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Emery, Thomas R.

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September 1, 1953 - March 27, 2011

Emery, Thomas R.

Thomas Rogers Emery, 57, of Dallas, went to be with our Lord Sunday, March 27, surrounded by his family. Born in Akron, Ohio, September 1, 1953, Tom was an outstanding husband, father, and friend. He was a master woodworker, and his work was sought by many in the area. He loved coaching his kids in softball, baseball and basketball. Tom was a charter member of the Happy Campers and an accomplished musician. His many other passions included backpacking, mountain climbing, skiing, cycling, and marathon running. Tom is survived by his wife, Monica; his daughter Sarah and son Shawn; his father David Emery and mother Jean Emery; his sister Barb Harroun and her husband Bob; his brother Pete Emery; and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service and celebration of Tom

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Cheryl Patterson

April 07, 2011 10:08PM

The Lord shows His love for us through the love of family and friends here on earth, which life teaches us is the most important thing in this world. And the friendship of Tom was one of those special relationships which touched my life and Rachel's life from that Autumn day in 1972 when we met across the hall in our OSU dorm. Tom and Moni showed us what young, true love looked like as it continued being the most abiding love through the years. I think about those youthful, fun-loving days at their farmhouse in Worthington, OH. I'm sure everyone who knew Tom will remember their own special times with him and are grateful to have known such a genuinely good person. I know God is comforting you, and the kids and everyone else in the family who are feeling the grief of his passing. Love to you Moni, Cheryl

Linda Condron

April 06, 2011 10:52AM


I am so very sorry to hear of Tom's passing. I only met him and you in Dallas a few years ago for the first time, but you were both so kind and generous and pleasant to be around. I spoke to Tom on the phone almost 2 years ago when a group of us was once again together at Cheryl's in Cleveland. I was impressed then by his positive attitude in the face of the serious challenge to his health. I will remember him by that serenity as will so many others, I am sure.

Rachel and Bob

April 01, 2011 9:26AM

Literally the boy next door in the OSU dorm in 1973, Tom and Monie (his soon to become wife) quickly became our lifelong friends. Tom, you were an amazing soul and loved by many! I am SO grateful for the special times we had together and our love goes out to Monie and family! You will be greatly missed dear soul!