Thomas W. Tulley

Thomas W. Tulley, 81, of Westminster, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at Carroll Hospice's Dove House.

Born Nov. 21, 1932, in Pittsburgh, Pa., he was the son of the late Martin and Helen Tulley. He was the husband of Ardyce Tulley, his wife of 55 years.

He graduated from Connellsville High School in 1951. He enlisted in the Army and was honorably discharged in 1954. He graduated from Penn State University in 1958 with a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture and earned his Master of Science degree in education from Syracuse University in 1964. He taught for five years in Panama, N.Y., and 28 years at North Carroll Middle School. He also taught driver's education for 25 years and retired in 1991.

He was a longtime member of St. John Catholic Church. He served on the parish council, ushered and counted offering. He was an active volunteer for many years for the St. Vincent DePaul society. He was a life member of the Westminster Council Knights of Columbus, serving two terms as Grand Knight and one term as Faithful Navigator.

He chaired the Marigold Program for 15 years and was a member of the Carroll Post 31 American Legion.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are daughter and son-law Candyce and Benjamin Marcantoni; son and daughter-in-law Thomas S. and Marimil Tulley; grandchildren Joshua and Jacob Tulley; siblings Karen Shandorf and John Tulley; and nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Road, Westminster.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John Catholic Church, 43 Monroe St., Westminster. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the St. Vincent DePaul Society at St. John's Catholic Church, 43 Monroe St. Westminster, MD 21157; or Carroll Hospice Dove House, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster MD 21157.

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Published in Carroll County Times on May 8, 2013