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Thomas C. Portanova, 60, of Williamsport, passed away January 26, 2018

Thomas C. Portanova
January 26, 2018

Thomas C. Portanova, 60, of Williamsport, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Jan. 26, 2018.
Born Sept. 28, 1957, in Williamsport, he was a son of Vito J. and Louise Cipriani Portanova.
Tom was a 1975 graduate of Williamsport High School. He graduated from Bloomsburg University with a degree in Business Administration.


Tom was employed by FedEx for many years as a "professional driver." He was a fan of the NY Mets and enjoyed going on cruises and vacations, working out, reading and collecting watches. Tom loved spending time with his family, grandchildren and friends.

Tom was a member of Pine Street United Methodist Church.

Surviving is his wife of 28 years, Rhonda L. (Kost) Portanova; children, Terra (Marc) Sechrist, of Elimsport, Christina (Brian) Frame, of South Williamsport, and Jenna Laubach, of Williamsport; his mother, Louise Portanova of Williamsport; a sister, Diane (Daniel) Flexer, of Williamsport; and six grandchildren, Nick, Isabella, Cody, Lillianna, Cooper and Chloe.

He was preceded in death by his father Vito J. Portanova and two grandchildren, Brayden Sechrist and Abigail Frame.

A memorial service to honor the life of Tom will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Pine Street United Methodist Church, 441 Pine Street, Williamsport.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Tom’s name may be made to the Children’s Ministry at Pine Street United Methodist Church.

Arrangements are entrusted to Sanders Mortuary.

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