Thomas George "Tom" Leighty

Birth Date: 
Monday, November 11, 1929
Date of Passing: 
Thursday, August 29, 2019

WOOSTER – Thomas George “Tom” Leighty, 89 of Wooster passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at his home.

He was born November 11, 1929 the son of Thomas George, Sr. and Ruth Bahl Leighty.  He was married to his loving wife, Mary Lou Mohr for 62 years.  She survives.

Tom was an auto mechanic.  He had worked in Wooster for Lytle Construction and then for his brother, Richard at his gas station and later he worked in the garage at the O.A.R.D.C. and retired from there.  He loved automobiles, taking his grandkids to Cedar Point, being on Lake Erie fishing and riding his Goldwing.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Mary Lou, are his children, Thomas Jr. (Michelle) Leighty, Danny (Norma) Leighty, Howard (Kim) Leighty and Linda Sue Edwards; 13 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; his siblings, Cliff (Ginny) Leighty, Miriam Terman and Eunice (Gerald) Yates and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, twin sons Larry and Terry and a son James and his siblings, Wilford “Joe”, Robert, Gerald “Nupp”, John, Richard, Daniel, Evelyn and Doris Leighty.

Friends will be received at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster 1 hour prior to the 2:00 p.m. service on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 with Mr. Tom Johnson officiating.  Burial will follow in the Apple Creek Cemetery.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Wooster Community Hospital Auxiliary, 1761 Beall Ave., Wooster, OH 44691 or to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


Memorial Contributions: 

Wooster Community Hospital Auxiliary, 1761 Beall Ave., Wooster, OH 44691 or to Ohio's Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691


Tuesday, September 3, 2019 from 1-2:00 p.m. at the funeral home


Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home


Mr Leighty was a wonderful man to me, at that time, 10-16 years old paperboy. I looked forward to stopping by the gas station; more to talk with him and enjoy his light and comedic conversations, than the soda pop, candy and/or ice cream I purchased while out delivering newspapers. His kindness, his sense of humor and his love of life left me with a lasting impression that I've maintained for the past 60 years. God bless Mr Leighty and his family and I'm sure he's brighten heaven with his sense of humor.

Tom and I had great times at the Ashland Station. We would joke around and laugh a lot. A very great friend of mine. Tom fixed a couple cars I had when I had no idea what was wrong with the motor. He could be serious at times and funny at times. When Larry or Terry came in he was both. RIP Mr. Tom Leighty, You will always be in my mind.

Bob & Cathy Tilton

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