Thomas Richard Nunamaker, 90, passed away peacefully on Aug. 12, 2020.
He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on July 15, 1930 to John Curran and Laverne Sweet Nunamaker.
Mr. Nunamaker graduated from Shortridge High School and Purdue University School of Mechanical Engineering. He married his wife of 58 years, Ruth Anne, in 1961 and they raised two children in Noblesville. A devoted husband, father, and man of faith; he was a member of First Presbyterian Church. He loved golf and won many trophies throughout his life. Mr. Nunamaker worked for thirty plus years at Naval Avionics Facility on the creation and development of America's naval arsenal. Among his projects through the years were development of the Walleye missile and the Sonobuoy submarine detector. He enjoyed trips to the China Lake, California test center, retiring in 1990 to travel both the US and overseas.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth Anne; son, Scott (Jill); daughter, Jill (Brent) Pettijohn; and best 'buddy brother', Jack (Norma) Bartley of Indianapolis. The two became lifelong (80 year) friends at age 10 while caddying together at Meridian Hills Country Club.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Randall & Roberts Funeral Center, 1685 Westfield Road, Noblesville, Indiana, on Friday Aug. 14, 2020 from 1-3 p.m. with a short message starting at about 2:30 p.m.
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