Thomas Lynn ‘Tom’ Wilt

July 23, 1930 Aug. 21, 2013

Thomas Lynn “Tom” Wilt, 83, Hollidaysburg, died Aug. 21, 2013, in Warrenton, Va.

He was born in Duncansville, son of the late Percy Allen “Ted” and Beatrice Melinda (Moses) Wilt. He was married to Betty Iris Hudson on June 9, 1953, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Vincennes, Ind., by Father Sylvester Schroeder.

Surviving are his wife of 60 years; a daughter, Kim Olsavick and husband, Gregory, of Hollidaysburg; a son, Craig T. and wife, Sue, of Warrenton, Va.; three grandchildren: Katelynn Edger and husband, Paul, of Harrisburg, Hollynn Olsavick of Lewisburg, W.Va., and Gina Stuhl of Warrenton; a brother, Robert A. of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; special lifelong friends: Charles “Wayne” Wierman and Gordon Delozier; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Tom was a 1948 graduate of Hollidaysburg High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving with the 28th Division of the National Guard at Camp Atterbury, Ind., where he met his future wife in 1950. He served as part of the occupation troops in Germany and was honorably discharged in 1952. He worked in the family business of Capital Hardware, Hollidaysburg, and was the owner of Wilt’s Car Wash, Altoona.

Tom was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Hollidaysburg, where he was active in the men’s club. He was past president of the Hollidaysburg Businessmen Association and past treasurer of the Plank Road Businessmen Association.

He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, going on walks, playing cards and watching football and sports.

Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at Sorge Funeral Home Inc., Hollidaysburg, where a vigil service will be held at 6:45 p.m. by Father Clement G. Gardner. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, Hollidaysburg, by Father Clement G. Gardner. Committal will be at Alto-Reste Park Cemetery with full military honors accorded by the Blair County Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael Catholic Church, 301 Spruce St., Hollidaysburg, PA 16648, designated for the Catholic Appeal.