Thomas Alan Ames, 66, born April 25, 1947, passed away August 13,2013. Mr. Ames was a decorated Vietnam Campaign veteran, earning a Bronze Star, a Good conduct Medal and Combat Medic Badge. He was an avid woodworker; member of the Michigan National Guard for more than 20 years; retired from Meijer as a department manager; worked for many years at Family Dollar; and, Coscarelli's Restaurant & Lounge. He loved his grandchildren more than anything.
He was preceded in death by his father Leo Ames and brother Michael Ames. Surviving are his son, Todd (Bethany) Ames of Dansville; daughter Tammy (Jeff) Hauke of Algonac; 3 grandchildren, Amanda Wilk, Jon Ames and Grace Ames; mother, Marion Ames; brothers, John (Dianne) Ames and David (Char) Ames; and sister-in-law, Star Ames.
A Memorial Service will be held 1:00PM Saturday, August 17, 2013 at the Fraternal Order of Eagles #3734 Mason/Holt, 1111 N. Cedar ,Mason, MI with Pastor Mark Booth officiating.
The family is being served by the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.grlansing.com