GAMBIER — Thomas H. Strome, 90, of Gambier, passed away Jan. 24, 2013, at the Ohio Eastern Star Home.
He was born Dec. 16, 1922, in Yokohama, Japan to Oscar and Mary (Howell) Strome.
Tom was a U.S. World War II Navy veteran and a 1943, graduate of Iowa State University. He was employed as a chemical engineer for the Continental Can / Ludlow Company, retiring in 1986. Tom was very active in the Gambier community. He was a charter member of the Gambier Fire Department and the Gambier Fishing Club. He was also a member of the Mount Vernon Country Club, The Old Homestead Club and former President of the Mount Vernon library board. Tom was an avid golfer and the No. 1 Yankees fan. Everyone will miss his great sense of humor.
He is survived by his wife Josephine G. (McMahon) Strome, to whom he married in June of 1973; one son, David Strome of New York; two daughters, Barbara Strome and Margaret (Martin) Davisson, both of Georgia; two stepsons, James Jacobs of Missouri and Jack (Terry) Jacobs of Mount Vernon; one stepdaughter, Joan (Dan) Omlor of Newark; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and one sister-in-law, Frances Strome of Florida.
Besides his parents; he was preceded in death by a brother, John Strome.
In keeping with Tom’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral service. Private burial will take place in Oak Grove Cemetery in Gambier at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made in Tom’s memory to Hospice of Knox County.
The Dilley-Lasater Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is handling the arrangements for the Strome family.
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