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Thomas O. Lantz, III, 65, of Cambridge, passed away Monday, September 1, 2014 at his home.
Born in Cambridge, Maryland on October 6, 1948, he was the son of Peggy L. Tall Wheatley and the late Thomas O. Lantz, Jr.
He attended local schools and graduated from Cambridge High School with the Class of 1966.
After working as Chief Deputy for the Talbot County Sheriff’s Department for many years, Tom made his career in the postal service and retired as a postmaster after 32 yrs. of service.
Tom was a member of the Cambridge Elks Lodge and enjoyed shooting pool with the guys. He also enjoyed riding his motorcycle and would often go on road trips with friends.
Surviving him besides his mother Peggy is a son Thomas "Tommy" Lantz, IV; a daughter Christy Lantz; his wife Carol Lantz; uncles, J. Donald Lantz and Harold Tall.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 5, 2014 beginning 12 noon at the Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A., Cambridge. Pastor George Wheatley will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Tom can be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
To send online condolences to the family, please visit www.newcombcollins.com.
Memorial Service12:00 noon ,Friday, September 5, 2014
Newcomb and Collins Funeral Home, P.A.
308 High Street Cambridge, MD 21613
I am deeply saddened by Tom's passing. Tom and I retired from the USPS on the same day. Prior to retirement we talked on the phone several times a week. For many years we have "talked" each other through Postal problems, life problems and the entire retirement process. In retirement, we spoke less but could always pick up right where we left off. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I miss him already...
Jamie Dickerson Sep 5 2014 12:00 AM
I will miss Tommy. We had a lot of fun playing pool at the Elks. He was a good partner. Maine is a sadder place today.
Jim Bishop Sep 5 2014 12:00 AM
Tommy, Christy, Carol & Ms. Peggy, May God's love help you through this most difficult time. We love you guys and you are in our thoughts & prayers.
Karen & Keith Turner Sep 4 2014 12:00 AM
Christy, You are your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May the love and support of many help to sustain you. Hold those precious memories of times together close. Love, Betty
Betty Willyerd Sep 4 2014 12:00 AM
We're keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Hold precious memories close to your hearts.
Lisa Neild Sep 4 2014 12:00 AM
The Kane Family are saddened by the news of this passing. We did not know you long but enjoyed your company at the Lodge. The guys will shoot a game in your honor.
Kane Family Sep 4 2014 12:00 AM
Tommy, I will treasure the almost daily dose of wit and humor that you shared with us on facebook. I had no idea that the picture of the Chicken High Heels would be so important to me! That was our last conversation. RIP Tommy. Rumor has it that Noah heard you like to build model boats...you might be real busy with Ark II. Miss you already.
Diane Thoman Sep 4 2014 12:00 AM
So very sorry for your loss. Our family is thinking of all of you.
Terry Wheatley Sep 4 2014 12:00 AM
Sending my deepest condolences
Alison Bromwell Sep 4 2014 12:00 AM
Thinking of you and your family. I hope that the precious memories of times with him will make your heart sing. Make time for yourself. Wendy
Wendy Stoudemire Sep 3 2014 12:00 AM