The Guest Book is expired.
Tomas Lopez Sr. went to be with the Lord on August 5, 2013.
A devoted father, loving grandfather and friend to many, he was born in Delores, Texas, September 22, 1931, to Philomena and
Tom was a true optimist. Raised in poverty, he had many stories to share about overcoming obstacles, and how he was a much stronger person for it. He would
always attribute his success in life to the generosity of others.
Tom was a member of ROTC in high school. He was a gifted baseball player, and played for Texas Stars for several years.
Tom moved to the Toledo area in the 1940's, where he worked as a migrant in the fields. Through hard work and dedication, he became employed at General Motors until his retirement in the 1980's.
His legacy is his kindness, caring, and generosity to all that knew him. A truly good man, whose world evolved around family, Tom's grandchildren, especially, was his pride and joy. A day didn't pass where he wouldn't comment on his love for them.
Left to cherish his memory is his children, Tom (Colleen) Lopez and Deborah Lopez; grandchildren, Tommy, Dan and Ben Lopez, Tiffany Wills, Briana (Jack) Lynch; great-grandchildren, Ashton and Layla Wills and Jase Lynch; brother, Ray; family, Velma Hauser, and many nieces and nephews.
Tom was referred to by "Papa" from most who knew him in later years. He spread his love and generosity to all. We are left with only wonderful memories of this great man. We love you, Papa.
Family and friends may be received at Witzler-Shank Funeral Home, 222 East South Boundary St.,
Perrysburg, OH, on Friday, August 9, 2013, from 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be Saturday, August 10, 2013, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be private. Online condolences may be left at
Published in Toledo Blade from Aug. 7 to Aug. 8, 2013