John "Tom" Palumbo (1936 - 2015)

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John "Tom" Palumbo, 79, Walnut Avenue, DuBois, a prominent well-known businessman, died Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, at Christ the King Manor following an extended illness.
Born Feb. 16, 1936, in DuBois, he was the son of the late Dominic and Margaret (Punchious) Palumbo.
On Oct. 9, 1963, he married Gloria (Bevak) Palumbo. She survives.
He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. and served during the Korean War.
He was the owner and operator of Tom Palumbo & Sons Meat Market in Penfield and Clearfield. Previous to that, he was a partner in Palumbo's Meat Market in DuBois and St. Marys. He had been in the meat business most of his life.
He was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church where in the past, he was always very active in the St. Michael Polish Festival.
He was active in DuBois Little League for many years. He was an assistant to the Little League District Administrator for many years. He was one of the founders of DuBois Senior Little League and enjoyed watching his sons and grandsons play during Little League and Senior League All Star Seasons.
He was also a member of the James J. Patterson Post 813 Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Polish Citizen's Club and the Olympic Athletic Club. He also enjoyed polka music.
"Tom" is survived by one son, Robert J. Palumbo and his wife, Lisa of Penfield; and a daughter, Nicole Palumbo of DuBois; two sisters, Theresa Hinderliter of New Columbia, Patty Sebring of California; two brothers, Theodore Palumbo and his wife, Shirley of Reynoldsville, and Joseph Palumbo and his wife, Luana of DuBois. Also surviving are five grandchildren: Brianna, Brandon, Nathan, Janessa and Jonathan Palumbo.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Adeline Naugle and Marjorie Burkett; and a son, Thomas D. Palumbo.
Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, at the Goble-Baronick Funeral Home, DuBois. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015, at St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Daniel Kresinski and the Rev. Fr. Ross Miceli con-celebrating. Full military honors will be accorded by the members of the DuBois Area Honor Guard at the church. Burial will be in Morningside Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be sent to Christ the King Manor, 1100 West Long Ave., DuBois, PA 15801 and/or Penn Highlands Hospice, 100 Hospital Ave., DuBois, PA 15801.
Online condolences may be sent to www.gbfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Courier Express from Oct. 4 to Oct. 5, 2015
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