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Husband of Sharon Guhl Puhl ’64, brother of Patricia Puhl Pfleghaar ’62 and Virginia Puhl ’67 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on March 21, 2016

Thomas Joseph
Saturday, March 19, 2016, Thomas J. Puhl aged 70 departed this world to be united with our Father in Heaven. Tom was born May 19, 1945, to Louis Joseph Puhl and Viola Josephine (Borck) Puhl.
A Maumee native, Tom graduated from Central Catholic in 1963 and promptly joined the United States Air Force to further his education in his childhood hobby of electronics.
Tom proudly served our country for 2 years, working on military aircraft after completing Division 54 Electrical Technician School at Homestead Air Force Base in Southern Florida. Tom returned to Maumee after the military and married Sharon Ann (Guhl) Puhl in 1967. The Puhl’s put down roots in Springfield Township where they raised two children together. Very often you would see Tom outside, somewhere down the block, planting a tree, building a fence or creating a nature garden.
He would often work tirelessly at helping out a neighbor, friend or anyone that could utilize his vast knowledge and skills. Tom’s career over the years spanned many different trades, finally settling into Senior Electrical Designer for Clarke American Lincoln where he holds several electrical patents.
During Tom’s retirement, if he was not spending time with his grandsons, he could simply be found in his well cared for backyard, resting in his hammock.
Surviving him are his wife of 48 years, Sharon Ann Puhl; children, Kerry Anne and Thomas Joseph Puhl II; grandsons, John Thomas and Alexander Joseph Zappone; sisters, Carolyn Reimer, Patricia (Nelson) Pfleghaar, and Virginia Puhl. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, cousins and canine companion, Daisey Mae. He was preceded in death by both parents; infant brother, David Louis and sister, Laura May Puhl.
Friends and family will be received on Monday, March 21, 2016, at the Maison-Dardenne-Walker Funeral Home, 501 Conant Street, Maumee from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., with a Scripture Service at 7:00 p.m. Prayers will begin at the funeral home at 9:45 a.m., on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, with a procession to St. Rose Catholic Church, 215 E. Front Street, Perrysburg, Ohio to celebrate the funeral mass at 10:30 a.m. A private interment will be held at St. Rose Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or Nature’s Nursery, 11611 Reed Road, Whitehouse, Ohio 43571. Online condolences may be shared with the family at
As published in The Blade

Published in Toledo Blade from Mar. 20 to Mar. 21, 2016– See more at:

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