November 28, 1943 - September 25, 2020
Thomas J. Jakeway, age 76, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away on September 25, 2020. He was born on November 28, 1943 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Stacey and Mildred Jakeway. Tom was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Walter Jakeway. He will be greatly missed by his wife of almost 35 years, Mary Jakeway; daughter, Jessica Jakeway; sister, Donna Jakeway; and a host of extended family members and friends. Tom loved getting hugs from his grand dog, Dexter and protecting others from his dog, Toby. Often better known as "Tom Sr." or even "Shazba,"(a line he stole from Mork and Mindy), friends and family refer to him as "one of a kind" and a "legend." He always made people laugh with his quick wit and funny t-shirts. Tom attended Columbus East High School. His years of service in the Navy made way for his love of travel. His favorite place was Hawaii. He enjoyed snorkeling around Lanai, golfing on Maui, and boating along the Napoli Coast of Kauai. He always made room for sea food and ice cream. An avid fan of the film, "The Hustler," Tom had a natural love and talent for poker and pool. He also made sure to cheer on his Ohio State Buckeyes. Tom retired from ADT as a Security System Installer and owned a Pool Hall in Washington Court House. A man with three different homes, Tom lived his last few years as a snowbird. He spent most of the spring/summer up at Lake Erie at Plymouth Shores on the Bay and then flew south to North Fort Myers to avoid cold Ohio winters. Family will receive friends from 5-7pm on Thursday October 1, 2020 at Heart and Hope by Schoedinger, 3030 W. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43204; where a second visitation will be held the following day, October 2, 2020 from 10-11:30am, after which there will be a procession to Mifflin Cemetery, 218 Agler Road, Gahanna, Ohio 43230 and a graveside service will begin at approximately 12:15pm. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Diabetes Association: https://www.diabetes.org/ Tom's family asks that if you have a Hawaiian shirt to please wear one to the visitation and or service.
Thomas J. Jakeway, age 76, of Columbus, Ohio, passed away on September 25, 2020. He was born on November 28, 1943 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Stacey and Mildred Jakeway. Tom was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Walter Jakeway.... View Obituary & Service Information
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