Thomas S. Geyer

August 16, 1942 ‒ June 07, 2019

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Thomas S. Geyer, age 76, of Mount Gilead, passed away on June 7, 2019, at The Hospice Center in Taveras, Florida, following a short illness.

On August 16, 1942, Tom was born in Galion, Ohio, the oldest of three children of Charlotte (Hart) Geyer and the late Melvin “Mell” Geyer.  He graduated from Mount Gilead High School in the class of 1960.

One fateful night at the Carousel Club in Mansfield, Tom met the love of his life, Diane Ross, and from there the rest was history.  They were married shortly thereafter on August 25, 1963.  They cherished their 55 years together.

Growing up, Tom looked up to his father, Mell, and uncle, John, who ran their family’s grocery business, Geyers’ Markets, Inc.  He was proud to follow in their footsteps and carry on their family’s legacy, working his way up from stocking shelves to serving as their Vice President.  For 43 years, he helped run their many Geyers’ Markets and Sav-A-Lot locations, until he retired in 2005.

Following his retirement, Tom and Diane have enjoyed being snowbirds, wintering in the same park as his mother in Frostproof, Florida.

Tom was a lifelong member of the Trinity United Methodist Church, and was a 32nd Degree member of the Mount Gilead Masonic Lodge 206.

With a love for the outdoors, Tom had a huge grin whenever he was sailing, fishing, or camping.  He also had quite the work shop and enjoyed woodworking.

Tom always loved to visit with his many friends at the grocery store, and he was always willing to lend a helping hand.  He had an ornery and witty sense of humor that always kept you on your toes.

Tom will be missed by his beloved wife, Diane Geyer; two children: Lori Geyer and Dennis (Melissa) Geyer; three grandchildren: Shelby and Garrett Geyer, and Jason Bravo; mother, Charlotte Geyer; sister, Pam (Rod) Clinger; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Including his father, Tom was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, Pat (Don) Staley.

A celebration of Tom’s life will be held at 11 am on Saturday, August 17, 2019, at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 75 E. High St., Mount Gilead, with Pastors Jeff Canankamp and Carl Schaefer officiating.  A meal in his honor will follow there at the church.  Please come and share your stories of Tom with his family and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity United Methodist Church, 75 E. High St., Mount Gilead, OH 43338.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to be a part of Tom’s services and your condolences may be expressed to his family via

  • Tom touched so many people with his infectious laugh, wickedly good humor and big bear hugs. May the memories of his life bring comfort to the family during this difficult time.
    Rest in peace Tom.

    Sincere condolences,

    Don & Carol Stouder

  • Tom was such a nice man, who always had a kind word and would stop and talk and ask about the family, if and when we might see him when he was making his rounds at the Sav A Lot. We have missed him since his retirement, but if he and Diane were happy that was fine with us. The family has our deepest sympathies. God Bless
    Love Pete and Diane Mills

  • Charlotte, I was so sorry to hear about Tom. You and your family are in our prayers. Love, Cindy

  • To the Geyer Family, sorry to hear about Toms passing. He was one of the nice people that we meet traveling thru life. Always a smile and a good word.

  • God rest you Tom
    You and you father gave me a 19 year old the opportunity to work and lead developing life skills
    That provided a future and security for my family
    Thank you for ever for believing in me
    Forever grateful Gale Koehler

  • Tom always greeted me by name with his welcoming handshake and warm smile. His natural positive joy will be missed. A lovely man

  • Diane and family, thank you for the lovely memorial for Tom. I read it and it brought back so many memories. I am saddened to realize I will be unable to attend his memorial services in Mt. Gilead on 17 August. Hoping you are well.

  • So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. I worked with Mel & Tom back in the 1960’s. Briefly uptown and then moved with them to the new store. What delightful people to work for and I never saw someone stock a shelf as fast as Tom did. As a cashier we would watch in amazement. He had it down to a science. When we helped it was definitely not as fast as him and you know the neat part was he never dropped a can. So glad I got to know him. A wonderful man.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all and may God continue to Bless you.

  • Diane,Lori, and Dennis,
    I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. Tom was a wonderful and kind person! So fun be around! He will be missed! I apologize as I will not be able to attend his memorial service. Sending you all hugs and wonderful memories during this difficult time.
    Love, Tammy Benton Kreider and family

  • Diane, Dennis, Lori and family … Dad, Bob and I send our love and condolences to all of you. Dad was really sad to hear the news about Tom and shared some memories of Tom with me. He asks about you often. He’ll be unable to attend the service, but we all send our love and prayers of comfort.

    Love, Uncle Jim, Gabrielle and Robert

  • Am sorry for you and all geyer family knew geyer sv very well as as a truck driver for super valu delivered all the store at one time or another my wife and family grieve for your family jerry and ruth svoboda kendallville indiana am sorry again for you (found about tom last week)

  • To the Geyer Family – So very sorry for your loss. Tom was such a good person and I will never forget how good he and the Geyer family were to me. Such a blessing in my life. Love and prayers to you all.

  • Diane, Dennis, Lori and Family,
    So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. I have some great memories of him during the years we worked together. One of the nicest guys I have had the honor of knowing.
    You are in my prayers.
    God Bless.
    Wayne Tait