Thomas Carl HalsteadNovember 23, 1931 ~ July 23, 2017 (age 85)
Thomas Carl Halstead, 85 lifelong resident of Middlefield, Ohio passed away peacefully Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Briar Cliff Manor in Middlefield. He was born November 23, 1931 in Corey Hospital in Chardon to the late Owen and Bertha (Hofstetter) Halstead. Thomas married the lovely Margaret Kneier. They were married 63 years before she passed away on Dec. 3, 2016.
Tom, along with Marge owned and operated Halstead’s Middlefield Furniture and the Middlefield License Bureau. In 1970, they developed Settler’s Farm in Middlefield. Tom was an alumni of Hiram College, was in the U.S. Naval Reserves, and past president of the Middlefield Chamber of Commerce. Tom was a founding member of St. Lucy Catholic Church. Tom enjoyed being involved with anything in Middlefield, including the Swiss Cheese Festival. Tom was on the Board of Directors for the Middlefield Banking Company. His hobbies included traveling with his motor home, woodworking, and music. He had unusual collections, including Chiquita Banana labels. Tom wants everyone to know he had the world’s most devoted and forgiving wife. He loved his family and friends and often said, “Be good to yourself.”
He will be sadly missed by his two daughters, Jan Kantz of Indianapolis, Indiana and Ann Halstead of Middlefield; his beautiful granddaughter Abigail; his brother Philip Halstead; and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents and his beloved wife Margaret.
Calling hours will be 5:00–7:00 P.M. with a time of Celebration with remembrance at 7:00 P.M. Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Russell-Sly Family Funeral Home, 15670 West High St., Middlefield, OH 44062. A Mass of Catholic Burial will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, at St. Lucy Catholic Church, 16280 Kinsman Rd., Middlefield, OH 44062. A Luncheon will follow 12:00-2:00 P.M. at the church. The burial for both Tom and Marge will follow at 2:15 PM at Middlefield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First United Methodist Church Food Pantry, PO Box 207, Middlefield, OH 44062.
First United Methodist Church Food Pantry
PO Box 207, Middlefield OH 44062