Thomas M. Ebert, Jr.
Thomas M. Ebert, Jr., age 74, of Mansfield, died Friday, January 8, 2021 at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital.
Tom was born January 13, 1946 in Hammond, IN to the late Thomas M. and Ruth (Ellerby) Ebert. He attended and graduated from St. Peter’s High School and served his country during the Vietnam Era in the United States Army from 1963-1966. Tom worked at Hartman Electric in Mansfield, retiring after 19 years of service, and prior to that, worked at AMF in Shelby for 12 years.
Tom thoroughly enjoyed tinkering and working on anything he could get his hands on. His infatuation with old cars took him to area cars shows and sometimes just to appreciate one found parked in a parking lot he happened to be parked in himself. He always dreamed of owning and restoring one himself. Tom loved the outdoors and, more recently, had taken up coin collecting and going to the Senior Citizen Centers in Lexington and Ontario where he sometimes called Bingo. After retirement, Tom found pleasure in meeting up with other retiree friends for morning coffee.
Although ironic for Tom, at a local dance a handful of years ago he met and soon after married Ila I. (Spencer) Ebert on June 9, 2016. She survives along with his children: Thomas M. (April) Ebert, III of Galion and Tricia (Randy) Shults of Shelby; grandchildren: Nicole Ebert, Allie (Matt) Strong, Brittany Belcher, Gavin Belcher, Jacob Clark, Jessica (Matt) Evans; a great granddaughter: Riley Strong; a sister: Kimberly (Gary) Brown; a sister-in-law: Terri Clayton; and other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Mary M. (Timmer) Ebert, on November 19, 2014, and his brother, Robert L. Clayton.
Family and friends are welcome on what would have been Tom’s 75th birthday, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 from 10-11 am at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will immediately follow at 11 am. Fr. Jim Sanford will officiate the services and burial will follow in Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, stjude.org/donate.
Appropriate ways to express sympathy for those unable to attend may be done by leaving an online condolence at www.PenwellTurner.com or by leaving a comment on Tom’s obituary on the funeral home’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/PenwellFuneral.