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Thomas J. "Tom" Langford
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Thomas J. “Tom” Langford, age 70, of Dover, passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017. Tom had battled liver disease for the past several months.

Born January 15, 1947 in Dover, he was the son of the late N.J. and Joanne Seikel Langford. Tom graduated from Dover High School and went on to earn his bachelor’s degree from Kent State University. He was an artist - a painter, sculptor, and jewelry designer. He operated Langford Jewelers in Dover. Tom was an adjunct professor at Kent State University and taught at the R.G. Drage Career Technical Center in Massillon. Additionally, he served as a substitute teacher in industrial arts.

Tom was a member of St. Joseph Church, Dover, and the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed the outdoors, as well as working with people – he was always willing to help.

Survivors include his children, Elizabeth (Jonathan) Estes of Nashville, Tennessee, and Ramsey Alexander (Felicia Rose) Langford of Copley; his grandchildren, Ivy Estes and Penelope Rose Langford; his sisters, Johanna (Jerry) Morris of Cambridge, and Barbara (Michael) Miklos of Bolivar; and his several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by his aunt, Pauline Seikel, with whom he was very close.

Family and friends are invited to call at the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home & Crematory, Dover, on Sunday, November 12, 5 – 7 p.m. A Christian wake service will be conducted at 6:45 p.m. A funeral Mass will be held Monday, November 13, at 10:30 a.m., in St. Joseph Church with Fr. Jimmy Hatfield officiating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Calvary Cemetery. To sign an online guestbook and share a fond memory of Tom, please visit the obituaries link on the funeral home’s website.

The family suggests that contributions in Tom’s memory be made to St. Joseph Church, 613 N. Tuscarawas Ave., Dover, Ohio 44622.

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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Toland-Herzig Funeral Home & Crematory

803 N. Wooster Ave.
Dover, OH 44663

There will be a Christian wake service at 6:45 PM

Funeral Mass




10:30 AM
St. Joseph Church

613 North Tuscarawas Avenue
Dover, OH 44622

Funeral Luncheon




12:00 PM
Monarch Center

831 Boulevard
Dover, OH 44622

Cemetery Details


St. Joseph's Calvary Cemetery

5651 N. Wooster Ave.
Dover, OH 44622


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