Thomas W. Hall, Sr.

April 27, 1944 ‒ May 19, 2017

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Thomas W. Hall, Sr. peacefully passed away at home on Friday, May 19, 2017 in the loving arms of his family after a heroic battle with cancer.

Tom was born Thursday, April 27, 1944 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia the son of Thomas Wendell and Joan Terese and brother to Micki & Colleen.

Tom attended the University of Toledo for his bachelors, masters, and doctoral studies. He spent forty-nine years in education as a clinical psychologist and was devoted to the success of all students. Tom served at St. Peter’s School for thirty-five years before spending his last five years at Fredericktown Local Schools with his “school family.”

In his spare time, Tom was an artist, writer, architect, engineer, and craftsman. He touched the lives of all those who knew him with his kindness, acceptance, and gentle spirit. Tom’s fondest memories were from his travels abroad to Europe with his family.

Tom was the devoted husband of Karen Hall of Mansfield and loving father to his children: Tom Jr., Brett (Terri), Julie (Rodney), Jeremy (Celina), Adam (Renee), Ashley (Patrick), and Katie. Tom was grandfather to Tiffany, Shelby, Savannah, Ryan, Carson, Brenna, Gabriella, Violet, and great-grandfather to Jude. Tom’s kind spirit, supportive nature, intellectual pursuits and zest for life will live on through them. Also surviving are his sister Micki Wheaton (Tom) and brother-in-law Robert Wirebaugh.

In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by a sister Colleen Wirebaugh.

Friends may call 1-3 & 5-7 p.m. Friday, May 26, 2017 in the Finefrock Chapel of Snyder Funeral Home (350 Marion Ave in Mansfield). A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered 10:30 am Saturday, May 27, 2017 in St. Peter’s Catholic Church (104 W 1st St in Mansfield). The Very Rev. Father Gregory R. Hite will officiate and burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.

Contributions in his memory to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society may be made at his services.

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  • I worked with Tom at Fredericktown Schools. He was a kind, gentle spirit. I enjoyed stopping by his office to chat. He always took the time to listen. He will be missed.

  • My Brother-in-Law, Tom, was a true Renaissance Man! He spent his free-time sketching, dreaming, crafting beautifully detailed pieces for the home like intricate fireplace surrounds, and traveling; and all the while working faithfully at his job as a school psychologist, and most of all devoting his life to his children, grandchildren, great- grandchild, and love of his life, Karen. And I will never forget the loving attention, and endless cups of morning coffee and conversation, he paid to my father after he came to live with Karen and Tom at their home in the country. Oh, how you will be missed, Dear Brother!

  • The Fredericktown community & schools have lost a very kind man!
    Rest peacefully, Mr. Hall.
    Thoughts, prayers & HUGS.
    Jennifer Kempton
    & family

  • Tom was a valued member of the St. Peter’s school community for many, many years. I always enjoyed his warm smile and the silly jokes we would tell each other. There are a lot of students from the St. Peter’s and Fredericktown systems that he helped along the way.
    God Bless you, Tom!!!!
    My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are will all who are saddened by the passing of this wonderful man.