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Thomas G. Weiskittle, 84, of Quincy, passed away at 3:37 p.m. on Saturday, August 20, 2022, at his home. He was born on December 1, 1937, in Sidney, Ohio, a son of the late Adolph William and Doris Eileen (Miller) Weiskittle.
On May 28, 1960, Tom married Beverly J. (McGowan) Weiskittle at Muchinnipi Church in Lewistown, Ohio, and a second time that same day in the rectory at the Holy Angels Church in Sidney, Ohio. Bev preceded him in death on October 23, 2017.
Tom is survived by his three children, Keith (Dianne) Weiskittle, Kristi (Skip) Oliver, and Karen (Blaine) Guthrie; nine grandchildren, Rachel Weiskittle, Grace Wilkinson, Gabriel Weiskittle, Braedan Oliver, Brogan Oliver, Bailey Oliver, Kaitlyn (Jeremy) Bailey, Kelsey Guthrie, and Kole (Kendrah) Guthrie; 6
great grandchildren; three sisters, Cherie Kuhn, Denise (Brian) Zelinski, and Susan (Kirby) Barrick; two brothers, William “Bill” Weiskittle, and Ronald (Jeanie) Weiskittle; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Lynn Weiskittle; and a brother, Jerome Weiskittle; and sisters-in-law, Sue Weiskittle, and Mary Weiskittle.
In 1940, Tom’s family moved to 102 Liberty Street in Quincy. He attended Quincy School for all 12 years and played drums in the band for 8 years. He played basketball for four years, took care of the audio/visual equipment, and operated the scoreboard for the Riverside High School basketball games while in high school. During the summer, Tom kept score and announced for all home games at Finfrock Park, passed the Bellefontaine Examiner, worked at the Quincy Hardware Store for his father after school and during the summer, worked at Hi-Grade gas station on Sundays, and drove dump truck for Weiskittle Sand & Gravel when he turned sixteen. He hauled many loads to I-75 while it was being constructed.
Tom attended Bowling Green University for one year for pre-engineering courses and worked at the school radio station as a maintenance engineer. He then transferred to Tri-State in Angola, Indiana and received a BSEE degree in March 1960. Tom met his future wife, Bev, on a blind date that was arranged by one of his Tri-State classmates.
In March of 1960, Tom was hired as a field service engineer at Monarch Machine Tool, where he worked until 1976 as a senior design engineer. That same year Tom was hired by Bob Melhorn to help him run the Hi-Grade Oil office.
Tom was first appointed on March 1, 1982, as the Fiscal Officer of Miami Township. Tom held the job until his health forced him to resign in June 2021. Tom was still working on special projects for the township. He also filled in as the Quincy Fiscal Officer.
Tom was a member of the Quincy Fire Department for 65 years. When the fire department purchased new fire trucks in 1951 or 1952, Tom learned to operate them from the factory representative when they were delivered. There was a building fire across from the bank, where Tom operated the truck, but he was too young to drive them at that time. He recalled his first time driving to a fire. It was to a barn across the road from Bob Melhorn on Road 35. He drove the new tanker and Louie Plank (who ran the Ford dealership in Quincy), rode with me. Louie told Tom every move to make and the barn was saved. During his time with the Quincy Fire Department, Tom served as Assistant Chief and Chief. He stepped down as chief in September 1993. Declining health forced Tom to retire from the fire department in 2017 due to both he and Bev having been diagnosed with cancer. Tom had also served as a police officer for Quincy for a few months, and on the Riverside School Board.
The family will receive friends from 3-7 p.m. on Friday, August 26, 2022, and from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, August 27, 2022, at the Quincy Miami Township Fire Department, 119 Main Street in Quincy. Pastor Mark Vincent will officiate a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at the fire department. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Quincy, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made, in Tom’s memory, to Quincy Miami Township Fire Department, P.O. Box 268, Quincy, Ohio 43343 or to the Logan County Cancer Society, c/o Mary Rutan Hospital Foundations, 205 Palmer Avenue, Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311.
DARING & SANFORD FUNERAL HOME, DEGRAFF is honored to serve the Weiskittle family and encourages anyone to share a fond memory or message of condolence at www.edsfh.com.