Thomas Durig

March 01, 1933 ‒ August 30, 2020

Mansfield, Ohio

Thomas Arthur Durig, age 87, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2020 at Oak Grove Manor in Mansfield.

He was born March 1, 1933, the son of Leonard & Linda (Gouge) Durig in Richland Co. After graduating from Madison High School, he joined the United States Army to proudly serve his country from 1953-1958. Tom worked 33 years with General Motors retiring as a foreman in 1988. He enjoyed retirement and played many rounds of golf.

A beautiful young lady named Mary Eichler got in his white convertible (with red leather seats) in May of 1959 and it was “love at first sight.” The pair married December 18, 1959 and had three children. Tom was above all a family man who loved spending time with his wife, kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years Mary Durig; son Steve Durig; daughter Sandy (Danny) Mitchell; son-in-law Mark Blust; 4 grandchildren: Brandi (Ricky), Luke, Jesse (Allie), and Steve; 9 great-grandchildren; sister Ann Ridgeway; brother-in-law Danny (Linda) Eichler; sister-in-law Nancy (Mike) Barkley; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by his daughter Sharon Blust and brother Fred Durig.

A private family service will be held 4:00 PM Friday, September 4, 2020, officiated by Celebrant Dave Roberts. Tom’s final resting place will be Oak Grove Memorial Park near Lexington and urn burial will occur 12:30 PM Friday, September 11, 2020.

The Durig family wishes to thank Oak Grove Manor and SouthernCare Hospice for the excellent care they provided to Tom.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Tom’s family and encourage you to share a memory and watch his tribute video at

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  • Steve, I am so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. You and the family are in my prayers for peace and healing as you go thru this mourning process.

  • Jeff and I are so sorry for Mary Jean , all the kids and the grand kids ! We pray for comfort through these times of sorrow.God be with you all.

  • We were so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing . Our prayers go with Mary and all of the kids and grand kids. I loved getting together with Mary & Tom & other family members for lunch .

  • I am so sorry for Mary’s loss, but I am glad Tom is in a better place. I greatly respected him as a gentleman and for his total devotion to his wife. He & Mary were excellent tenants in my house for 28 years. I will really miss him.

  • Sandy, I am so sorry for your loss. Tho I never met your dad thru you I feel as if he were my dad too. He is flying high now and walking with Jesus I will be praying for you and all your family. Take care

  • Sandy,
    Sorry for your loss. You are an amazing daughter. May God give you strength.
    He was blessed with a long life and wonderful family.
    I’m here if you need anything

  • Tom worked with me and for me for many years at GM Mansfield. He was a wonderful man and a great friend. So proud to have known him! Gods blessings to the family!

  • We are so very so to hear of Tom’s passing but know he is not suffering now. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Mike & Deb Switzer (neighbors)

  • My deepest condolences to the family of Tom Durig. Tom was my first cousin. His Dad and my Mother, Roberta Mounts, were siblings. Although I hadn’t seen Tom for many years, my memories of him as a young man are vivid and I treasure them. There are only 4 of us first cousins still living today.
    May God bless you, Mary, and all of Tom’s family.

    Melvin Mounts
    Green Valley, Arizona