Thomas E. Fumal, 60, of Menlo Park, Calif., died Dec. 22, 2010, at his mother's home in New Milford.

Mr. Fumal was born Aug. 7, 1950, in Appleton, Wis., son of Ruth (Deschler) Fumal, of New Milford, and the late Franklin Fumal.

He was employed for 36 years as a geologist with U.S. Geological Survey of Menlo Park.

In addition to his mother, Mr. Fumal is survived by two brothers, Franklin Fumal, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., and John Fumal, of New Milford; two sisters, Mary Ellen Vincent, of North Branford and Linda Sellman, of Glastonbury.

There are no calling hours.

Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery, New Milford, in the spring.

The Lillis Funeral Home of New Milford is in charge of arrangements.