Thomas T. Zastudil

November 15, 1938 ‒ June 23, 2014

Marengo, Ohio

Thomas Taylor Zastudil, CLU, age 75 of Marengo, Ohio went home to be with Jesus June 23, 2014.

Born in Bellaire, Ohio to John and Freda (Taylor) Zastudil. Tom graduated from Shadyside High School and received his B. S. degree at Muskingum University. Devoted husband to Mary Lee (Nestor) Zastudil, married April 26, 1985.

Tom was an Employee Benefits Consultant and employed by EBMC in Dublin.

He was a member of Genoa Baptist Church and Blendon Masonic Lodge. He was a former Choir Member, Worship Team and Cell Group leader, volunteer EMT for Westerville, Westerville South Athletic Trainer Assistant, and played tuba with the Wheeling Symphony.

Tom’s greatest joys were spreading God’s word and raising his family, including acting as chief game player, consoler, and counselor, portraying Santa and simply being Dad, Daddy and Papaw.

He is survived by his loving wife, Mary; daughters, Kim (Paul) Hilderbrant, Paula (Nick) Eyerman, Ginny (Keith) Schwartz; step-daughters, Mandy (John) Nippert, and Nancy Lee Zastudil as well as 12 grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8pm Friday, June 27th, 2014 at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR’s 3 at 61, Sunbury with a masonic service at 7:45pm. A funeral service will be held 11:00 am Saturday, June 28th, 2014, at the funeral home, with Pastor Wayne Booth officiating. Interment will follow in Sunbury Memorial Park.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Genoa Baptist Church, Westerville, Ohio or charity of your choice, in Tom’s memory.

DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Zastudil family. Condolences may be expressed at

  • so sorry we didn’t get to spend any time together, Cuz. You were in my thoughts from the time we attended Muskingum……We send our thoughts and prayers to the entire family and I will make every effort to be there for the service at nthe cemetery…….may God bless the entire family and R.I.P., Tom Zastudil…….you were a great MAN…….Cousin Pete

  • My prays are with you Mary and your children. I pray for you to find peace and healing.

  • Tom was one of my favorite customers while I was employed for Carriage Towne CDJ. It was always a pleasure to see Tom and Mary pull in our shop we knew it would be a very pleasureable experience , and would usually turn a dark or cloudy day to bright sunshine. TOM , I am glad your suffering is over , you will be missed greatly by everyone ! Mary I am only a phone call away .

  • Mary,

    It was an honor to sit with you and learn more about Tom. I enjoyed hearing all of the stories and learning of his deep faith in the Lord. I am sure he is someone I would love to have known personally. I trust his celebration of life ceremony will be a fitting tribute to his character. Please know we are here to assist you and your family in any way during these difficult times. Wishing the Lord bestows strength and courage upon you during the coming days.

    Sean Sauer
    DeVore-Snyder Funeral Homes

  • I will always remember you and Mary in the choir at Genoa. It was a joy being with you both. We missed you both so much when you were no longer able to join in the choir worship.
    It was always good to Facebook posts from y’all. Your faith was a shining inspiration to us. I so admired your fortitude in the face of all your challenges. Now you are with Jesus and I am so happy for you. So very sad for your family , who, I am sure miss you so very much. We will be praying for them.

  • To Mary, Tom’s daughters, and all of the members of the extended family:

    We love you, we pray for you to have peace and acceptance in the passing of our dear friend Tom, knowing that he is now healed completely, and dwells in the arms of our loving Father.

    We will never forget the happy memories of our get-togethers’ with friends and extended family, the parties and celebrations we shared, the joys of watching our mutual grand-children as well as Kim and Paula’s children growing up, the love, affection, Joy, and laughter shared among all of us. We also enjoyed those special occasions with Tom and Mary at their home as well as their warm hospitality, and their sharing of their deep faith in Christ Jesus.

    Mary, I so admire you for your undying devotion to Tom through so many health issues. You helped so much in keeping him here on earth so that all might enjoy him for a while longer.

    God Bless All of You as you grieve the loss of one you all loved so very much.
    Linda and Ron

  • Mary

    My heart felt condolences to you… It is so difficult to loose someone you love do much.. Put all your strength and energery into The Lord… He will help you grief and heal…. I’m always here for you …. God bless you Mary and family…

  • To Paula and your family – Sending my heartfelt prayers for comfort. I remember your dad with fond memories throughout our childhood together. I love you, dear friend.
    Mary Ellen

  • Mary, although we never had the pleasure of meeting Tom, it was clear from your facebook posting of your devotion and love for each other. God bless you and your children in this time of sorrow. Our deepest sympathy in his passing.

    Jim and Sylvia

  • My heart-felt condolences go out to the entire family. I will always hold close the memories of my big cousin driving me around in that beautiful red ’53 Buick convertible, those big family Thanksgiving dinners and how he was the pride and joy in his parent’s lives. His family was life. I regret that I will not be able to attend, but please know that I will be there in spirit. Rest in peace, Tom

  • We’re very sorry to hear of your loss. May God bless you during this difficult time.

  • Are hearts are sad but the Angels in Heaven are rejoicing. One of God’s best have gone HOME!

    I remember meeting Tom in my early days at the Westerville Fire Department in the early 70’s. We went on many Squad Runs together. Tom was also a GREAT singer in the Genoa Choir. Although I will see him again he will be sadly missed. Our deepest sympathy and God Bless you and your family in your time of need.

  • I am so sorry to hear that Tom has gone on to Heaven although of course he’s in a better place. I only ever met him one time but feel as if I knew him through his three beautiful daughters, Kim, Paula and Ginny (my best friend). Tom must have been a wonderful man to have raised such loving and caring women. My prayers are with Mary, Tom’s daughters and step-daughters, and the entire family. God bless. With love, Stephanie

  • Mary, very sorry to hear about Tom and such a big lose for you and your family. You and Tom have always been wonderful neighbors. If there is anything we can do please feel free to ask.

    Sincerely, Patt, Mark and Cooper Colegrove.

  • Mary:

    Though we have only known each other a short time, I am so thankful the Lord caused our paths to cross. You and Tom have such a spirit that truly radiated God’s love to everyone. He will sorely missed but we know one day again, we’ll all be together and what a glorious day that will be. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God wrap his loving arms around you during this time.

    In Christ,

    Larry & Rhonda Pyles