ESTEP - Thomas A. III, 72, of Ebensburg, passed away on June 22, 2022 in Florida. He was born on June 25, 1949 to the late James F. Estep and Jean (McSparran) Estep. He was a 1967 graduate of Central Cambria High School. He married his beloved wife Susan (Bartoletti) on January 22, 1970 and shared 52 wonderful years of marriage. He is survived by Susan, children Scott (Jamie), Casey (Michael Burdick), and Bart; grandsons Deklan and Ian. He is also survived by sister Martha O’Brien, brothers Jim and David (Cathy), sisters-in-law Karen Bartoletti, Lisa (Phil Shaw), brother-in-law Chip Bartoletti, as well as nieces and a nephew.
Tom graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1972 and began his career in education at Central Cambria Middle School. He coached track and cross-country at Central Cambria High School during this time, while managing the Ebensburg Boro Pool in the summers. In 1990, he became the Principal of CCMS; after earning his Doctor of Education from IUP in 2000 he was hired as the Superintendent at Northern Cambria School District in 2002. Upon retiring in 2010, he and Susan embarked on travels across the US, UK, and Europe. Tom was an avid golfer and member of the Ebensburg Country Club. He and Susan loved attending their grandsons’ sporting events, vacationing at their home in Key West, visiting their children in Baltimore, Tampa, Pittsburgh and everywhere in between. They enjoyed biking the Ghost Town Trail, riding their scooters around town, attending Ebensburg events, and visiting their favorite local spots for ‘sips and bites’. Tom was an educator in both career and in life and will be missed deeply by his family and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Amici’s in Ebensburg on November 19, 2022 from 1pm – 4pm. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Central Cambria Education Foundation, PO Box 624, Ebensburg, PA 15931 or www.cceducationfoundation.org. Please note the Dr. Thomas Estep Memorial Fund on donations. Funds will be used at the direction of the family to support Middle School students, and track and cross-country athletes. Arrangements are in the care of the Askew-Houser Funeral Homes, Inc., Ebensburg. Condolences to the family may be left at www.askew-houser.com