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Gordon Tantum Obituary
FLORENCE - Gordon Tantum, 67, of Florence, passed away Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Samaritan Hospice in Mt. Holly.
Born in Allentown, he was a longtime area resident. A U.S. Army veteran, Gordon graduated from Allentown High School in 1964. In 1980, he started Gordon Tantum, Inc., Produce Brokerage and was the co-owner of Village Pharmacy in Allentown. He was an avid golfer, hunter and die-hard Eagles fan, holding season tickets for 43 years. Gordon was very active with American Legion Baseball, serving as the manger for Hightstown Post 148, the county chairman for the Mercer County American Legion League, the New Jersey Legion state chairman and a co-founder of the Allentown American Legion Baseball League. Gordon was a hardworking family man who loved life and enjoyed being with his countless number of friends.
Son of the late Gordon and Rachel Tantum, he is survived by his wife of 44 years, Linda Tantum; his son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey Tantum and Vanessa Hoffman of Reading, Pa.; his grandson, Owen Tantum; his sister and brother-in-law, Edna and Harry Walton and their children, Kendall, Bette-Jean, George and Tom; his sisters-in-law, Chloe Ibach (Ken) and her children, Peter and Allyson, Lee Bruno (Dean) and her children, Cole and Garrent and Teryl Lebkuecher; a godmother, Marie Anderson (Eddie) as well as numerous great-nieces, nephews and friends.
A funeral service will be held at noon Wednesday, May 7 at the Peppler Funeral Home, 114 S. Main St., Allentown. Entombment will follow in Princeton Memorial Park, Robbinsville. Friends may call Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Drive, Suite 300, Marlton, NJ 08053, the Make a Wish Foundation, 1347 Perrineville Road, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831, or to a .
Published in The Trentonian on May 5, 2014
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