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Thomas Richard Eisert

September 26, 1943 — October 31, 2021


Thomas Richard Eisert 78 of Lancaster, Ohio passed away on Sunday, October 31, 2021 at Fairfield Medical Center. Tom was born in Washington, Pennsylvania on September 26, 1943 to the late William Eisert and Janet Eisert, now 100 years alive! He graduated from Immaculate Conception High School and Germain School of Photography in New York. His career in industrial photography took him too many states and he worked freelance for many years, after his retirement from American Electric Power in Columbus, Ohio.  Tom also served in the Pennsylvania National Guard for six years.

Tom was a passionate and competitive sailor and served in several positions of the Buckeye Lake Yacht Club Board including Commodore.  He was also a motorcycle, car, fishing and music enthusiast and had a beautiful voice. Tom sang at his daughter’s wedding and for many years with bands singing Doo-Woop songs.  He started singing on the corners as a paperboy.  One of Tom’s greatest memories was being at the Woodstock Festival in 1969.  He returned there on the 50th Anniversary.

Tom was a resident of Reflections Retirement Community for the past three years, after selling his home in Pickerington. He lived in Lancaster from 1979-1995.  He attended Unity East Church in Pickerington.

He is survived by his two children, Robin (Rich) Risbon  of Lancaster, Ohio and Ryan (Alison Gorsuch) Eisert of Columbus, Ohio; two grandsons, Trent and Cole Lindsay; mother, Janet Eisert of Washington, Pennsylvania; brother, Dave (Shirley) Eisert of Strasburg, Virginia; sisters, Tina Crino and Mary Hann both of Washington, Pennsylvania; several nieces,nephews and cousins.

Tom was preceded in death by his father, William J. Eisert and a brother, Ronald Eisert.

Much gratitude to Dr. Romaker, his doctor for 42 years!! and to the staff of Reflections for their diligent care for Tom and Woodstock, his cat.

Caring Cremation® has taken place by the FRANK E. SMITH FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, LANCASTER, OHIO 43130.  A Celebration of Life service will be held Friday, November 26, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 550 S. Main St., Washington, Pennsylvania 15301.

Memorial gifts in Tom’s name can be given to the Fairfield Area Humane Society, 1721 Granville Pike, Lancaster, Ohio 43130.

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