Thomas M. Kusan

December 03, 1945 ‒ August 11, 2017

Galena, Ohio

Thomas M. Kusan, age 71 of Galena sadly passed away late Friday night, August 11, 2017 at the Kobacker House in Columbus surrounded by his family, after a heroic battle with Pancreatic Cancer.

He was born on December 3, 1945 in Columbus, Ohio the son of the late Matthew and Helen (Coley) Kusan.

He was a graduate of Aquinas High School where he played football.  He also shared his father’s boat and taught many of his classmates how to waterski.  Tom was loved dearly for his friendships and the example he set and will be missed by his 1963 classmates.

Tom was the founder and previous owner of Quality Air Heating and Air Conditioning; a company he proudly sold his son in 2014.  They won the prestigious Carrier Presidents Award for outstanding sales.

He was a member of Charity Newsies and the S.E. Lions Club.  He loved Las Vegas and Hawaii and was able to travel there once again with his wife a few months ago.

Tom is survived by his loving wife of 46 years Doris; his son Nicholas Kusan and his wife Megan; granddaughters Molly and Lucy Kusan; brother James Kusan and his wife Shirley of Gahanna; sister Judy A. Harrison and her husband Lloyd of Annapolis, Maryland; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to express a special thank you to the Hospice nurses and staff at Kobacker House for their special care.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, August 18, 2017 at noon at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 9633 E State Route 37, Sunbury, OH 43074.  Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery in Lewis Center.  Friends may call prior to the Mass from 10 AM at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 North State Route 61, Sunbury.

Tom was an unpretentious loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend.  To commemorate his life, in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made the Aquinas Endowment fund.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Tom’s family. Special memories and condolences can be expressed to them at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • Doris, Nick, and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Tom wss a special kind of person really one of a kind. Kind being the key word from the moment we met Tom after Kara and Krista started working for him. He was the best example of a leader that our daughters could’ve started their days of working real jobs. That set a bar to a height that most bosses can never meet. Tom, thank you for not just being a great boss for Kara but for the love,friendship, examples, leadership, and kindness. There is not one person who ever met you that wasn’t blessed. We are thankful that you treated our family as part of yours. And for that we could never thank you enough. Rest in peace my friend until we meet again.

  • My life for having Tom in it was oh so much more fun and entertaining.
    Tom, you will Be missed by ALL !

  • Doris and nick
    20 years ago the 31st of this month was our first trip to Las Vegas where we met you and TOM. You guys ran our legs off showing us everyplace. Oh what fun. We also will never forget our trip to Boston and our moped ride and TOM behind the wheel of the rental car; we knew we would see everything in 4 days. These are the times we will remember of you and Tom.
    Tom was a great and fun man.
    God bless
    JUDY and Rick dow

  • Doris, Nick & Family,

    Tom was a great all around man.

    I started at Quality Air when I was sixteen; it wasn’t just another “job” it was one of the best places I have worked. Doris, you and Tom always treated me like I was family. I continued to work for Quality Air for 11 years; the entire time I worked there he was like another father to me, teaching me the trade and giving me advice. I would bring my kids in to work sometimes and he treated them like family. I will always remember him as being a kind heart-ed great man that always had that HUGE smile on his face.

    Just remember he will always be watching and smiling down over you. Every time you see a cardinal that will be Tom sending you a message that he is always with you.

    Tom will be greatly missed!

    Until we meet again.

  • Doris,

    So very sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Please know that Nikki, Miles, and I are thinking of you and your family during your time of loss.

    God Bless,

    The Bradbury-Thomas Family

  • Doris (and family),
    At this time I am reminded of a quote:

    They laughed, they loved, they lived – and they will never be forgotten.
    You are all in my prayers.

    Bless Every One of You,
    Deborah L

  • So sorry to hear of your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. May his soul Rest In Peace and the perpetual light shine upon him.

  • Nick Quality Air
    I met Tom back in the ninetees , when we were neighbors on Clara Avenue. He was a wonderful friend and a knowledgeable H. V. A.C. man. He helped solve a lot of work issues . He was the consummate professional – always working to help to solve problems. We will miss him — Untill we meet again

  • Dearest Doris,
    Please know that you have my deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband. I know that there is little I can say to console you, but please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this tragic time. I pray that you find comfort from the love of your family and friends.

  • So shocked,I did not know he was ill. Iam so sorry.
    I loved talking to him at our office or when I saw him on job sites. He was always smiling,which made me smile.
    My prayers are with his family. He will be extremely missed. He was one of kind!!!!

  • Words seem inadequate to express the sadness I feel about Tomas Kusans death. I am here to support you in your grieving process. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. I am a fellow

    With sincere sympathy,
    Denny Ryan
    Fellow Aquinian and Aquinas Football player
    Love you Tom

  • Doris,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Kind Regards,
    Linda Ryan

  • To the family of Tom Kusan. My special memories I coached him in a “All Star Game” in 1959. I was then coaching at St. John’s in Columbus, and I believe he was at St. Lad’s. He was a great player. I will miss him. Sincerely Don Laird-Aquinas, 1958.

  • Tom was a great guy. At Aquinas College High School he excelled in Football and Basketball. He was a south sider who always participated in all class of 1963 projects. We were in classes together for memorable 4 years. I admired Tom, he never let his handicap stop him from accomplishing anything. At our reunions he showed he had not changed . He still had that wonderful smile and caring attitude for others.
    Tom -May LORD bless you and keep you;
    May LORD make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you;
    May LORD lift up his countenance upon you, and give you eternal peace.

  • To the family: My deepest sympathies are extended. Not only did I attend Aquinas 2 years behind Tom, I attended St. Lad’s grade school with him as well. He was an inspiration to all that he encountered.