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Tom Himes

September 16, 1947 ~ March 20, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old

Tom Himes Obituary

Thomas E Himes passed away March 20, 2023 enjoying his snowbird tincan in sunny Palmetto Florida.

Tom was born September 16, 1947 in Youngstown to parents Robert Joel Himes and Millicent Mraz Rohrer.

He was a 1965 graduate of Columbiana High School, enlisting in the Army in 1966, spent his service time in Alaska, honorably discharged 1969. He attended YSU, and later joined his father at Himes Tax Service. Tom retired in September of 2015. He was a member of Jerusalem Lutheran Church, serving as Deacon and Treasurer. Tom was a life member of the Benjamin Firestone Post #290 American Legion. He served 26 years as Treasurer, one year as Commander and many years as trustee. He served as Headquarter Chairman of the Columbiana Street Fair for many years. He was also a member of Sons of the American Legion and The Forty and Eight. He was a life member of the Historical Society of Columbiana and Fairfield Township. He was the recipient of President Obama’s Volunteer Service Award. He had many hobbies, a talented woodworker, gardener, and hot wheels/matchbox collector, enjoying full size corvettes. Tom enjoyed good beer, friends, genealogy, WW2 and Vietnam non fiction. His woodworking skills were put to good use in 1995 with the building of Firestone Funland. One of his most enjoyable moments of retirement was brewing “Taxmantom” with family and the boys of Birdfish. 2016. He and Deb retired to winters in Florida, walking the beach, swimming in the Gulf, shooting pool, genealogy, reading, entertaining and craft breweries.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Deborah Firestone-Himes; sons, Michael (Lita) and Adam; granddaughters, Jessica and Kayley; sister, Mariellen (Phil) Steiner; sister in law, Becky Mentzer-Himes; brother in law, Willie Burbick; stepsisters, Linda (Charles) Cope and Barbara (Alfred) Farrand; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Grandma Winnie and brother, Jeffrey Himes.

Deborah and family are especially grateful for the support group of close neighbors, in Tom’s decision to remain in Florida, Roger Anderson, Greg & Willie Burbick, Peg & Bruce Brewster, Karen & Rick Devenport, Linda & Randy Musser, Ellen Ross & Ruth Rice.

Services will be held Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 11am at the Warrick-Kummer- Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana with Pastor Cyndi Midlick of the 1st Methodist Church and military honors by Post #290 Honor Guard. Calling hours will be held one hour prior to the services on Saturday, May 6, 2023. Interment to be in Columbiana Cemetery at a later date. The family asks in lieu of flowers, a contribution to “Fix the Sticks” be made in his memory. Checks should be made out to the “City of Columbiana” Fix the Sticks in the memo line, c/o 28 W. Friend St. Columbiana, OH 44408.

Tom’s family requests no suits to be worn at the services and welcomes color.

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May 6, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home
28 North Main Street
Columbiana, OH 44408

Memorial Service
May 6, 2023

11:00 AM
Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home
28 North Main Street
Columbiana, OH 44408


Fix the Sticks
c/o City of Columbiana 28 W. Friend St., Columbiana OH 44408


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