Obituary of Thomas Edmund Mallory
Thomas "Tom" Edmund Mallory, age 85 of Blissfield passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at the ProMedica Goerlich Center in Sylvania, Ohio. Tom was born September 11, 1935 in Lansing, Michigan to Gerald and Ruth (Finch) Mallory. Tom graduated from Blissfield High School in 1953, and Michigan State University in 1956. Tom served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, and was stationed in Illinois, Alabama, and Germany, and was discharged on June 15, 1960. On January 28, 1984 Tom married Phyllis (Coomer) and she survives. Tom worked for General Motors until his retirement in 1998. Tom served on the Blissfield Township Fire Department for 32 years, retiring in November of 2000. Tom was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Blissfield. Tom belonged to the Blissfield Golf League and secured a Hole in One on July 9th, 2006 . Tom was also a proud member of the American Legion Post 325 in Blissfield.
Surviving is his wife, Phyllis Mallory of Blissfield; a son, Brian (Denise) Mallory of Blissfield; stepchildren; Gary (Lori Kopke) Coomer; Jodi (Branden Gleckler) Truckor; Lori (Ronald) Welty; 18 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. Also surviving Tom is Patricia Tagsold, mother of his children. He was preceded in death by his parents and two daughters, Connie Nine and Barbara Cambal.
Visitation for Tom will be held on Sunday, October 4, 2020 from 3-7 p.m. at the Anderson-Rudd Funeral Home, Blissfield, with a walk through from the Blissfield Fire Department at 6:30 pm and a walk through from the Blissfield American Legion Post 325 at 7 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Monday, October 5, 2020 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. at the Anderson-Rudd Funeral Home, Blissfield with Rev. Gunsoo Jung officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery, Blissfield. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and social distancing restrictions, only a limited number of individuals will be allowed in the chapel at a time and masks are required.
You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Memorial contributions in Tom’s memory may be made to the Blissfield Township Firefighters Association or First United Methodist Church in Blissfield. Envelopes are available at Anderson-Rudd Funeral Home, Blissfield.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Thomas Mallory, please visit Tribute Store
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