Thomas J. Sartori
June 10, 1960 ‒ May 23, 2020
Lewis Center, Ohio
Formerly of Columbus, Ohio
Thomas J. “Tom” Sartori, age 59, of Lewis Center and formerly of Columbus, died unexpectedly on Saturday, May 23, 2020, at home following a brief illness.
On June 10, 1960, Tom was born in Columbus, Ohio, the youngest of five children of the late Francis “Paul” and Violet “Vi” (Cerviano) Sartori. He graduated from Northland High School in the class of 1978.
Tom worked his entire career as a senior information technology analyst for Cardinal Health in Columbus.
One fateful night at Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Grill, Tom finally got up the courage to ask Sandy (Sheets) Webb to dance and from that moment on they were “inseparable”. They were married on October 4, 2000, and cherished every moment of their nineteen years of marriage. He lived by the motto “Happy wife, happy life.” They especially loved vacationing together, enjoying many cruises and trips to the beaches of Hawaii, Jamaica, Bahamas and many more.
Having a lifelong love for music, Tom loved to play his guitar and sing whenever he could. He especially loved taking his karaoke machine to parties in hopes of getting everyone involved in fun singalongs, always making sure his favorite Garth Brooks songs were played. “He also fostered the love of music in the apple of his eye, his granddaughter, Kendall Webb.” He had such a gift for music, one trip to Hawaii he fell in love with the Ukulele, which he quickly taught himself to play.
A sports fanatic, Tom was about as die hard a Columbus Blue Jackets and Ohio State Buckeyes fan could get. His love for hockey started with the Columbus Chill, and grew immensely when the CBJ came to town. He had season tickets and rarely missed a game. Most know Tom as a sweet soft spoken man, unless you watched an OSU or CBJ game with him, where you could hear him over the canons. In the 90’s, he also loved going to NASCAR races.
The best way to describe Tom was simply as a “Good man.” He was the “consummate host,” throwing the best parties, always going out of his way to make sure everyone had their favorite drink in hand at all times. He was generous, kind, thoughtful of others, and overflowed with love for his wife, grandchildren, and family.
Left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife, Sandy Sheets Sartori; step-son, Trent (Lisa) Webb; three grandchildren: Kendall, Caitlin, and Noah Webb; four siblings: James (Connie) Sartori, Paul (Linda) Sartori, Michael (Antoinette) Sartori, and Elaine Jackson; mother-in-law, Goldie McKibben Sheets; four brothers-in-law and three sisters-in-law: Patty (Jeff) Harman, Kelley (Mickey) Kobashigawa, Paul Sheets Jr., and Jennifer (Mark) Kennon; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Including his parents, Tom was preceded in death by a step-son, Trevor Webb; and his father-in-law, Paul J. Sheets.
His family will greet friends from 3 – 6 pm on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead. Guests attending his services are encouraged to abide by the current guidance from the Ohio Department of Health, wearing masks and practicing safe social distancing. While services celebrating his life will be observed privately by his family, everyone is welcome to watch the live stream of his services at 6 pm on Wednesday, May 27, via the Snyder Funeral Homes Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/MtGileadSFH/), with Rev. Rico Vespa officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation which is dedicated to the health and wellness of children in central Ohio (https://e.givesmart.com/events/fdL/).
Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to serve Tom’s family and your condolences and favorite memories can be shared with them via www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.