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Obituary of Thomas D. 'Tom' Tarman, 82


Thomas D. “Tom” Tarman, 82, of Bellefonte, passed away Monday, July 23, 2018 at Centre Crest Nursing Home. Born on May 12, 1936, in Clarence, he was the son of the late Charles C. and Agnes A. Cole Tarman. On June 28, 1962, in Maryland, he married Betty L. Albert. Betty survives at home.

Tom attended the Snow Shoe High School. He was of the Protestant faith. Tom started working at the Centre Community Hospital when it was still in Bellefonte. He then transferred to the State College location, currently known at Mount Nittany Medical Center. He retired in 1995 after 33 years of service.

Tom was enlisted in the United States Air Force on May 31, 1955 and received his honorable discharge on March 6, 1959. He earned the rank of Airman 2nd Class and received the Good Conduct Metal and the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award for his service. After his discharge, Tom worked at the Pentagon as a guard for 18 months then moved back to Clarence.

Tom was a member of the Snow Shoe VFW Post5644, Centre Hall American Legion Post 779, Snow Shoe Fire Hall, and the Young American Democratic Club in Clarence. He enjoyed playing pool, hunting, fishing, playing darts, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He loved to walk through car lots, looking at new cars.
Along with his wife, Tom is survived by his three daughters; Tina J. Conwell and her husband, Gary, of Pittsburgh, Belinda D. Walker, of Pleasant Gap, and Rebecca A. Moore of Tyrone.

He is also survived by one brother, Thurman Witherite and his wife, Violet, of Pine Glen, one sister, Elizabeth Hummell of Philipsburg, nine grandchildren: Christine, Emily, Lyssa, Brittany, Christian, Adam, Melissa, Matt, and Laura and 13 great grandchildren.

Along with his parents, Tom was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Cole and Edward Cole, one sister, Mildred Poletis, two son in-laws; Andy Walker and Rick Moore, and one grandson, Justin Martin.

Public visitation will be on Monday, July 30, 2018 from 11am until 12 noon at the Daughenbaugh Funeral Home in Snow Shoe. Funeral services will be at 12 noon at the funeral home with Pastor Dena Harter officiating. Full military honors will follow the funeral service. Burial will be private.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Daughenbaugh Funeral Home, 106 W. Sycamore St. Snow Shoe. An online guest book can be signed or condolences to the family available at

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