Thomas David Mellinger, "Tom", age 46, of Canal Fulton, Ohio, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, November 26, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center after suffering a massive heart attack.
He was born in Barberton on April 3, 1972, the son of Richard I. Mellinger, Sr. of Green and Linda E. (nee Sells) Mellinger Bunch of Akron.
Tom was a 1990 graduate of Green High School and also of Point Park University in Pittsburgh. He worked as an industrial engineer for Industrial Technologies, Inc. in Akron. He enjoyed playing the guitar, and watching movies, but his greatest joy was spending time with his family.
In addition to his parents, Tom is survived by his loving wife, the former Katherin J. Smith, whom he married on October 3, 1998; his daughters, Rebekah, Rachel, and Alexandra Mellinger; his step-father, Phil Bunch, his step-mother, Kay (Bob) Nichols, and his father's companion, Cheryl Heckman; his grandmother, Pat "Grammy" Sells; his siblings, Lisa (Michael) Conner and Richard I. (Melinda) Mellinger, Jr.; his wife's sister, Stephanie (Lance) Britt; his nieces and nephews, Nickolas Conner, Richard T. (Dominique) Mellinger, Daniel (companion-Kathryn) Mellinger, Elizabeth Mellinger, Leighton Mellinger, Taylor Britt, and Blake Britt; his great-niece and three great-nephews, several aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive.
Tom was preceded in death by his wife's parents, Robert and Sarah (nee Clauss) Smith; and one nephew, Nathan Conner.
Funeral services will be held at Newcomer Funeral Home, 131 North Canton Road, Akron on Monday, December 3, 2018 at 3:00 PM, where Pastor Douglas Dill will celebrate Tom's life.
Family and friends may visit at the funeral home on Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 5:00 - 7:00 PM and again on Monday, one hour prior to the service.
Following services Tom will be cremated.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to any of the First Commonwealth Banks in the Thomas Mellinger Memorial Fund.