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.