Thomas Randal “Tom” Coder

September 6, 1960 - November 10, 2020

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Thomas Randal Coder, age 60, passed away peacefully at his home on November 10, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. He had courageously fought a 4 1/2 year battle with cancer.

Tom was born on September 6, 1960, in New Washington, Ohio to Doyle "Fuzz" Coder and Freda (Niedermier) Coder, both deceased.

Surviving are his three children: Chelsea (Tyler) Aker of Red Key, Indiana and their three children, Taven, Emalee and Saige, a son, Cory Coder, of Plano, Texas, and a daughter, Lauren Coder, of Ashland, Ohio. Also surviving are his three siblings: Sandra (Ron) Plano of The Villages, Florida, Scott (Gerry) Coder of Tiro, Ohio, and Ted (Sandi) Coder of New Washington.

A resident of New Washington most of his life, Tom graduated with the 1978 class of Buckeye Central High School. After graduation, he went on to work at Buckeye Steel Rule Die Company for 13 years and finished with Newman Technologies for 21 years until his illness forced him to retire from a job he loved. Tom's most valued possession was his family Bible. Above all, he was always selfless, putting his children first.

In his spare time, he loved to be in nature and work in his yard and also arrange his flower boxes. Listening to his favorite music, he really enjoyed playing his trap drum set. Everyone knew Tom by his huge grin and infectious laughter. He was known for his helpful "tips" on how to fix things or how to deal with stress in life. He often told his children, "When you feel all tensed up, force yourself to smile. Just force it! It will make a big difference!"

Keeping with his wishes, there will be no calling hours. Following current health and safety restrictions, a private celebration of life will be held at a later time. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Saint Bernard Catholic School Endowment Fund.


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Lisa Suver - Nov 19, 2020
Im so sorry to hear of Toms passing. I worked with Tom at Newman Tech. For many years. Always so happy and kind. Always had a smile on his face. My deepest sympathy
Greg Clay - Nov 16, 2020
My sympathy's to the Coder Family. Tom was a good Friend and Co worker. I always enjoyed his Attitude and Great Sense of Humor. I'm glad I was associated with him. He will be missed. A Good Man
Rebecca Dininger - Nov 16, 2020
I remember Tom as a very nice person from school. He loved making people laugh. Very sorry for your family's loss.
Connie and Rick Bores - Nov 15, 2020
So sorry to hear of Tom passing, our sympathies to the Coder Family??
Jane (High)Strata - Nov 15, 2020
So very sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. I went to high school with Tom. Many crazy times and weekend partying! He came from such a fun loving family. Sincere thoughts and prayers being sent to you.
A Neighbor - Nov 14, 2020
May the love of friends and family as well as the memory of your loved one carry you through your grief. Sending sympathy and comfort during your time of loss. Grieving is different for everyone and unique to each individual. No one is immune to the ravages of death. Still, what can we do when a close family member or friend dies. God's Word can console us all. How comforting! Job 14:14, 15 Find the comfort that the Bible provides in the following series of articles on Coping With the Loss of a Loved One:
Bev and George DeRobertis - Nov 13, 2020
Our heartfelt sympathies on Tom’s passing. We are so sorry for your loss.
Cathy Laughbaum (Palmer) - Nov 13, 2020
I was so very sorry to hear of Tom's passing and my thoughts are with the whole family. Ted was a good buddy at BCHS and my sincere condolences for Tom's passing at such a young age.
joseph strausbaugh - Nov 12, 2020
Very sorry for the loss of your brother, you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Lorna L Ackerman - Nov 11, 2020
So sorry to hear of the loss of Tom. He was one very caring person and I will always remember his smile. Love and prayers to all his family. Lorna Ackerman and family.