Thomas E. AHERN, age 73. Beloved father of Shannon (Rick), Colleen Baird (Ladd) and Meghan Farrar. Dear grandfather of Sophia, Ally, Julianne, Maia, Kyle and Luke. Dear brother of Eileen Konescni and the following deceased: Jack and Larry. Dear son of Caroline Ahern Biller and Martin (both deceased). Special friend to Judy West, Marty and Margaret Gilas and Vince Krasinski. Dearest uncle and friend to many in Florida and Ohio.
MEMORIAL VISITATION, SATURDAY, JULY 30, 3-5 P.M. WITH 5:00 FUNERAL SERVICE AT THE ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL RD., PARMA (betw. Ridge & Snow). Private interment at St. Mary Cemetery.
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Messages of Condolence
May knowing you’re in the hearts and thoughts of others help you and yours through this time of sorrow. “And there will be many of those asleep in the ground of dust who will wakes up…” (Daniel 12:2)
The next few months and years will be hard but girls you are strong and remember your dad is not in pain and think about all the good memories whenever you get sad and miss him and look at pictures or pick up the phone and call me it has been 16 years for me if you also need to cry my door is always open…..love you all!
I am so sorry for Tom’s family and friends, he was a great guy. Tom and I enjoyed many times together golfing, having a beer and listening to the Bendies music at the Crab Shack , and at the R,R. Club House. It will not be the same for me and many others when we return to Fl this fall.
Meghan, Shannon, Colleen and Grandchildren we are so sorry for the loss of your father/grandfather. We keep remembering the good times and many holidays we spent together. We are sorry that we will not be able to make it to Ohio for his funeral services. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Love and Prayers,
Aunt Diane and Uncle Bruce
Very often I think back on the wonderful times we had growing up in Heritage Park. The Aherns were a huge part of that. I remember Mr. Ahern as funny and kind. He and my dad were good friends. My heart breaks for you girls. Hold right to the promise that we will see him again. I am anxious for that day.
Our hearts are broken for the loss by our Ahern family. We love you all and offer our prayers, thoughts and support. No words can ever soften the hurt but a strong faith can provide comfort knowing that he has made his way back Home, as will we, where only peace and joy await.
As Tom’s sister, I am grieving for my baby brother. As we got older and had more illnesses through the past years, we would call each other often to let each other know our status. Sometimes it meant we cried together and often we were frustrated about the vulnerable situations we found ourselves near the end of our lives.
We offer our condolences to Meghan, Shannon, Colleen and the Grandchildren.
Eileen & Joe Konecsni
Dear Shannon, Sophia and Families,
We are sadden by the loss of your father/grandfather. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Know too, that Jesus will walk with you through your difficult times.
In fond memories of your dad and our Heritage Park Sports Competition – your dad was always so funny and the life of the party. Many wonderful memories packed away in our hearts.
Love you, stay calm, peace my loves, aka Goofy Grandma and Grandpa
To all family & friends of Tom’s…
His presence in our lives will continue to be….it’s not difficult to feel his humor, see his smile or hear his laugh the minute you think of him…I’m so pleased he considered me a friend for all these years. St. Charles through Parma High and then to Florida….so many shared memories.
He “Loved” his kids so much!! Prayers to all.
Sincere condolences to the Ahern family on the passing of my friend, Tom Ahern. Tom and I were Fraternity Brothers in Delta Upsilon Fraternity at Kent State University. Tom is fondly remembered as part of the close-knit “Parma contingent”, along with Brothers Tom Zabor, Vince Strazzo and others. Tom will be missed by all of us from Delta Upsilon. May he rest in eternal peace. Sincerely, AL Farinacci.
“Saying goodbye has got to be the hardest thing to do in this world. But at least we know its not forever. We will meet again soon. Sending our deepest condolences.”
Shannon, Colleen, and Meghan
I was so very sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. Some of my fondest memories are of him always joking and laugjing……he was blessed with such a big personality! Now he’s with Uncle Larry (two of a kind!) bringing joy and humor to all the beautiful souls in heaven. Some day in the future, we’ll all be together again to love, laugh and reminisce at their party!
My deepest condolences, love, and prayers to you and your families…
I was so sorry to hear of your father’s death so soon after my husband, Butch’s passing. Your dad had kept in touch as Butch was declining and generously made donations to St. Jude when he went into a memory care facility and when he died. I will remember your Dad’s great smile, and great laugh. The two good lookers can share high school memories once again. Take time to savor your memories and treasure his life.
Sincerely, Karen Bourquin
To the Ahern family, I’m very sorry for your loss. No matter how much time passes we still feel the loss of our loved ones and view death as God does, an enemy. (1 Corinthians 15:26) May you find comfort and hope in His promise at Revelation 21:3,4 that shows soon there will be no more death, sickness, or pain, and we can see our lost loved ones again. Please accept my deepest condolences.