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    Ed Tomlin, father of Mike Tomlin, dies at 63

    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 NCAAP 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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    Re: Ed Tomlin, father of Mike Tomlin, dies at 63

    Damn!!

    Thoughts and prayers for Tomlin and his family.
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    Re: Ed Tomlin, father of Mike Tomlin, dies at 63

    Prayers for Coach Tomlin and the whole family.
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    Re: Ed Tomlin, father of Mike Tomlin, dies at 63

    Quote Originally Posted by BradshawsHairdresser
    Prayers for Coach Tomlin and the whole family.
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    Re: Ed Tomlin, father of Mike Tomlin, dies at 63

    Awful news...R.I.P. Papa Tomlin...


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    Re: Ed Tomlin, father of Mike Tomlin, dies at 63

    RIP... maybe losing this year was a good thing. Hopefully Mike Tomlin was able to spend to time with his dad before he passed.
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    Re: Ed Tomlin, father of Mike Tomlin, dies at 63

    Hang in there, Coach. Love and prayers.

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    Re: Ed Tomlin, father of Mike Tomlin, dies at 63

    We're here in thought..... SteelerNation mourns your loss....

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    Re: Ed Tomlin, father of Mike Tomlin, dies at 63

    Way too young......Sorry to hear that and best wishes to the Tomlin family.

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    Re: Ed Tomlin, father of Mike Tomlin, dies at 63

    Quote Originally Posted by BradshawsHairdresser
    Prayers for Coach Tomlin and the whole family.
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