Thomas Marasek

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August 8, 1941 - June 13, 2011

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4-8 p.m. Sunday June 19, 2011


11:00 a.m. Monday June 20, 2011


Thomas Robert Marasek, 69, born August 8, 1941, peacefully passed away at his home in New Albany, OH on June 13, 2011 after a courageous fight with cancer, receiving a liver transplant, October 1, 2007 from a generous unknown donor. Tom was a 1959 graduate of Westerville HS, US Navy Veteran (USS Forrestal), attended Vail Tech in Blairsville, PA. Tom was an auto body repairman and taught auto body repair at the Northwest Career Center for 17 years before retiring. He was an avid NASCAR fan, but Model A Ford’s were his greatest passion. He was an active member and past president of the Scioto Model A Club since 1968. Tom was preceded in death by his father Carl Henry Marasek and stepfather Philip D. Pearson, Sr. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Nancy (Malson); devoted children Craig (Betsy) Marasek, Johnstown, OH; Amanda (Adam) Christian, Garden City, MI; Marc Marasek who is currently serving in the US Navy stationed in San Diego, CA; grandchildren Zack, Alex and Sam Marasek, Johnstown, OH; mother Georgiana Marasek Pearson, Westerville, OH; sister Peggy (Jim) Pye, Charleston, SC; brothers Philip D. Pearson Jr., Shelby, OH; Steve (Carole) Pearson, Plain City, OH, Toby Pearson, Taylor, TX; sister-in-law, Linda (Rick) Wayne; many nieces and nephews. Friends may call Sunday, June 19, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME 55 East Schrock Road Westerville, OH 43081. Funeral service will be Monday June 20, at 11:00 a.m. where family will receive friends one hour before the service at New Albany United Methodist Church, 20 S. Third St., New Albany, OH, 43054 with Dr. Frank Luchsinger officiating. Interment will follow at Maplewood Cemetery. Tom will be dearly missed by his family and friends. He was a good, honest and hard-working man.
Contributions may be made in Tom’s memory to the New Albany United Methodist Church; HomeReach Hospice, Ohio Health FNDN, 180 E. Broad St. Columbus, OH 43215; Lifeline of Ohio, 770 Kinnear Road, Suite 200, Columbus, OH, 43212.


tracy m konkler - Jun 19, 2011

i was one of toms first students at northwest.i would say he is the reason i am in the body shop business.he was one of the nicest persons i have had the good fortune to know as a friend and a teacher.god bless you all tracy m konkler.

Joel and Barbara Weaver - Jun 17, 2011

Barbara and I are so glad we were able to spend an hour with Tom at Hospice the day after he broke his nose after falling. He was weak but in good spirits, and that is how I will remember him.
Tom was a very close friend, and I will miss him dearly. He did the body work and also painted my Model A Cabriolet to the original color scheme just like it came from the factory. The orange wheels were a dealer option. He was a superb body man but was an even better person, husband, father and grandpa.
I am extremely sad that Barbara and I fly out Sunday morning and will be at a South Carolina beach for a week for a 24-person family reunion that was planned last year, so we will be unable to drive our car to the funeral home to show our respect for Tom and our support for his family. Please know that we will be there in spirit.

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