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Thomas C. Lynam

Born: Wed., Sep. 21, 1921
Died: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Feb. 04, 2019
Location: Jones Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Tue., Feb. 05, 2019
Location: Cathedral Of The Blessed Sacrament

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Mr. Thomas C. Lynam, 97, of Hollidaysburg, Pa formerly of Altoona, died at 6:04 AM, Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, Duncansville, Pa His suffering was brief but no less heartbreaking for his family.

Mr. Lynam was born in Altoona, Pa on September 21, 1921, son of the late Nicholas E. and Helen C. (Hite) Lynam. He married Muriel F. Finnerty April 30, 1949 at Michael’s Catholic Church, Hollidaysburg with Bishop Richard T. Guilfoyle celebrant. She preceded him in death March 18, 2004. Tom passionately cared for her during battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

He retired in 1992 as a self-employed photographer at Tom Lynam Photography Altoona. He was a well know photographer, documenting the people, places and events of Altoona for many years. He had a limitless interest in news and current events.

He was member of Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Altoona, Pa were he served as an Usher.

Tom was a 1940 graduate of Altoona High School. He was a member of Altoona Photo Society. His interests were photography, ocean beaches and collecting historical information of the city of Altoona. Tom initinally worked for the Altoona Tribune Newspaper and taught photography at Altoona Vocational Technical School from 1980-1992. He had 60 years in the profession.

He served in the U.S. Army as a Cpl in WWII. Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal.

He is survived by 5 children David Lynam, Dauphin, Pa; Michael J. (Linda) Lynam, Altoona, Pa; Patricia M. Beach, Altoona, Pa; Daniel Lynam, Myrtle Beach, SC and Mark, Altoona, Pa. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by 3 sons Timothy, Christopher and Peter 2 daughters Jane and Margaret Mary Lynam 2 grandchildren Brittany and Gregory Lynam and a great granddaughter Scarlett Lynam and a sister Helene Harmon and 2 brothers Nicholas Lynam and Robert Rentz.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Altoona, with Msgr. Robert C. Mazur officiating.

Committal Rites will be held at Calvary Cemetery Altoona, Pa.

Friends will be received from 5-8 PM Monday, February 4,2019 at Jones Funeral Home where a Vigil For the Deceased celebrated during the visitation.

In memory of Tom Lynam, please make contributions to Alzheimer’s Association 3544 N. Progress Ave Suite 205 Harrisburg Pa 17110-9638

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Mary Ann Gioiosa Maycen
   Posted Sat February 02, 2019
Dear Michael and the Lynam family,

I was very sad when I read the online obituaries today and saw that your father and younger brother Pete passed away.

I have not seen you since our BGHS days. I am sending my prayers and sympathy to you and your extended family.

May the Lord bless you and keep you.
May the Lord let His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you.
May the Lord look upon you kindly and give you peace. - NUMBERS 6:24-26

God Bless,
Mary Ann Gioiosa Maycen

Bob Hoffman
   Posted Sun February 03, 2019
In the early 80's, my wife and I got into the photography business. I took Tom's class at Vo-Tech. He immediately became a friend and Mentor. He even had me become a guest speaker at his classes. Tom was the utmost professional, knowledgeable, generous, kind gentleman. He helped me in so many ways. I'm sorry when we moved from Altoona that we lost touch. He made the world a better place when he was here and I am sure he will continue to look down on us to guide us. The world has lost a GREAT man.
Bob Hoffman

Teresa S. Rogers (formerly: George)
   Posted Tue February 05, 2019
My heart is breaking for your family. I have been praying for all of you, over the years. Just know that my family (Teresa, Leesha, Chelsea and Evan) are all here for you, if you need us. I miss your family gatherings. You really made us feel welcome and a part of your family. Spending time with Muriel and Tom were some of the best times. They were awesome people and will make tremendous angels to watch over us all. I learned a lot from both of them. I consider it an honor to have been a part of your family for the 10.5 years that Pete and I were together. I talk to Angel Pete everyday now. At least now I know he is listening. God Bless and lets us know if you ever need anything. By the way, I have a lot of pictures of Pete. I am going to make an album for you guys. I hope it will bring you some comfort. All my Love. Teresa

Sylvia Kattouf Hanna
   Posted Fri February 15, 2019
Sending deepest sympathy on the loss of a very special man. Fifty=two years ago he took our wedding photos. He was so kind and caring. May his memory be eternal.
Sylvia Hanna

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