Thomas A. Willson
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THOMAS A. WILLSON, age 64, passed away unexpectedly on May 18, 2007. Beloved husband of Frances (nee Ragalyi); dear father of Nathan (Carol), Mark (Gail) and Mary Kay Willson; loving grandfather of Jerid, Ian, Noah, Danielle, Craig, Stacie, Emily, Curtis, Jacob and Sean; brother of Betty (Henry) Jacques and Karl Willson; uncle to many, friend to everyone. Memorial service Thursday, May 24, 2007, 6:30 p.m., in the Chapel of Sunset Memorial Park, 6245 Columbia Rd., N. Olmsted. Arrangements by DOSTAL FUNERAL SERVICES

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Published in The Plain Dealer on May 20, 2007.
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May 4, 2015
Dear Frances, Just want to say I love you and your in my prayers...Tom was the best brother-in-law any one could have.Tom was a wonderful example of how you should live for the Lord. He was there for me in some difficult times in my life. always gave you suggestion on what to do but never told you what to do. He was a very wise man loved by many and will be missed by many. love you sis.
Diane Cassell
June 2, 2007
I want to Thank Everyone who left a thought about Tom and left messages.

It was very comforting to hear from so many friends of our family.

Thank You

Frances Willson
Frances Willson
May 24, 2007
May 24, 2007
Francis and family. I am sorry to hear about your loss. I have special memories of growing up with your family. I know how life seems at a stand still right now but, hold on to the Lord and all his promises and he will keep you. I love your family and my parents think so much of you and Tom. They have you in their prayers. Love and Prayers.. Sheila O'Bannion-Staab
Sheila O'Bannion-Staab
May 24, 2007
Mary, children and grandchildren of Tom & Mary: Tom and Mary were childhood friends from 1st Pentecostal Church of Cleveland. Tom will be remembered for his smile, laughter and love for Mary and the Lord. I pray that we meet again. Love and Prayers
Sallie Rednour/Hallmark
May 24, 2007
Dear Frances (Mary) I (We) were so deeply saddened by the sudden news of Tom's passing You well know that I am not a lady of a few words. Though I am a person of many words, I find myself at a loss to express my feelings at this sad time in my life. I always felt that Tom would be sad at the loss of me, but that is not the way the dear Lord planned it. I am left and I am so hurt and truly saddened by the flying away of my dear friend and almost 'son' Tom,one whom I always considered one of my boys. I know we didn't keep in touch like we should, but we knew that we all understood how entwined our famiies were. I have such precious memories of you and Tom and all the rest of the young friends of my family of girls and that one little plucky son of mine. He, will along with his sisters, will grieve Tom's passing. My memories are many and sweet, you, Mary Frances and your dear Tom were two of the finest young people anywhere. I was so happy that you two became one in Him many happy years ago. God gave you a lovely family and he gave you your long desired daughter. I am so thankful that I was able to visit with you all some years back and be able to meet your handsome sons and your beautiful daughter. I pray that our lovely Savior covers you and an protects you and holds you safe in the hollow of his nail scarred hands forevrmore. Eternal Love, Mama Willine Rednour-Love.Our Prayers will be with you all.
Willine Rednour-Love
May 24, 2007
Francie and family, my deepest sympathy on your loss. Tom was a role model and an inspiration to me. I carry his influence and memory as a part of my life. My condolences, thoughts and prayers are with you.
Richard Piazza
May 23, 2007
dearest Francie and family, I am so saddened by your loss. Tom was so very special to us and loved by each member of the "piazza " family . He was a man of integrity, honor and will be remembered by all as a example of God's love in motion. I know my dear Father is jumping for joy to have Tom there with he brought his sunday school book with him to teach the lessons. He was truly one of the wisest men I ever knew. the world certainly has a loss becuase of his death.
barbie piazza
May 23, 2007
Ralph & I were so sorry to hear of your loss. We really were very fond of Mr Willson and will keep him and all of you in our prayers...
Cindy Prunchak
May 22, 2007
So sorry to hear of your Father and Grandfathers passing. We know how close you were.
Dee & Ken Henry
May 22, 2007
I was sorry to hear of the unexpected passing of your loved one; you will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Cathy Tabac
May 21, 2007
Tom Willson was a fine man who would do anything to help anyone he knew. We have felt fortunate to know him for these past ten years. We mourn his passing, and wish for strength and hope for all of his family and friends.

John Byrum and Arleen Hartman
John Byrum
May 21, 2007
I was sorry to hear about your dad's passing. I will be praying comfort for all of you.
Tracy Burchett (nee Dash)
May 21, 2007
Mary you and your family have my deepest sympathies.
Rob Runcis
May 21, 2007
Dad and Me at my wedding - October 1, 2006
I love you Dad and Mom.
Mark Willson
May 21, 2007
Please accept our deepest sympathy for your untimely loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Danielle Wallace
Thunderstone Software.
Danielle & Max Wallace -
May 21, 2007
May 21, 2007
Our prayers and thoughts are with you, Frances.
Anne and Bill Mengerink
May 21, 2007
I am truly sorry to hear of your loss. Tom was my boss here at Parmadale when I first started 10 years ago. He was, to me, a very business like person who was loyal to all and after he left here I truly missed him. He will be remembered fondly.

Sue MacLennan
Food Service Director
Parmadale Children's Village
Susan MacLennan
May 21, 2007
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2007

Nadine Darwish
May 21, 2007
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
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