Thomas Todaro , 69, climbed the ‘Stairway to Heaven’ February 26, 2023 after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by the ones closest to his heart.
Tom was born in Cleveland, Ohio on June 29, 1953. He later moved to Akron in 1959 with his family, where he worked for the family business, Todaro’s Imported Foods, and later at Todaro’s Party Center in 1976. He was a proud graduate of Copley High School in 1971.
Tom had a love for music, family, friends, poker, and above all else, food, but the thing he loved most was the memories he made with the people around him, but most importantly his family. No matter where he went he never knew a stranger. Whether it was a quick chat, a night out with friends, or a meal with the family, he made an impression on everyone he came in contact with. He will be remembered for his love of life, amazing stories, friendly demeanor, Tommy Bahama shirts and Rolling Stones hats.
Thomas is preceded in death by his father, Camillo Todaro. Tom is survived by his mother, Mary; brothers, Joseph (Maureen), Mel (Karen), and Frank; children, Dina, Victor, Mary, Lisa and Francesca; and grandchildren, Bianca, Tessa, Dylan, Michael, And Aris.
Calling hours will be held FRIDAY March 3rd from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Billow FAIRLAWN Chapel, 85 N Miller Rd. Rite of Christian Burial Mass 11 a.m. SATURDAY March 4th at St. Hilary Catholic Church, 2750 W. Market St., followed by a celebration at Todaro’s Party Center, where guests are welcome to share stories and memories to commemorate Tom’s life.
The family would like to extend a special Thank You to the Caregivers at Justin T. Rogers Hospice Care Center for their unmatched level of care, compassion, and attentiveness they provided Tom with in his final days.
Services in care of the Billow Funeral Homes & Crematory, 85 N Miller Road, Akron, OH 44333.
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