Thomas P. Beal, 83, of Avon Lake, formerly of Wellington, passed away Friday, November 3, 2017. Thomas was born January 5, 1934 in Oberlin and was a 1951 graduate of Wellington High School.
He Served in the U.S. Army National Guard in the 1950's through the early 1960's. Thomas began working at the age of 15, at the Wellington Enterprise Newspaper, then in the Composing Room at the Elyria Chronicle and next as a Linotype Operator, at the Cleveland Press until they closed. After his newspaper career, Tom, became a banker first as a loan officer at Elyria Savings & Trust, which later became First Merit, retiring from there as Branch Manager of the Lear Road, Avon Lake location. During retirement, Tom worked as a Sales Manager for Perritt Building Co.
Thomas was an active member at ALUCC, singing in the choir. He served as past President of the Avon Lake Kiwanis Club, volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, was a Barbershop Quartet singer. Tom also served on the Avon Lake Planning Board. He was an avid golfer, enjoyed fishing and spending time with family, especially his grandchildren.
Tom is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 66 years, Isabelle (nee Auble); children, David T. Beal of Sheffield Village, Deborah Sue Rom of Loveland, Colorado and Daniel C. Beal (Norine) of Boulder Creek, California; grandchildren, Aaron, Pete (Megan), Lindsay, Maxwell, Dana and Dillon; great-grandchildren, Christopher, Claire, Frankie and Toby and brother, John C. Beal.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Clayton A. and Hazel L. (nee Edwards) and brother, Jerald Beal.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 11 A.M. at the Avon Lake United Church of Christ, 32801 Electric Blvd., Avon Lake at 11 A.M. The Reverend Kelly Brill of the church will officiate. Tom will be interred with honors at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be forwarded to Avon Lake UCC.