Tom Pappalardo

Tom Pappalardo, a vice president of sales services and administration for Fox syndication arm Twentieth Television, died Sept. 10 of heart failure at his home in West Orange, N.J. He was 37.

Pappalardo grew up in Hornell, N.Y., moved to Los Angeles in 1988 and the following year became an assistant to TV personality Alan Thicke. He later went to work for media syndication provider Pacific Syndication.

He joined Twentieth Television in 1994 and was promoted several times, most recently to the VP position.

He is survived by partner William Gentile, his parents, a brother and a sister and.

Donations in Pappalardo’s name may be made to the American Heart Assn.

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