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Joseph Tams

March 21, 1945 ~ March 25, 2018 (age 73)

Joseph Tams, 73, of Ruskin, FL, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2018 in Florida following a brief illness.


He was born March 21, 1945 in Cleveland, OH, a son of Austin and Harriet Garbett Tams.  He married Sharyn Thummler March 4, 1997 and she survives.


Joe was a 1964 graduate of Miami Edison High School, Miami and a 1967 graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Institute, Daytona Beach.  He was a pilot for Capital Cargo Institute of Orlando and formerly for Eastern Airlines for 23 years.


Joe was an avid golfer and had been a member of the Apollo Beach Golf Club.


Survivors, in addition to his loving wife Sharyn, include a daughter, Kirsten Schleitwiler (Clay) of Plant City, FL; a son, Bradley Tams (Jana) of Stanwood, WA; three grandchildren, Jada, Reagan, and Leo Tams; and a sister, Tammy Raymond (Jerry) of Ruskin, FL.


Private burial will be in Greendale Cemetery.


The arrangements have been entrusted to the ROBERT W. WAID FUNERAL HOME, 581 CHESTNUT ST., MEADVILLE where memories and condolences may be shared at

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