Andrew "Bubba" THAL
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THAL Andrew "Bubba" Andrew Thal, age 41, known to family and friends as "Bubba" died on June 27, 2012 in his home. Born in Toledo, Ohio he was the son of Leonard and Beverly Fishman Thal. A self employed landscaper, he was also an accomplished handyman and builder. He was preceded in death by his mother Beverly Thal. Surviving are his father, Leonard "Lenny" Thal; brother, Matthew (Janice) Thal; nephews, Zachary and Alexander; aunts, Edith Eckber and Lois Kander and close friend Tim Lauer. Services will be held Sunday July 1, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in the Robert H. Wick/Wisniewski Funeral Home. Interment Historic Woodlawn Cemetery. Following services and through Monday, family and friends will be received in the home of Leonard Thal. Memorial Tributes suggested in the form of contributions to the local Chapter of Hadassah or a charity of the donor's choice.


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Published in The Blade from Jun. 29 to Jun. 30, 2012.
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June 24, 2020
Bubba was an instant friend and any thought of him brings a joyous smile still. He is a reminder that good exists in this world.
Sandy Oates
April 16, 2020
Alarming mo = 'modus operandi' of expression. Attend to it up!
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July 17, 2012
Dearest Andy,

My heartbreaks with your passing. You were instrumental during my coming of age summer. Thank you for your inspiration, frivolity, joy you bestowed upon me. I carry it with me. Blessed be!
Wesley Stahler
July 8, 2012
Our condolences......so sad.
Scott Flaschner
July 6, 2012
My most heartfelt condolences to Mr. Thal, Matt & the rest of the Thal family. I don't think I have one memory of high school that doesn't include Andy. He was such a great friend and giant teddy bear. He will be greatly missed in this world.
Lisa Rumpf-Exline
July 5, 2012
Carma just texted me about your son"s death. Can't imagine what heartbreak goes with the loss of one's child. With the help of friends and Selma, those special memories will fill your sorrows,in time.

Dick and Sharon Peoples
July 2, 2012
Sometimes we are not aware of God's grace personified on earth. Andy was truely a gift. Thank you so much to the Thal family who were an integral part of my life when I was lost and needed a compass to find my way. Many thanks to Selma who opened their home for mourners and enveloped us with her hospitality. I find such peace knowing that Lenny has such an excellent partner. Thank you,Selma, for making the bereavent process easier for everyone.
chrissy barnes
July 2, 2012
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Harvey malone
July 2, 2012
I was lucky enough to call Andy my friend. So sad to hear that someone who was so special to me, someone who was present for so many of the important milestones during my teenage years has passed.
Andy was such a character, always making everyone around him laugh and smile. He will be missed by so many.
My deepest condolences go out to Mr. Thal, Matt and the entire Thal family.
Rest in peace, Andy.
Kerry Grider
July 2, 2012
Mr. Thal and Matt...my deepest condolences for your loss. Andy has always and forever will have a special place in my heart. He will be forever missed.
Joanelle K Werdehoff
July 1, 2012
It is hard for me to remember a happy time growing up that didn't include Andy. I feel lucky and blessed to have had him as my friend. My thoughts and prayers go out to Lenny, Matt and the entire Thal family.
Rob Honner
July 1, 2012
The saddest day we ever spent together my friend was today, we had so many more smiles to give one another. My deepest condolences to the Thal family, Bubba was a great man and I was proud to call him brother!
Mac
July 1, 2012
Hey Andy, play a little Shady Grove with Jerry on your new golden mandolin, you are missed here, but it won't be long and we will all be together shakin his hand when we make it to the promised land- you are a good friend, my condolences to your family, may they find Gods peace knowing you are with God and Love travelin light buddy
Jason Tansel
July 1, 2012
My prayers are with Bubba's family.Oh sweet Bubba you will so be missed. That smile of yours always lit up the the room. There are no words to describe your loving and giving heart. I will miss you my friend, may your journey continue in love and light.
Brenda &Cathy
July 1, 2012
So sorry for your loss. May you feel God's arms around you. We will miss Andy's peaceful and gentle spirit.
Jason and Jennifer Tansel
July 1, 2012
Great man and musician, always a big smile and a huge heart, you will be missed by all of those whose lives you touched.
Rob Youngs
July 1, 2012
Sweet Bubba, your laugh and hugs will be missed. We were all a little better for knowing you. May you find peace as you continue your journey, and I will look for you in big lovable dogs everywhere!
Sandy Oates
July 1, 2012
Mr. Thal and Matt...my deepest condolences for you and your family. I have always and forever will have a special place in my heart for Andy. He is the gentle old soul that i am fortunate enough to have known.
Joanelle K. Werdehoff
July 1, 2012
Thank you bubbs! We love you more than words can tell.you will forever be missed <3
matt ferrill
July 1, 2012
I have many good memories of Bubba from high school. He will be greatly missed. My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
Lara Peirce Rude
June 30, 2012
Oh Bubba, my heart hurts for those whom you touched with your sweet smile. Bless your family and friends... and peace be with you gentle teddy bear.
Wendy Wolfe-Womack
June 30, 2012
Your gentle spirit will be missed. Rest in peace.
M L Jankowski
June 30, 2012
Andy was a sweetheart.... with such a gentle soul. He will be sorely missed. My sympathies to the family.
Kirsten Timmins - Fogle
June 30, 2012
Bubba had a huge heart, bear like hugs, was a mad genius mandolin player, and a generous friend. The world is a better place because of his life. He will be missed. kAren Gostlin
June 30, 2012
Bubba Thal you will be missed! The world and everyone who were Honor enough to know you, will never forgget You! You had the million dollar smile! I will never forget You! My thought and Prayers go out to your family.
Stefanie Sout
June 30, 2012
Andy didnt have a mean bone in his body he was the kindest sweetest soul and a very good friend. I will never forget you...I miss you Andy RIP
Heather Wittscheck
June 30, 2012
You were a great person Bubba and it was an honer knowing you. You will be missed by many!
Anna Swaney
June 30, 2012
So many years ago I had the pleasure of knowing him...beautiful teddy bear!
Susan Desjardins
June 30, 2012
I love you Bubba! I will for ever miss you. My thoughts and prayers go out to those knew him.
Sarabeth hodge
June 30, 2012
Bubba, I miss you already. You were such a great friend to me and you were my husband's very best friend. Your mandolin playing has made me smile and your hugs swallowed me up! You have always been here for Jamey and I; whenever we needed a "handy man" you knew what to do. I loved sharing books with you, you were so very bright! I still cannot believe that I won't see you again. I love you with all my heart Bubbly and am grateful that you have now found peace.
amanda adams
June 29, 2012
Only the best memories of summer nights past, riding bikes in Lincoln Woods and the security of best friends. Rest in peace brother. Will have a good thought for you always.
David Simon
June 29, 2012
A kind person....a warm hearted person.R.I.P.
Daina Lindzy
June 29, 2012
I remember Andy as one of the kindest boys in the class of '89. My sincere condolences,
Suzanne Feldstein Davis
June 29, 2012
There are very few memories of SVHS that did not include Andy by my side. He lived a life without regrets and I will miss him dearly.
Mike Haugh
June 29, 2012
Leonard and Matt,
I am so sad for your loss. Andy was a remarkable person and will be sorely missed.
Julie Roth (sanders)
June 29, 2012
So many roads.......... bubba you will be missed my heart and soul will always know your friendship ....... so sad ... never forget you brother!!!!
Kendra Weier
June 29, 2012
So sorry to hear about your loss. I hope the knowledge that he loved you all will be a comfort
Lynda Walker Frost
June 29, 2012
I have many fond memories and laughs with Andy growing up. He'll always be remember as a big teddy bear and will sorely be missed.
Holly Germana-Stanton
June 29, 2012
My greatest memories of high school were the times With Andy. I will always be grateful to him for having the get together the night before I left for the Navy. Rest in peace my old friend
Scott James
June 29, 2012
thoughts and prayers go out to thal family.
paul morse
June 29, 2012
Lenny,
So sorry to hear of your loss.
Sondra Gallis
June 29, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. Bubba was an amazing person, so sweet and kind, just that gentle spirit that brought a smile to everyone's face anytime he was around. Praying for your family during this most difficult time.
Michele Karman Collins
June 29, 2012
I will miss you Andy...may your light shine forever in our hearts
RachelheartsR
June 29, 2012
Tremendous guy and very old friend (and distant cousin). So sad to hear about about his passing. Deepest sympathies to the Thal family.
June 29, 2012
Saw Andy last summer and he was the same nice fun person i grew up with. Very sad day and my thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
Stacie Lowe
June 29, 2012
Andy was a dear friend...altho I had not seem him in quite sometime I never forget the great times we had. I will remember him fondly always and send love and prayers to everyone who loved him and miss him dearly.
Rachel (Lubitsky) Golan
June 29, 2012
Andy was one of the greatest human beings I have ever known. He loved and cared for everyone he met, and was loved by everyone who knew him. He really was a true "lionheart", a true friend, and a truly good soul. He is already so sadly missed.
Jamey Adams
June 29, 2012
My deepest sympathy to the Thal family. What a loss, he was such a wonderful person.
Betsy Beans-Bouffard
June 29, 2012
My fondest memories from high school are with Andy. He will be missed.
Jeff Bohlen
June 29, 2012
Andy is at the center of many of my favorite High School memories. His happy enthusiasm and sweetness will never be forgotten. I hope your family can find peace in the fact that he brought so much joy to so many.
Sue Ellen Nussbaum
June 29, 2012
R I P Andy ,
Dan & Karen Jankowski
June 29, 2012
Andy was a one of kind. He always had a twinkle in his eye. Deepest sympathies to your family on this tragic loss. He will be remembered fondly, always.
Beth Eaton
June 29, 2012
Miss you so much Bubba! Anyone who ever had the pleasure of meeting you is a better person because of it! You were the kindest soul and I am so glad that you were my cousin and my friend! Love you!!
Erin
June 29, 2012
Truly a one-of-a kind. Loving, generous and creative to no end, he is one of the greatest people I've had the pleasure of calling friend. My sympathies and thoughts of comfort to the Thal family. He will be missed by the world.
Joanna Cowles
June 29, 2012
What a sad day for all that have come into contact with Andy. Through conversations with people via Facebook... we all agree that Bubba always put a smile on our face.
Steven Harrington
June 29, 2012
My heart and thoughts go out to the Thal family. I consider myself fortunate to have known Andy. Some of the happiest times in my life were spent with him. His kind and warm sole will be sorely missed.
Chad Kieffer
June 29, 2012
I haven't seen Andy for some time but he was a very caring & intelligent person. My sincerest condolences to the Thal family for their loss.
Chris Bodley
June 29, 2012
So sorry for your loss.
Mindy Barricklow-Vesoulis
June 29, 2012
Our deepest sympathies to the entire Thal family.
Chris & Jackie Sweeney
June 29, 2012
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Kirk Willard
June 29, 2012
Anyone that ever met Andy would agree, the world lost a great man and friend. Andy will be truly missed by all that were fortunate enough to have known him. My thoughts and prayers are with the Thal family during this difficult time.
Rich Master
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