Tyler J. Laratonda

Date of Death: 10/15/2019

Tyler J. Laratonda

May 6, 1980 - Oct. 15, 2019

Tyler J. Laratonda, 39, Leland, N.C., went to be with his father on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, where he will have eternity to spend the time with him that he missed so much here on earth.

He was born in Altoona, son of Michelle Laratonda and the late Damon Maier, who passed away Nov. 25, 1989.

Surviving are his mother of Hollidaysburg; grandmother, Rita Maier of Altoona; an uncle, Lamont Maier; three aunts: Kathee Wilson (Joe Daversa), Leslie Miller (Paul Engelman II) and Lynne Muri (uncle Dave Muri); six cousins: David and Jim Muri, Michael Wilson, Michelle Dotsy, Brian Wilson and Dana Conrad.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, George Maier; grandparents: James and Dorothy Laratonda; and two uncles: Joseph Maier and C. Timothy Wilson.

Tyler was a 1999 graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle High School and had attended Penn State Altoona and Mount Aloysius College. He was the general manager at Gulfstream Restaurant, Carolina Beach.

Tyler will be missed. He was spontaneously witty and had a magnetic personality and compassion for his family and friends. He adored his dog, Rayjus, who he and Allison shared. He enjoyed sports, especially Pittsburgh teams, and going to the gym. 

Friends will be received from noon to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, at Plank, Stitt & Stevens Funeral Home, 421 Montgomery St., Hollidaysburg, where a memorial service and a sharing of memories will follow at 2:30 p.m.

The family requests that donations in memory of Tyler be made to Central Pennsylvania Humane Society, 1837 E. Pleasant Valley Blvd., Altoona, PA 16602.



Wishing peace to the family by Nicole Albarano
concern by Ed Prostko Eds Auto
Tyler by Gina, David, Lucas Benton, Carolina Beach
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