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Thomas "Tom" R.
Thomas "Tom" R. Golba, 61 years of Temperance, MI passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 24, 2014. The son of Stanley and Dolores (Kaminski) Golba, he was born July 6, 1953, in Toledo. Tom graduated from Whitmer High School in 1971. He was married to his best friend, Julie (Melvin) in 2003, and they resided in Temperance, MI.
Tom was an entrepreneur and successful business owner. He had a passion for everything outdoors. Hunting and fishing were what he enjoyed most. He adored his family and was dedicated to making a difference in the lives of his children and grandchildren. He was loved and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
Tom is survived by his loving wife, Julie; his three children, Kelly (Mike) Agenter, Matthew (Lauren) Golba, Nicholas Golba; mother, Dolores; two brothers, Larry (Lynn) Golba, Greg (Teresa) Golba, and three dear grandchildren, Joshua, Josie, and Jessa Agenter.
Visitation will be held Monday, July 28th from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. in Urbanski's Bedford Funeral Chapel, 8300 Lewis Avenue, Temperance, MI. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 29th in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, where he will lie in state from 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in Bedford Memorial Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to be made to the NRA (National Rifle Association). Online condolences may be shared at
Bedford Funeral Chapel
8300 Lewis Avenue Temperance, MI 48182
Published in Toledo Blade on July 27, 2014