Thomas McDiarmid

Born: Sun., Oct. 27, 1929
Died: Sun., Oct. 1, 2017


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Fri., Oct. 06, 2017
Location: Montpelier - East Main St.

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Fri., Oct. 06, 2017
Location: Montpelier - East Main St.

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Thomas McDiarmid, 87, of Defiance, passed away on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at the Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center. He was born on October 27, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan to Peter E. and Jane M. (Sweeney) McDiarmid. Tom attended school in the Detroit area. In February of 1956 he married Margie I. Cox and she preceded him in death on August 3, 1983.

Tom honorably served his country at the age of 17 in the Merchant Marines before being drafted into the United States Marines during the Korean War. After his discharge he began working for Norfolk Western Railroad in the Detroit area and did so up until 1968 when he and his family moved to Pioneer. Tom retired from Chase Brass as a machinist in 1983. He had many hobbies which included bowling, golfing, scuba diving, riding dirt bikes, and reading. Tom loved watching sports and cheering on his favorite teams, the Detroit Tigers and the Ohio State Buckeyes in football. He also held his small aircraft pilot license and enjoyed flying his airplane.

Tom is survived by his five children, Jane M. Harrington of Pioneer, Thomas J. McDiarmid of Cement City, MI, Jim M. McDiarmid of Pioneer, Robert E. McDiarmid of Lake Seneca, and Daniel S. McDiarmid of South Bend, IN; significant other, Martha “Marty” Wolfrum of Defiance; eight grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; five siblings, Edward McDiarmid of Southgate, MI, Peter (Carol) McDiarmid of Trenton, MI, Margaret Konopka and Mary Yurko both of Southgate MI and Catherine (Charles) Stallman of Groose Ile, MI; Marty’s family members; nieces, nephews other family members and good friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Margie I. McDiarmid and sister, Nancy King.

Visitation will be held on Friday, October 6, 2017 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Thompson Funeral Home on Main Street in Montpelier. Funeral services will take place immediately following visitation at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Jeremy Harrington to officiate. Interment will follow at Riverside Cemetery in Montpelier with military honors being presented by the Montpelier V.F.W. Donations may be made to Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center.

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Steve Falvo
   Posted Wed October 04, 2017
Sorry to hear about your Dad. Thoughts and prayers are going out for your family.

Ben and Floreaca Clements
   Posted Thu October 05, 2017
Knew your mother. Sorry for your additional loss.

Rhonda (Cox) Despoth
   Posted Thu October 05, 2017
Very sorry to hear your Dad passed away. I’m going to guess he’s talking with his Uncle Lyle :) you have my sincere condolences!
Love Rhonda

D. ILene Thorp
   Posted Fri October 06, 2017
My deepest sympathy to the family of Tom, but especially to Marty Wolfrum who has lost someone very special to her. I met Tom and Marty way back in the 1980s and 1990s. A few years ago I used to see Tom at the DC basketball games.

My prayers are with all of you during this difficult time of loss.

Dee Thorp in Defiance

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