Thomas A. Benton, 63, Altoona, died unexpectedly Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at his residence.
He was born in Altoona, son of the late Hugh and Blanche (McGuire) Benton.
Surviving are five sisters: Audrey (Tom) Blodgett, Margaret (Cris) White, Jeanne (Don) Free, Judy (Lynn) Rosser, and Terri (Bart) Monahan; a brother, Patrick (Renee); a sister-in-law, Karen Benton; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by three brothers: Eugene J. Sr. Kenneth S. Sr. and George P.
Thomas graduated from Hollidaysburg Area High School, class of 1975. He worked as a restaurant manager and consultant for many years.
He was a member of the Allegheny Club and Hollidaysburg American Legion Fort Fetter Post 516.
Thomas enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his nieces and nephews, and was a devoted volunteer and caterer to many local organizations.
Friends will be received from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, July 1, 2019, at Sorge Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., Hollidaysburg, where a memorial service will immediately follow at 7:00 p.m., the Rev. Dr. John Godissart officiating. Interment will be at New St. Mary Cemetery, Hollidaysburg.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First United Methodist Church of Hollidaysburg Youth Group and/or Lakemont Volunteer Fire Department.
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