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McAuley High School, Toledo, Ohio

Son of Dorothy English ’66 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on December 6, 2016

Thomas W. Braker, 48, passed away on Sunday, December 4, 2016, at Ebeid Hospice after a short battle with esophageal cancer.
Tom was born on August 4, 1968, to Dorothy (English) and Fred Braker at Griffiss AFB in Rome NY.
After graduation from Bowsher High School, Tom began working at Stanley Steamer Carpet Cleaning for 13 years and for the last 15 years he was employed by Jack Doheny Company in Michigan.
In June of 1997 he married his best friend, Julie Rutledge and together they have a son, Colby. Tom enjoyed immensely watching and participating with Colby in his Dirt Bike Racing. He was an avid fan of Notre Dame Football and the Cleveland Indians. Anyone who ever met Tom had made a true friend forever.
He is survived by his wife, Julie; son, Colby; mother, Dorothy (John) Luetzow;
father, Fred (Becky) Braker; sister, Catherine Braker and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Special thanks to all of his close friends who supported Tom on this
journey.
Visitation will be from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, December 9, 2016, at the Walker Funeral Home, 5155 W. Sylvania Avenue with a memorial service to follow at 8:00 p.m.
Memorials may be made to ProMedica Hospice. Condolences may be shared with the family at
walkerfuneralhomes.com
As published in The Bladelogo

Funeral Home

Walker Funeral Home & Crematory
5155 West Sylvania Avenue Toledo, OH 43623
(419) 841-2422


Published in Toledo Blade on Dec. 6, 2016

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