Thomas Anthony Thesing

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Thomas Anthony Thesing DANIEL ISLAND - Thomas Anthony Thesing, 82, husband of Karen Staas Thesing, died on Friday, August 22, 2014 at home on Daniel Island, surrounded by his family. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 12:15 p.m. at St. Benedict Catholic Church, followed by inurnment in St. Benedict Columbarium, 950 Darrell Creek Trail. Tom was born in Lancaster, OH on December 29, 1931 to the late Clarence A. and Mary Elizabeth Thesing. He graduated from Ohio State University, and Des Moines Still College of Osteopathy and Surgery. He was a General Practitioner in Centerville, OH for 17 years. He served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Air Force based at Pease AFB NH. Thereafter, he moved into Academic Medicine at Ohio University as an Associate Professor for 18 years where he was dearly loved by his students. He was awarded Professor Emeritus shortly after retirement in 1999. In June of 1999, he and Karen joined family members in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, enjoying the warmer temperatures and sunshine. They moved to Daniel Island in 2002. They delivered Meals on Wheels for ECMOW for 14 years, even as Tom's health failed. Tom lived his life with enthusiasm and kindness. He was passionate about hard work, big band jazz, cars, and an occasional hot fudge sundae. He is survived by his wife Karen, of 53 years, 2 daughters and 3 sons: Kathleen Pastor (Dr. Randy Pastor) of Conway, AR, Dr. Phillip Thesing, of Daniel Island, Dr. James Thesing (Pamela) of Daniel Island, Dianne Thesing (Jonathan Sullivan) of Mt. Pleasant, and Joseph Thesing (Dr. Elizabeth Ramos) of Indianapolis, IN. He is also survived by brothers, Dr. John (Mary) of Kansas City, MO, Robert (Carol) of High Point, NC, Paul (Claudia) of Sunnyvale, CA, Dr. James (Barbara) of Grapevine, TX; and sisters, Rosemary Barnes of San Diego, CA, Frances Kilbarger (David) of Milan, MI and Mary Catherine Saettel (Michael) of Keller, TX; sister-in-law, Ann Kevin of New Albany, IN; 5 grandchildren: Jesse Pastor (Manulita), Hannah Pastor, Sarah Pastor, Gabriel and Noah Thesing. He was pre-deceased by his parents, brothers, Joseph and Richard and sister, Ann Louise. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to East Cooper Meals on Wheels, 2304 N. Highway 17, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466 or Hospice of Charleston, 676 Wando Park Blvd. Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464. Arrangements by Simplicity Lowcountry Cremation and Burial Services of North Charleston. Visit our guestbook at charleston

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Published in Charleston Post & Courier on Aug. 26, 2014
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