Thomas N. Strong, age 65, North Fairfield, Ohio, passed away July 12, 2013, after a lengthy illness.
He was born Sept. 21, 1947, in Fremont, to Herbert and Julia (Wasson) Strong of Milan.
He graduated from Milan High School in 1965, attended Case Western Reserve and graduated with a mechanical engineering degree. He also received an MBA from Ohio State University.
He worked at Clevite in Milan, Progressive Design and Machine in Clyde, and Atlas Crankshaft in Fostoria. He then transferred to Cummins Engine Plant for 35 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Julia (Wasson) Strong.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Deborah (Hoyt) Strong; three children, Shelley (Strong) and Jody Soviak and their children, Mitchell, Mason, and Mackenzie of Richwood, Ohio, Brian and Angie (May) Strong and their children Nicole, William, and Megan of Tipp City, Ohio, and Adam and Wendy (Collins) Strong and their daughter Jillian of Willard; sister, Pamela (Strong) and Rodney Wallace and their children Nathan and Peyton of Alto, Texas.
A memorial service will be 4 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at North Fairfield United Methodist Church. Please join the family afterwards for refreshments at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.