Thomas Lee Walsh

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TROY - Thomas Lee Walsh, age 79, of Troy, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013, at his home. He was born April 11, 1934, in Dayton, Ohio, to his parents, Thomas Lawrence Walsh and Josephine (Crowl) Walsh-Stafford.
Tom graduated from Oakwood High School Class of 1952 and the University of Dayton in 1964 with a bachelor's degree in business. On May 26, 1962, he married Ruth Eleanor Fessler in Oakwood and together they shared a life for 51 years. Tom owned and operated Circle City Logistics, Indianapolis, Ind, and retired from the air cargo industry after 30 years of service. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and was a member of the Korean War Veterans Association, Western Ohio Chapter, Piqua. Tom was a former member of the Sertoma Club of Dayton, Troy Fish and Game, and the American Legion. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed classic cars, enduro motorcycles and coaching youth sports. He was a Boy Scout leader and loved spending time with his family, and loved being a granddad to his five grandchildren.

Tom will be missed and remembered by his loving wife, Ruth (Fessler) Walsh; children Kevin and Dava Walsh of Greenwood, Ind., and Tara Colleen Rhea of Troy; grandchildren, Connor Michael Walsh, Chloe Marie Walsh, Colleen Lee Rhea, Caroline Lacy Rhea and Cady Lauren Rhea; sister, Martha "Marty' Campbell of Dayton; and brothers, Michael Walsh of Dayton and James Stafford of Waynesville.
He was preceded in death by his son, Trevor Lee Walsh; and brother, Patrick Walsh.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 409 E. Main St., Troy.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Brukner Nature Center, 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road, Troy. Online memories may be left for the family at


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