We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Myers - Somers Funeral Home, Inc.
Thomas Joseph “Tom” Cheslock, Sr., 79, died early Tuesday morning, August 2, 2022, surrounded by his loving family, after a courageous battle against pancreatic cancer.
He was born on April 15, 1943, in Gallitzin, a son of the late Michael and Ann (Zolnak) Cheslock. He married Judith A. Hoover on July 24, 1965, at St. Leo Catholic Church, Altoona.
Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Judy; two children: Shelly Weakland (John) of Duncansville and Thomas J. Cheslock, Jr., (Krista) of Malvern; five grandchildren: Alex (Brooke), Amanda, Hannah, Mia, and Austin; three great-grandchildren: Greyson, Asher, and Finnley; two sisters; and numerous extended family members and friends.
He was preceded in death by a brother and sister.
Tom was a 1960 graduate of Altoona High School.
He proudly served in the United States Navy during the Cuban Missile Crisis, where he was stationed on the U.S.S. Enterprise.
Tom was employed by Altoona Water Authority for 42 years. Following his retirement, Tom enjoyed working at Allegheny Supply, assisting with maintenance and lawn care.
He was an avid Steelers fan and enjoyed collecting sports memorabilia. He enjoyed playing cards and shooting pool. Tom most especially loved spending time with his children and all his grandchildren.
Friends will be received from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Friday, August 5, 2022, at Myers-Somers Funeral Home, Inc., 501 Sixth Avenue, Altoona, where a funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Duane J. Coy officiating.
Interment with military honors will be held at Calvary Cemetery, Altoona.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in honor of Tom please be made to The Griffith Family Foundation, P.O. Box 28, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648. https://griffithfamilyfoundation.org/
The Griffith Family Foundation
P.O. Box 28, Hollidaysburg PA 16648