Thomas Gerhard Muennich passed away on Wednesday November 3, 2021, after battling COVID. He was 85.
Tom was born and lived in Mason, Ohio. He was the oldest of eight children. He attended The Ohio State University. He then joined the Navy where he sailed around Europe on the U.S.S. New Jersey.
Upon returning to the states he met the love of his life, Mildred. They married in 1958.
Tom worked hard at many jobs until partnering with his cousin Ted. They owned a Marathon station and automotive shop. Tom later went on his own and built Muennich Inc. After creating a successful business he went on to other things. He was a teacher, a prison guard, a bus driver, auxiliary police officer, a city councilman; where he was instrumental in implementing the bike trails in Mason.
Tom had many hobbies. Including collecting guns of all kinds, and making his own ammunition. He was a master marksman. Among his many other interests, he flew an ultralight plane, rode motorcycles, belonged to the optimist club, did yoga and wore Birkenstock’s before they were popular. He also raced model cars and had a huge love for all types of critters. He had the best laugh and strongest hand shake. He was loved by all.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents Clem and Mary. Also by his brother Don and granddaughter Mandy. He is survived by his wife Mildred; 9 children; 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren