THOMAS J. JARC age 51, beloved husband for 18 years of Tania (nee Hanford); loving father of Sophia, Lilly, and Bella; cherished son of Milena (nee Smolic) and the late Joseph; dearest brother of Milena Matzinger (husband Mark) and the late Josephine “Josie” Pophal (husband Mark); dear nephew, uncle, cousin and friend of many.
Tom was born in Euclid on August 15, 1968 and passed away suddenly on July 29, 2020 while doing one of the many things he enjoyed, jogging. He was a resident of Willoughby Hills for 15 years, previously of Cleveland Heights. Tom grew up in Euclid and graduated from Euclid High School in 1986. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Cleveland State University and worked as an Information Technology Project Manager for Eaton Corporation. He was a long-time active member of St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church where he and his family attend weekly mass. His strong dedication to his daughters led him to be a very active participant in his girls’ sports and academic activities at St. Paschal Baylon Catholic School. He was also a devoted member of Slovenska Pristava, his “happy place” where he introduced his Slovenian culture to his wife and daughters. Tom enjoyed golfing, cooking, good food, and spending time with his friends. He was an avid sports fan, mainly of the Cleveland Browns and Ohio State Buckeyes and wouldn’t miss a single game. His passion for football rubbed off on his girls who would be cheering right along with him. What he loved more than anything was spending time with his family, whether it be watching movies, spending time at the beach, or cooking a meal together. He treasured his Thursday night visits with his mom. Her delicious homemade food was an added bonus. It didn’t matter what she would make, they were all his favorites. As long as he had his family with him, Tom was a happy man. Tom was a person who you couldn’t help but love the moment you met him. His friends and family would say he is admired for his confidence, fun-loving nature, and natural charisma. Tom was loved by many and will be missed by all.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Tom to the Jarc family for his daughters’ education fund (click here) or donations can be made at the Funeral Home.
Mass of Christian Burial Monday, August 3, 2020 at St. Paschal Baylon Catholic Church at 10:30 AM. Burial following at All Souls Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Tom at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91) SUNDAY 2-6 PM. (Masks required & social distancing will be observed.)Print This Obituary & Condolences