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Thomas E Ringstaff

July 1, 1937 ~ May 26, 2017 (age 79)

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Thomas E Ringstaff, 79 of West Salem passed away peacefully at his home after a lengthy illness.

Visitation will be Tuesday evening 5:00 to 8:00 at the Matteson Funeral Home in West Salem, Ohio  Burial in Paradise Cemetery, Grand Rivers, Kentucky. Memorial may be made to Make A Wish Foundation, 6060 Rockside Woods Blvd N Suite 315, Independence, OH 44131  Online condolences may be shared at the funeral home website


He was born July 1, 1937 in Paducah, Kentucky the son of Jessie and Mayme (Engar) Ringstaff.

He grow up in Kentucky.  He enlisted in the US Army where he served for 6 years.

After that he made his home in Northeast Ohio.  He retired from General Motors and has been a resident of West Salem for the last seventeen years.

He will be greatly missed. A special thanks to Hospice of North Central Ohio, Matteson and Keeling Funeral Homes.

He is survived by his children, Thomas(Bev), Sarah and Barb, grandchildren, Tamera(Jake), Jessica(Ed), Kristina and Adam, great grandchildren, Sam and Ava all of Ohio.

Brothers, Wesley of Florida, Jon and Joe both of Paducah, Kentucky, many nieces ,nephews and several friends.


His parents, sisters, Liz, Leona, Valetta and Carol, brothers, Jesse, Jewell and Charlie died previously

 Service Information

May 30, 2017

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Matteson Funeral Home
P.O. Box 314 40 Congress St.
W. Salem, OH 44287

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