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STOW - Thomas Yancy, 83, entered into the presence of Jesus, his Savior and Lord, on March 31, 2021. He died after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. His courage, sense of humor, and gentle spirit throughout the course of his illness inspired many. Tom grew up in the small town of Derry, Pennsylvania. He became an accomplished athlete in high school lettering in track, baseball, football and basketball. His athleticism earned him a scholarship to Geneva College. He graduated from Geneva with a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering. While there, he was recognized as the 6th all-time basketball scorer in the school's history. He met his bride-to-be during this time. He and Susan married in 1960 and settled in Hudson, Ohio where they raised their three children. The majority of his business career was spent in the non-ferrous metals business. In 1983, he and his two partners started a company called Conversion Resources, Inc. The company was sold in 1999, the same year Tom retired. Following his retirement, Tom met Josh McDowell, who had a great influence on his passion to spread the Gospel and see the amazing things God was doing. Tom's adventurous spirit led him to take many mission trips throughout the world. His gift of networking benefitted many. He served on several boards including Geneva College, Greater Cleveland Christian School, The Joshua Fund, and In His Steps Foundation. Tom was a dedicated and loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was always willing to give of himself for the betterment of his family and others. He was a mentor and role model to his children and grandchildren. He loved the Lord and led by example. The world has lost an amazing man, but heaven has been blessed by his addition. Tom was preceded in passing by his parents, Victor and Katherine Yancy. His memory will be cherished by his wife, Susan; dear children, John (Michele), Mary Beth Ott (Bill), and Matthew (Cecilia); precious grandchildren, Kayla, Oksana, Amy Young (Mat), Meghan, Molly, Connor, and Jaxson. Friends are invited to Redmon Funeral Home for visitation Monday 5 to 8 PM. Pastor Paul Wides will conduct service Tuesday 11 AM at Christ Community Chapel, 750 W. Streetsboro Street (Rt. 303), Hudson 44236. Interment Crown Hill Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made in Tom's name to: In His Steps Foundation, P.O. Box 31750, Independence, Ohio 44131. (REDMON, STOW, 330-688-6631)





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Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Apr. 2, 2021.
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April 12, 2021
There are some people that you meet, and you think to yourself: "I wish I could have met them sooner." Tom Yancy was one of those people for me.

To me, Tom, along with his wife Sue, are among those who understood and sought to live into the philosophy of Genesis 12:2 - that we are blessed by God to be a blessing to others.

Tom was a true mensch who lived his life well and left a Micah 5:8 legacy for his children & grand children to emulate.

The good news of Tom's Home-going is that there is the promise of seeing him again on the other side.
Tom & Rachel Hare
Tom Hare
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April 8, 2021
We all pass through time and so it is now with Thomas. I knew the Yancy family as their children's Pediatrician for years. I interacted with his wife, Susan, often at the children's visits to my office. I know that both of them were devoutly religious, especially Susan. So she can rest with the assurance that Thomas is with his God and Saviour. My sincere condolences to all the family in this time of grief, but this too shall pass.
Dr. Steven Johnson
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April 7, 2021
My love & prayers are with his wife & family as they grieve the loss of Tom, a precious man of God. Eternal memories
Marie V. DeFilippo
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April 6, 2021
Tom was the kind and caring person that we should strive to be.Pat and Ruthie Kurtz
Patrick Kurtz
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April 2, 2021
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
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April 1, 2021
My heart is sad, but I am thankful I met Tom. His determination and smile will hold a special place in my heart.
Dana Ritchey
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