Thomas N. Fishburn

December 07, 1947 ‒ December 20, 2018

Mansfield, Ohio

Tom Fishburn, age, 71, passed away December 20, 2018, at Ohio Health Mansfield after a brief illness. Tom will be missed dearly by all that were fortunate to know him.

Born December 7, 1947 in Shelby, Ohio, he was the son of the late Virginia Anne (Newman) and Carl Stanley Fishburn.

Tom was a very private man but cared deeply for his family and friends. He retired from Olgesby Construction in Norwalk, Ohio, where he worked for many years. He also served proudly as a US Army Veteran.

He was preceded in death by his wife Barbara (Sellards) Fishburn and his infant brother Jimmy.

Tom is survived by his sister Sue Hamilton of Tiro; brother Joe (Alice) Fishburn of Rochester, Minnesota; Dawn (Aaron) Hunt of Galion; and nephew Bob Hamilton of Mansfield; lifelong friends Bill (Stacia) Scott and Bill (Diane) Napier; 2 step daughters; 4 step grandchildren; and 3 God children Michael, Christopher, and Michelle.

Tom was laid to rest in Brandon Cemetery in Brandon, Ohio.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Tom’s family and friends, and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at

  • So sorry to hear about Tom. A friend from Ontario High School and Walker Lake Rd. My thoughts are with the families.

  • One often looks back on old friends from the past and Tom and I were just that. We spent many years of fun, laughter and bumming around. Time and distance gets between friendships as one grows older but the fond memories of Tom will prevail.
    May you rest in peace my friend/ God Bless.
    Ron Beaire Queen Creek Az.