Thomas Mitchell Tunnicliffe

Date of Death

Thomas Mitchell Tunnicliffe, 82, born on July 12, 1940, in Los Angeles, CA, United States, passed away January 15, 2023. He resided in Camarillo, CA, at the time of his passing.
Thomas Tunnicliffe is a native of California. The son of Alex and June Tunnicliffe, he was raised in Burbank. He attended Burbank schools, where he excelled in sports, especially football. After high school, Tom served with the United States Army for three years. Serving in Korea, he played quarterback for the championship 32nd Infantry football team.
When discharged, Tom attended Glendale College, taking courses in business administration. Always interested in real estate, Tom joined the profession in 1965. After working for realtor Seb Sterpa, he opened his own office Thomas Realty Co., Inc. and Thomas Development Company.
A pioneer and visionary in the real estate industry, he developed the first mixed use project with retail space on the ground level and 134 senior apartments called Golden Palms, which is still located at the corners of San Fernando Road and Palm Avenue. Additionally, he developed the first office condominium project on Lake Avenue in Burbank. After much success in real estate development, he retired in 2005 to enjoy family life.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jane Tunnicliffe (high school sweethearts), his brother Fred Tunnicliffe, his children Tom R. Tunnicliffe and Tamara Campbell, seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are under the direction of Forest Lawn, Hollywood Hills, California. Services will be held on Saturday, February 18th, at 2:30 p.m. at the Old North Church at Forest Lawn.