John Thomas “Tom” Ament, 77, of Wooster, OH, died on Saturday, March 11, 2023.
He was born August 27, 1945, in Baltimore, MD, to John Wesley “Wes” and Mildred “Mim” Burger Ament. On August 31, 1968, he married Cheryl “Cheri” O’Hail. He is survived by their two children John Christopher (Chris) Ament of North Royalton, OH, and Laura (Michael) Taylor of Geelong, Australia; grandchildren Alex Ament, Isabelle “Rilie” Taylor, and Luke Taylor; sisters Janice Flores of Columbia, MD, and Mary Kelly of Crofton, MD.
John was preceded in death by his parents and wife.
John graduated from Muskingum College (where he met Cheri) in 1967. He married shortly thereafter, was drafted into the Army in 1968, and served in Fulda, Germany, for approximately 2 years. After being honorably discharged, he worked for the Veteran’s Administration nearly his entire career, retiring in 2000. He was an active member of St. Mary Catholic church and was a faithful Christian his entire life. John loved to fish, work in the garden and grow vegetables, play tennis, coach his kids’ softball teams (when he was younger), have game nights with friends (when he was older), and read very large books (especially history).
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on March 24 at 10am at St. Mary Catholic Church, 527 Beall Ave., Wooster, OH. Interment will follow at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery in Seville, OH. The service will be livestreamed on the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home Facebook Page.
Friends will be received on March 23 from 4pm-6pm at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster, OH.
Contributions may be directed to St. Mary Catholic Church, P. O. Box 109, Wooster, OH 44691
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.