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Thomas Alan Black

May 16, 1936 ~ July 14, 2022 (age 86)


Black, Thomas

Major Thomas Alan Black, 86, Colorado Springs, CO passed away peacefully Thursday July 14, 2022 from natural causes.

The self-proclaimed Mayor of Clyde, Colorado was Born in Salt Lake City, Utah to Clifton Lee Black and Nellie Leigh Leetham.  He attended Judge Memorial High School in Salt Lake City and met Celeste, the love of his life when they were teenagers, and they celebrated 66 years of marriage this year.  He lived in Colorado Springs most of his life, loved the family cabin in Clyde, Colorado, and spent many years in Dunedin, Fl.

Mr. Black earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a master’s degree in nuclear physics, advancing as an enlisted service member to an officer, and retired as a Major.  He spent the majority of his career as the Instructor of the Prep School at the Air Force Academy.  As a dedicated American, he volunteered for two tours in Vietnam. 

His was preceded in death by his parents, sons Tommy Black and Darrell Black, and siblings Coral Wood, Virginia Godfrey, and Clifton Black.

He is survived by his loving wife, Celeste Black and  his children Cindi Black, Coral (Curt) Dickenson, Steven (Lori) Black, Annette (Kevin) Craft, Tanya Black, and Clifton (Sheila) Black.  He has 19 grandchildren, Angie (Sean) Tucker, Karen Green, Greg (Jamie) Masherino, Jessica (Scott) Butler, Celeste (Ian) Oswald, Lucas Chepan, Bailey Black, Morgan Black (Garret Adams), Elizabeth (Mark) Dorsey, Leslie (Jason) Lynch, James (Yvette) Craft, Tyler Craft, Trevor Craft, Justin Black, Leah Buchko, Brandon Black, Justin Black, Aaron Black and Hailey black; 26 great grandchildren, Bradley, Dustin, Eric, Elizabeth, Emily, Tyler, Ashley, Bella, Gavi, Phoenix, Veda, Hunter, Maverick, Spencer, Emily, Julianna, Olivia, Jordan, Jaxon, Jayden, Layla, Jacob, Ethan, Eric, Kailyn and Ryan.

Services will be held August 20, 2022 at 11:00 at Cappadona Funeral Home 1020 E. Fillmore, Colorado Springs, Colorado with a celebration of life at a family member’s home to follow.


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Memorial Service w/ Military Honors
August 20, 2022

11:00 AM
Cappadona Funeral Home
1020 E Fillmore St
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
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