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.

  • Sandy & family, So sorry to hear about your loss of Tom. May you find comfort in all the special memories you shared with him. You are in my thoughts & prayers during this difficult time.

  • Sandy and family we are so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May you find comfort in your wonderful memories.

  • I am so sorry, Sandy. He was a wonderful guy. Remembering all those good time at the “bandstand”. The day you met, the wedding reception all our memories together. I love you! I am here if you need anything.

  • Sandy, my heart breaks for you in the loss of your husband. I hope it helps to know that others care. Keep your memories close; I always enjoyed seeing pictures of your vacations.

  • Dearest Sandy, so sad to hear of your loss of Tom. We will be praying for comfort and peace as God holds you in His care. Hugs and love.

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Tommy was at my dad’s 80th birthday party a few years ago. He had everyone laughing. It meant the world to my dad to see the Sartori men there. We will be praying for you all. Kim and Kathy (Storey) Baker

  • Sandy and families..
    I’m so sorry for the loss of your husband and loved one.. may you all find comfort in the days, months ahead with the help of love from family and friends… god bless you all at this difficult time..

  • Oh, I am so very sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. My prayers will be lifted for you all!

  • Sandy,
    My heart aches for you I can’t begin to tell you how sorry I am for your loss of Tom. I pray that God will grant you peace and comfort in the days ahead.
    I love you.

  • My condolences Sandy and the Sartori family. I will miss sitting next to him at the Blue Jackets games. I will miss his candor towards the referees the most. ❤💙

  • Sandy,

    I am so sorry for your loss. You and Tom were such a beautiful couple. I am glad you had 19 years of true happiness with him. You are in my thoughts.

    Cathy

  • I worked with this amazing man for 18 years at Cardinal Health. My condolences and prayers go out to Sandy and the Sartori family. Tom left a lasting impression on so many people lives. He will be deeply missed. God bless you all at this difficult time.

  • Hi Michael,

    We are so sorry to hear about Tom, we are so blessed to have gotten to know him at the OSU games. He will be greatly missed. Our prayers go out to all of you during this sad time.
    God Bless you all,

    Valerie and Scott Hymel

  • My prayers go out to Sandy and the Sartori family. I was Tom’s usher in section 209 at the Bluejackets games. I will always cherish the memories and fun times we had together.🏒

  • I’m so very sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. I worked with him at cardinal health and enjoyed our talks about work, family, CBJ, and the Buckeyes. My heart breaks for his family and am sending out many prayers for comfort during this difficult time.

    Kaeta Blessing

  • I am so saddened. I had the good fortune to be on team with Tom at Cardinal Health for many years. A wonderful teammate and committed to his work. My condolences to his family.

  • What a wonderful person this world has lost with Tom’s passing. His obituary states every trait about him. His humbleness, kindness and gentle nature were steadfast and enduring. What we would like to remember about him the most is the fun and laughter that was shared when getting together with family. We remember the “tears” of laughter that he shed when Mike decided to eat that hot pepper at Steak & Shake. We remember the tears, probably of anguish, when he would allow us girls to try out our karaoke skills with the microphone, but mostly we will remember the tears that we shed because he is no longer with us here on earth. His smile was genuine, his heart was genuine, and he was truly one of a kind; genuine. If we learn anything from his passing, perhaps it should be that we strive to be more like him! Sandy, hold on to his heart through your memories. Those are yours forever. We love you and will always love him as well.
    Sincerely,
    Mike, Connie, Chad, Matt, Kathy & the girls

  • Sandy, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you. Keep the memories close. Sending lots of prayers & hugs.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. While I didn’t work directly with Tom, I knew him to be friendly and always smiling. I will keep his family and friends in my prayers. He is gone too soon! RIP Tom!

  • I am so sorry for your loss – Tom was a wonderful person, we would always chat at the coffee machine. You are all in my thoughts and prayers

  • Tom was such a sweet man. Having worked for Cardinal Health for 12 years, I can happily say that most of those years were shared with Tom. Always smiling, cheerful, polite and very kind is how I will remember him. I send my deepest sympathies to his family. God bless you all.

  • Dear Sandy,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Tom was such a great guy. Memories of all the Blue Jackets games and fun we had will never be forgotten. You two were blessed to have so many happy years. Hold those memories close to your heart and know he will be watching over you…always.
    Wishing you comfort and peace,
    Sue

  • Paul and family, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. May God provide the comfort that only he can give in a time such as this. Prayers for all of you.

  • I worked with Tom for many years. He was a wealth of positivity and kindness. Tom and I shared a love for hockey and the Buckeyes and we talked about them often. My condolences to Sandy and the whole family. He will be greatly missed!

  • Paul and family –
    I am so sorry to hear about your brother Tom. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Sandy,
    So surprised to hear about the loss of Tom. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.
    Bruce and Cheryl Young

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Sartori family.

    Rebecca and Gary

  • Sartori Family,
    We offer our deepest sympathy to you for the loss of your brother Tom. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this most difficult time. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.

  • We are so sad to hear this news. Tom,Paul and the rest of the family have been our “neighbors” at Blue Jackets games since “Day 1.” Tom was such a wonderful person to share the games with! He picked on our daughter, Kelly, about some of her “favorite player” choices and she loved his kindness. It will not be the same.

    Your family are in our thoughts and prayers,
    The Blaine Family (Craig, Carol, Kyle and Kelly)

  • Sandy, I was saddened to hear of your loss. My heart aches for you, your family and Tom’s family. It’s hard to understand why our loved ones are taken from us, but find comfort in knowing you were a very special part of a well-lived life. I feel blessed to have shared some of the happier travel events with both of you and will remember Tom as a kind, considerate, gentle, fun-loving man with a calming smile that lit up a room. Always thoughtful and caring, I believe that extra love and grace are being sent to you and Tom’s presence will be there to support you through the years to come in ways you cannot yet know. May God’s love make your grief bearable and may you find comfort in knowing others sympathize and care.

    With Love and Hugs,
    Andrea

  • Sandy, I am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family

  • So sorry to hear of your loss. Tom and I worked together for the last 5 years. He was a great guy and will be missed by everyone that knew him.

  • I had the amazing opportunity to have Tom on one of my Service Center Teams 17 years ago. He welcomed me with opened arms and guided me as a new Supervisor. He was a kind man and a true friend throughout all of our years at Cardinal. My thoughts are with his family and friends.

    Brenda Shelley

  • Sandy,

    I am so very saddened to hear of Tom’s passing. Prayers for you and your family.

    Love and hugs to you sweet friend,
    Teri

  • Paul and family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • In a time of sorrow there are no words to truly express your feelings. Our hearts break and it’s so hard to breath but we must find the courage to go on. Our loved one would not accept anything less from us. Sandy we thought of Tom and you as not only our friends but as family. Our hearts are breaking. We are not sure why things happen to us, we just know they do and we have to go on. Time will never heal a broken heart but it will make it more bearable. Tom was such a wonderful man. We will all miss him greatly. If I can help you in any way please, please do not hesitate to call me. God Bless you Sandy, we love you.

  • I’m not sure what I am about to say but know that I am speaking from my inner soul. I have not only lost a brother but a friend, a piece of me that will forever be missing. Tom and I shared our innermost feelings with each other always knowing that we were there for each other. But isn’t that what families do? We fight for each other, have fun with each other, and yes, sometimes fight with each other, only to forgive each other and go on. I can close my eyes and hear him playing his guitar and singing songs of love and life. He was the most humble person I know and never considered himself above anyone else. He leaves no doubt where he is now. Someday, we will be united together again in the very presence of our creator singing his praises forever.
    My prayer is for those of us you left behind, that we may find comfort In knowing where you are, we will be also……..Love, your brother, Mike

  • Sandy so sorry to hear of Tom passing. He was a great guy and loved by many especially you. I pray that you find peace in comfort. Remember the good times keep close to your heart.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. I worked with him at Cardinal Health for many years, and he was always a steadfast and kind teammate. My prayers are with your family in this time of sorrow.

  • This deeply saddens me! I only knew him through his time at Cardinal but he was one of the kindest people always smiling and finding time to say Hi! I truly pray his family will find peace and comfort at this unthinkable time! May he Rest In Peace!

  • I’m so sad to hear of Tom’s passing. I worked with him at the Service Center and he was genuinely one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met! I will miss his kind gentle manner and his smile. Heartfelt prayers and peace to all his family and friends in their sorrow. Thanks for sharing the live stream of his memorial service.

  • So sad to hear of Tom’s passing. My thoughts and prayers to his family. May he rest in peace. 🙏

  • Do not remember Thomas that well, grew up with his/our families back in the St Augustine days. Beatles, Moon landing, Kennedy incident. Still go the old neighborhood. Republic Ave. Jim a dancer always at Valley Dale, has reopened I think. alohio54@yahoo.com.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to the family. Tom was a wonderful friend and great musician. I loved listening to him play his guitar when we were close friends in Highschool and our college years, and just hanging out together. Unfortunately we lost touch as life got busy. I hope your happy memories will give you some comfort during this difficult time.

  • Sandy,
    We are so sad to hear this news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I grew up with Tom- classmates at St Anthony and friends through high school. Fond memories of Tom belting out Jim Croce songs on the front porch on Ilo Drive and attending Columbus Owls hockey games with Jimmy driving us down to the fairgrounds. We would ride our bikes all over Woodward Park. Thank you Tom for your friendship and may you rest in peace.

  • Dear Sandy and Family,

    So terribly sad to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you, and we pray you find strength, comfort and peace in the wonderful memories you have created. May he Rest In Peace.

    John and Jo Valentine

  • I knew Tom at Cardinal for many years. He was the consumate gentleman. We always kept in touch. I’m so very sorry for your loss. A great loss it is.

    Lord be with you and keep you in this time.

  • Sandy,
    I can’t begin to imagine how it feels to lose a big part of who you are. I am so thankful that Tom finally found his true soulmate and you both were able to enjoy each other and years of sharing love. I miss my little brother terribly and I count on seeing him again when we meet in another form for eternity. please know that although Tom is gone his spirit lives on stronger than ever, watching over you still,as he prepares a place for us to gather together again in god’s presence. remember, we are always there for you ! As I told you , you didn’t just marry Tom, you married a family. May the peace that can only come from Jesus Christ fill your whole being as long as you live. Call on me anytime. I can hear Tom singing the lyrics to a James Taylor song he sang so much. “You’ve got a friend”,
    Forever,
    Mike Sartori