Thomas J. Huffman, 50, of Tiffin, died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at his residence.
Thomas was born June 11, 1963, in Tiffin, to Ramon W. "Red" and Suzanne M. "Susie" (Grover) Huffman and they survive in Tiffin. He was formerly married to Naomi Brand and she survives in Tiffin and is the mother of his children.
Also surviving are two sons, Thomas L. and Alan M. Huffman, and a daughter, Genevieve Huffman, all of Tiffin; three brothers, Duane (Marilyn) Huffman of Marysville and Ronald (Jill) Huffman and Michael Huffman, both of Tiffin; a sister, Kathy Huffman of Tiffin; and four grandchildren, Ethan and Emilia Messersmith and Ryan Hohman and one on the way; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
Thomas was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Mary and Cloyce Grover; paternal grandparents, Lillian and Roscoe Huffman; and a niece, Allison Huffman.
Thomas was a 1982 graduate of Columbian High School, served in the United States Army 1983-1988, he earned a B.S. degree from Heidelberg University and also attended Terra Community College. He was a maintenance supervisor for Artiflex Company, Clyde.
Tom had a third class FAA medical certificate and had earned his pilot's license. He was a certified refrigerant handling technician and was certified in first aid and CPR.
He enjoyed flying, skydiving, video games, movies, music, hacky-sack, hunting, model airplanes and helicopters, and being with family. He was a loving and devoted father and grandfather, honest, kind, and accepting. He always welcomed everyone with open arms and loved to make others happy. He loved animals; especially, Lizard and Tinkerbell. He was goofy, very intelligent, supportive and he made us proud.
Visitation will be 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at First Lutheran Church, Tiffin.
His funeral will start at noon Saturday at the church with Pastor Rich Haner officiating. Burial will follow at Fairmont Cemetery, Tiffin with military rites performed by the United Veterans Council of Seneca County.
Contributions may be made to the family in care of Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory, 214 S. Monroe St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-3113.
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