Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

330.262.7771

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE

330.262.7771

Thomas William Moreland was born January 6, 1955 to Guy Willard Moreland, Jr and Eleanor Delores Tutko in Wooster, Ohio. He attended Wooster High School. At one juncture in his life, he decided to obtain his GED. He made an impression to the ABLE staff and students by his tenacity and perseverance to achieve his goal.

He was a painting contractor and operated his own business for many years. He was a painting perfectionist. He traveled extensively and could recite mileage and times of travel like a savant. He loved playing the lottery as well.

Our guardian angel, Tom, went home to our Lord on Thursday, October 6, 2022 after his long battle with ALS. He never gave up, was optimistic and positive. He did ask why God was taking so long to bring him home. He loved everyone around him. He had a quirky sense of humor for which he was well known and could regale folks with his jokes and stories. He was the ultimate storyteller and jokester.

He left a legacy of time and love. He had time for anyone he happened to be talking to or visiting. He loved sports, especially the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Ohio State Buckeyes.

He came from a card playing family. He played Canasta in honor of his grandmother, Soiltare in honor of his mother, Euchre in honor of his father, and Skipbo just for fun. If you won, you were called ‘a dirty dog’ or “little piggy’.

Uncle Tom, as he was known to his nieces, to their friends, to more nieces and nephews, more kids and even adults. He said, “It’s kinda weird when people older than me call me Uncle Tom. ”

Tom was well known at Red Cross and donated over 29 gallons of blood during his lifetime. He was committed to helping others in need.

Tom and Janet Ball began their wonderful relationship eleven years ago on Sweetest Day and had a truly amazing love for one another. She was the most loving caregiver.

Surviving is a brother, Raymond, a sister, Carrie (Tony), sons, Justin (Kandace) Wilson, Bryce (Lyndsey) Wilson, a daughter, Amanda (Victoria) Moreland, step-daughter, Jessie Andrews, grandchildren, Taylor, Jensen, Lily, Kara, Madelyn, and McKenna, nieces and nephews Erin Hill (Luke), AJ (Carissa) Cardace, Aerial Cardace, Nikki Kurtz, great nephews Jacob Hill and Zaiden Stevens and countless other nephews and nieces as well other relatives and friends he loved.

All the staff at West View Healthy Living provided excellent care, love and support to Tom. He always ended his conversation with ‘I love you’ and ‘Be careful’. They said he had a big, generous heart and always the gentleman.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his niece, Larissa, nephew-in-law, Jay and great nephew, Wyett Wallace.

If donations are desired, the American Red Cross, PO Box 37839, Boone, IA 50037-0839, Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 and West View Healthy Living, 1715 Mechanicsburg Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 would be excellent choices.

A Memorial Service will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 527 Beall Ave., Wooster, OH in the Parish Hall on Saturday, November 5, 2022 from 11am to 2pm.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster, is assisting the family.

Online condolences maybe left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com

Memorial Contributions:

If donations are desired, the American Red Cross, PO Box 37839, Boone, IA 50037-0839, Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 and West View Healthy Living, 1715 Mechanicsburg Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 would be excellent choices.

Service:

A Memorial Service will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 527 Beall Ave., Wooster, OH in the Parish Hall on Saturday, November 5, 2022 from 11am to 2pm.

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