Tommie A. Real 1937-2013
WARREN – Tommie A. Real, 75, died at 9:20 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at St. Joseph Health Center.
He was born Oct. 7, 1937, in Celina, the son of the late Otho and Myrtle Graham Real.
Tommie was a 1955 graduate of Celina High School, was a foreman for United Telephone in Warren/Cortland, and also worked for Tom’s Installation in Celina.
Mr. Real, along with his wife, Allis, was the past owner / operator of the Tracks Inn for 22 years. He was an avid Cleveland Browns, Indians and Ohio State Buckeyes fan. He enjoyed camping, fishing and loved to watch John Wayne movies.
Survivors include his wife, the former Allis Walter, whom he married on Aug. 17, 1954; his children, Kevin (Becky) Real of LaSalle, Ill., Jody (Butch) Barnett of Warren, Tomi (Joseph) Portale of Johnson and Penni (Harold) Rosenberger of Cortland; four grandchildren, Brandon and Blake Real, Jamie Roach and Jerry McConahy; four stepgrandchildren; and one great-granddaughter, Mineko Renee Roach. Many nieces and nephews also survive.
Other than his parents, Tommie was preceded in death by his siblings, Maxine and Kathleen McMurray, Donna Reed, Charles Forwerk, Jane Vorhees, Bernice May and Robert Forwerk.
Family and friends may gather from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Lane Family Funeral Home, Shafer-Winans Chapel, for visitation.
Mr. Real will then be transported to the Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home, 901 Myers Road, Celina, OH 45822, where family and friends may gather for visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday with funeral services to follow at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Tommie will be laid to rest in the North Grove Cemetery in Celina.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3736 Boardman Canfield Road, Canfield, OH 44406, or to the Gillette Nursing Home Activities Department, 3310 Elm Road N.E., Warren, OH 44483, or to the All Caring Hospice, 6715 Tippecanoe Road, Suite B-101, Canfield, OH 44406.
Emailed condolences may be made to the www.shaferwinanschapel.com