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Park, Jr., Thomas
1948 - 2017
Thomas F. Park Jr., age 69, passed away suddenly at his residence of heart related disease on December 22, 2017. "Tommy" was born August 30, 1948, in Columbus, Ohio. The family moved to North Carolina where Tommy attended Kindergarten through the 8th grade before the family returned to the Columbus area. Tom graduated from Westerville High School in 1966 and attended Kent State University. He was drafted and served in Vietnam where he was wounded in combat and returned to Columbus after his recovery in an Army Hospital. He completed his education at Ohio State University, where he earned his Varsity O as equipment manager for Woody Hayes' football team. His love of the Buckeye and Coach Hayes was paramount throughout his life, and he was a devoted member of the President's Club. He retired after a thirty year career with the U.S. Postal Service. His favorite past time was playing golf. Favorite hang-outs were the Rusty Bucket and Yogi's Bar and Grill. Tom was preceded in death by his parents Thomas F. and Betty Smith Park of Westerville and his sister Allison Pearson. He is survived by his brother-in-law, Henry C. "Hank" Pearson III of Naples, Florida; and close friend, Joe Kapps of Columbus, Ohio. Services will be scheduled at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by attorney Fred J. Milligan. Administrator of his estate, who can be reached at 614-891-6363.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Jan. 22, 2018
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