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Tyrone D. Thomas
Tyrone D. ThomasFlagTyrone D. Thomas, 77 of Marysville died Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at Memorial Gables following a brief illness.

He was born August 23, 1938 in Irvine, Kentucky to the late Horace M. and Mildred (Blount) Thomas.

On August 5, 1974 he married Mary S. (Vondenhuevel) in Las Vegas and she survives in Marysville.

Ty spent his career in education, first teaching and serving as principal at Newton Local Schools from 1966 to 1976.  He then became superintendent for Mendon Union Schools in Mercer County from 1976 to 1985, and later for North Union Schools from 1985 to 1990, where he retired.

A veteran of the U. S. Airforce, he was also an Eagle Scout.  He was a member of Baccarat American Legion Post 40 and the Union County Retired Teachers Association (U.C.R.T.A.).  Ty enjoyed fishing and traveling to Canada and Alaska.  He and his wife, Mary traveled to all fifty states.

He was a fan of Ohio State Women’s Basketball, being a member of the Rebounders Club.  Ty took great pride in taking care of his home property.

A memorial service led by Ty's niece Jennifer VonRue will be held Saturday September 24, 2016 at 5:00 pm at the family home at 21881 Springdale Rd. Marysville, Ohio 43040, where military honors will be conducted by the Richwood Area Veterans.  Friends may call at the home prior to the service from 1-5 pm.

Memorial gifts may be made to U.C.R.T.A. Scholarship fund c/o Tom Edgar, 347 S. Court Street, Marysville, OH  43040 or to the charity of donors choice.

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#1 from: Walt & Nancy Everly
Florence, SC
Thu, Aug 18, 2016 at 12:28 PM


Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.  Walt really enjoyed working with Ty at NU.

#2 from: RONA PENIX
Thu, Aug 18, 2016 at 6:30 PM


#3 from: Darrel & Rita Hollenbacher
Troy Oh
Sat, Aug 20, 2016 at 4:58 PM

You are in our prayers

#4 from: Jerry and Sheryl Ellis
Mendon, Ohio
Sun, Aug 21, 2016 at 5:27 PM

To Mary and the rest of your family, so sorry to hear of Ty's passing. You were our neighbors for those years you spent in Mendon. You have our deepest sympathy.

#5 from: Virgil Rankin
Sun, Aug 21, 2016 at 7:39 PM

As staff members at North Union, we came to know Ty as a dedicated educator, who always made an effort to do the right thing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mary at this difficult time.
Virg & Jani Rankin

#6 from: Rex & Janet Emans
Rockford , Oh
Sun, Aug 21, 2016 at 9:19 PM

So sorry to hear about Ty. Was a great guy. You have our deepest sympathy and in our prayers. Was an honor to have known him. He is catching the big ones now. Rex & Janet Emans

#7 from: Mary Puthoff
Celina, Ohio (Mendon, Ohio}
Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 9:55 AM

So sorry to hear about Ty's passing, he was one of the good guys,  Mary you and your family are in my prayers.

#8 from: DeDe Stoner
Celina, oh
Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 1:11 PM

Mary I am so sorry for your loss. Ty was the reason I found the job at St, Henry & I never had a chance to thank him for 35 wonderful years. RIP

#9 from: Judy Hall Baker
Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 2:45 PM

Soo sorry for your loss, everyone is in my thoughts and prayers!

#10 from: Sue clem
Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 3:11 PM

Mary, just saw the obit, I am at the airport flying to CA. I hate missing his visitation but want you to know how sorry I am. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Sue

#11 from: Teresa Rockenbaugh
Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 4:14 PM

Mary and family sorry for your loss.
The loss of a loved one us so hard. Prayers for you and your family!

#12 from: Kathy Johnson
Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 4:18 PM

Mary, I'm so sorry to hear about Ty. My thoughts are with you.

#13 from: Jim and Nancy George
Marysville, Ohio
Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 5:05 PM

Mary:  So sorry for your loss.  Ty always held a special place in my heart.  He not only hired me at North Union, both he and you became my friends.  Thank you and Ty for many fond memories. I will deeply miss him.

#14 from: Laura Vondenhuevel
Troy, OH
Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 5:24 PM

Uncle Ty you will be missed and remembered fondly by all those whose lives you touched.

Some fishes are getting off easy this fall with you not going after them. ♡

#15 from: Vickie Miller
Marion, Ohio
Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 6:24 PM


I am so sorry for your loss.  You are in my prayers.

#16 from: Sherrie Hensley
Boerne, Texas
Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 8:02 PM

I have so many fond memories of Ty. What fun we had in High School! He was a good man and I'll miss him. I'm so glad y'all came to see us here in Boerne. The kids still say, " rukh- ro" and talk about Ty when we play Uno. He was funny and fun. How fortunate you were to have so many years together! You're in my thoughts and prayers during these coming days. God bless you, Mary.

#17 from: Stefanie Lorenz
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 10:23 AM

Ty was such a great uncle and GREAT great uncle. Our sympathies.

#18 from: Brent & Kim Chapman
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 4:02 PM

Our prayers and sympathies on Ty's passing.

#19 from: Jane Rolsten Barnes
Van Wert
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 7:34 PM

Mary, I am so sorry for your loss. Ty was a wonderful man who had a positive affect on everyone he met.
May God bless you with many joyful memories in the coming days.

#20 from: Sandy Darling Glover
Morehead KY
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 9:15 PM

I am so sorry for your loss! Thoughts and prayers for you and your family! He will be greatly missed by many!

#21 from: Casey & Karen Nuttle
Mon, Aug 29, 2016 at 7:14 AM

We are so sorry to learn of Ty's passing.  I always enjoyed working with him.  I am very appreciative of all of the opportunities and support he gave me.

#22 from: Patty Weaver Passwaters
London, Ohio
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 at 8:16 PM

Mary, Sorry for you loss of a wonderful educator, friend and mentor. I learned a lot when Ty was my teacher and later when he was my superintendent. He guided me each step of the way through my career in education. I enjoyed working as a peer with him at North Union. He will be greatly missed.

#23 from: Lynn and Mary Grose
Richwood, Ohio
Thu, Sep 8, 2016 at 3:03 PM

So sorry for your loss. What an honor it was for me to know Ty. I will always remember all the fun we had on all the fishing trips we did. I will always remember my first trip to Canada. He invited me and I caught the first and largest musky of my life!! Mary sending prayers your way and God Bless!

#24 from: Paula Roller
Marion, OH
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 at 1:20 PM

Thinking of you and Ty with fond memories of good times.

Know that you have many friends thinking of you and are there for you.

#25 from: Barb Adams
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 at 10:28 AM

So sorry for your lose. Try was such a kind person and always supportive.  I am always thankful he hired me for my first teaching job at NU, he gave me a great opportunity. You will be in my thoughts.

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