J. Patrick "Tanc" Tancred

October 11, 1931May 13, 2012

TANCRED, J. Pat “Tanc” 80 of Clayton, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 13, 2012. He is survived by his beloved wife of almost 59 years and still counting Marge Tancred, four children and their spouses, Pam and John Hayes of Arcanum, Dr. Steve and MaryEllen Tancred of Lancaster, OH, Jody Tancred of Texas, Patty and Mike Wood of CO, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two sisters Suzanne Schrand of Kettering, Thomasine Ealy of Vandalia. Tanc was a US Air Force Veteran serving in the Korean Conflict, a member of American Legion Post 707 and was retired from the Ohio Casualty Insurance Company. In his retirement years, Pat was a proud member of the ROMEOs. Mr. Tancred was known to the Northmont Community as “Coach Tanc”, coaching football and baseball teams. He was elected into the Miami Valley Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990 and the Northmont Hall of Fame in 2000. He touched many lives and will be missed by all. There will be a Gathering of Family and Friends at the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME ENGLEWOOD CHAPEL, 675 West Wenger Road, Friday evening from 5 – 7 pm followed by a Service of Remembrance at 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association in memory of Pat. Messages of condolence may be made at: “Tanc was an example of someone who strives to reach greater heights as a builder of lives”.


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Friday, May 18, 2012
  • Service of Remembrance Friday, May 18, 2012

J. Patrick "Tanc" Tancred

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May 20, 2012

Although I had not seen him in many years, we were boyhood friends and also were claims adjusters in the same industry. We road motor scooters and had a great a great time in our teens. I am sure he will be missed sorely.
George B. Boyer, Tallahassee, Florida

May 19, 2012

Dear Grandma,

I will miss grandpa greatly and I hope to see you soon. Please take care of yourself and get better! I really enjoyed all our visits with you and grandpa. You'll mean the world to me!

I'll miss grandpa a lot!

Love Chris

May 19, 2012

Dear Marge,

We are sorry to haear about Pat, our prayers are with you. Our Lake Erie Adventures will always remain in our memories.


Jack and Brenda & Family Brands

May 18, 2012

Dear Marge,

We are sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved husband. I know you both have been a blessing to many people. Our prayers are with you as you go through this time of sorrow. Thank you for your work with special needs children, Derek Landes being one of them. May you feel Jesus Christ's love and peace in the next few hours and days ahead.

With love,
Mark & Clara Landes

Kurt Fontaine

May 17, 2012

He was my 1st coach in any type of sports and a paper route customer as well. I liked him for being the father figure I lacked, fair and firm..

May 17, 2012

Dear Aunt Marge and family,
I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Pat's passing. My thought and prayers are with you and your family.
Marti Moyes

David Fellers

May 17, 2012

To the entire Tancred family:
Coach Tancred made an incredible impact on me, first, as my pee wee football coach. At every point throughout my time at Northmont, whenever I would see Coach, he was always willing to encourage me. His pleasant but firm demeanor told me that he cared about me. I will always remember his smile, and the fact that no matter how long it had been since I was in contact with him last, he always remembered me and was genuinely glad to see me. I pray that God will bless all of you during this time, and that you never forget all the great things Coach Tancred stood for and passed on to many, many Northmont area youth during his lifetime.

American Heart Association

May 17, 2012

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

May 17, 2012

It is always hard to loose a classmate from the class of 1950. I have not seen him for many years but was updated by my sister, Connie , who worked at Ohio Casualty. My sympathy to your family.
Nancy Shawen Clark
From California

Jack Spring

May 17, 2012

Jody, your father was a pillar of strength to the Englewood community, and a wonderful father, especially to have raised such an amazing daughter as you! I remember your Dad helping out with the High School baseball team, and chastising me for parking in the wrong direction when I came to pick you up for our first date! May your fond memories of your Dad only grow more beautiful through the years, as you cherish forever what can never be forgotten ... all the love you gave him, and all the love and laughter and goodness he gave to you.