Obituary of Thomas Edward Clint
Thomas E. Clint
ASHTABULA – Thomas Edward Clint, 60, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Friday, May 25, 2018 at the Hospice of the Western Reserve David Simpson House on the lake.
He was born on April 4, 1958 in Ashtabula, the Son of James B. and Eileen Edna (Riehl) Clint. A 1976 graduate of Harbor High School, he studied Business Management at Kent State University, Ashtabula Campus. From 1985 to 2002 he lived in Philadelphia, PA and then New Jersey before returning home to Ashtabula to care for his mother.
Tom worked as a commercial diver and canvas fabricator, making boat covers and table covers for several area restaurants. He was also in sales and marketing and the Best Idea Man. In his earlier years he was a bartender at shenanigans.
A member of Our Lady of Peace Parish, the VFW Post #943, Sons of Italy, East Ashtabula Club, and American Legion Post 103. He was known to his closest friends as Tommy and or TC. Tom enjoyed the beach, sailing, diving, stained glass, canvas work, and gardening! Tom wrote many poems and was working on a book. An avid sports fan, bocce and racquetball were his two most favorite to play. He also loved all music especially Jimmy Buffet and jazz.
Diagnosed with cancer, Tom made a bold choice to holistically treat his condition. For years, he defied the odds and focused on educating himself and others about natural remedies to improve quality of life. He read scripture daily. The Lord spoke to him. “There is another way.”
Tom is survived by two brothers, Timothy James (Lynn) Clint of McKean, PA and Terrence Joseph (Barb) Clint of Fridley, Minnesota; one sister, Judith Ann (Russell) Holt of Manassas, VA; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; dear friend Marcene Grywalsky of Brunswick, OH; his “special buddy” Ajax; and many other close friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, June 4, 2018 at 11AM at Our Lady of Peace Parish, Mother of Sorrows Church, 1464 West 6th St. Rev. Fr. Raymond Thomas, will preside. Friends may call on Monday at the church from 9AM until the time of service at 11AM.
The family would like to extended deep appreciation to the nurses and staff of Hospice of the Western Reserve for their loving kindness and care they gave to Tom.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family c/o ZABACK-WILLIAMS-DUCRO FUNERAL HOME, 500 W. Prospect Road, Ashtabula, or to the Tom Clint Oral Cancer Support Fund #01780320368 at any Huntington Bank, Go Fund Me: GoFundMe.com/Tom Clint, or On PayPal: PayPal. Me/Tom Clint.
Zaback-Williams-Ducro Funeral Home, 500 W. Prospect Rd., Ashtabula, is assisting the family. Online obituary and condolences at www.ducro.com
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