Thomas P. “Tommy” Nye
April 28, 1949 ‒ May 18, 2016
MANSFIELD: Thomas P. “Tommy” Nye passed away Wednesday morning, May 18, 2016 in Hospice of North Central Ohio surrounded by his family. He was 67.
Tom was born April 28, 1949 in Mansfield to Robert and Eloise (Tingley) Nye. After graduating from Mansfield Senior High School in 1967 he earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism and broadcasting from Ohio University where he served as a resident assistant on the West Green.
Tom taught at John Simpson Junior High, Malabar High School, and Mansfield Senior High School for 32 years. At Senior High, with students in his video production classes, he instituted the “Tyger News” weekly video program which was broadcast throughout the school. Tom touched and inspired many lives while living by the creed, “It’s all about the kids.”
Tom was deeply involved in the football and basketball programs in Mansfield. He was the official scorer for first, Senior High and then Malabar basketball. He was the long time videographer for Senior High football and also served as public address announcer at many basketball games. He was the first operator of the message board at Arlin Field. Later in his career he moved to the Wynford Royals football program as videographer. As a videographer he made hundreds of DVDs and tapes for athletes and their parents, coaches, and college recruiters. Additionally, Tom was a diehard Indians, Browns, and Cavs fan.
Tom was passionate about music. Not a casual listener or watcher he was a serious student of music and film.
Tom was gentle, kind, considerate, and giving of everything in his life.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 25 years, Ruth Ann “Rudy”; children Jenifer Siwek and Jason (Jackie) Siwek; grandchildren Meghan Shenberger and Courtney Siwek; brother Bob (Sandy) Nye; niece Stephanie Nye; Aunt Barbara Nye and his K9 companions Huey and Pepper.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents; son Joseph Siwek, and uncle Dr. Richard Nye.
A gathering of friends will be held from 4 – 8 pm Tuesday, May 24, 2016 in the Pavilion at Walton Lake, Crestline, Ohio. A celebration of Tom’s life, conducted by Pastor Faith Proietti, will begin at 6 pm. Tom’s friends and family are encouraged to bring and share their memories and stories of Tom.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio or the Richland County Humane Society.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Tom’s family and encourages his friends to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com