Thomas L. “Tom” Stout, 82, of Altoona, passed away at his residence Thursday evening.
He was born in Altoona, son of the late Harold and Agnes (Becker) Stout.
Surviving are a daughter, Tracey Stout (companion, Phil DeHaas) of State College; a son, Thomas M. (Shelley) Stout of Horseheads, N.Y.; three granddaughters: Rachel Mauger, Michelle Stout and Alexis Stout; a grandson, Joshua Stout; Tom’s companion, Michele Sanders; and his former wife, Audrey (Wendle) Stout.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Melvin Stout.
Tom was a Sheet Metal Worker, employed by Folcarelli Sheet Metal, Local Sheet Metal Union 19 out of Philadelphia, retiring in 1998. Thomas was a member of Simpson Temple United Parish, Altoona.
He coached in the George B. Kelley Amateur Baseball Federation starting in the 1960 (Fifth Ward and Corporal Miller). He was Commissioner, Executive Director, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer of the George B. Kelley Amateur Baseball Federation. Tom was President of the George B. Kelley Amateur Baseball Federation from 1973 to 2018 and he was also Manager, Coach and played for the greater Altoona City League. He was the Director of the National Amateur Baseball Federation. Tom was named Man of the Year for the National Amateur Baseball Federation. He was President of the National Amateur Baseball Federation (2012-2013); he was on the Board of Directors AAABA; and Pittsburgh Pirates Associate Scout.
Tom coached basketball for Juniata Gap, Curtin and Ebner Schools. He also coached basketball for the YMCA Junior Church League. He was inducted into the Blair County Sports Hall of Fame for the Community Service Award.
He was a member of the Central Blair Recreation Commission; Blair County Recreation Commission; Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center Advisory Committee; Altoona Planning Commission for 12 Years; Altoona Vacant Property Review Committee; Goodman Trust Committee; lifetime member of St. Stanislaus Kostka Brotherhood; and the Bavarian Aid Society.
Tom enjoyed working and developing the Geesey Park Baseball Field and attending community events. He enjoyed rooting for the athletes in all sports especially at the Altoona Area High School and his passion was the George B. Kelley Amateur Baseball Federation. Tom was very proud of all his grandchildren and he was also passionate about the Kelley Federation; making sure every kid had an opportunity to play baseball. His time and generosity to the league knew no end.
Tom was the biggest ambassador for the City of Altoona and he spoke with pride in his hometown to everyone he met.
Friends will be received from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, at Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home Inc., 1204 17th St., Altoona. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at Simpson Temple United Church, Altoona, the Rev. Evelyn Madison officiating. Interment will be at Blair Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial donations be made to George B. Kelley Amateur Baseball Federation, P.O. Box 742, Altoona, PA 16603.