Thomas  Dant


Thomas L. Dant, 73, of Fontana, California, passed away at St. Bernardine Medical Center on Saturday, May 25, 2019, after suffering a massive heart attack on May 13, 2019.
Born Aug. 18, 1945, in Washington, Indiana, Tom was the son of the late Howard F. and Agnes L. (Grannan) Dant. He was a graduate of Washington Catholic High School.
Tom served in the Army National Guard. He worked as a civilian, modifying weapon instruments on U.S. ships during the Persian Gulf War. Tom retired after 35 years from the Department of Defense, Naval Warfare Assessment Division. He was an avid bowler and played on several leagues. He was very proud of rolling his first 300 game in 2013. He was also a race car enthusiast and he loved the Bears and loved saying "dah Bears." He loved the Lord Jesus and his dogs, especially Meg.
Tom is survived by his wife, Sally (Estrada) Dant; his daughter, Melissa (David) Hatter of Alpharetta, Georgia; his son, Michael T. Dant of Henderson, Nevada; two stepdaughters, Gina (Jose) Alcedo of Toluca Lake, California, and Dina (Steve) Black of Rancho Cucamonga, California. Also surviving are two sisters, Judith K. (Richard) Kramer of Battle Ground, Indiana, and Mary Jane (Barry) Luebke of Montgomery, Indiana. Surviving with his sisters are two brothers, James F. (Terri) Dant of Washington, and Robert L. (Glenda) Dant of St. George, Utah.
He is preceded in death by brothers John H. Dant and Steven A. Dant.
Tom was blessed with grandchildren, stepgrandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
There will be a Celebration of Life service in California at a later date. Memorial contributions can be made to your local animal shelter or Humane Society in Thomas' name.
Published on June 6, 2019
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