76, of St. Petersburg, passed away on March 25, 2018.
Thomas A. Michalski was born in Brooklyn, New York on September 13, 1941. He was a US Air Force veteran of the Viet Nam war. Tom retired to Florida after a long career as a newspaper journalist and reporter. Locally he was a reporter for the Tampa Bay Times Pinellas Beacon. An old school reporter, Tom didn't wait for the news to come to him, he went to where it was being made. He would be in the community or on the beat pursuing stories at their source. A talented photographer, his columns would often be reinforced with his photos. His reporting was always accurate, always through and always professional. He will be missed by all who had the to privilege to know him.
He is survived by his loving wife and traveling partner of 22 years, Pat; daughter, Dolores McGlone; step-daughter, Kerry White; step-son, Kevin Bauler and grandchildren, Steven & Hailey Bauler.
Tom's service was held at Bay Pines National Cemetery on Thursday April 12, 2018.