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Thomas J. McCarthy

January 2, 1938 ~ August 11, 2022 (age 84)

Obituary

Thomas J. McCarthy, 84 of West Deer Township, died Thursday August 11, 2022 at UPMC Passavant, McCandless. He was born January 2, 1938 in Pittsburgh to the late John F. and Mary A. (Murray) McCarthy. Tom grew up in the Sheridan section of Pittsburgh graduating from St. James High School in the West End. He received his Bachelor’s Degree, from Duquesne University, and while he was teaching, earned his Master’s Degree in Education from Penn State University. Tom was an Elementary Educator for the West Deer and then the Deer Lakes School District, teaching science and health. He taught at the Bairdford Elementary School, Russellton Elementary School, East Union Elementary School and then at the Deer Lakes Elementary Center, retiring after 32 years of teaching. As a teacher, Tom was also the Tennis Coach. He was a member of Our Lady of the Lakes Parish, West Deer. He enjoyed spending time with his friends for daily coffee at the former Dineff’s Donut Shop and most recently at Siciliano’s, were he met his friends to solve all the world challenges.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years Rachel A. (Curran) McCarthy, children Mary (Rob) Groth of Richfield, OH, Shelly (Jim) Karwowski of San Antonio, TX, Maggie McCarthy of Thousand Oak, CA, Tom (Patti) McCarthy of Indiana and Jim (Renee) McCarthy of West Deer; grandchildren Michael, Rachelle, Alex, T. Lucas and Morgan and great-grandson Johnny and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, J. Murray McCarthy and her sisters Leone R. Reno, Margaret M. McCarthy and Maryann Tarter.

Family will receive friends Sunday from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM in the SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer Twp., where parting prayers will be Monday 9:30 AM with a Catholic Funeral Mass following at 10 AM in Our Lady of the Lakes Parish – Transfiguration Church, Russellton. He will be laid to rest near his family in St. Martin’s Cemetery, in the Elliott Section of Pittsburgh. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Catholic Charities, 212 9th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or Salvation Army Pittsburgh, 1060 McNeilly Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15226. View obituary online and leave condolences at www.siwicki-yanickofh.com.

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
August 14, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Siwicki - Yanicko Funeral Home
PO Box 21 - 23 McKrell Road
Russellton, PA 15076

Visitation
Sunday
August 14, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Siwicki - Yanicko Funeral Home
PO Box 21 - 23 McKrell Road
Russellton, PA 15076

Parting Prayers
Monday
August 15, 2022

9:30 AM
Siwicki - Yanicko Funeral Home
PO Box 21 - 23 McKrell Road
Russellton, PA 15076

Funeral Mass
Monday
August 15, 2022

10:00 AM
Our Lady of the Lakes Parish - Russellton
100 McKrell Road
Russellton, PA 15076

Donations

Catholic Charities of Pittsburgh
212 9th Street, Pittsburgh PA 15222

Salvation Army of Pittsburgh
1060 McNeilly Road, Pittsburgh PA 15226

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