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YOUNGSTOWN Thomas William Ellsmore, 60, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at his home following a brief illness.
Born Oct. 26, 1951, Tom was the son of the late Nelson William and Ethel (Mounts) Ellsmore.
A decorated veteran of the U.S. Army, Tom courageously served our country during the Vietnam War. After completing two tours of Vietnam, he received an honorable discharge for the U.S. Army in 1971.
Tom was a member of the VFW, Mahoning County Sheriffs Auxiliary under Sheriff Randall A. Wellington, and was an avid motorcyclist. He enjoyed and was a talented carpenter who was always tinkering with something and especially enjoyed restoring and fixing automobiles.
Tom is survived by his children, a daughter, Tonia; stepdaughter Shawna; two sons, Gerald and Thomas; two sisters, Janet and Gloria; a brother, Nelson; and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Karen (Cupp) Ellsmore.
Family and friends will be welcomed for visitation on Saturday, June 2, 2012, at the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel, from 5 to 7 p.m. Full military honors will be observed concluding the visitation at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
According to Toms wishes, cremation will take place.
Material contributions may be made in Toms memory to his family.