Lloyd T. Root “Tom”. Age 75. Beloved husband of the late Charlotte. Loving father of Kerry Politsky (Matt), Katie Allender (Mike), Daniel (Marie), Eileen Leyden (Kraig) and stepfather of Rachel and Sarah. Cherished Papa of Adam, Lauren, Chloe, Penelope, Rylan, Mallory, Camden, Callie, Dominic, Kole, Samantha, Maggie, Patrick, and Bijou. Beloved son of the late Lloyd and Margaretta Root. Dear brother of Lorraine Vanselow (Edward), Michael (Diane), Madonna Scarcella (Dr. Joseph), Rita Haborak (Richard), and Rosemarie Sweeney (Joseph). Uncle, cousin, and friend to many. U.S. Army Veteran and retired Cleveland Firefighter.
VISITATION WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22ND FROM 3-7PM AT ZABOR FUNERAL HOME 5680 PEARL RD. PARMA, OH 44129. FUNERAL SERVICE THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD AT 9AM AT ZABOR FUNERAL HOME FOLLOWED BY INTERMENT AT OHIO WESTERN RESERVE NATIONAL CEMETERY AT 10:30AM.
Messages of Condolence
Sorry for your loss.
Tommy, the smartest guy at E-19. All the stories, all the memories, God I’ll miss you. Put the undercover shirt on and I will meet you later.
I’m sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. During my time assigned to HDQS.
in the 1980’s and early 1990’s, Tom was in charge of the Fire Prevention Bureau. Tom was very knowledgeable in Fire and
Building Codes and was valuable resource for the CFD as well
As the City. I never worked with Tom in Fire duty but he has the reputation as being an outstanding Firefighter. My sincere condolences to Tom’s Family.
Walt Zimmerer, Chief, Ret’d. CFD
I am sorry to hear of the passing of Tom, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
We are so saddened for your loss.
Thank you for all the wonderful memories. Hard to find the words to express all that you have been to us. We will miss you greatly!
Give Charlotte a big hug and kiss! So happy to know that you are now at Peace with her, and in the arms of Jesus Christ!
Love you forever
You are a piece now no more chemo. I enjoyed my time with you and Charlotte. May God bless.
I came onto the Fire Dept. with Tom. I happened to bump into Tom about three weeks ago at the VA on Brookpark and we spoke for a short time. He told me about moving to N. Royalton to be closer to his grandchildren. Tom was a Great Fireman, Fire Officer and a Great Guy. He will be missed by all.
My condolences to Tom’s family from a former fire academy classmate and co-worker.
Kerry, Katie, Danny & Eileen~
We are so saddened to hear of Tom’s passing, & you all have our deepest sympathies during this difficult time.
He really loved u guys & was always so proud of his kids & grandkids!
We pray that you all remember the good times you had together with love in hearts & smiles on your faces.
May God bless you all & bring you comfort you in your grief.
Love & prayers ~
Rachel Russell &
Very good and loyal friend he will sadly missed by all of us in Florida may he rest in eternal peace herb dot and others
My husband and I met Tom and Charlotte in 1999 in Cancun Mexico and developed a friendship that we both cherished. We visited each other as we both lived in Florida. After Charlotte’s passing we kept in touch. We moved back to Michigan where my husband passed. Tom and I talked every few months and when I couldn’t reach him on St Patrick’s Day I feared the worse. I have lost two dear friends and will think of them often.