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Thomas L. Getz

Thomas L. Getz, age 88 of Lancaster, died December 4, 2017, at the Pickering House. He was born in Baltimore, on October 5, 1929, to the late William and Phoebe Getz. He worked for Gaylord Container as a die mounter for 32 years, then as a custodian at L.H.S. for 12 years, but he always enjoyed farming. Thomas will be greatly missed by his friends and family.

He is survived by his son, Randolph (Nikki) Getz; daughter, Nikki Getz; grandchildren, Jason (Stacy) Getz, and Cheryl Getz Jacobs; and great grandchildren, Alex and Chase Taggart, and Payton Jacobs. Thomas was preceded in death by his loving wife, Rita Getz; infant twins, Todd and Judy; parents; and three brothers, Robert, James, and infant Ferdinand.

Caring Cremation(tm) has taken place through the Frank E. Smith Funeral Home. A graveside service will take place on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at Forest Rose Cemetery. Donations can be made in his name to the American Cancer Society, 5555 Frantz Rd, Dublin, OH 43017. Online condolences can be made at s can be made at

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