Thomas Edward “Tom” Quinlan
Thomas Edward “Tom” Quinlan, age 49, of Shelby, died unexpectedly following cardiac arrest on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at OhioHealth Shelby Hospital.
Tom was born on June 17, 1972 in Crestline, OH. He was a 1991 graduate of Shelby High School and attended Pioneer Joint Vocational School in the culinary arts program. Tom thoroughly enjoyed cooking. He had worked at The Coffee Shop in downtown Shelby as their head cook and in various jobs in Akron before becoming disabled. Tom was a member of the Messiah’s House of Prayer in Shiloh.
Tom loved to watch NFL football and wrestling, especially WWE and Hulk Hogan. He enjoyed playing the lottery- scratch offs were his favorite. Tom was a joker and loved to make people laugh. Although Tom was private, he never knew a stranger and was always kind to those he met.
Tom is survived by his loving mother, who was his best friend, and step-father: Debbie and Dan Heichelbech of Shelby; beloved sister: Jenny Amstutz of San Francisco, CA; cherished children: Michael Quinlan and Heather Quinlan Kirscher both of PA; grandson: Elijah; two grandsons on the way; special aunt and cousin: Carol Salvati and Shawn; dear girlfriend: Margie; best dog: Winston; and other relatives and friends. Tom was preceded in death by his father: Ronald Eugene Quinlan.
Family and friends are welcome on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 from 11-1pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will immediately follow at 1 pm. Pastor Bill Howell will officiate and burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery, Shelby.
For those unable to attend, sympathy may be expressed by leaving an online condolence on Tom’s obituary at www.PenwellTurner.com or by leaving a comment on his obituary post on the funeral home’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/PenwellFuneral.
To view Tom’s tribute video, click the link provided: https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/show/47TG6GMZNXDMN287