Thomas Matthew Wybiral

Thomas Matthew Wybiral, 61, suddenly passed away Jan. 18, 2015, at home in Greenfield. Tom was born Feb. 20, 1953, in Meadville, Pa., to Thomas J. and Phyllis L. (Chapman) Wybiral.

Tom was a 1972 graduate of Hagerstown Jr.-Sr. High School and a 1974 graduate of Ivy Tech Community College with an Associate degree in Architectural Design. His career was in manufacturing, mainly for the automotive industry. Since 1987, he served as a Quality Engineer.

All will remember Tom for his eager laugh, and enjoyment of music, movies (really the popcorn that often went along), and sports. His coffee cup was never far away, nor was his appetite. He loved animals and children, and once upon a time, being on the golf course. He was particularly proud of his high school football achievements and dreamt of buying another motorcycle. Tom’s family and friends miss him already.

Tom married Lynn (Bennett) Wybiral on May 17, 1975; she survives. Also surviving are a daughter, Stacey (Jason) Hartman of Bainbridge; brother, David (Kim) Wybiral of Richmond; sister, Vicky Christian of Shirley; sister and brother-in-law, Marcia (Bennett) and Larry Gallet of Greenfield; uncles, Jim (Joyce) Chapman of Meadville, Pa., and Walter (Pat) Wybiral of Wichita Falls, Texas; aunt, Frances Yanc of Meadville, Pa.; and 13 nieces and nephews, Nathan Young, Kimberly Wybiral, Tracy (Jeff) Carver, Travis Beard, Chris (Kristine) Beard, Mary (Todd) Coleman, Davy Wybiral, Jessica Atkins, Tony Atkins, Terry (Trisha) Atkins, Toby (Lorraine) Atkins, Brandon Gallet, and Ryan Gallet.

His parents; an aunt, Martha (Ron) Harry; a brother-in-law, Jack Christian; and his beloved dog, Maki, precede Tom in death.

Visitation will be held from 4 until 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory, 1484 W. US Hwy. 40, Greenfield, IN 46140. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, also at the mortuary. Alan Small will be officiating. Burial to follow at Park Cemetery in Greenfield.

Make memorial contributions to Partners for Animal Welfare Society, Inc. (P.A.W.S.), 1547 N State St, Greenfield, IN 46140, or the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), or envelopes will be available at the mortuary.

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