Tom was formerly employed at Gross Plumbing as a service manager for many years. He was a 1975 Elyria High School graduate and enjoyed listening to music.
Survivors include his father and step-mother, Fred and Joan Leister of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; sister, Barbara (Daniel) Shaw of Eaton Township; brother, Michael Leister of Elyria; niece, Kelly Shaw; nephew, Kevin (Christina) Shaw.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Beverly Leister in 2012.
The family will receive friends on Monday, May 5, 2014, 4 to 7 P.M.. at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57), Elyria. Service will be Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 1 P.M. in the funeral home. The Rev. Chuck Behrens will Officiate. Burial will be at Ridgehill Memorial Park, Amherst Township.
Memorial contributions can be made to the donor’s choice.