Thomas A. Staley, 80, of 212 Sharon Dr., Piqua, died at 5:46 am Saturday February 25, 2012 at the Springmeade Health Center. He was born February 12, 1932 in Piqua to the late John and Helen (Shanesey) Staley. He married Janet J. Boney at St. Boniface Catholic Church July 25, 1953; and she survives.
Other survivors include three sons, George K. (Susan E.) Staley, Thomas W. (Mary C. "Cathy") Staley, Joseph G. (Kimberly A.) Staley all of Piqua; four grandchildren, Anthony "Tony" (Kristen) Staley, Nicolas Staley, Joseph Thomas Staley, Shannon Ciara Staley; two great grandchildren, Andrew and Elyssa; two brothers, Richard (Lois) Staley of Piqua, John (Lora) Staley of Tipp City; and two sisters, Connie Evans and Judy Weigel both of Piqua. He was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
Mr. Staley graduated from Piqua Catholic High School in 1951 and attended the University of Dayton. He was a United States Marine Corp veteran having served as a Corporal during the Korean War. Early in his career Tom worked for the M.J. Gibbons Supply Company, then as a Branch Manager for the W. H. Kefaber Company until he founded the Staley Plumbing Company in 1977 which continues to be a family business. He was a devoted member of St. Mary Catholic Church where he served on a vast number of Boards and Committees for many years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council #3344, Knights of St. John Commandery #194, American Legion Post #184, and had served on the Plumbing Board for the City of Piqua.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday March 1, 2012 at 11:00 am at St. Mary Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Thomas J. Grilliot as the Celebrant. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery where full military honors will be provided by the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad. Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 pm Wednesday at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home where a prayer service will be conducted at 4:00 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to Piqua Catholic School, 503 W. North St., Piqua, OH 45356 or Lehman Catholic High School, 2400 St. Mary's Ave., Sidney 45365. Condolences to the family may also be expressed through jamiesonandyannucci.com.