Thomas Leonard Monteleone, 68, of Penn Township, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at William Penn Care Center. He was born Feb. 13, 1953, in Butler. Tom earned his bachelor's degree and master's degree in music education and performance from Duquesne University. He began his teaching career in Penn-Trafford School District, and greatly enjoyed his experiences with the Penn-Trafford Marching Band, particularly their numerous trips to Disney World together. Tom retired in 2009, after 26 years of service to thousands of students. He was an exceptional bassoonist, performing in numerous pit orchestras, as well as being a member of the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra for several years. Aside from his affinity for music, he possessed a deep interest in battleships. Tom is survived by several cousins and a sister-in-law, Celeste Monteleone. In addition to his parents, Tom was preceded in death by his brother, Vincent Monteleone. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service for Tom's life at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, at VAIA FUNERAL HOME INC., 463 Athena Drive, Delmont, PA 15626, (724) 468-1177. Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to Penn-Trafford Band Parents Association Inc., P.O. Box 448, Harrison City, PA 15636. For online condolences, grief support information or directions, please visit www.VaiaFuneralHome.com
Published by Tribune Review from Oct. 14 to Oct. 15, 2021.