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38001 Euclid Ave., Willoughby, OH 44094
6330 Center St., Mentor
, OH 44060
Phone: (440) 942-0700
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Thomas Ross

Thomas Steele Ross

Tuesday, December 31st, 1946 - Thursday, February 7th, 2019
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Heaven gained another angel, Thomas “Tom” Steele Ross, 72, of Mentor. Tom passed away Thursday, February 7, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Tom was born on December 31, 1946, in Altoona, Pennsylvania, and had lived in Saxton, Pennsylvania until 1953. He moved to Willoughby, Ohio in 1953 and graduated in 1964 from Willoughby South High School. Tom was an avid athlete and played football, baseball, and basketball. He attended Bowling Green State University.

Tom worked as a foreman at Lincoln Electric and retired in 2009 after 41 years of employment. During his retirement he stayed active working for his nephew’s company More Than Blinds and Sages Apples. Tom enjoyed playing the lottery with his best friend Tom Farren and considered his family a “Buckeye Family”. He loved The Ohio State University where his children attended and grandchildren attend. He loved spending time with his devoted four-legged side-kicks; his Yorkies.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years Kathi (née Lamb) Ross; his children Kelly (Mike) Sivula of Chardon, Thomas Ross of Mentor, and Karen (Nadya Reidy) Ross of Lakewood. Dearest Papa of Kyle, Megan, Emily, and Eric Sivula and Lina Ross. Brother, George (Darlene) Ross and aunt, Martha (George) Livingston, as well as many loving friends and family he cherished dearly.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, George and Patricia Ross and brother Patrick Ross.

Family will receive friends Tuesday, February 12 from 4 to 8 PM in the McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Home, 6330 Center Street (Rt. 615 N. of Rt. 2), Mentor. There will be a celebration of life at 7pm. Funeral services are under the direction of Richard J. Reidy, Reidy Funeral Home. Interment will be at Mentor Municipal Cemetery at a later date.

His family suggests memorial contributions to The Hospice of the Western Reserve, 17876 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44110.

Funeral Arrangements are by Richard J. Reidy Funeral Home, 1783 East 31st Street, Lorain.

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Home (Mentor)
    6330 Center Street
    MENTOR, OH 44060
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  • Service

    Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 | 7:00pm
    Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 7:00pm
    McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Home (Mentor)
    6330 Center St.
    MENTOR, OH 44060
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  • Interment

    Mentor Cemetery
    6881 Hopkins Road
    MENTOR, OH 44060
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Amari Hurst

Posted at 04:51pm
To the family and friends of Thomas Steele, I am very sorry for your loss. During these difficult times God tells us that we can turn to him because he is the God of all comfort.
2 Corinthians 1:3,4 which says “Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our trials so that we may be able to comfort others in any sort of trial with the comfort that we receive from God.”


Posted at 11:55am
I am very sorry to here about the loss of your dear loved one. Allow me to send my deepest sympathies to the family of Thomas Ross. May "the God of all comfort, the Father of tender mercies " provide comfort and peace to your heart, soul and this difficult time.
2 Corinthians 1:3,4


Posted at 09:35pm
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Love, The Laudato Family

Posted at 01:58pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. You are always in our prayers
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