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Anthony J. "Tut" Bontempo

Obituary for Anthony J. "Tut" Bontempo

September 28, 2017
Norristown, Pennsylvania


Anthony J. "Tut" Bontempo, of Norristown, passed away peacefully on Thursday September 28, 2017. He was 87 years old. Born July 31, 1930 in Norristown, he was the son of the late Dominic and Sue (nee Petaccio) Bontempo and the beloved husband of Helen Marie (nee Schott) Bontempo with whom he shared 64 years of marriage.

Tut was a US Air Force Veteran serving during the Korean War. He dedicated over 30 years of his life to the US Postal Service.

In addition to his wife Helen, Tut is survived by his son; Dan Bontempo and his daughter; Bonnie Ehrhart and her husband Jim, six grandchildren; Shannon (Shane), Jamie, Stacey, Danielle (Tim), Brandy and Brian (Kelly) and 11 great-grandchildren.

Tut was active in competitive sports throughout his life. He was a very talented baseball player and basketball player in his youth. He was a member of the 1948 Norristown High School state championship basketball team, and was awarded the game ball for his outstanding contribution to that title win. Tut coached CYO basketball at Holy Saviour and St. Titus through the 1970's, nurturing the talents of future Philadelphia City Championship athletes and subsequent college players. Tut was an avid golfer all of his life. He played in many events with the Jeffersonville Golf Association.

Relatives and friends are invited to share in Tut's Life Celebration on Tuesday October 3, from 6 to 8 PM at Boyd-Horrox-Givnish, of East Norriton, 200 West Germantown Pike 610-277-7000 and on Wednesday from 9 to 9:50 AM at Holy Saviour Church, 407 E. Main St. Norristown, followed by his Funeral Mass at 10 AM. Entombment will be in St. Patrick's Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Tut's name can be made to Birthright of Pottstown, 327 King Street, Pottstown, PA 19464.

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  • Birthright of Pottstown
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    Pottstown, PA 19464

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Boyd-Horrox-Givnish Funeral Home, Inc.

200 West Germantown Pike
Norristown, PA 19401
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