Tory Austin Holobaugh

August 11, 1995 ‒ August 22, 2016

Marengo, Ohio

Tory Austin Holobaugh, 21, of Marengo, passed away early Monday morning August 22, 2016 at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, after a courageous 13 month battle with Leukemia.

He was born August 11, 1995 in Columbus to Dillan and Christy (Inscho) Holobaugh and he graduated from Buckeye Valley High School in 2015 where he was an FFA member. Tory was also an active 4H member for 12 years. In 2014, Tory was selected as the 4H Junior Fair Prince of the Delaware County Fair. Tory was also a member of the Experimental Aircraft Association. He worked at Meijer’s and for Care Free Lawn Care, both of Delaware.

A true outdoorsman, Tory enjoyed fishing, kayaking, four wheeling, flying remote control airplanes and riding horses. He also enjoyed cooking and within the last year he took up playing the guitar.

Quite the prankster, Tory enjoyed making people laugh. He truly loved his family and friends. He had aspirations of serving his country as a member of the United States Navy before his cancer diagnosis. The treatments he received were part of the research for ALL Leukemia cancer that were not only important to him but for his desire to help others.

Left to cherish his memory are his parents of Marengo; sisters, Rylee and Samantha Holobaugh; maternal grandparents, Mark and Cheryl Inscho of Marengo; paternal grandparents, Bill and Durena Holobaugh of Centerburg; great grandparents, Janet Inscho of Delaware and Wayne and Carol Riesen of Roanoke, Virginia; aunts, Kelly Oiler of Marengo and Roshelle Dickason of Centerburg; cousins, Katie (Brandon) Hoyt, Kolton Oiler, Savannah Inscho-Lewis, Kenzy Oiler, Kaden Oiler and Anique Dilarenzo.

Tory was preceded in death by his aunt Cindy Jo Inscho and great grandparents Jean Riesen, Walter and Natalie Hunt and Foster Inscho.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware with funeral services to follow at 2:00 pm. Burial will follow in Stantontown Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Tory’s memory may be made to the funeral home to assist with expenses.

The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve the Holobaugh family.

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  • Dear Holobaugh Family,
    I am truly sorry for your loss. Tory’s life will not be forgotten by anyone who knew him. I may not have known him very well but I can say at the very least that he had an amazing personality and uplifting spirit. I met only a handful of times, whether it was back in school, through mutual friends, or randomly just out and about. Every single time I would have a good encounter and he could easily put a smile on my face whether it was his positive attitude or goofy attitude. I wasn’t close to him and I’m not sure if he would have considered me a friend or not but even for me it was hard watching him struggle with cancer. Whether if it was on Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, you name it. He was all over social media. That’s how I heard about his passing and it hurt to see everyone’s posts and I really feel for the whole family and the rest of his friends. It’s depressing to see someone so great leave. Rest in peace Tory. You’ll never be forgotten….

  • Tory’s family,
    I am still in shock that he is not still here on earth. I know he was a wonderful young man and I enjoyed teaching him at BV and messaging him to give a pep talk. I know he fought very hard and he was very happy for the bone marrow transplant. I will pray for all of the family, friends, and our BV family to help us get peace and comfort from this pain. I will see you Saturday as I am here vacationing from Florida.

    God Bless You in this time,
    Amber Elliott

  • So sorry for your loss. The family is in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you comfort during your time of need.

  • My heart weeps for Christy and Dillon,Sammy,and Rialey because I know the pain of losing a child. it’s not easy to say good-bye because we never expect it to happen but now he is a young man walking among giants. With all the battles of life he overcame he was a giant on this earth,a warrior among warriors, burning with desire to please others and live a long full life. He will live in the hearts of all he touched. After we complete our walk through the garden of life and God bids us to enter through the gates of heaven it’s hard to say no. As Vince Gill sang “go rest high on that mountain young man your work on this earth is through” See you soon my friend. Take comfort in knowing that he saw God that morning because we are that important to Him.

  • I am very sorry for the loss of this precious life. I can remember Tory as a sweet bubbly young clover bud in 4-H. In more recent years he served me from the deli at Meijer. I don’t know if he remembered me or not but he always had a smile on his face. May you rest in peace, young man.

  • You’re all in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Hugs to all of you.

  • My prayers are with Torys family. Tory was a wonderful person. So much insight into life for such a young man . I loved it when he came to our home. I certainly learned a lot from him the short time that I knew him. He will be in my heart always. He will be missed,

  • I was fortunate to have Tory as a student when he was in the 8th grade. What I remember most about him is his smile. I cannot remember a time when Tory wasn’t happy. No matter what was going on that day, or what we were working on, he always had that amazing smile. Time goes by and students often forget their teachers, but we never forget our kids. I am so deeply sorry for your loss.

    Sacha Standish

  • Sammie, so sorry for the loss of your brother. My heart breaks for you sweetie. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. Hugs to you!

  • We are sad for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  • I am very sorry for the loss of Tory I will be attending Saturday I loved Tory like he was my brother sending prayers

  • God Bless YOU, Tory Austin Holobaugh.

    Young men like you,would always be welcomed in the Military of The United States of America. The United States Navy really LOST a GOOD Man.
    Semper Fortis.

  • Christy and Dillan, Uncle John and I are saddened. We hurt for your loss. Tory was very special. I enjoyed the times he came over to hang out when at grandma and grandpa’s, Asking if he could help with anything. He didn’t even mind helping clean stalls. I’ve been reading all the thoughts of others and agree. He was polite, fun, smiley, humble and eager to help with anything. I cannot believe how these past months he endured so much pain yet was always smiling and making those visiting laugh. Everyone loved him. I remember seeing him at the fair with his horse. A love of horses instilled by you Christy. He was very proud of that horse. He is without pain now and in a better place. Though unfair, God had a plan.
    Love Uncle John and Aunt Fran

  • To the Holobaugh & Inscho Families, we wish you peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to hold forever in heart. We love you, Susie, Debbie, Pamela, Sam & Julie Hebert