Thomas Laudani
2000 - 2018
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Thomas Laudani

Emmitsburg, MD - Tommy Laudani, 18, of Emmitsburg passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loving family, following a courageous battle with cancer. Born August 25, 2000, in Baltimore, he was the son of Robert and Rosemary Laudani.

Tommy attended Mother Seton Elementary School and was a graduate of Delone Catholic High School, Class of 2018, where he competed in track and cross country. His classmates affectionately referred to him as a "foodie." Tommy had a passion for technology, video editing in particular. He loved sea life and took special pleasure in his various aquariums. He also loved to travel, and during three memorable trips he was able to swim with whale sharks, swim with manatees and, thanks to the Make A Wish Foundation, snorkel among the coral reefs off the coast of Panama.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are brother, Bobby Laudani; maternal grandparents, Charles and Marie DeMarco of NY; paternal grandmother, Irene Laudani of OH; godparents, Bill and Roberta Chester of VA; several aunts and uncles; and many special cousins. He is also remembered by his many friends and teammates. Tommy was predeceased by paternal grandfather, Anthony Laudani.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of St Elizabeth Ann Seton, 331 S. Seton Ave, Emmitsburg, MD with the Rev. Ryan M. Fischer as celebrant. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20th at MYERS-DURBORAW FUNERAL HOME, 210 W. Main St., Emmitsburg, MD.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Tommy's name may be made to any of the following: Mother Seton Elementary School, Delone Catholic High School, St. Joseph Catholic Church in Emmitsburg, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, A Week Away Foundation or the Casey Cares Foundation. Mailing addresses for these organizations may be found at the Myers-Durboraw Funeral Home web site ( and online condolences may be expressed to the family there.

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Published in Evening Sun on Nov. 18, 2018.
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November 23, 2018
My sincere sympathies to the family may your memories bring you much joy and your prayers to God will bring you much comfort and strength. Romans 12:12
November 20, 2018
Rose, Bob, Bobby - with each lap we do we always think of you. Tommy was very brave and such a loving example for all of us. We wish we had the chance to know him better. Zenas would have been paying him to work at our house! Our prayers are with you. They say time heals all... not too sure of that. God Bless you all. Zenas & Kim
November 19, 2018
You were a fun student in the classroom. I hated to see you go through all of this. You made the best of it and showed everyone just who you are through it. After your diagnosis I didn't know how you would handle it. But, every time I saw you, you had grown exponentially into the man God created you to be. I can say that I am very proud of you and the man you have become. I miss you. Pray for us!
Mr. Kelkis
November 18, 2018
We learned of Tommy's story through our son Ben, who graduated with him. You were so lucky to have him in your lives. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
The Augustyniak Family
Dan and Maria Augustyniak
November 18, 2018
Terri Zigler
November 17, 2018
Memorial Day parties at the Kneer house. Tommy was out going, agreat conversationalist, well educated. Smart funny and a good horseshoe player. Our hearts are broken. He holds a special place in our hearts. Praying God will give you peace in this time. Loving you and your family
Marie Norris
November 17, 2018
Love, Peace...
Livernash Family
Mark Livernash
November 17, 2018
My deepest condolences to you and family .
♥ For Mrs. Cathy Rodriquez and family

Somewhere Over The Sky

I am thinking of you,hoping that you are alright.
The stars shine with their Glitter over the sky to light up the sky for me to see my way to your heart.
Somewhere over the sky, I see you standing
there with your arms waiting for me to show up.
As I watch the stars Shine so beautiful over the sky, I can't stop thinking of you. So, I send you my love
With the stars, somewhere over the sky

Poem written by ~Martha Cruz ~
Martha Cruz
November 17, 2018
So sorry for your pain. We watched your boys grow up.....4:30PM Mass. Sending hugs and prayers to your family. Karen & Joe Richard
November 17, 2018
I had the pleasure of teaching Tommy during his middle school years. His kindness and friendliness towards others briought the class together. I can't express how saddened I am. My love and prayers are with you.
Amy Incaprera
November 17, 2018
So thankful to have known you and your wonderful family. Your courage and bravery will remain an example for us all. Love and prayers...Gary, Stacy and Family
Stacy Waguespack
November 16, 2018
My deepest sympathy to the surviving members of the Laudani family.
Cynthia Purdy
November 16, 2018
Rest in Peace, Tommy. We love you!!!
Kathryn, Raj, and Madeleine
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