Howard Thomas Ulmer, 74, of Montoursville, passed away on January 4, 2022 at The Gatehouse.
He was born July 8, 1947 in Williamsport, son of the late Howard and Catherine Ulmer and grew up in Montoursville.
Tom graduated from Montoursville High School, class of 1966. He excelled in football, having tryouts with the Philadelphia Eagles, but loved all sports, played basketball, baseball, track, and golf and hit the first home run at Lamade Stadium. After high school he played football at Lees McRae College in North Carolina. After college he was in the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Riley Kansas as military police. In August 1969 he married his high school sweetheart, the former Susan A. Doebler and together they have four children. Tom loved coaching and was a coach of the State Champion 1985 Little League. He was a member of Montoursville Presbyterian Church, Montoursville Kiwanis, Eugene Grafius American Legion Post #104. He worked at GTE Sylvania, Montour Auto, Philips Supply, and Spitler Funeral Home. Tom loved playing golf with his boys and playing in a pool league with his daughter, Megan. He also enjoyed trips to Disney World and camping with his family.
Predeceased by his parents; and his sister, Barbara Hawk.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years; three sons, Todd Thomas (Rachael) Ulmer of Montoursville, Christopher Matthew Ulmer of Montoursville Justin Michael (Tina) Ulmer of Linden; one daughter, Megan Ja-Ann of Montoursville; nine grandchildren, Calen, Brianna, Alexa, Shea, McKada, Cohen, Colby, Jayden, and Kason.
There will be a funeral service on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Montoursville Presbyterian Church, 900 Elm Street, Montoursville, with Rev. David S. Smith officiating. A burial will follow at Montoursville Cemetery. A viewing for family and friends will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the church.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, 712 S. Kansas Ave, Suite 200, Topeka, KS 66603.
Arrangements are being handled by Spitler Funeral Home.