THOMAS ADAM LEIHENSEDER age 56, beloved husband for 24 years of Christina “Chris” (nee Varga); loving father of Russell Wilson and Jessica (partner Brendan King); devoted grandfather of Anthony and Tina Patterson; raised by his late grandparents Betty and Teddy; son of Thomas and the late Kathleen (nee Baker); dearest brother of Corey and brother-in-law of Scott Varga; cherished nephew, cousin, uncle and friend of many; Also survived by several of his beloved pets.
Thomas was born on October 1, 1962 in Cleveland and passed away on November 25, 2018. He was resident of Eastlake for the past 15 years and previously Euclid for 7 years with his wife Chris. Thomas graduated from St. Joseph Highschool and proudly worked at Detroit Auto Parts as a salesman. He also worked at Car Parts Warehouse as a manager and various auto stores throughout his life. Thomas greatly enjoyed working on cars since he was 15 years old. He also enjoyed watching football and never gave up hope on the Cleveland Browns. Thomas listened to all types of music but loved Led Zeppelin. He was very close with his family and cherished the time spent with his wife, daughter, and son. Thomas had the biggest, friendliest heart, and had a great sense of humor. He did not have an enemy in the world and was friends with everyone. Thomas would do anything for his family and dearly loved all his pets. He was great with cats, some might even call him a “cat whisperer.” Thomas also collected lion related items. He will be greatly missed by all.
Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Thomas at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91) FRIDAY 12-2 & 5-8 PM, with a Celebration of Life Service to follow at 8PM.
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