Thomas Franklin (Tommy) Huff
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ASHLAND: Thomas Franklin (Tommy) Huff, 69, of Ashland, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Hospice of North Central Ohio, following a five-week battle with acute leukemia. He was born at home, May 14, 1944 in Huron County. He was preceded in death by his parents Milo Huff and Vernie (Shepherd) Huff. He graduated from Savannah High School in 1962. He married Rebecca Depler on January 8, 1965. He began working at R.R. Donnelly and Sons in Willard, Ohio in 1964. His first job was in the letter press department. He was then promoted to the pressroom where he became a pressman for the duration of his employment. During those years he also did consulting work at Elgin and Chicago, Illinois and also Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania.
He was an avid fan of his seven grandchildren. He enjoyed his yearly vacations to Lake Erie, walks on the beach with his grandchildren, canning his hot pepper sauce, and gardening. He lived by the principle that a stranger is just a friend that you have not yet met. He was always willing to lend a helping hand. Tom enjoyed sharing his life with his beloved wife, Becky. His first concern throughout his illness was for his wife.
He is survived by his wife, Becky Huff; his two children, Heidi (James) Shea of Ashland and Lisa (Timothy) Schirmer of Maineville, Ohio; grandchildren, Tom and Matt Shea of Ashland, Tim Shea of Mountain Home AFB, Idaho, Alex, Alison, Andrew and Adam Schirmer of Maineville, Ohio. He is also survived by four brothers, Henry (Nancy) Huff of Kelliher, Minnesota, Edward (Lana) Huff of Sunbury, Ohio, Raymond (Cindy) Huff of Ashland and Ted Huff of Mansfield, Ohio; a half sister, Paulette Gregory of Savannah, Ohio; a sisters-in-law, Pamela Huff of Charleston, South Carolina and Norma (Dick) Bush of Ashland; and brother-in-law, Raymond Depler of Columbus, Ohio; and many dear nieces and nephews and their families.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Daniel Huff of Charleston, South Carolina.
Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, August 4, 2013 at the Ashland Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 308 Claremont Avenue, Ashland. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 5, 2013 at the funeral home conducted by Pastor Sanford C. Mitchell. Burial will follow in Ashland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ashland County Humane Society or Hospice of North Central Ohio.
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Wappner Funeral Directors & Crematory
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Ashland, OH 44805
Published in the News Journal on Aug. 2, 2013