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Thomas L. Doubts December 15, 1955 - April 10, 2021

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Thomas L. Doubts passed away on April 10, 2021 at the age of 65.

Thomas was born in Camden, New Jersey on December 15, 1955 to Gerald and Grace Doubts.

Tom received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Drexel University in 1983 and spent over 40 years as an Aerospace Engineer, with expertise with drive systems and gear boxes. His career included positions in Engineering Management, Research and Development, and Manufacturing Support. What he really loved was mentoring younger engineers in the area of gear research and design.

He worked for Honeywell, GE Aviation, Curtiss Wright, Rolls-Royce, Boeing, McDonnel-Douglass, Bell Helicopter, and Kaman Aerospace to name a few. He was an inventor and innovator in his field, with several patents to his name. He held board positions for AGMA and ASME Gear Research Institute.

He loved Dobermans, cooking, travel, cars, taking photographs, gadgets, and was skilled in all things mechanical – proving very handy at doing projects around the house.

He is survived by his sister, Nancy Schmidt, wife, Carrie Doubts, and step-daughter, Ilana Tel-Oren.

Services are being held Friday, May 14, 2021 at 10 a.m. at Legacy Funeral Home Rose Chapel 1130 S Horne Mesa, AZ 85204.


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    Raymond Drago says

    So very sorry to learn of Tom’s passing. Our sincere condolences to his family.

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    Stephen Bond says

    Please accept my condolences to Tom’s family and loved ones. I worked with Tom at Emerson in the early to mid 90’s and saw him a couple of years back at an AGMA meeting. He was a delightful person and always had a smile on his face.

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    Joe Englehart says

    Tom always raised the atmosphere to new levels of humor and general good feelings. Tom knew that food was a way to break the gloom of a weary workforce. However, his halloween cat litter coffee cake remained untouched by an office full of low brow free food enthusiasts. Yes, it too was a complete success at elevating the workplace mood despite returning home with it at the end of the day. Tom earned the Tom Doubts, RNG on his business cards (Really Nice Guy). I miss him.

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    Ron & Heather Fouts says

    Our Condolences to the family on Tom’s passing. Tom was a great man that loved his work and enjoyed life. I worked with Tom at Curtiss-Wright and he was always upbeat & had a good story to tell. He could put a smile on anyone’s face & will be missed.

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    Ronald P Maty says

    I was privileged to work with Tom for several years on a few gearbox designs at Honeywell and am saddened to hear of his passing. He was a good guy and knew his stuff!!!

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