Thomas George McDonald

Born: 10/03/1931 Passed:

Thomas George McDonald of Louisville, Ohio passed away November 19, 2020 at the age of 89.  He was born October 3, 1931 in Canton to the late Vincent and Irma (Burk) McDonald.  Tom was a proud father of nine children.  A hard-working man of many talents he was a great provider for his large family and never truly retired.  He owned a number of businesses, including TNT Television that he started in the early 1950’s, and Jay Mac Body Shop during the 1970’s.  He also owned and renovated several apartment buildings, often including his children in the festivities.  He was a member of Jaycee’s, Knights of Columbus and The Eagles and enjoyed hosting his children and grandchildren at his cottage at Berlin Lake.

He is survived by sisters, Irma Jane Zelei and Nancy (Jerry) Kerzan;  his children, Bonnie (Ken) Meacham, Linda (Mark) Malone, Sandy (John) Aler, Vickie Fleming, Tom (Laura) McDonald, Diane (Ron) Chessler, Debbie (John) Ludwig, Karen (Tim) Willis and Tim (Suzanne) McDonald; twenty-one grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Joyce (Hershberger) McDonald and by his siblings Eileen Brenzel, Vincent (Tim) McDonald, Marge Hildebrand, Patricia Coberly, Charles McDonald, Rich McDonald and son-in-law, Bill Fleming.

Tom’s Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday, November 24 at 11 am at St. Louis Church in Louisville, Ohio with visitation prior to services from 9:30 to 10:30 am. Those attending the services are asked to please wear a proper protective mask and practice safe distancing requirements. In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Louis Church or St. Thomas Aquinas School. Condolences and special memories can be shared with the family online at


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4 Tributes to Thomas George McDonald

  1. Bonnie Gregory says:

    We offer our deepest sympathy in the loss of your brother and father. May your sadness and grief be replaced with all the happy memories you have shared through the years

    Dody Walpole
    Bonnie, Dan and Megan Gregory

    • Ken Morgan says:

      So sorry for your loss, Tom was a good man. I am thankful that I had the opportunity to meet him and listen to him talk about some of the things he accomplished. He was very knowledgeable and did not mind sharing what he knew, I really appreciated that.

  2. Your AlerStallings and Golden Reserve Family says:

    We are so sorry for the passing of your loved one. In lieu of flowers, we have made a donation to the St. Thomas Aquinas Knight Fund in Thomas’ name.

  3. Gabe and Susan Galang & family says:

    We are sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

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