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Thomas R. Tallant

September 3, 2015

Thomas R. Tallant, 66, of Monroe Avenue, Watertown died Sept. 3, 2015 at the Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown. A memorial service will be held on Sept. 11, 2015 at the Cummings Funeral Service, Inc. Watertown with Fr. Christopher Looby officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:00 to 12:00 prior to the service. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations made to the American Heart Association P.O. Box-3049, Syracuse, New York 13220-3049.

Mr. Tallant was born on July 25, 1949 in Greene, New York the son of Cecil W. and Katherine Hughes Tallant. He was a high school graduate and entered the United States Army on June 2, 1970 and was honorably discharged on January 28, 1972 as a Sargent. Serving during the Veitnam Era, he was stationed in Germany and received the National Defense Service Medal, the Good Conduct medal and was a rifle marksman. He married Margaret L Austin on October 27, 1973 at Holy Family Church with Msgr. Robert J. McCarthy officiating.

Thomas was a part owner and manager of Jreck Subs on Arsenal Street for a number of years. He then was a warehouse foreman for Army Airforce Exchange Services on Fort Drum for 12 years. He enjoyed collecting coins, sports cards and spending time with his family especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret L., his 3 children, Jennifer K. Monnin and her husband Terry of Port Crane, N.Y., Christopher M. Tallant and his wife Cherilynn of Binghamton, N.Y. and Elizabeth V. Agen and her husband Justin of Cobleskill, N.Y.; his 6 grandchildren, Gabriel Tallant, Alexis Monnin, Madelyn Tallant, Sophia Monnin, Olivia Monnin, Quin Tallant and one granddaughter on the way. Thomas is also survived by his three brothers Gilbert Tallant, Leonard Weaver, and James Sweeney and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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#11 Dale Sherbourne 2019-10-20 04:02
Tom and I were room mates at Ft. Benning at NCOCS
SHAKE AND BAKES
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#10 Dee Donlon 2015-09-11 13:25
Peg,
I'm so very sorry to hear about the loss of your dear husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

~ Dee
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#9 Joe Dudek 2015-09-11 09:59
Margaret,
It was with deep sorrow I read about the passing of your beloved husband Tom.
I worked for Tom at the AAFES warehouse at Fort Drum for a period of 4 years. Since his retirement, there never has been a better foreman than him. He passed on to us many of his fine qualities .
Respectfully, Joe Dudek
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#8 Sandra Smith 2015-09-11 07:01
Not sure if comments went through. I will miss Tom very much. I was his warehouse manager till my retirement. He was liked by everyone. He was an excellent worker. See you someday, Tom. Sandra Smith
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#7 Dale Ambrose 2015-09-08 11:06
I'm sorry for your loss to the Tallant family. I worked for Tom at JRECK on Arsenal St for several years. You are all in my thoughts as I can't make it to services (live in NC).
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#6 Cathy Harding Coty 2015-09-07 20:21
Peggy,
I was so sorry to read of your husband's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Cathy Harding Coty
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#5 Nancy McCabe 2015-09-05 18:36
Peg,
Thinking of you and your family. You are in my prayers.
Nancy
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#4 richard popeck 2015-09-05 18:13
My condolences to you all. I fondly remember the first time I met Tom. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
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#3 Kevin Larkin 2015-09-05 14:50
My condolences to Tom's family and friends. I knew Tom from his Adams' days, and his return to Jefferson County and his sub shop days. He was one of the good guys, and will be missed by all of us who knew him.
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#2 Kenny Switzer 2015-09-05 12:12
Words can express what you mean to everyone you touched. Tom you where such a good family man. You wwill always be in our hearts and Never be forgotten.
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