Thomas Abernethy

Obituary of Thomas David Abernethy

Thomas David Abernethy, age 71 of Tarpon Springs, Florida died on June 25, 2021 in Painesville, Ohio where he spends his summer months. Tom was a proud alumni of The Ohio State University where he earned his degree in Microbiology; he was an avid Ohio State athletics fan and enjoyed supporting his teams. He was also a golfer, enjoyed traveling, and spending time with family and friends. He retired from Medtronic in Orlando, FL in 2007. He cherished the people in his life and his new role of being “Papa” to his two grandsons. He is survived by his mother, Shirley Ann (nee: Bjorson) Abernethy; son, Ryan (Lindsey) Abernethy; grandsons, Jack and Owen; brother, Richard "Otis" (Patty) Abernethy; sister, Barb (Richard) Police. He is preceded in death by his father, Walter Abernethy. A memorial service will be held in his honor July 17 at 11 am at the First Church Congregational, 22 Liberty St., Painesville, OH 44077. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.