Mr. Charles Kevin Tama, 59, of Frederick, died peacefully at home with |
family after a brief illness on July 25. He was the husband of
Rebecca Jane Tama for over 40 years. Born on October 18, 1953 in
Uniontown, PA, he was the son of the late Josef and Mary (Hunt) Tama.
Charles was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Mr.
and Mrs. Tama were married on February 2, 1973. He enlisted in the
United States Air Force in the same year, where he continued to
re-enlist until his retirement in 1993. Mr. Tama graduated from
Christopher Newport College with a Bachelor of Science degree in
Business Administration in 1980 and was commissioned as a second
lieutenant. He received his MBA from the University of Missouri in
1986. Upon his retirement, he was employed as a contracting officer
with FEMA in Emmitsburg.
Charles was a wonderful man who touched many with his kindness and
In addition to his wife, he is survived by brothers Lawrence Tama of
Blossburg, PA, Joseph Tama of Arlington, VA, Norbert Tama of
Uniontown, PA and Michael Tama of Portland, OR and sisters Carol Tama
of Portland, OR, Marianne Dunn of Dover, DE and Cathy Tama-Troutman of
Mechanicsburg, PA. Additionally, he is survived by nieces Brea Dunn
of Seattle, WA, Elizabeth Arcentales of Fairlawn, NJ and Tama Troutman
of Mechanicsburg, PA. He will also be missed by his golden retrievers
Mackenzie and Cassidy.
The family will receive friends on Monday, July 29 from 7-9 PM at
Keeney and Basford PA Funeral Home, 106 East Church Street, Frederick.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Tuesday, July 30 at
11:00 AM at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 118 East Second
Street, Frederick. Interment will be private at the convenience of
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Gastric
Cancer Foundation, c/o The V Foundation for Cancer Research, 106
Towerview Court, Cary, NC 27513.
Please visit Mr. Tama's online memorial at www.keeneybasford.com
Published Online in The Frederick News-Post on July 27, 2013