Thomas R. "Tom Tom" Borer, 2, of New Riegel, passed away Sunday evening, July 3, 2011.
He was born Aug. 9, 2008, in Findlay, to Paul D. and Christy M. (Nye) Borer. He was named after his great uncle, Tom Borer.
Thomas is survived by his parents; sister, Brittany Nye, and his brother and best friend, Gavin Borer, both at home; grandparents, Robert and Leann Nye of Ada and Daniel and Elaine Borer of New Riegel; great-grandparents, Jim and Joan Kirian of McCutchenville, Helen Karg of Carey and Vivian Riegel of Forest; aunts and uncles, Becky Nye, Shannon Curlis, Bobby Nye, Scott Nye, Shawn Conley, Matt Nye, David Borer, Marie Borer, Ellen Huntebrinker, Michelle Borer and JoAnn Borer; and many cousins.
Thomas was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Cecil Nye, Lester Riegle, and George and Louise Borer.
Thomas was a member of All Saints Parish, New Riegel, where he was baptized. Anyone who met him knew he loved to talk and had a broad vocabulary with an ability to talk to anyone. He enjoyed playing with his John Deere tractors, riding his bike and tractor, playing in the dirt, going to the park and spending all of his time outside. He always woke up in the morning wanting a mint and ready to make someone laugh. His smiling face will be missed.
His Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 8, 2011, at All Saints Parish, New Riegel, with the Rev. Tim Kummerer officiating. A rosary will be prayed 20 minutes prior to Mass. Burial will follow at St. Boniface Cemetery, New Riegel.
Friends may visit with the family from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, July 7, at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-2424, where a wake service will begin at 3:45 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Thomas Robert Borer Memorial Scholarship Fund or a scholarship fund for his sister, Brittany, and brother, Gavin, at The First National Bank, 10 E. Tiffin St., New Riegel, OH 44853.
Condolences may be sent, and the guest book signed, at www.hgmackfuneralhome.com.