990 due to MS-related health issues. He was a member of the Colorado and the Hawaii Bar Associations. Tom moved to Barnegat, NJ in 2011.
Tom was an avid sports fan, and he enjoyed traveling, writing and painting. He was a member and treasurer of the Kirk of Bonnie Brae in Denver, and he attended the Wright Memorial Presbyterian Church in Barnegat. He was proud of his “Silver Beaver” award for distinguished service to disabled youth, presented by the Boy Scouts of America in 1998.
Surviving Tom are his beloved daughter Lauren Jaine Duncan and her husband Kurtis; and Tom’s devoted sisters, Betti and Karen Barrows.
A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at Wright Memorial Presbyterian Church, 330 S. Main Street (Route 9) in Barnegat, NJ. A repast will follow in the church hall. Burial services will be held at a later date in Siler City, NC.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) or Wright Memorial Presbyterian Church in Barnegat, NJ 08005.