Thomas Bayard Mowe, age 61, of Gulf Breeze, Florida, passed away unexpectedly on July 29, 2020.
Tom (Bayard) was born April 24, 1959, in Washington, D.C., to Don and Jeanne. Growing up in Hamilton, Virginia, he attended Loudoun Valley High School where he lettered on the varsity football, wrestling and soccer teams. He was also awarded outstanding senior athlete at LVHS in 1977. He started his college education at the Virginia Military Institute. He graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in Civil Engineering. While at Georgia Tech, he played on the rugby club team and was a member of Pi Kappa Phi. A natural mathematician with a photographic memory, he started up a structural engineering firm, Mowe, Inc. in Atlanta in 1996. He later relocated the business along with his family to Morgantown, WV, and finally to Gulf Breeze, where he practiced as Thomas B. Mowe, P.E.
Tom loved and adored his family. Tom will be remembered for his sharp wit and sense of humor as well as his love of life, family, friends and music. He met his wife of 21 years, Angie, at a Grateful Dead concert in Atlanta in 1993. They were married at Cape San Blas, FL. From his many travels to New Orleans, he adopted a real Cajun flair and especially enjoyed cooking jambalaya for his friends and family. Moving to Florida allowed Tom to spend time with his cousin and make numerous friends whom he loved hanging out with at the beach. He often spent weekends volunteering his time with his family doing beach cleanups for Ocean Hour Florida, a local nonprofit organization that he was very passionate about. When he wasn’t working or volunteering, he was cheering on his daughters Sarafina and Siena in all of their sport and band endeavors, most recently the Gulf Breeze Dolphins girls basketball team and Sound Wave marching band.
He is survived by his wife, Angie; their daughters, Sarafina and Siena; siblings, Debby Mowe of Rocklin, CA, Pam Mowe Valeiras of Great Falls, VA, and Roddy Mowe of Hamilton, VA. He is predeceased by his parents and brother, Blake.
Funeral services and a celebration of his life will be delayed until it is safe to gather. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Tom’s honor to Ocean Hour, 1161 Crane Cove Blvd, Gulf Breeze, FL 32563.