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Tommy L. Veatch, age 77, of Ocala, FL, for the past 4 years, formerly of Painesville, passed away March 22, 2017 in Florida. He was born December 25, 1939 in Mt. Vernon, OH.

Mr. Veatch had worked as the Director of materials management for the former Mt. Sinai Hospital in Cleveland. He retired as a chief petty officer from the U.S. Navy after a 20 year career. He enjoyed golfing and had been an instructor at the Painesville Country Club. Mr. Veatch was a member of VFW post #15010 in Florida.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Fumie; daughters Helen (Neil) Haffey and Carol (Scott) Meyer; grandchildren Conor and Sean Haffey and Jillian and Clayton Meyer; sisters Sharon (Lance) Jenkins, Mary (John) Willard and Betsy (Craig) MacPherson and other loving family. He was preceded in death by his parents Bernard and Helen Veatch and sister Janet Hiles.

A memorial service will be held 2 pm Sunday April 2, 2017 at Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 8466 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060. The family will receive friends from 12 pm - 2 pm Sunday at the funeral home.

Inurnment will be in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, Rittman, OH at a later date.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the DAV - Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301 or to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517.

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