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Ed Tomlin, father of Mike Tomlin, dies at 63

Posted on: January 17, 2012 9:54 pm
Edited on: January 18, 2012 8:55 am
 
By Josh Katzowitz

According to the Beaver County Times, the father of Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has died after suffering a heart attack in Ocala, Fla.

Ed Tomlin was 63.

As the Ocala Star-Banner writes, Tomlin was drafted by the Baltimore Colts in 1968, and he played eight games in Montreal of the CFL that season. In 2003, Tomlin became the president of the Marion County (Fla.) chapter of the NAACP.

He apparently suffered the heart attack after returning home from a day of fishing.

"He loved people. He was very knowledgeable, outgoing and loved fishing," Mazella Tomlin, Ed Tomlin's wife of 12 years, told the Star-Banner.

Said Whitfield Jenkins, another former NAACP president: "He added a lot to the NAACP. He was a leader and had the ability to draw people to him. He worked well with a broad category of people across race lines. He was a very thoughtful person and had a great knowledge of the community history and civil rights history.”

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Comments

Since: Dec 19, 2011
Posted on: January 18, 2012 11:59 am
 

Ed Tomlin, father of Mike Tomlin, dies at 63

It's all Harrison's Fault...LOL



Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: January 18, 2012 11:43 am
 

Ed Tomlin, father of Mike Tomlin, dies at 63

My deepest sympthies to the Tomlin family and Steeler nation from here in Baltimore. We've had our battles on the field, but life is more important. Tomlin is a good man and for the most part so are the rest of Steeler nation. You all, along with your RB coach are in my thoughts.




Since: Jan 18, 2012
Posted on: January 18, 2012 11:19 am
 

Ed Tomlin, father of Mike Tomlin, dies at 63

Re: Hearless b-tard.......this was a comment to "Crap in yo Mouf's" heartless comment



Since: Jan 18, 2012
Posted on: January 18, 2012 11:17 am
 

Ed Tomlin, father of Mike Tomlin, dies at 63

you heartless b-tard. Your screen name suits you



Since: Jan 18, 2012
Posted on: January 18, 2012 11:14 am
 

Ed Tomlin, father of Mike Tomlin, dies at 63

deepest sympathy from our family to the Tomlins, players, and Steeler Nation



Since: Jan 18, 2012
Posted on: January 18, 2012 11:13 am
 

Ed Tomlin, father of Mike Tomlin, dies at 63

You heartless bastard. YOur screen name suits you



Since: Jan 18, 2012
Posted on: January 18, 2012 10:32 am
 

Ed Tomlin, father of Mike Tomlin, dies at 63

Wow, amazing how some people can be so childish and mistake calling people what they actually are in life. 



Since: Mar 30, 2010
Posted on: January 18, 2012 9:48 am
 

Ed Tomlin, father of Mike Tomlin, dies at 63

Some people needs to keep their racist comments to themselves no one is scared of nutty klan bloogers that type crazy comments.


Crap N Yo Mouf
Since: Jan 17, 2012
Posted on: January 18, 2012 9:41 am
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Since: Dec 5, 2011
Posted on: January 18, 2012 8:15 am
 

Ed Tomlin, father of Mike Tomlin, dies at 63

Well maybe it's a good thing the Steelers are not in the playoffs , I am sure this would have been a HUGE distraction and excuse maker for failer.
My thoughts and prayers to the entire Tomlin family and friends. 


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