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Thomas Edward McNeeley
  • December 03, 1947
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  • May 01, 2019

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Thomas Edward McNeeley “Mac” of Avon Lake, OH and North Fort Myers, FL passed away Wednesday May 1, peacefully in Hope Hospice Care, Cape Coral, Florida, surrounded by his loving family. Born December 3, 1947 in Cleveland OH to Hugh McNeeley Jr. and Geraldine McNeeley (Traynor), he is survived by his three older siblings David McNeeley, Timothy McNeeley (Rosie) and Patrick McNeeley (Christine); by his spouse and light of his life, Merri McNeeley (Lewis); his two beloved sons, Kevin (Bryna Loewer) and Michael (Angel Kornuc),  his step-son Andy M. Boehnen and step-daughter Ellen M. Falvo (Boehnen) (Kevin Falvo) and his two wonderful granddaughters, Casey Geraldine McNeeley and Keira Lee McNeeley. Tom was a loving and attentive father (“Big Daddy”), stepfather and grandfather.  Tom graduated from St. Edwards H.S., Lakewood, OH in 1965 and obtained his Associate in Arts degree from Cuyahoga Community College in 1969. Tom was a firefighter and paramedic in Fairview, OH for over 25 years and enjoyed many enduring friendships with fellow firefighters. After retiring in his 50’s he began living his dream of snow-birding between Florida and Ohio.  He enjoyed boating including cruising and sailing. He felt lucky to have a spouse who loved boating as much as he did.  They cruised the Great Lakes between Chicago and Canada and Cleveland, the intercoastal waterways of Florida and many locations along the Gulf coast, alone and with friends. Many family members and friends enjoyed boating excursions with “Captain Tom” who was always accommodating and chipper. Tom was a peace seeker and a force for positivity in human connections. His kindness knew no bounds. He enjoyed people immensely and they enjoyed him. He was loved by all. He was an inspiration to family members to be kind and to live your dream. His family is immensely grateful for all the flowers, cards, messages, assistance and kindnesses received in these last weeks. Contributions in Tom’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.  A celebration of life service will be held in North Ft. Myers Saturday May 11 at 3pm at the Moody River Estates clubhouse 3050 Moody River Blvd. , North Ft. Myers, FL 33903.  A service will also be held in Avon Lake, OH in late June.


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  1. 21 May 2019
    Nichole Butler lit a candle:
    Lit since May 21, 2019 at 5:31:14 PM

  2. 15 May 2019
    Peggy Fitzgerald says:
    Dear Merri and all of the family,
    My deepest sympathies on your loss. Tom was such a fine, fine man; kind, warm, gentle, and funny. May he rest in peace.

  3. 09 May 2019
    Stephanie Clark says:
    My dearest Merri and all your loving family, my heart is still aching over the loss of "our" sweet Tom with his smile and warmth for us all. I will never forget all the wonderful times we shared, on the water and on land...especially coasting down that Vegas strip....singing Vivaaaa Los Vegas, my love and prayers to you all.
    Stephie and and Glen, xox

  4. 09 May 2019
    John and Audrey Fitzgerald says:
    John and Audrey Fitzgerald send their deepest condolences at this time of great loss. We will keep the entire family in our prayers.

  5. 08 May 2019
    Michelle Rodrigues says:
    Merri - our thoughts and prayers go to you and your family. My dad and I are thinking of you. Michelle Rodrigues

  6. 08 May 2019
    Rebecca Padavich lit a candle:
    Lit since May 8, 2019 at 5:07:17 PM

  7. 08 May 2019
    Jane and Paul Roullard says:
    Our condolences to Merri and family. Tom will be missed by all who knew him.

  8. 08 May 2019
    Hope Co-workers lit a candle:
    Lit since May 8, 2019 at 5:30:00 PM

  9. 08 May 2019
    John Kipp says:
    Our deepest condolences. Tom is the kind of person who warmed others hearts by his caring attitude and his fantastic wit. Always a smile on his face - and a funny joke behind it as well. Our prayers for your comfort.

  10. 08 May 2019
    Sam & Debbie Falvo says:
    What a beautiful tribute to Tom. Will miss him.

  11. 08 May 2019
    Tricia McCleaf lit a candle:
    Lit since May 8, 2019 at 5:42:56 AM

  12. 08 May 2019
    Jim Lewis says:
    Truly a great person that will be missed by all that knew him. May he rest in the tall grasses of an Irish spring.

  13. 08 May 2019
    Jim Lewis says:
    Truly an unforgettable person that will be missed by all. May he rest in the grasses of an Ireland spring

  14. 08 May 2019
    Kevin and Betty Hall says:
    Tom will be terribly missed. His smile always made us feel happy. Tom will always remain in our hearts.

  15. 08 May 2019
    The Konceliks lit a candle:
    Lit since May 8, 2019 at 5:38:49 AM

  16. 08 May 2019
    Paul & Mary Ann Keating says:
    Holding you close in our hearts and wishing you all peace and calm.
    healing hugs an prayers are being sent to you this day.

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