Dye, Thomas J.
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Mar. 6, 1926 - May 3, 2013
Thomas J. Dye, 87, of Venice, FL, died on May 3, 2013. Services will be held at 11:00 am on Tue., at Ewing Funeral Home in Venice, FL. Funeral arrangements by: Ewing Funeral Home.
Thomas was born in Columbus, Ohio where his parents had a cattle farm and meat packing business. He finished high school in Galena, Ohio and went to Ohio Weslyan University where he was in the Naval Air Force ROTC program and later enlisted in the United States Navy during WWII.
After WWII he returned to Ohio where he met his future wife Pat. They moved to Andover, MA for thirty three years raising their four children, Susan, Thomas, Margaret and Charles. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Allison, Stacey, Kristen, Andrew, Megan, Jared, Katy, Derek, T.J., Alana, Victoria, Abigail, Christopher, great grandchildren Finn, Kaylin, Ned, Penny Cameron, Lucy and Josephine.
Tom spent his business career in the shoe business, his specialty was in the design of heel and last manufacturing. He traveled extensively in Germany and Italy for international trade shows. He retired as Vice President of Sterling Last Co. Tom was active in community affairs serving as a trustee of the South Congregation Church, Boy Scout Commissioner and Little League volunteer. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Infinity Home Care, 1505 S. Tamiami Trail #402, Venice, FL 34285 or Tidewell Hospice House, 220 Wexford Blvd, Venice, FL 34293.
Ewing Chapel - Venice
140 E. Venice Ave
Venice, FL 34285
Published in Herald Tribune from May 7 to May 8, 2013