Thomas B. Houston
November 7, 1932 - May 3, 2020
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Thomas B. Houston passed from this life on May 3, 2020. He was born in Bangor, Maine and spent his young life there. He also lived in Hawaii and Rhode Island before moving to Mentor at age 8. He graduated from Mentor High School in 1951 and also graduated from Western Reserve University in 1955 …
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Marilyn and Jack left a message on June 22, 2020:
We are thinking of you.
David N Bowden left a message on May 11, 2020:
prayers for healing to Tom's family and friends. he and I were at Ridge for 30 years. there is a pin oak planted in honor of those of us who retired together. it has always hang on my den wall. I continue to remember Tom with fondness. David Bowden, Wooster OH.
Bill Henrich left a message on May 6, 2020:
Tom welcomed me to Mentor Schools back in 1984. He was my mentor teacher and helped me to build a quality curriculum. Tom was very giving, sharing everything he had. I feel very lucky to have been able to learn from one of the very best! How many students will remember his shark dissection lab? In addition to our professional relationship, Tom and I became great friends. We enjoyed many lunch meetings at the Great Lakes Mall and several sailing trips on his boat. Tom had a special kindness. He was always looking at the positive side of things. I will miss you my friend!
Chris Parsons left a message on May 6, 2020:
Lois and Family, I had the pleasure to teach with Tom at Ridge. He was a very well respected and genuine teacher who did some amazing things with his students. Perhaps the one that will stick out for many Ridge Alum's would be the Great Shark Week, When he would dissect would the halls of Ridge smell! The students loved that experiment and many others which he used during his career in teaching. I felt very honored when he invited me and my wife to sail with him on his catamaran. Boy did we get an experience. First time on one and we brought a cooler and little did we know how that wasn't really going to fly. Ha Ha. He was a mentor to many and I was fortunate enough to have him as one of mine from a distance. He along with the Great's --- Chuck Cost, John Goertz, and Bob Wolf all were pillars at Ridge Junior High. He will be sadly missed by many but I am sure Heaven gained a Great Soul. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Chris and Laura Parsons
Ed Chou left a message on May 6, 2020:
I had Mr. Houston for Earth Science at Ridge Jr. High School in 1985-1986. He made learning fun, and was always a great guy and a class act. He made a positive impact on untold legions of students in the Mentor Public Schools. My condolences to his family. He will be missed and fondly remembered.
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Emily Walker left a message on May 6, 2020:
When I retired from teaching, Tom gave me invaluable financial guidance in setting up the terms of the buyout the district had offered me. How and why he knew and offered exactly what I would need to do only God knows, but I know how much I owe to both Tom and Lois Ann. His work at both Holden and CMNH (where I sometimes encountered him) was another gift I saw him give to many. Though he'll be missed here, knowing we'll meet again is certain. Emily Walker
Mikaela and Peter Bolek and family left a message on May 4, 2020:
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