Thomas C. Meloy

July 19, 1940 ‒ November 28, 2019

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Thomas C. Meloy, 79, of Mount Vernon passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at his home with is loving family at his side.

He was born on July 19, 1940 in Akron, Ohio, the son of Richard and Betty Holvey Meloy.  Tom grew up in Cuyahoga Falls, graduating from Cuyahoga Falls High School in 1958, Kent State University in 1962, where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity, and graduated from Cleveland’s Case Western Reserve Law School in 1965.  He retired in 2006 as CLO of Nationwide Insurance in Columbus.  He married Nancy Talbott Meloy in 1964.

He is survived by his daughter, Amanda Meloy Weiss; a sister, Linda (William) Schweikert, of Stow; sister-in-law, Martha (Roger) Baird of Akron; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by his wife, of nearly 55 years, Nancy Talbott Meloy.

Tom enjoyed collecting antiques, especially glass and china, and was an avid reader.  He was a member of the Pennsylvania Society of the Sons of the Revolution and also The Old Homestead Club here in Mount Vernon.

Private graveside services will be held at Mound View Cemetery in Mount Vernon, at the convenience of the family.

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  • I always enjoyed working with Tom at Nationwide. He had a great sense of humor and always a smile. So very sorry for your loss.

  • Tom was a “Trip” always a good story and aware of the little things around him. Heaven will be more joyous and down to earth with Tom singing with the angels.

  • Our family always enjoyed interacting with Tom. He had such an active wit and enjoyed a good repartee. Amanda, you have been a devoted daughter who honored Tom’s wishes to the “nth” degree. He is at peace. God’s peace to you as well.
    Carol, Christopher, Brett, Traci & Lucas Weiss
    Love also from Abigail, Evan, Nicholas & Hailey Weiss

  • Tom and Nancy would light up a room like no other. They are sadly missed in our community. May the Peace of God be with Amanda and her family.

  • I was sorry to see this tonight. God speed Tom!
    I always enjoyed Tom’s dignified class, his taste in all things and his guidance. He’ was actually was my boss for awhile. I always appreciated and respected him for his guidance and latitude he gave me to run my department.
    Tom are as they say, you were truly one of a kind.

  • Tom was always a man of principle and courtesy. He could invoke levity in a way that put everyone at ease. May he rest is peace.

  • Tom was always so kind, thoughtful, and such a sharp dresser. I will miss his laughter. Rest In Peace, my good friend.

  • Tom was such a humorous, insightful and unforgettable person. Even though I’ve known him most of my life, his sense of humor always caught me off guard. He will be missed very much at family gatherings and we will feel the loss. May God bless you, Amanda, and grant you His peace.

  • Tom had a brilliant legal mind, amazing common sense and a fantastic sense of humor. He taught me that you better have all your ducks in a row if you were conferencing a case with him. I learned a lot from him throughout the years. He was a first class man in every way.

  • Tom and Nancy were great friends .Dick enjoyed working with Tom especially on the work related field trips.They toured the Gettysburg battlefield on one trip and both enjoyed it very much.The parties in their home were always fun and full of laughter. We miss Tom and Nancy. Shirley and Dick KeitzShirley

  • We are mourning the loss of your father, Amanda. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Michael and Laura