Michael Thomas Moody, age 57 of Findlay died at 7:23 p.m. on Monday June 11, 2018 at Blanchard Valley Hospice Unit. His 14-month courageous battle against an aggressive Glioblastoma brain tumor finally came to an end. He was born on August 10, 1960 in Tiffin, OH to Gene and Claranne (Nigh) Moody. His father lives in Rancho Cordova, CA and his mother is deceased.
On August 1, 1981 he married his best friend and the love of his life Ann E. Arnold and she survives. Also surviving are his sons; Nicholas G. Moody of Findlay and Thomas M. Moody of Maumee: brother Patrick Moody of Fresno, California; sisters: Lesa (Tom) Whetzel of Fair Oaks, California, Anne (Joseph) Warnement of Diablo, California, and Barbra Reiswig (Todd) of Rancho Murieta, California. Mike was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Findlay. Due to his drive and ambition he led a career of entrepreneurship and business owning which included being the franchisee of two Aaron’s Sales & Lease stores (Findlay & Lima) and the owner of numerous commercial real estate holdings. Mike was drawn to the outdoors especially being around water and animals, whether he was hunting, fishing, swimming, boating, or traveling. Prior to living in Findlay, Mike spent 10 years living in Key West, Florida with Ann where they began their entrepreneurial ventures opening a number of retail stores on Duval St. He really enjoyed athletics and was a big Ohio State Buckeye fan. He was a frequent patron of musical concerts with his family, with a diverse range of genres. Mike was known for his incredible sense of humor and joy of playing pranks.
With all of Mike’s loves and passions, none were greater than the love for his family. He was the ideal husband and father; he raised his sons into men that will imitate his character, and shared an unconditional love for his wife and soulmate.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, June 15, 2018, followed by praying the Rosary at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME in Findlay followed by praying the Rosary at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME in Findlay. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday June 16, 2018 at St. Michael the Archangel Parish, 750 Bright Road Findlay, Ohio with Father Scott Woods, Celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Michael Cemetery. Memorials may be given to The National Brain Tumor Society, 55 Chapel St. Newton MA 02458 or to the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad. Online condolences are welcomed at www.condrencrates.com