Thomas Huffman

November 23, 1964 ‒ June 09, 2017

Delaware, Ohio

Thomas Huffman, age 52 of Delaware, Ohio died unexpectedly in his sleep June 9, 2017 at his home.

He was born on November 23, 1964 in Delaware to the late Clarence “Bill” Huffman and Margaret M. “Peggy” Huffman. A graduate of Buckeye Valley High School in 1983, he was a gifted middle linebacker of the football team, leading the Barons in 1st Team All County, Delaware, Ohio 1982. Ranked second in the CBL tackles and sixth in central Ohio, as well as named second team CBL at the middle linebacker position. He lead the Barons with 102 solo tackles and 95 assists his Senior Year.  Tom also had the honor of being in “Who’s Who in High School Football” – the nation’s leading high school sports annual. Less than 2% of the nation’s high school players are even considered for this honor and less than ½% are finally selected.

Tom worked for Honda of America as a Process Engineering Coordinator in MAP assembly. A member of St. Mary’s Church and the Knights of Columbus, he was an avid golfer and played softball on the Goldie’s Budmen Softball Team in his younger years.

Not one to sit down, he was a hard worker and generous in many ways, he could always be counted upon by anyone needing a helping hand.  Sometimes firm, but respected, he was a mentor and role model to many.

He was also an avid fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes; his OSU vs. Michigan gatherings were legendary. Fair to say Tom was the center of attention, one always knew when Tom was in the room. Being the life of any party, he never shied away from sharing his dance moves, sarcasm, and witty sense of humor.

Above all else, Tom was a wonderful husband and father. His life was centered on his family and providing for their needs. His kids were his life and he never missed a sporting event or any special time in their lives. He enjoyed traveling and showing his family the world, among his favorites were beach destinations. He also enjoyed nature, occasional evenings staring at the moon and stars through his telescope, long walks, and sight seeing, all with his wife and kids.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his beloved wife of 28 years Romina (Noggle) (who he began dating when she was 16 and he was 19), he also leaves daughter Celeste (Tyler) Guy of Columbus, son Tommy R. Huffman of Dublin, siblings: Sandi Sheets of Columbus, William (Chris) Huffman of Marysville , John (Janice) Huffman of Marysville, James (Rhonda) Huffman of Ostrander, Cindy (Rick) Brinkley of Delaware, parents-in-law: Ron and Vivian Noggle of Radnor, sister-in-law: Rhonda Noggle (Eddie Marshall) of Columbus, canine companions: Dante and Beanie, as well as many other relatives and host of countless friends.

He was also preceded in death by his sister Melody Huffman and brother-in-law George Sheets.

Friends and Family may call from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Dr. at W. William St., Delaware.

A Celebration of Life service will take place Sunday, June 18th from 1:00-4:00 at the Ostrander-Scioto Fire Department Fire House at 3737 Ostrander Road, Ostrander, Ohio 43061

Memorial contributions can be made to the Tom Huffman Memorial Fund, c/o Huntington Bank, 1750 Columbus Pike, Delaware, Ohio 43015, a fund to benefit families in need at Christmas, something that brought great joy to Tom.

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  • Romina, Celeste, Tommy and family,
    Noting ever prepares us for losing the ones we love, we just learned to go on! I am so sorry for your loss. Just remember God took a good one and he is alway with you! Prayers and condolences!!! 💐🙏🏻

  • Tom was liked by everyone… My thoughts and prayers are with all his family and friends Gone to soon. R.I.P

  • I can honestly say Tom Huffman was the real deal! No pretense, as genuine as they come! Our prayers and thoughts are sincerely with the Huffman family, and loved ones!

  • You have my deepest sympathy in the loss of your husband and father. You don’t know me but I went all the way through Radnor school with Ron. I sort of kept up with you through your parents. I am glad to read that his family was paramount with Tom. May God be with you through this difficult time.

  • Rest with God Tommy, my prayers and thoughts are for your very large and loving family. Thanks for all the great times growing up. I especially loved your letting me hang with you and your neighborhood buddies when we were young teens, we got in some trouble sometimes but by today’s standards we were angels. I know in my heart you are a Angel now for a lot of people. I’ll see you today after work. P.s. you are my favorite cousin, hah- hah ( don’t tell the other 100 or so)…

  • Tom Huffman my friend to his family
    Tom was the kind of person once you meet him you would never forget him.
    He had a smile and a personality that had a lasting effect. Knew how to get his point across and smile at the end of the conservation . I only meet Tom working at Honda 29 years shared many thoughts together. Some people you meet in life fill up the room with there present that was Tom. Some people you meet in life fill up your heart make you wish you met them earlier that was also Tom.. R.I.P. friends. .The Lord has a seat for you painted Scarlet and Gray..