Thomas M. Withers, 87
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Thomas M. Withers, 87 of Westlake, formerly of Ashland passed away, Monday morning, July 29, 2019 in Rae Ann Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
He was born on October 13, 1931 in Port Clinton, Ohio to the late Thomas V. and Agnes (nee Nanna) Withers.
Tom graduated from Ashland High School, Class of 1950. He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from Miami University in 1954.
He proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.
Tom married the former Jeanne Clifford on September 3, 1960.
He worked for more than 30 years for the Hoover Company in administration. Tom went to work for ServiceMaster for an additional 10 years as a building manager in New York City prior to his retirement.
Tom attended both St. Mathew’s Episcopal Church and St. Edward Catholic Church in Ashland. Throughout his life, Tom enjoyed fishing, golfing and working crossword puzzles. He was an avid coffee drinker, who loved the Indians, Browns, Buckeyes and Boston Celtics.
He is survived by one daughter, Mary Jane Withers of Ridgewood, New Jersey; two sons, Robert John Withers of Bay Shore, New York and Thomas C. (Lori) Withers of Westlake; four grandchildren, Caitlin, Connor, and Cameryn Fitzgerald, and Thomas J. Withers; and one sister, Sandra (David) Grindle of Ashland.
In addition to his parents, Tom is preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Mrs. Jeanne Withers on June 7, 1996; and two sisters, Margaret Withers and Jean Wheeland Cox.
Funeral services will be held, Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Denbow-Gasche Funeral Home with Father Rod Kreidler officiating. Following the services, a meal and time of fellowship will be held in the Legacy Room of the funeral home. Interment will be in Calverton National Cemetery on Friday, August 2, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. in Calverton, New York. Friends may call two hours prior to the service from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Western Reserve.
Online condolences may be shared on the funeral home’s website at denbowfh.com
Denbow-Gasche Funeral Home & Crematory is handling the arrangements.