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Thomas R. "Tom" Storer


Service: 10:00am Thu. July 9th, 2020
Location: St. Raphael Catholic Church

Storer, Thomas R. “Tom”, 71, of Springfield, Ohio was called home by God on June 16, 2020. Tom was born in Springfield to the late Richard and Dorothy (Kelly) Storer. He was a 1967 graduate of Catholic Central High School. He served his country as a Marine (Semper fidelis) during the Vietnam War, attaining the rank of Sergeant, and was a Clark County Veterans’ Service Commissioner for over 18 years. Tom was a Master Plumber and worked for the Springfield Water Treatment Plant from 1981 until he retired in 2008. He served in various officer positions at the VFW Post 1031 and the Disabled American Veterans and was a member of the Elks, Eagles, Union Club, American Legion Post 6, Amvets, Moose, Buckeye Club, and the United Senior Services.

After his tour in Vietnam, he met his best friend and the love of his life, Dianne (Moorman). They were married in Springfield, Ohio and celebrated 47 years of marriage earlier this year. Tom had a passion for traveling, dancing, sports, antique woodworking and metalsmithing, and service, particularly to the veteran community. His faith, family, and friends were the most important things in his life. Tom was a life-long learner who enjoyed reading immensely, especially anything that furthered his knowledge of his Catholic faith, history, and any topic that could contribute to the education of his children. He was always willing to help those he loved. Tom was a dearly beloved Husband, Father, Pappaw, and Pop-Pop, and he will be deeply missed by many.

Surviving family includes his loving wife and caregiver, Dianne Storer, and their two children: Shawn (Stephanie) Storer and Emily (Zachary) Perkins, both of South Bend, Indiana; seven grandchildren: Abram, Jonah, Moses, Hannah, and Adah Storer and Sullivan and Augustus Perkins; Siblings: Janet (Jerry) Cuccinello, Neil (Jean) Storer, Marcy (Jeff) Rothe, and David (TC) Storer; Uncle Roger (Carol) Storer; numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of many others.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated with Tom’s family members on July 9, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Raphael Church 225 East High Street (masks and physical distancing will be required). The service will be live streamed on the St. Joseph/St. Raphael Parish Facebook page and will remain available for viewing after the service. Immediately following the Mass, Tom’s ashes will be interred at St. Bernard’s Cemetery and a VA memorial headstone will be installed to commemorate his life.

The family is grateful to all who supported, prayed for, and took care of Tom in life, especially in these recent years as he suffered from service-related neurological conditions and Parkinson’s Plus syndrome. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Tom’s memory to a favored organization.
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Diane I am deeply sorry for your loss. Many prayers for you and the entire family.

- Karen Harnish , Saturday August 1st, 2020

Dianne...Our love and prayers are with you and your family. Remember the good times and all the love you have for each other.

- Janet and David Webb, Tuesday July 28th, 2020

So very sorry for you and your families loss..Our prayers and thoughts are with you..RIP TOM

- Pat& Don GERON, Friday July 10th, 2020

Janet and family's, sorry for your loss. We were able to visit Tom and Diane before Christmas. You and your family have been in our prayers.

- Steve & Julie Mapes, Thursday July 9th, 2020

Diane, Larry and I are so sad about your family's loss. Tom was a good man and always considered to be a friend. He will be missed, but remembered with fondness.

- Larry and Bonnie Longo, Thursday July 9th, 2020

Dianne,you have our deepest sympathy.

- Bill and Judy Powell, Thursday July 9th, 2020

So blessed to have had Tom for a friend and share travel experiences with. May he rest in piece. My thoughts and prayers for all of his family. His Mischievous I will always remember

- Pat mcfarland, Wednesday July 8th, 2020

Diane, I’m so sorry for your loss. I always thought you and Tom were such a cute couple, in love and having fun. My heart goes out to you, Shawn, Emily, and your entire family.

- Dee Dee Kabbes, Wednesday July 8th, 2020

I wish to extend my condolences to Tom's family. So Sorry. While our work schedules didn't allow us to see each other often, he would always say not to worry about his shift because he was there to take care of it. He always did.

- Al Wansing, Wednesday July 8th, 2020

Our prayers and condolences go out to Dianne and family. I remember Tom as a loving husband, a caring father, and a supporter of families. His devotion to Dianne was obvious and his support for her involvement in working to make individual lives better shined like a bright star in the darkness. He is that same star in Heaven now and Dianne I have no doubt his love will be with you and all the family as you grieve his death. Remember all the memories you have shared and know we are all with you in prayer and thoughts.

- Pat Banaszak, Tuesday July 7th, 2020

Condolences to you Dianne, Tom knowing you for many years, being a fellow Marine.” Semper Fi and God Speed “.

- John Derr, Tuesday July 7th, 2020

Dianne and family our condolences and prayers are with you during this time of Tom's passing. We would always see both of you at any of the Hatfield's dances. Tom was a great guy and loved to dance. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Mark and Barb

- Barb and Mark Zeller, Tuesday July 7th, 2020

Heartfelt condolences and lots of love to Dianne, Shawn, Emily, and Family. We are grateful for the time spent with Tom, his sense of humor, and genuine friendship. May peace be with you all.

- The Torsell Family, Tuesday July 7th, 2020

Diane, I’m so sorry for your loss. I always thought you and Tom were such a cute couple, in love and having fun. My heart goes out to you, Shawn, Emily, and your entire family.

- Dee Dee Kabbes, Tuesday July 7th, 2020

Dianne, I want to extend my deepest condolences on the passing of your life partner Tom. He was a kind and gentle man who always had a smile on his face every time I saw him. He will be missed by who knew and loved him.

- Chuck Moorman, Tuesday July 7th, 2020

Janet and family — so sorry for your loss.

- Elaine Cullen Hampton, Monday July 6th, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Storer family. Tom and Doug were the best friends all thru grade school and high school. He will truly be missed. Love to all, Doug and Carole Caylor

- Doug Caylor, Sunday July 5th, 2020

Dianne and the entire Storer family I send my deepest sympathy. You all will continue to be held up in prayers. Margaret Schief

- Margaret Schief, Sunday July 5th, 2020

Thoughts and prayers with you all. God bless and keep you in his tender care.

- Mary Derr McAfee, Sunday July 5th, 2020

Diane & family,we pray that the precious memories we have shared with Tom give you peace and strength. God bless and prayers,and all our love,your cousin Mary &Terry

- Mary (RUTROFF)Weld, Sunday July 5th, 2020

Dianne - We are so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. He will be missed by all who knew him. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love to all, Bev and Sam

- Bev and Sam Vatter, Sunday July 5th, 2020

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