Tom Metzger died of Parkinson’s disease, but atherosclerosis and anemia were listed as significant contributing factors, according to his death certificate. Tom Metzger, the former Fallbrook resident who oversaw white supremacist activities for decades, was cremated following his Nov. 4 death, Riverside County authorities reported Tuesday. According to a death certificate for the notorious former KKK leader, he also suffered from atherosclerosis and anemia, which contributed to his passing in Hemet. The certificate — listing the decedent’s race as “White” — was released Tuesday at Times of San Diego’s request. Dr. James Alan Keating of Hemet certified that Thomas Linton Metzger died at 2:10 p.m. of Parkinson’s disease. Keating indicated he had cared for the San Jacinto resident since June 2017 and had last seen him alive on Aug. 27, 2020. Metzger’s “place of final disposition” was listed as the residence of his partner, Mary C. Arnold, with the acronyms “CR/RES,” which means he was cremated followed by placement of cremains in one or more family residences. It thus averts a grave that could be the site of celebration or protest. Arnold had his power of attorney and reported Metzger’s death. Metzger’s wife, Kathy, died at Fallbrook Hospital of lung cancer in 1992. She was 49. Funeral arrangements for Tom Metzger, 82, were handled by Inland Memorial Harford Chapel, according to the death certificate. The certificate also listed Metzger’s stepfather and mother: Cloice Earl Metzger and Willowdean Marie Rickel, both of Indiana.

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