McGRANAHAN, Thomas "Tom" Sr., went to his Lord on May 23, 2013. He was predeceased by his wife, Anne McGranahan, in 2005. He is survived by his loving wife, Carmela Castle McGranahan; great-grandchildren, Hailey and Kaylee; grandchildren, Jennifer, Stacy and husband, Aaron, Mariah, Mathew, Arielle, Noah, Samantha, Kelly, Sean, Stephanie, Connor and Leo; Tom's children, Pat and husband, Jerry, Tom and wife, Angie, Mike and wife, Andrea, Kevin and wife, Joni, Tim and wife, Mary, Marie and husband, Gayle; stepdaughter, Kate and husband, Scott. He was a medic in the Navy during the Korean War. Tom was born on April 16, 1931 in Bryn Mawr, Pa. Tom was an active member of St. Bridget Catholic Church since moving to Richmond, known by some as "Monlessnor" McGranahan. He was a member of the Jewish Community Center & Ancient Order of Hibernians. As Peyton Randolph, he was president of the convention for the reenactment of Patrick Henry's "Give me Liberty" speech each summer at St. John's Church from 1976 to 2010. He acted at St. Bridget's, The JCC, Barn Dinner Theatre, Studio Theatre, Dogwood Dell, Barksdale at Hanover and Willow Lawn, Fort Lee Theater, Swiftcreek and other stages throughout the area. He arrived in Richmond as a salesman for Proctor & Gamble in 1956. Tom was salesman of the year for 25 of his 33 years with P&G. He was facility manager at Barksdale Willow Lawn, along with selling program ad sales for Theatre IV & Barksdale, now Virginia Repertory Theatre. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Alzheimer's Association, "Tom's Tix" fund at Virginia Rep. Theater. His family will receive friends at Bliley's - Central, 3801 Augusta Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday (today), May 24, 2013 with a wake service at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Saturday, May 25, at St. Bridget Catholic Church, with interment to follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. To Tom's theater friends, "Hopefully I'll be watching your next opening from a box seat. Thank you for a great life! Love you all."
This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.