Thomas H. Tantius

Oct. 14, 1936 – Aug. 9, 2022

Thomas H. Tantius, 86, of Altoona, died late Tuesday evening at the Altoona Center for Nursing Care. He was born in Altoona, a son of the late Fred and Freda (Redwitz) Tantius.

Surviving are two sons, Donald C. Tantius (Debbie) of Duncansville and Scott Thomas Tantius (Kim) of Satellite Beach, Fla.; a stepson, Scott Patterson; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and numerous extended family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Beverly Tantius; a brother, Joe Tantius; and two sisters, Margaret “Margie” Mattson and Freda “Betty” Kubica.

Thomas was 1955 graduate of Altoona High School. He then went on to proudly serve in the United States Army from 1956-59.

He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying his time hunting, fishing and camping. Thomas especially liked taking trips to Raystown Lake to camp and fish.

A graveside service with military honors will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, 2022, at Grandview Cemetery, Altoona.

Arrangements are by Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations in honor of Thomas be made to Central Pennsylvania Humane Society, 1837 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, PA 16602.