Tribute: Thomas B. Laird, Sr.

Thomas B. Laird, Sr., 73, died Sunday evening at Caprice Health Care Center

Thomas Laird, North Jackson, Ohio - obit


There will be Services at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at Lane Family Funeral Homes-Austintown Chapel for Thomas B. Laird, Sr., 73, who died Sunday evening at Caprice Health Care Center.

Tom was born October 12, 1942 in Star Junction, PA, a son of Harold and Janet I. Rae Laird.

Tom was employed with General Motors Corp. in Lordstown for over 30 years, retiring in 2003.

He was a graduate of West Newton High School and served his country as a member of the U.S. Navy.

Tom was a member of Argus Lodge No. 545 F. & A.M. in Canfield. He was a Volunteer Fireman with the North Jackson Fire Dept.

Tom enjoyed being outdoors, especially camping. He also enjoyed model trains.

Tom is survived by his wife, the former Rose L. Schultheis Messenger, whom he married October 12, 1988; his son, Thomas B. Laird, Jr. of West Newton, PA; his step-daughters, Shirley Messenger of Struthers and Michele (Mark) Williams of Newton Falls; his brother, James (Janine) Laird of West Newton, PA; his grandchildren, Kayla Messenger, Chelsey Mason, Charles Mason and Aaron Meyer and his gr. grandchildren, Chasity, Brayden and Riley Messenger.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents.

Freinds may call from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Thursday prior to the Service at the funeral home.

Material contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St. Canfield, OH 44406.

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