Dad was born in Cleveland on Nov. 28, 1931 to Charles and Loretta (Theis). He grew up in North Hill and was a member of St. Martha Catholic Church. After graduating St. Vincent High School, he served in the Air Force as an aircraft mechanic in Iceland during the Korean War. Upon returning home, he followed in the steps of his father and uncle in the printing business finally retiring from Ohio Litho in 1993.
Tom was a longtime member of St. Paul Catholic Church and was a great father to Tim and Sheri. He took great pride in his cars, keeping them shiny and clean all the time.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents and never fully recovered from the passing of his loving sisters, Jeanne and Carol Weiand. Left to mourn his passing are son, Tim; daughter, Sheri (Rick) Edsall; former wife, Sibyl (Ronald) Mohan; the residents and staff at the Village at St. Edward; family and friends.
The family will receive friends Monday 5 to 8 p.m. at the Anthony Funeral Home Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz Chapel, 1990 S. Main St. Funeral services will be held Tuesday 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery where military services will be held. (Anthony Funeral Homes, 330-724-1281,
[Beacon Journal, Akron, OH,Sunday, November 29, 2009, page B9, col. 6]