April 17, 1943 - April 18, 2018
Thomas Cloke died peacefully in his home at the age of 75 after a years long battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his wife Ulla and is survived by his brother Kevin Cloke, children Michael Cloke and Karen Davis as well as three grandchildren. In his later life, he was surrounded by his loved ones and was cared for by Michele Dawkins and her children King McElroy and Sincere Logan, whom he took great joy in raising.
Though born in Elmira, New York, Tom made New Orleans his home for forty years and deeply loved the city. As an entrepreneur and real estate developer, he was a part of building and rebuilding the city. He remained in the New Orleans during and after Hurricane Katrina.
In a long life full of accomplishments, one of his greatest points of pride was his thirty-five plus years of sobriety and his sponsorship and aid to others in need. Private memorial has been held.