Thomas A. Kreilick, 63, of Fremont, OH passed away on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Bethesda Care Center. He was born August 22, 1951 in Fremont, the son of Lyle R. and Ruth Marie (Gnepper) Kreilick. He was a 1971 graduate of Fremont Ross High School.
Tom worked at Peter J. Eckrich & Son until it closed and then worked in Construction for area Contractors. He loved boxing and was a Golden Gloves Champion in the Heavyweight Division. Tom was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame in 2014. He also loved fishing, playing his guitar and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandson.
Tom is survived by his children, Cori (Ben) Eishen, Emili (Jeremy) Mick both of Fremont, OH, Nicholas Charles Kreilick, Cleveland, OH; siblings, John “Jack” (Peg) Kreilick, Theodore T. (Julie) Kreilick, Donald D. (Bev) Kreilick, all of Fremont, OH, James C. Kreilick, Bradner, OH, William (Carol) Kreilick, Lindsey, OH, Daniel E. (Linda) Kreilick, Jane M. Kreilick (Bob Peck), Bradner, OH; grandchildren, Mariah, Bailey, Hannah, Matthew, Brianna, Nolan, Noah, Blane and great grandson, Chance.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Robert C. Kreilick.
Rest in peace Tom. The only thing more golden than your gloves was your heart. You were a perfect example of how a man could be physically tough yet have the biggest and softest heart. Your grace in the ring was far surpassed by the grace of your soul.
Visitation: Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 2 – 4 pm at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St, Fremont, OH.
A Memorial Service will follow at 4:00 pm at the funeral home.
Memorials: To the family
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Dan and Don –
If your Brother was anything like the two of you… He too, is an Awesome Guy!
Your Family will be in our Prayers.
If you put Faith in the Lord, He will heal your wounds.
~ John Dimoff, Fort Mill, South Carolina
To the Kreilick family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless you.
Cousins, Barb Borer, John & Gisela Flick, Roger Flick and families
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss of Tom, our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Tom was a very happy person, greeted you always with a warm and generous smile. He will be missed. sincerely, Debbie Eckhardt and Ted Smith
~ Debbie Eckhardt, Gibsonburg, Ohio
My sincere sympathy to the Kreilick family. I remember Tom as a fellow # 9 bus rider back in the day when youth was a gift. Many blessings to all of you at this time.
~ James Gonya, Westerville, Ohio, Please contact me