Thomas L. Streams






Glass Front Niches Oakland Mausoleum

Tom was the consummate public servant who tirelessly worked to improve the lives of others in Indiana County and beyond. He was on the original staff of Citizens Ambulance Service when it opened February 1, 1965. He soon made a name for himself after attempting a dramatic rescue of Charles Whited at the top of a utility pole in Indiana on September 7, 1967 for which he was nominated for the Carnegie Hero Award. For as much as Tom is remembered for his lifelong work of helping to save lives for 25 years at Citizens, he is equally known for his 32 years as the Indiana County Coroner. He was well respected Coroner across the state, and was a former President of the Pennsylvania State Coroners Association. Tom responded to numerous disasters including the Johnstown Flood of 1977, US Airways Flight 472 crash on September 8, 1994 in Beaver County and also responded to Shanksville to assist with the recovery efforts of Flight 93 on September 11, 2001. Tom always attempted to handle each and every death investigation with compassion and understanding. He was also a volunteer firefighter for 18 years, serving as Captain of Co.3, IFA past president and Dive Master for the scuba team. Tom was married to Candace Thomas Streams for 51 years, raised two children Stacie Lynne and Thomas Scott and enjoyed many car show awards for their 1965 TR4A Triumph with grandson Gage.

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