August 17, 1929 - April 12, 2018
Saturday, April 28th from 8:30 am to 10:30 am at St. Paul Catholic Church
Saturday, April 28th at 10:30 am at St. Paul Catholic Church
Tom (M. Thomas) Augustus, 88, died peacefully on April 12. Tom was predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Jeanne Metzger Augustus and his parents, John and Marguerite Augustus. He is survived by his sister, Sue Flynn, and brother, Jack Augustus (Joyce), and his 5 daughters -Sue Augustus (Judy Fors), Terri DelGreco (Tom), Lori Augustus, Carole Augustus (Ueli Hess) and Gail Salmon (Chuck). Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind many friends from St. Paul’s Church and Westerville.
Tom was born in Perry County, graduated from Rosary High School in Columbus in 1947 and served for 2 years in the Air Force. He married Jeanne in 1954. After running Blendon Appliance Center and holding several other sales positions, Tom found his calling as a Realtor in Westerville. He sold houses to generations of Westerville residents for 50 years. He was a member of St. Paul’s Church for 62 years, and a long-time usher at the church. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and a founding member and past president of the Westerville Sertoma Club. Tom was honored as Outstanding Business Person of the Year in 2003 by the Westerville Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the “O” Club and the Westerville Chamber of Commerce and a supporter of the Westerville Symphony.
Tom loved life and rarely met a stranger. He never failed to find someone from Perry County no matter where he went in life. He loved Big Band music, dancing, camping, playing cards and cars. He embraced technology and always coveted the latest cell phone. He especially enjoyed hanging out with his buddies selling bratwurst from the Sertoma Brat Wagon and meeting friends for breakfast at any number of uptown Westerville establishments.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on April 28 at 10:30 a.m at St. Paul’s Church, 313 N. State St., Westerville. The family will receive family and friends 2 hours prior to the Mass at the Church. Arrangements will be handled by Moreland Funeral Home. Private interment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer’s Association or a charity of your choice in Tom’s name.