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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: Jan 6, 2011
Posted on: January 18, 2012 7:48 am
 

Ed Tomlin, father of Mike Tomlin, dies at 63

Very Sad Newws,,,

Our prayers to you Mike and your family



Since: Dec 13, 2011
Posted on: January 18, 2012 2:26 am
 

Ed Tomlin, father of Mike Tomlin, dies at 63

Our thoughts and condolences to the Tomlin family. May he rest in peace. You are all in our prayers.



Since: Jan 17, 2012
Posted on: January 18, 2012 12:54 am
 

Ed Tomlin, father of Mike Tomlin, dies at 63

My deepest sympathies to Coach Mike Tomlin and the entire Tomlin family! 



Since: Aug 29, 2009
Posted on: January 18, 2012 12:07 am
 

Ed Tomlin, father of Mike Tomlin, dies at 63

Conbdolences to his family.  Still very young at 63.  Our prayers are with you through these trying times.



Since: Dec 2, 2008
Posted on: January 17, 2012 11:08 pm
 

Ed Tomlin, father of Mike Tomlin, dies at 63

Condolences to Tomlin and his family



Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: January 17, 2012 10:23 pm
 

Ed Tomlin, father of Mike Tomlin, dies at 63

Prayers to the Tomlins!



Since: Jun 17, 2010
Posted on: January 17, 2012 10:18 pm
 

Ed Tomlin, father of Mike Tomlin, dies at 63

Condolences to the Tomlin family.

PS - Ben does not have a personal twitter account. Read the bio :) 


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