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|Thomas G. Hohman|
|Viewing: March 14, 2016 from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church (Monday)|
Service: March 15, 2016 @ 1:00 P.M.
Location: St. Elizabeth Catholic Church
On March 9, 2016, Thomas Gerard Hohman of Rockville, Maryland passed away of complications from Parkinson�s disease. Tom was born on February 20, 1933 in Rochester, New York. He was the son of the late Charles Reinhard and Helen Miller Hohman.
Tom attended Aquinas High School in Rochester and was a 1954 graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worchester, Massachusetts. He served two years in the US Army and then started a career with Xerox Corporation, which led him to Cleveland, Ohio, where he met his wife of 52 years, Patricia (Trish) Thomas. He and Trish were married on May 2, 1964 at Our Lady of Peace in Cleveland, Ohio.
Tom and Trish moved to Rockville, Maryland in 1971 after a brief time in Pittsburgh. They raised their three children in the Walnut Woods neighborhood and were parishioners of St. Elizabeth�s Church, where Tom served for years on the finance committee. After retiring from Xerox in 1987, Tom began volunteering with Bethesda Cares, serving the area�s homeless. With his endless charm, he cajoled many prominent Washington and national sports, business, and political leaders into speaking at the Bethesda Cares Breakfast Roundtable, which he founded. Tom received the Fannie Mae Foundation �Good Neighbor Award� for his work with the organization and a State of Maryland Governor�s Citation for volunteerism. He served as a member of the Bethesda Cares Board of Directors until his death.
Tom and Trish traveled widely with their friends from St. Elizabeth�s parish where Tom enjoyed visits to churches and beer halls throughout Europe. An avid golfer, he was a member of Bethesda Country Club and known for his short drives and clutch putts. Among his favorite pursuits was cooking onion-burgers on the grill and entertaining friends and family on his deck. Tom felt strongly the only necessary ingredients for a successful party were good friends, cold beer, and onion dip. Upon retirement, he started each day with �2 7/8 cups of coffee and 2 newspapers� and then he grabbed his cordless phone to call and catch up with his friends and family. Tom was an avid reader of Robert Ludlum, Ken Follett, and World War II novels. He was a prolific kisser of everyone he loved.
Tom is survived by his beloved wife Trish and his children Suzanne Hohman Matan and her husband Mark of Bethesda, Maryland; Tom Hohman of Washington, DC; Tim Hohman and his wife Kristen of Bethesda, Maryland and 10 grandchildren � Maria Matan, Meghan Carroll, Ana Matan, Leana Hohman, Kate Hohman, Tommy Hohman, Will Hohman, Maggie Hohman, Claire Hohman and Haley Matan, as well as sister Ann Hohman Marron of Fairport, New York and brother Richard Hohman of Bonita Springs, Florida.
Relatives and friends may call at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 719 Montrose Road in Rockville from 4-7 pm Monday March 14, 2016. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church on Tuesday, March 15 at 1 pm. Reception to follow at Bethesda Country Club, 7601 Bradley Boulevard in Bethesda.
Memorial donations may be made to Bethesda Cares, Inc. 7728 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda MD 20814 or www.bethesdacares.org.
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