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Thomas Joseph Welly
September 24, 1933 - February 5, 2020
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Walker Funeral Home
5155 Sylvania Avenue
Toledo, OH 43623
(419) 841-2422 | Map
Wednesday 2/26, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A scripture service will be held at 7:30 p.m.

Cemetery
Resurrection Cemetery
Thursday 2/27
Mass
Corpus Christi University Parish
2955 Dorr Street
Toledo, OH 43607
(419) 531-4992 | Map
Thursday 2/27, 11:00 am

One of Northwest Ohio’s greatest storytellers wrote his last chapter on February 5, 2020 surrounded by his loving family and dog, Nurse Bailey.  Thomas Joseph Welly died as he lived with grace,  concern for others, and a deep faith. Tom was born on September 24, 1933 in Fostoria, Ohio to Anthony and Margaret Welly.  He …
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Marcia Lehmann left a message on February 26, 2020:
My sympathy to Ann and family. Tom was such a nice man. We enjoyed our week end visits at the lake being neighbors for several years. I was so sorry when you moved away. I have thought of all of you so often. You will be in my prayers. I hope Tom and Dick will meet again in heaven. Sincerely, Marcia Lehmann
Sean and Debbie Richardson left a message on February 25, 2020:
What a wonderful tribute to Tom and what a wonderful life he had. Thoughts and prayers to the entire Welly Family.
Dorothyann Coyne left a message on February 25, 2020:
Dearest Ann and family -- Only wonderful memories of so many special times shared over the years. Tom would always greet me with a warm smile. He will be missed from all the parties. I wonder if a jazz band will be playing for him -- something he once said he wanted. So sorry that I am unable to be with you in your celebrations, but Clare and I will want you and Michelle to share a lunch some day when Spring unfolds again. All my dearest love to the entire Welly clan, Dottie
Dorothyann Coyne left a message on February 25, 2020:
Dearest Ann and family -- Only wonderful memories of so many special times shared over the years. Tom would always greet me with a warm smile. He will be missed from all the parties. I wonder if a jazz band will be playing for him -- something he once said he wanted. So sorry that I am unable to be with you in your celebrations, but Clare and I will want you and Michelle to share a lunch some day when Spring unfolds again. All my dearest love to the entire Welly clan, Dottie
Joe Minnick left a message on February 25, 2020:
What can someone say about a man who made a huge impact on his career? Simply thank you for being my mentor and friend. I worked for and with Tom for many years at several Toledo marcom agencies. He guided me when I needed guidance. He counseled me when I needed counseling. He set the standard for client relationships. I fondly remember that whenever we crossed paths, he would greet me by calling out “Joseph of Arimathea”. Not that I could ever live up to that saints name. But that was Tom, always making you feel special. I always smile when I think of Tom, my mentor and my friend. To Ann and family, know Tom will live on through many aspiring individuals who chose a successful marcom career because of his guidance and friendship. He will be missed...by all who knew him. Regrettably, Darlene and I will be unable to attend the memorial service but know that you all our in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. Joe Minnick
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Dorothy left a message on February 15, 2020:
Sending prayers 🙏 and my condolences to the family and comfort 😘
Mary Arquette left a message on February 11, 2020:
While Tom is enjoying his eternal reward, my prayers continue for all his family. Tom was always so helpful to me throughout the years when I was at Mobile Meals and then at Lourdes University. My prayers continue for all the family. I know our Lord is with you and will give you the strength you need during this most difficult time.
Mike Zapiecki left a message on February 10, 2020:
Dear Ann & the Welly Family, I was saddened to learn of Tom's passing, but have nothing but wonderful memories of working alongside him for about 20 years or so, but knowing him for nearly 50 years. Our paths diverged for a while along the way, but you could always count on Tom to be the rock. It seems a lifetime ago, but Tom (the Reverend) was always willing and even delighted maybe, to be the moral compass for a wild & crazy group of advertising and promotion people back in the 80s & 90s. He had a fantastic sense of humor and was responsible for creating what he called "the Dumb Blond Award", which was given to any one of our agency folks who did something incredibly un-smart. (You didn't have to be blond or dumb to receive it.) One awardee parked a rental car too close to the railroad tracks while on a photo shoot, with unintended consequences. Tom enjoyed golf at TCC for years and had a competitive spirit. His legacy definitely lives on, and everyone he touched (and there were hundreds) noted his aura of honesty and integrity. He was always fun to be around, extremely proud of his children and very much in love with Ann--his "best sales job" he always said. The impact he had on so many people will never be erased. We are all better people because of Tom. Godspeed, my friend!
Susan Wolfram left a message on February 10, 2020:
Dear Ann and Family, Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; love leaves a memory no-one can steal. May the happy times sustain you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Sue
Greg Oatis left a message on February 9, 2020:
My deepest, most heartfelt condolences to Ann and all of you. Tom was — and I don’t say this lightly — one of the finest, most generous, most wholehearted people I have ever known. He did so much for me professionally and personally, and I will always, always be grateful. Tom was widely acknowledged as the most decent human beings (some said the *only* decent human being) in the marcom field in Toledo. And since I was one of those in the marcom field in Toledo, I can say that. If there was anyone who lived more fully or more vividly than Tom Welly, I have never met him. It saddens me that I am wintering in Florida and will not be able to express my sympathies and my memories to all of you in person. Know that you are in the hearts and prayers of so many of us — as Tom will always be. God be with you all. (I find now that I’ve always half expected someday to be able to write one last blockbuster, kick-a** proposal for Tom to submit to an important client somewhere and thereby galvanize an industry. But now it looks like it’s not going to happen.) RIP, my good friend. You were greatly — and most deservedly — loved.
Jory Conner left a message on February 8, 2020:
I feel great sorrow and loss for Thomas Welly and his family, close friends and acquaintenances. Tom is my cousin’s husband. I remember as a young teen how I looked up to Tom and Ann. I feel in my heart they led an honorable and blessed life and raised their family to be respectable and honorable. This will be a very difficult time for all of you as you say goodbye and exchange your memories. He will always be in your hearts. God Bkess.
Chloe Fairchild left a message on February 8, 2020:
In memory of Thomas Joseph Welly, Chloe Fairchild lit a candle
Tony & Trish Barone left a message on February 8, 2020:
Our condolences to the Welly family on Tom's passing. I have fond memories of working with "Father Welly" back in the 70's and 80's. He was a good person and always treated people fairly and kindly. Will be away at time of his funeral but will have the family in our thoughts and prayers. May Tom RIP! Tony & Trish
Shirley and Joel levine left a message on February 8, 2020:
We are so saddened to hear of Tom’s death. Our prayers and love are with you. Love Shirley and Joel levine
Tom Seymour left a message on February 8, 2020:
Sally and I are so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. He was truly one of the greatest influences on my life. Each day since I heard this news, I remember fondly another TWelly story. He introduced us to Fr Bacik, made my young Family so welcome at a Sunday morning breakfast just after we arrived in Toledo, was responsible for “the Shot” holing an eagle at TCC, and was co-founder of FareWelly Associates with we and the Walsh’s (great idea never acted upon), and many more. I will always remember his incredible Faith in God and Mankind. Condolences to all the Welly Family. RIP Tom Welly!!
Kate Blankerts left a message on February 7, 2020:
Tom will be so missed. I always smile when I think of when Tom and Ann hosted dinners and I loved when they came to the diner to visit me. Ann, Michelle and the rest of my family are in my thoughts.
Jill Ott Barry left a message on February 7, 2020:
Dear Ann and Family, my deepest sympathy to you in your loss of one great man! To me, Tom was W/S’s Father Welly watching all his ad students as he mentored them along. A wonderful, loving friend to all of us. Tom will never be forgotten! Ann, I am sending many hugs to you...Love, Jill
Katie Patid left a message on February 7, 2020:
May he rest in blessed peace. Fond memories of long ago -- and several years ago when he recounted a story about the book club (he and Ann were members of) and his deceased mother in law. Blessings and peace to all who loved him and to all he loved.
Margee &Jeff Poole left a message on February 7, 2020:
We are so sorry for you loss, and are keeping your family in our prayers.
Amanda Schlageter left a message on February 7, 2020:
I will always remember Uncle Toms famous Thanksgiving stuffing. It was always a surprise what would be in it each year.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Joanne Koch left a message on February 7, 2020:
We send our love to all of the Welly Family!
Rhea Diamond left a message on February 7, 2020:
On December 8, 1963, You opened the door to welcome me into your home. Gave you a few moments of stress but those subsided over the years. We had a few laughs and sometimes we just sat and watched TV. And to the family, I love all of you. Thank you for being so loving and accepting.
Walker Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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