Laguna Beach resident Tom Tapscott passed away peacefully at his home on Nov. 26. He was 82.
Tapscott graduated from Santa Ana High School and obtained a bachelor of science degree from UCLA. He served in the U.S. Navy, in the Korean War, and owned his own trucking company, Husky Freightways, in Los Angeles, from 1956 until 1980, when he retired. He lived in Salmon, Idaho, and then returned to California, ultimately moving to Laguna Beach in 2006.
Tapscott was a regular at Zinc Cafe and Sapphire restaurant, was an avid fisherman, and spent his spare time making jewelry and metal sculptures. A gentle man with a cheerful disposition, Tapscott will be deeply missed.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Linda Tapscott; son Mark Tapscott, all of Bend, Ore.; son Mathew Tapscott of Palm Springs; sister and brother-in-law Patricia and Jerry Carr of Manchester Center, Vt.; Barbara Hamilton of Laguna Beach; and his dog, Misty.