Thomas J. Dehn

May 30, 1945 ‒ May 08, 2015

Delaware, Ohio

Thomas J. Dehn, 69, of Delaware passed away at his residence on Friday, May 8, 2015.

He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on May 30, 1945, the son of the late Joseph and Elsie (Ugen) Dehn.

Tom was a 1963 graduate of St. Michael’s High School. He furthered his education at the University of Pittsburgh earning a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering. Tom served his country in the United States Army during Vietnam from 1965-1967 earning the rank of Specialist 4.

He was a computer science systems engineer, who worked for Battelle for several years, and most recently for OCLC Inc. until he retired in 2010.

Tom was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, where he was Eucharistic Minister. Tom enjoyed hunting, woodworking, gardening, coaching his children’s youth sports teams, was a home brew master, and was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

On April 19, 1975, Tom married Judith (Kezmarsky) Dehn who survives.

In addition to his loving wife of 40 years, Tom is survived by his three children, Chris (Heather) Dehn of Bexley, Matt Dehn of Upper Arlington, and Amanda (Joshua) Bowman of Alexandria, Virginia; three grandchildren, Audrey, Gus, and Max; and nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Tom is preceded in death by one sister, Patricia Kreuzer.

Visitation will be held on Monday, May 11, 2015 at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. A Requiem Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 10:00 am with Father Michael Watson officiating.

Contribution can be made to St Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Vincent DePaul Fund, 82 E William St, Delaware, OH 43015

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  • Judy, I’m so sorry to hearing of your husband’s passing; my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • May the fond memories you have of Tom comfort you now, and always bring a smile to your faces.

    The Wilson Family

  • Judy, I am sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Tom was a very smart and caring person. One I am certain will be sadly missed by family and friends. We served together in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and rotated back to the United States on the very same day. He put his life at risk on more than one occasion, calling accurate and life saving artillery fire in order to protect his fellow soldiers. My God Bless him.

  • To Mrs. Dehn, Chris, Matt, and Amanda-

    Please know that Sheilia and I are praying for and thinking about you. May the Lord’s peace and strength be with you and provide you comfort during these difficult times.

    It was an honor and a privilege to grow up around your family. There was never a more welcoming environment than that of the Dehn household. I have and will continue to think of Mr. Dehn each time I see Te Amo cigar, I smell the raw materials before they’re brewed into beer, or I hear the depth of Matt’s voice, which is an echo of his father’s.

  • To the family of “Uncle Tom”, we pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  • My condolences to the Dehn Family, I had privilege to talk with Tom some time back, we both served in the same unit ( C- Battery 7/11 Arty) in Vietnam, we did not serve in the same time frame, but became friends via F/B, and emails.
    Tom will be missed, but never forgotten, he was a great man.
    Rest In Peace Brother Tom

  • Tom worked for me for many years at OCLC and I was very sorry to hear that he died last week. He was great guy, a talented analyst and we miss him.