Thomas N. Firm

Died: Tue., May 31, 2011

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On May 31, 2011 Thomas N. Firm, 85, of Wintersville, Ohio entered his eternal rest in heaven with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, with his loving family by his side in his home.

He was born September 30, 1925 in Steubenville, a son of the late William and Emma Smith Firm. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his grandson, Aaron Boyd on June 12, 2010; and brothers, William Firm Jr. and Samuel Firm.

He was a member of East Springfield United Methodist Church of the Cross, 25 year club of Weirton Steel, and Gadabouts Senior Group and always enjoyed their time together. 

Tom is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Wanda Lowery Firm; son, Thomas (Dianna) Firm of Toronto; daughters, Becky (Fred) Jones of Amsterdam and Janna (Danny) Boyd of Stanardsville, VA; grandchildren, Fred (Betsy) Jones, Joel (Breanne) Boyd, Elisha (Isabel) Boyd, and Kayla Firm; great grandchildren, Freddy Jones VI and Danny Boyd; brother, Charles (Marlene) Firm of Toronto; sister, Eva Jane Perlinger of Monongahela, PA; Nephews, Donald, Edward and Todd Firm and nieces Sandra Reynolds and Cathie Firm Hart whom he loved dearly and several other nieces and nephews who were very special in his heart; always part of the family, Brandi Boyd Ceilakie, his dear friend and neighbor Bill Chappell and Jim Combs; and all his buddies from the Jefferson County Airport.

Tom had amazing faith in the Lord and not only Talked the Talk, but he also Walked the Walk of faith that he believed. He never met a stranger and loved everyone and they loved him.

Special thanks to Dr. Sarjit Singh and Dr. Atul Shetty as well as Life Line Hospital for their love and amazing care.

Friends will be received at the Everhart-Bove Funeral Home, 685 Canton Rd., Wintersville on Friday from 2-8 PM. Viewing  Saturday from 10AM until time of funeral services at 11 AM at the East Springfield United Methodist Church of the Cross with Pastor Tom Snodgrass officiating. Burial will follow at Union cemetery, Steubenville.

Memorial contribution may be made to East Springfield United Methodist Church of the Cross building fund, 7712 State Hwy 43 East Springfield, OH 43925, Charity Hospice, 500 Luray Dr. Wintersville, OH 43953, or the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011 Washington, DC 20090-6011. Send condolences online at

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Suzanne Ramsey
   Posted Wed June 01, 2011
Grandpa Firm was a very special person. He took our family under his wing. He so loved our grandchildren as much as his own. Freddy, Cole, Maddy, and Wesley. Thank you for sharing him with our family. We have many happy memories of birthday parties, picnics, and vacations. He is in a beautiful home now. Love, John and Suzanne and family.

Dave Tom McFeely
   Posted Thu June 02, 2011
Aunt Wanda and Family
I was sad to hear of Uncle Tom's passing but as we all know he is in a better place. I have many fond memories of the times spent with you and Tom many years ago. God Bless all of you.

Stacy Price
   Posted Thu June 02, 2011
Janna, mike and i are so very sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Brandie let us know about him and now he is with aaron looking down on all of you now. Another shining star in in the night sky.

Auberta Branson Long
   Posted Thu June 02, 2011
Dear Wanda and Family....So sorry to hear about Tom's passing. My sincere sympathy is with you all at this sad time....

Ron and Sandi Briggs
   Posted Thu June 02, 2011
Dear Becky and family,

Our deepest sympathies in the passing of your father. Our prayers are with you. Take comfort in God's love.

Trish Ramseyand Rich
   Posted Thu June 02, 2011
Dearest Becky, Wanda and Family.
Rich and I extend our deepest sympathy in the loss of your father and loving husband. In the short time that I have known your father,he truley was a special person to all that knew him. He will be missed l as he passes ahead to wait for his family. You will always have the memories and his love that only a father and husband can give. Rejoice in that his suffering has come to an end and he now walks with the Lord. Gos Bless

Mike Madigan
   Posted Thu June 02, 2011
Everyone I am sorry to see the passing of Tom, I remember him as a gentile soul even years ago when we worked together in the Tin Mill. May our Father take him to his rIght hand. Love to all Mike

Casey Swearingen
   Posted Thu June 02, 2011
My thoughts & prayers go out to all of Pappy Tom's family & friends. He truly was one of the most kindest & sweetest men there ever will be and as he would say with the biggest hands also..I can't count how many times he would compare our hand sizes :) He will always be missed & never forgotten.

Lois and Sonny Harrison
   Posted Thu June 02, 2011
Our hearts are heavy with sorrow at this time, thinking of all of you. I loved Tom as well as Wanda and the family, as we go back a long long time.
However we sorrow not as others with no hope. We are so thankful Tom is no longer suffering as the state he was in is not the dear Tom we once knew. He is at home with his Saviour and so many friends and relatives. Will be thinking of you during these next few days, Sonny has to work all weekend, or I would have loved to come over. You all are so dear to me. Keep looking up the shout won't be long now! I know you all will miss him, its only natural. Love to all the family,

Jenny Ramsey
   Posted Thu June 02, 2011
All of you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May there be comfort in knowing that someone as special as Grandpa Firm will never be forgotten. He was a wonderful man, who made everyone in his presence feel loved. I consider myself among the fortunate ones to know him, and have many memories that I will always cherished in my heart.

Shelby Chappell
   Posted Thu June 02, 2011
Wanda and Family,
This is Shelby (Bill's Granddaughter) from 113 Beechwood. I'm sorry to hear about your loss, but I rejoice knowing that Tom is with our Lord! He made everyone around him smile and was fun to be around. I always had fun sitting on that swing (and getting to play with little Freddy when he'd come over...he's probably grown a lot since those summers). My heart goes out to you all...
I wish it hasn't been so long since I've been home!
Shelby Chappell

Del and Marcia Antill Orr
   Posted Fri June 03, 2011
Dear Wanda, Becky, Janna, Tommy and all the family,
We were so sorry to hear about Tom, but we know that he is in Heaven with his Saviour, serenaded by angels up to the Throne. We pray that you will feel the comfort that only God can give at this time.
We have so many memories through so many years of knowing you all at your house or my parents, then at our house in New Jersey and then in Beechwood. He will truly be missed! He is now in Heaven with my Dad, Mom, and so many wonderful Christians that we all knew!
Love you all, Marcia and Del Orr

Bill and Judy Greer
   Posted Fri June 03, 2011
Wanda, Becky and Family
Bill and I want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers, Tom was a special person and will be missed by all who knew him. I remember all the cantatas and how much he was there to keep me going. Sorry that I can't be there for you but I am not out yet, Hope to see you soon. We are here if you need anything. Love you all Bill and Judy Greer

Barbara Block
   Posted Fri June 03, 2011
Dear Becky & Family,
I was so saddened to hear about the passing of your father. Please know that even though I can't be with you in person I am with you in spirit. It is so strange that we would have lost touch for so long only to reconnect at a
time when we have both experienced such a profound personal loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Love and prayers, Barbara

Rebecca Jablonski
   Posted Wed July 27, 2011
Dear Becky and Family:
I just read that your Father passed away. I am so sorry for your lost, my heart feels your pain. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God bless and help all of you through this tuff time.