Thomas G. “TGV” or Tommie Vinglas 87, Cresson died February 10, 2021 after a lengthy illness not Covid related at UPMC Altoona. Born May 14, 1933 in Tunnelhill the son of the late Joseph and Catherine (Abretski) Vinglas. Preceded in death by his 1st wife Joyce Ryan on Nov. 10, 1983, brothers, George, John, Michael, Joseph, Leon, Frank and Walter and sisters Frances Stasik, Helen Zabinsky, Victoria Koeck and Mary Ksiazkiewicz. Survived by his wife the former Judith Lauver Hamilton whom he married in October of 2001, beloved father of Susan (Dan) Speck, Joel (Lisa) Jan (Karen), stepchildren Steven Hamilton and Andrea (Andrew) Kelly, grandchildren, Michael Speck, Amber Lego, Ashley (Mike) Eckenrode and Joel Jr. (Kayla), Justin, Nathan and Jacob, step-grandchildren, Rebecca and Logan, great-grandchildren, Miley, Mason and Koalton, a special friend Wayne Ball and numerous nieces and nephews. Last member of his immediate family. Tom worked for PRR and Penn Central Railroad’s as a Freight/Passenger Conductor, in his early years he worked in the family-owned coal mines. A 1951 graduate of Gallitzin High School. An Army veteran of the Korean War. He was former owner of Vinglas Bros. Garage, Cresson. Member of the Cresson American Legion, and former member of Sokal’s in Lilly. He like to dabble with old cars, gardening, and hunting. The family would like to thank Grane Hospice for their care for Tom. Member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Cresson. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 am Monday at the Basilica of St. Michael Church, Loretto the Rev. John Byrnes celebrant. Committal St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Cresson. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm Sunday at Gibbons Funeral Home, 301 Church Street, Gallitzin where a vigil service will be held Sunday. Military Rites by Cresson American Legion and other local military organizations. The family suggest donations be made to Cresson American Legion, Grane Hospice, a charity of your choice or for masses in Tom’s memory.
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