Thomas B. Runck

June 21, 1947 - January 3, 2022

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RUNCK, Thomas B., beloved husband of Patricia Runck (nee Funke). Loving father of Jennifer (Jason) Wells, Elise (Chip) Rielage, and Thomas Runck, Jr. Devoted grandfather of C.J. Rielage, Carrie Rielage, Jaydon Wells, Jordan Wells, Gavin Runck and Catelyn Runck. Brother of the late Meredith Runck Jr. and twin brother of the late Timothy (Janis) Runck. Son of the late Meredith and Marion Runck. Tom also leaves behind many other family members, friends and neighbors who have been such a blessing to him. He passed away Monday, January 3, 2022, at the age of 74. He was a Vietnam Veteran and member of DAV Chapter 15 in Hamilton, OH. Tom loved his family and friends, riding his yellow Honda Goldwing with Pat, fishing from his boat in Michigan, being a member of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association, participating in ham radio, riding his power chair to the park, kisses from all the dogs who shared his life, and just having fun and making people laugh.

Private family graveside services with military honors will be held on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at 11:00 AM at Spring Grove Cemetery. A gathering of family and friends in Tom’s memory will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2022, from 1:00 – 4:00 PM at the Hope Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 4695 Blue Rock Road, Cincinnati, OH  45247.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Disabled American Veterans National Headquarters, 860 Dolwick Drive, Erlanger, KY  41018 (all donations are tax deductible) or charity of your choice.


Pam Frye Connor - Jan 28, 2022
So sorry for your loss Pat and family. I will not be able to attend the service. I will always fondly remember all of the family holidays spent with the Runcks when we were young. Love and hugs to all.
Barb and Mose Demasi - Jan 28, 2022
We will treasure in our hearts forever the times shared with our dear friend Tom. His smile, his sense of humor and his laughter will continue to bring joy to our days. We will live our lives with more strength and courage through the lessons Tom taught us. We thank God for blessing our lives with you Dear Friend and we will celebrate you always ❤️🤗❤️
Arlene Gadd - Jan 16, 2022
Cabin Fever. Addams Fester. Light bulb in his mouth. I’ll never get that picture out of my head. Tom was hilarious. He played the part so well. He brought so many smiles to us all these years. So thankful Mike & I met you and became foreverfriends. Love you Pat.
Judy - Jan 16, 2022
I can’t wait to see them both in heaven. We’ll never know whose fault the diesel in the motorcycle truly was. Or maybe it was the cute girl taking the money! I’m sure they’re still talking about that!
Deb Carson - Jan 14, 2022
Pat and family, Tom was a blessing to all of us. You all are alway in my prayers and pray that we continue our friendship. John and Deb Carson