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Huffman Thomas Huffman, age 52 of Delaware, Ohio died unexpectedly in his sleep June 9, 2017 at his home. He was born on November 23, 1964 in Delaware to the late Clarence "Bill" Huffman and Margaret M. "Peggy" Huffman. A graduate of Buckeye Valley High School in 1983, he was a gifted middle linebacker of the football team, leading the Barons in 1st Team All County, Delaware, Ohio 1982. Ranked second in the CBL tackles and sixth in central Ohio, as well as named second team CBL at the middle linebacker position. He lead the Barons with 102 solo tackles and 95 assists his Senior Year. Tom also had the honor of being in "Who's Who in High School Football" the nation's leading high school sports annual. Less than 2% of the nation's high school players are even considered for this honor and less than 1/2% are finally selected. Tom worked for Honda of America as a Process Engineering Coordinator in MAP assembly. A member of St. Mary's Church and the Knights of Columbus, he was an avid golfer and played softball on the Goldie's Budmen Softball Team in his younger years. Not one to sit down, he was a hard worker and generous in many ways, he could always be counted upon by anyone needing a helping hand. Sometimes firm, but respected, he was a mentor and role model to many. He was also an avid fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes; his OSU vs. Michigan gatherings were legendary. Fair to say Tom was the center of attention, one always knew when Tom was in the room. Being the life of any party, he never shied away from sharing his dance moves, sarcasm, and witty sense of humor. Above all else, Tom was a wonderful husband and father. His life was centered on his family and providing for their needs. His kids were his life and he never missed a sporting event or any special time in their lives. He enjoyed traveling and showing his family the world, among his favorites were beach destinations. He also enjoyed nature, occasional evenings staring at the moon and stars through his telescope, long walks, and sight seeing, all with his wife and kids. He leaves to cherish his memory, his beloved wife of 28 years Romina (Noggle) (who he began dating when she was 16 and he was 19); he also leaves daughter, Celeste (Tyler) Guy of Columbus; son, Tommy R. Huffman of Dublin; siblings, Sandi Sheets of Columbus, William (Chris) Huffman of Marysville , John (Janice) Huffman of Marysville, James (Rhonda) Huffman of Ostrander, Cindy (Rick) Brinkley of Delaware; parents-in-law, Ron and Vivian Noggle of Radnor; sister-in-law, Rhonda Noggle (Eddie Marshall); canine companions, Dante and Beanie; as well many other relatives; and host of countless friends. He was also preceded in death by his sister Melody Huffman and brother-in-law George Sheets. Friends and Family may call from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday at the SNYDER-RODMAN FUNERAL CENTER, 101 Valleyside Dr. at W. William St., Delaware. A Celebration of Life service will take place Sunday, June 18 from 1-4 p.m. at the Ostrander-Scioto Fire Department Fire House at 3737 Ostrander Road, Ostrander, Ohio 43061. Memorial contributions can be made to the Tom Huffman Memorial Fund, c/o Huntington Bank, 1750 Columbus Pike, Delaware, Ohio 43015, a fund to benefit families in need at Christmas, something that brought great joy to Tom. Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on June 12, 2017
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