Dr. Tom SEFTON
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SEFTON, Dr. Tom L. Dr. Tom L. Sefton, age 88, passed away peacefully with family by his side on August 1, 2020. He was preceded in death by parents, Harry and Margaret (Daugherty) Sefton and brothers, Harry and Richard. He is survived by wife of 65 years, Norma (Schumacher); sons, Tom (Kathy), Dr. John (Diane), Steve (Michelle), and daughter, Susan (Matt) Henry; grandchildren, Ben, Lauren, Dr. Grant, Holly, Christopher, Megan, Shannon Sefton, and Caitlin and Zachary Henry; great-grandson, Carter. Dr. Sefton graduated from Otterbein University and University Health Sciences, Des Moines, Iowa College of Osteopathic Medicine, and interned at Grandview Hospital. He was a lifelong member of the American Osteopathic Association, Ohio Osteopathic Association, and Dayton District Academy. He was board certified by the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. He served as a trustee on the Board of Grandview Hospital as well as serving on multiple hospital and community committees. He was honored with the Distinguished Service Award by Grandview for his lifetime of service. He was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. Also, he was a member of the Ohio State High School Football Hall of Fame after serving as team physician for over 30 years at Walter E. Stebbins High School. Dr. Sefton was asked personally by W.E. Stebbins to be team physician when the high school first opened. A family practice physician for 41 years, he was devoted to his patients, but above all else, he was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He will live in our hearts forever. The burial will be private. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church's music fund (https://www.westminsterdayyton.org/give) or Grandview Foundation (https://www.ketteringhealth.org/foundation/grandviewfoundation/). On line condolences may be sent to the family at www.tobiasfuneralhome.com.

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Published in Dayton Daily News on Aug. 9, 2020.
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September 12, 2020
Dr Sefton was a wonderful man. He was always so fair and kind. I’m very sad to hear. Please know I’m thinking of him and all of the family.
Kathleen Baker Russell
Friend
August 11, 2020
Dr Sefton was my family's physician for as long as I can remember. I began seeing him when I was 12 years old up until the time he retired. He was a caring and kind doctor and would spend personal time visiting with each patient, but as fine a doctor as he was, he was first and foremost a wonderful human being. He had a long and meaningful life and he and Norma raised children that were every bit as kind and compassionate. The world is a less joyful place without him. God bless you all...you're in my prayers. Lee Sturgill.
Lee Sturgill
Friend
August 11, 2020
My condolences to his family.
Diana Tavener
Friend
August 10, 2020
I really never knew Me. Sefton, but I went to school with his son, Tom. I am sorry for your loss and pray that GOD will easy your pain and help you all get thru this very difficult time! May GOD bless you all.


Bobby Miller
Bobby Miller
Classmate
August 10, 2020
We are so sad to hear of Dr Sefton. My husbands parents (Bill and Daphne Sullivan) both were his patients. They adored him. Then they went to their son, Dr Johns office. And they adored him. Dr John is my doctor as well. I sure love him as well. What a wonderful family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. We love you!
Donna & Bill Sullivan
Donna Sullivan
Friend
August 10, 2020
On behalf of the Stockdale family and my late mother, Beulah Stockdale please accept our condolences on the passing of Dr. Sefton. My mother worked for Dr. Sefton for many years as his receptionist. He was a wonderful employer and family friend.
We send our prayers and best wishes to Norma and the entire Sefton family.
Dr. Sefton was also my doctor for many years and was a caring and extremely professional physician.
Mark Stockdale
Mark Stockdale
Friend
August 10, 2020
Was a wonderful Doctor who served his patients faithfully.. thought the world of him. test in peace Doc...
John McCullough
Friend
August 10, 2020
My heart goes out to his family during this difficult time. May the memories of shared time give you comfort in the days ahead
Cindie Lyall
Acquaintance
August 10, 2020
What a wonderful person and great doctor he was. He delivered both my boys and took care of me for years. I will always remember him. I am so sorry for your loss.
Sheila Peavler
August 10, 2020
He was a great doctor. I went to church with them a long time ago at Good Shepherd. My name was Kimberly Cook. My mom and dad were Beverly and James Cook. Sorry for your loss.
Kimberly Woods
Friend
August 10, 2020
I've known Tom and Norma for nearly 30 years. During that time they have been my clients and my very dear friends. For several years, Tom was my personal physician as well. In my opinion, Tom was one of the gentlest people I ever met and truly loved helping others. He belonged to a rapidly disappearing generation of gentlemen. He and Norma were two of my favorite clients and they were one of a group of about five couples that I deeply respected and admired. Tom and Norma had been married for sixty-five years and they were both an example for me to follow. I love Tom as a father and is my hope and prayer that I will see him when I go home as well.

Condolences to the entire family, all of whom I consider to be my friends. Special condolences to Norma who has been a true warrior these last several years as Tom's health continued to decline.

Love you guys.
Ralph Rolfe
Friend
August 10, 2020
To Norma, Susie and the entire Sefton family I would like to express my deepest symphony for the loss of Dr. Tom. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Roxanne McDade
August 10, 2020
So sorry to hear this. Prayers for the
Family.
Pamela Flanary Daniels
Friend
August 10, 2020
Are prayers go out to the Sefton family. So sorry for your loss. Dr Tom Sefton was a great Dr to our family. R.I.P Mr.Tom Sefton
Wilfong Family
Acquaintance
August 10, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. This man and Doctor has been a part of my family for many years. He delivered my son and I respected him so much and named my son Tom after this man. He always respected us and made you feel special.
Cindy Austin Newberry
Friend
August 9, 2020
My father went to Dr Sefton for many years and had much trust in him. After Dr Sefton retired Dad continued seeing his son for treatment. Very sorry for your loss, prayers are with your family.
Chester and Betty Abney family
Pamela Abney Williams
August 9, 2020
So very sorry to hear of Dr. Sefton's passing. He and his brothers actually went to school with my father and his sisters. My brother & I went to school with his children. The Sefton's are a wonderful family no doubt due to his love and values. Doc touched many lives and was a kind and well respected man. Sincere condolences to the entire family.
Theresa Weissman (Saskowsky)
Acquaintance
August 9, 2020
Sorry for your loss. Dr Sefton delivered me and was my physician for many many years. Wonderful doctor. Many of my family members were patients too.
Jill Hughes Jones
Acquaintance
August 9, 2020
Our prayers go out to the Sefton family at this very sad time. May Dr.Toms legacy live on through all of his family members. Condolences The Waker’s Ed Vicki and Family
Ed and Vicki Waker
Friend
August 9, 2020
Sorry for your loss. I remember how great the Seftons were as our medical team for band camp. 1974 thru 1976
karen Baughman
Acquaintance
August 9, 2020
Dr Sefton took care of our family. My husband, me, and our 7 children. He dealt with a brain damaged child, serious medical problems, baby shots and many other illnesses. All this and he was always so good to us. We all have wonderful memories of him. God bless and keep you all in this time of sorrow. Ralph and Diane Lehmann and family
Diane Lehmann
Acquaintance
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