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Thomas R. Ganoe

April 8, 1939 ~ May 1, 2020 (age 81)

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Thomas R. Ganoe, 81, of Defiance, passed away in his residence surrounded by his loving family on  May 1, 2020.  
He was born on April 8, 1939 to Earl and Catherine (Lidwell) Ganoe at Heilwood, PA.  On September 15, 1962 he married Marlene Bence, whom survives.

Thomas served his Country in the US Air Force from 1957-1961.  He worked as a Millwright for General Motors retiring January 1, 1998.  Thomas was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, UAW Local 211, Elks Lodge 147, and AMVETS Post 1991.
Thomas is survived by his loving spouse Marlene,  of Defiance, OH, three Daughters; Melissa (Roger) Jones of Defiance,  Amy (Troy) Reynolds of Archbold, and  Nancy (Steve) Russell of Columbus.  Also surving are three grandchildren;  Sara (Tony) Moss, Alex (Allison) Jones, and Katelyn Russell, and two great-grandchildren; Gracelyn and Milo Moss.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Joan Mignot.
There will be no visitation or service held at this time.  A private family celebration of life will be held at a later date.  


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