Tom J. McCann

December 28, 1937 ~ April 16, 2022 (age 84)

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Thomas “Tom” J. McCann of Stanfield was born December 28, 1937 near Little Rock, Arkansas the son of Ralph and Marie McCann. He passed away at his home in Stanfield on Saturday, April 16, 2022 at the age of 84.
Tom moved with his family from Arkansas to Los Angeles, California when he was a child. He attended school in Los Angeles, graduating from Hollywood High School in the Class of 1956. After high school, he joined the US Navy where he served during the Vietnam War. He continued serving in the Naval Reserve for over twenty six years. He was called back to duty in the early 1990's to serve during Desert Storm.
Tom has lived with his family in Stanfield since 1977. He served as the Chief of Police of the Stanfield Police Dept. from 1979 until 1993. He also worked as a Umatilla County Marine Deputy from 1996 until 2020. He has been the mayor of Stanfield from 1995 until his passing. He also served as president of the Oregon Association of Chief of Police as well as the Oregon Special District Association. He was a member of the Hermiston Kiwanis Club and served on the Board of Director’s of the Stanfield Fire District. He served in many capacities in the Stanfield community as well as in the surrounding areas. Tom was a professional drummer which he began as a young child and he carried the talent throughout his life.
Tom married Sharone Pettus in Scottsdale, AZ on December 23, 1971.
He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Sharone; children, Thomas Pollard, Randall McCann, Linda McCann-Klein, Terrance McCann and Travis McCann; seventeen grand-children and 8 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and six siblings.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday May 7, 2022 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (850 SW 11th Street Hermiston, OR). Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.
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Family suggest memorial contributions be made to the Veterans Memorial Park c/o City of Stanfield P.O. Box 369 Stanfield, Oregon 97875.


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Memorial Service
May 7, 2022

11:00 AM
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - 11th
850 SW 11th Street
Hermiston, Oregon 97838

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