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Thomas Harvey Leeth

Posted By Scott Hanes On November 21, 2019 @ 11:40 pm In Obituaries | 21 Comments

Leeth Thomas

Thomas Harvey Leeth, 72, of Fremont, OH passed away un-expectantly on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at ProMedica Memorial Hospital. He was born November 18, 1947 in Kenton, OH, to John and Mary (Musgrave) Leeth. He was a 1965 graduate of Riverdale High School.

Tom served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War aboard the USS WASP. He also served six years in the Naval Reserves and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Order of Blue Nose Certificate. He married Marcia Martin on November 21, 1970 at Immaculate Conception Church in Kenton, OH.

Tom worked as an Engineer Tech at American Electric Power for forty-seven years and retired in 2009. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church where he sang in the choir. Tom enjoyed fishing, boating, his classic 1965 Buick Special, reading, coffee and baseball, especially the Cleveland Indians and Toledo Mud Hens. He was also an avid Buckeye and Cleveland Browns fan. Tom was known for baking his famous cheesecakes and loved spending time with his family.

Tom is survived by his loving wife of forty-nine years, Marcia Leeth, Fremont, OH; sons, Daniel Martin (Nikki) Leeth, Fremont, OH and Timothy John (Aimee) Leeth, McKinney, TX; siblings, John Meri (George) Stallard, Findlay, OH, Luellen (Dave) Ruffing, Bellevue, OH, Bradford (Mary) Leeth, Findlay, OH and Craig (Susan) Leeth, Dunkirk, OH; grandchildren, Lauren Hlodan, Brielle, Timothy Jr. “TJ” and Daniel Martin Leeth, Jr.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation: Sunday, November 24, 2019 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E State St., Fremont, OH. A vigil service will be held at 5:30 p.m.

Mass of Christian Burial: Monday, November 25, 2019; 11:30 am at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 550 Smith Rd., Fremont, OH.

Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery, Fremont, OH

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Sacred Heart ACTS Retreat.


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#1 Condolence By Mary On November 22, 2019 @ 12:13 am

So sorry for your loss—I remember Eldon Shiets telling how good he was to him…RIP—

#2 Condolence By Ted Benckart On November 22, 2019 @ 1:22 pm

My heart and prayers go out to you all.

#3 Condolence By paula fruth On November 22, 2019 @ 3:06 pm

Oh Marcia, We are so very, very, sorry, You know how much we love you and support you!! Tom was one of my favorite husbands of my customers!! You know we are here for you and can be your beckon call friends. love you soooo much Paula and Carlton

#4 Condolence By Donna Bowman (Huston) On November 22, 2019 @ 3:12 pm

So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Another classmate of 1965 is gone too soon. Prayers for the family.

#5 Condolence By Robin Benckarg On November 22, 2019 @ 4:29 pm

Marcia so sorry to hear about your loss. I know words can’t make up for the emptiness you are feeling but know that prayers are being said for you & your family.

#6 Condolence By Helen Manbeck On November 22, 2019 @ 5:30 pm

To Marcia, Tim and Dan, Michael and I were shocked to hear of the passing of Tom. So many memories of Tom with you at Dan and Nikki house for Christmas Eve and Danny Jr. birthday party.
You all are in our prayers. So very sorry for your lost.

#7 Condolence By Denny and Vicki Ramey On November 22, 2019 @ 6:07 pm

No words can express how sorry we are for your loss. We will remember the fun times we had and how much you both mean to us.
Love you always.
Denny and Vicki

#8 Condolence By Karen Hager On November 22, 2019 @ 10:58 pm

So sorry for your loss! We are praying for the strength of your family during this difficult time! God Bless!

#9 Condolence By Ann Marie and Matthew Pumphrey On November 22, 2019 @ 11:46 pm

Praying for your peace as you walk this journey.
Much Love being sent your way!

#10 Condolence By Marie B Sprang On November 22, 2019 @ 11:55 pm

Marcia, George W told me of your husband’s passing. Let me express sincere and loving condolences to all of your family. It’s a tough journey you’re starting but rely on your faith, family and friends to get you through. Will be praying for you old friend.

#11 Condolence By Sarah Tidd On November 23, 2019 @ 4:07 am

I was so sorry to hear about Tom’s passing. I know he was so loved! You are in my thoughts and prayers. I know my Dad will miss him a lot! Love to you all!

#12 Condolence By Vic and Laurie Rich On November 23, 2019 @ 12:52 pm

I only knew Tom for a short time. But yet I feel I lost a great friend. His Love of family and faith in God was evident in Tom’s actions and words. His family, at this difficult time, can have peace in knowing that Tom is in the Loving arms of Jesus. Tom, you will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace.

#13 Condolence By Cathy McFerren On November 24, 2019 @ 2:19 am

To Marcia and family, I was greatly saddened and shocked to hear about Tom’s sudden death. I really enjoyed working with him at Quality Cleaners, he brightened up my Tues, Weds, and Fridays. He is and will be greatly missed. I’m very sorry for your loss and prayers go out to you and your family. Cathy (Quality Cleaners )

#14 Condolence By Marilyn Willer On November 24, 2019 @ 12:01 pm

Marcia and family, My condolences. So very sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time.
Marilyn Willer

#15 Condolence By Judy Sauber On November 24, 2019 @ 12:06 pm

Marcia and family, I am just so sorry about Toms passing, please know you have my deepest sympathies. Hugs!

#16 Condolence By Mike Dendinger (Farmer) and the fishing buddies On November 24, 2019 @ 10:13 pm

So sorry to hear of the loss of your father, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

#17 Condolence By Lisa Freeman Barrett On November 24, 2019 @ 10:51 pm

I know it has been many years since we all lived on Cherry St. but your family has held a special place in my heart. So sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers

#18 Condolence By Denis Smith On November 25, 2019 @ 2:37 pm

We are so very sorry about Tom’s passing, he came into our shop for many years for his vehicle needs. We had many talks about grandchildren and just life itself, it was always a pleasure talking to him! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sincerely, Denis & Pat Smith, DPM Automotive.

#19 Condolence By Jhn G. Ropush On November 26, 2019 @ 3:21 am

It was a shock to hear of Tom’s passing. We will certainly miss him at the weekly Thursday morning Men’s Bible Study at Downtime Cafe. May the good Lord comfort and bless Tom’s family in this time for grief.

#20 Condolence By Jim Cook On November 27, 2019 @ 3:12 am

Tim and family,

Our condolences to all. Although we have not met Tom, from the comments and Tim’s past comments, what a good man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Take care,

Jim and Linda Cook

#21 Condolence By Al Rettig On November 30, 2019 @ 8:41 pm

I remember Tom at Riverdale High School was always friendly, positive and with a smile – a pleasure to be around.

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