OBITUARY

Thomas Joseph Wyszynski

November 11, 1959June 25, 2021
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Thomas Joseph Wyszynski, age 61, was a loving husband to Deborah for 35 years; a larger than life father to Christina (Bob) Bruckelmyer and Timothy (Lauren) Wyszynski; an adoring Dziadek to Collins, Beckham, Cooper, Conley, and Baylor; a cherished son to Stanley and Irene Wyszynski; a fun brother to Steve (Dave Miles) Wyszynski, Richard (Colleen) Wyszynski, David (Fran) Wyszynski, Susan (John) Stephens, Carol (Bob) Ihasz, Matt (Beth) Wyszynski, and Robert (Sara) Wyszynski; and an entertaining uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Tom was born on November 11, 1959 and passed away unexpectedly on June 25, 2021. He graduated from Tallmadge High School and attended the University of Akron. Tom worked for A. Schulman for 30 years and was most recently employed with Roto Polymers as Director of Materials, North America. He was a member of the Association of Rotational Molders and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2016 for his achievements and developments in compound technology. He was a member of Saint Peter of the Fields Parish.

Tom was an accomplished youth soccer coach, missions trip leader, 4-H dad, and amateur wood turner. He enjoyed losing money through the family farm and was known to own multiple variations of the same piece of equipment for no apparent reason. Fishing was a lifelong passion for Tom and he enjoyed time on the water through the years with his father, brothers, sons, and grandchildren. His bold sense of humor was infectious to everyone he met, as he could deliver a well-timed knock-knock or dad joke seemingly on demand.

Family and friends will be received Friday, July 2, 2021 from 4:00 -7:00 PM at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 East Main Street, Ravenna. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Zachary Coulter on Saturday, July 3, 2021 at 11:00 AM at St. Peter of the Fields Catholic Church, 3487 Old Forge Road, Rootstown. Private interment will take place later at West Cemetery in Palmyra Township.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Casa Hogar Padre Chinchachoma Orphanage via https://gofund.me/0e3de5a5 or Right to Life of Northeast Ohio.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, July 2, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, July 3, 2021

Memories

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Reita Miller

July 9, 2021

I've waited to post a memory or a condolence because I am looking for the perfect words to say. They haven't arrived in my brain yet! What I remember most is his laugh! It came easy and sometimes unexpectedly! I remember how he would get a chuckle out of my reaction to those "sudden" gotcha comments that even his eyes would smile! He always welcomed me with a hug and a kiss. I will miss that! We know that love is eternal and as such he will not be too far from our hearts. I continue to hold the Wyszynski family in my prayers for God's comforting grace and peace to reign in their hearts.

Steve Harris

July 7, 2021

A great friend for over 30 years who shared his friendship and humor each and every time we spoke. I'll miss you Tom and I'd like to send my best wishes and prayers to all of Tom's family, friends and associates.
With best regards,
Steve Harris

Patty Mills Hysell

July 3, 2021

Oh Tom! To me he was a larger than life character! I met him through the Search Program and served on many retreats (both Search & Parishes etc.) & was on committee with him for Search. He was so funny and sometimes folks didn't look past the humor & shenanigans to see the very real faithful and devoted man he was. He sincerely wanted to do good & make others feel good. While we laughed a lot together, there were a couple of times we cried and leaned on each other. I will forever be grateful for having known him. I regret losing touch. Debbie, we exchanged Christmas cards through the years & I appreciated the updates. I stopped when my world changed & I so regret that. I have thought of you guys through the years & hoped you were well. Were I not in Florida, I would be with you today celebrating his life. God bless you & your children & grandchildren.

Harry Covington

July 2, 2021

Hi to Tom's family
First and foremost, Tom was a family man--almost every conversation had some family reference--and, I have known Tom for approximately 30 years, but who is counting. Not many guys give that much tribute to families.
Tom's well known humor plus his winning personality were always in front with Tom, but on the serious side, he was an extremely knowlegeable roto engineer and as a supplier, he gave me and my company much assistance. I sat in many ARM committee meetings that Tom may not have attended and many people gave credit to Tom for his support and knowledge. He WILL be missed. I could go on for a long time but you already know how special Tom was--I shed a tear when I think about his loss. Even the cattle will miss him!!!
May God bless Tom and the whole family.
Harry Covington
Retired President & Owner
Ferry Industries, Inc.

Kelly and Doug Blay

July 1, 2021

Huge loss to the entire community, know that your fond memories will help you through this difficult time. The Knapp and Blay Families

Perry Clark

July 1, 2021

Many say that high school memories are the best. The great memories I have of Tom could fill a book. As Tom's friend Rick has mentioned, I was fortunate to spend a vacation in Florida with Tom and close friends 40+ years ago. Perhaps my favorite memory of Tom on that trip occurred on a hot, lazy afternoon on the beach. Tom, with a small flotation device tucked under his arm, announced that he was going to paddle to Mexico. He jumped on his tiny raft and headed off until he was a tiny spot on the horizon. We were worried, but there was no way he could hear our pleas to return. Finally, another speck appeared on the horizon and it grew larger as it approached Tom. The Us Coastguard retrieved Tom and brought him back to waist-deep water where he returned to shore with a big smile on his face. Tom made life interesting and entertaining.
Although I lost track of Tom over the years I was thankful to visit with him a few weeks ago. Tom was a great friend and undoubted;y a wonderful man who touched many lives. Prayers for love, peace and comfort to all those who cherish his memory.

Michael Keegan

July 1, 2021

Christina.. Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family during this extremely difficult time. Stay strong.. Sincerely Michael Keegan & family

Evan S

July 1, 2021

I had the pleasure of meeting Tom year after year at the Rotational Molding Meetings. He was always a blast to hang out with, chat and to get some of the best information on roto-molding. I can imagine the huge-loss this is to your family. I will say a prayer in his memory.

Bruce Petersen

July 1, 2021

Tom was a great friend and colleague for many years. He was one of the best, and will be deeply missed by all of us who were lucky enough to have known him.

Greg Knepper

July 1, 2021

Hi again,
Sorry to be so long, but wanted to add one last event wherein Tom's seemingly perfect portrayal of a clown skit on a retreat brought tears to my (and many others') eyes. The skit had been around for years and was used symbolically in many spiritual retreats.
The character is dressed as a hobo clown, with clown paint artistically drawn on his face. He wanders into the corner of a room full of retreat participants, looking for shelter and a place to sit and rest a bit. He does so, glancing around quickly but hoping not to be noticed. Believing he has done so, he reaches in his pocket and pulls out a small bag of crackers. He prepares to eat one, when suddenly he notices the room is quiet, and he glances up to find everyone looking at him. He stops, feels uncomfortable, and decides he must share what he has. He shyly proceeds to walk to those nearest him, handing out one cracker to each person. After only 5-6 people, his crackers are gone.... He looks up again, and sees so many more people. He searches his pockets for something more, but finds nothing. He pauses sadly, and starts scratching his chin and the side of his face, thinking what else he can give them. Finally, he notices, on his fingertips, are colors of the clown paint from his face! He looks around again at everyone, this time more closely, and no one else has any clown paint like his! Yes!! That's it!! He will share his clown paint with everyone!! He happily and eagerly moves around the room, person to person, touching bits of his colorful paint onto each person's cheek!! He gives some to everyone, and no one is missed!! Finally he finishes and looks around at all the cheeks with color on in the room.... Now he is happy and satisfied, and smiles warmly, as he decides he can leave and move on now....
Oddly, the smile is so beautiful that even the now smeared and completely changed clown face, though nothing like it was before, still looked beautiful.... 😪❤️

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Biography

Thomas Joseph Wyszynski, age 61, was a loving husband to Deborah for 35 years; a larger than life father to Christina (Bob) Bruckelmyer and Timothy (Lauren) Wyszynski; an adoring Dziadek to Collins, Beckham, Cooper, Conley, and Baylor; a cherished son to Stanley and Irene Wyszynski; a fun brother to Steve (Dave Miles) Wyszynski, Richard (Colleen) Wyszynski, David (Fran) Wyszynski, Susan (John) Stephens, Carol (Bob) Ihasz, Matt (Beth) Wyszynski, and Robert (Sara) Wyszynski; and an entertaining uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Tom was born on November 11, 1959 and passed away unexpectedly on June 25, 2021. He graduated from Tallmadge High School and attended the University of Akron. Tom worked for A. Schulman for 30 years and was most recently employed with Roto Polymers as Director of Materials, North America. He was a member of the Association of Rotational Molders and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2016 for his achievements and developments in compound technology. He was a member of Saint Peter of the Fields Parish.

Tom was an accomplished youth soccer coach, missions trip leader, 4-H dad, and amateur wood turner. He enjoyed losing money through the family farm and was known to own multiple variations of the same piece of equipment for no apparent reason. Fishing was a lifelong passion for Tom and he enjoyed time on the water through the years with his father, brothers, sons, and grandchildren. His bold sense of humor was infectious to everyone he met, as he could deliver a well-timed knock-knock or dad joke seemingly on demand.

Family and friends will be received Friday, July 2, 2021 from 4:00 -7:00 PM at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 East Main Street, Ravenna. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Zachary Coulter on Saturday, July 3, 2021 at 11:00 AM at St. Peter of the Fields Catholic Church, 3487 Old Forge Road, Rootstown. Private interment will take place later at West Cemetery in Palmyra Township.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Casa Hogar Padre Chinchachoma Orphanage via https://gofund.me/0e3de5a5 or Right to Life of Northeast Ohio.