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Verdon, Thomas R., 92, of Yellow Springs passed away on Sept. 29th, 2022, at the Dayton VA Hospice. He was born on Sept. 12, 1930 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Robert J. and Viola M. (Boufford) Verdon. He grew up outside of Kalamazoo, Michigan, on Gull Lake. Tom moved to Yellow Springs in 1979 and set up a practice as a family therapist. He developed a close network of friends during his 43 years there. At the age of 70, he transitioned into being a fulltime fine artist, graduating from Wright State University with an MA in Fine Arts. He became an accomplished portrait painter. Working in both acrylics and oils, he had numerous shows of his work, including a retrospective when he turned 90. Besides many close friends, Tom leaves behind his children, Michael, Julie, Daniel and David, granddaughters Fiona (Michael) and Madison (Daniel), son-in-law Jeff Balazs (Julie), and daughter-in-laws Catherine Norris (Michael) and Deirdre Miller (David); niece Maribeth Verdon Andrews, nephew James Verdon and niece Teresa Peattie. A Memorial Service will be held at the Little Art Theater in Yellow Springs, on November 12 from 10:00 am to 12:00. Memorial donations may be made to the Dayton VA Veteran Services, https://www.va.gov/dayton-health-care/work-with-us/volunteer-or-donate/ or the Wheeling Gaunt Sculpture Fund, https://yscf.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/create/fund?funit_id=1562.
Saturday, November 12, 2022
10:00am - 12:00pm (Eastern time)
Little Art Theatre
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