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Thomas Duffy

1931 - 2016 Notice Condolences
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Thomas Francis Duffy, formerly of Lilly, Pennsylvania passed away on March 3, 2016, in Annapolis, Maryland. Born August 24, 1931, he was the son of the late Thomas Aloysius and Veronica Bender Duffy. In 1960, he married Hildagarde Mary Lavin, daughter of Dr. John Lavin of Swoyersville, Pennsylvania and had four children. He was the loving and devoted father of Deborah Ann Duffy, Timothy Patrick Duffy, Maureen Ann Duffy and Patricia Ann Duffy. Mr. Duffy was blessed with five grandsons: Casey Duffy, Sean Duffy-Tyler, Cole Soranaka, Luke Kupchinskas and Connor Duffy as well as two granddaughters: Chantel Soranaka and Cassidy Kupchinskas. He was the brother of Frank Duffy, State College, Pennsylvania and Charles Duffy, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was a graduate of Lilly Washington High School,1950, a Veteran of the Korean War, he received his Bachelor's Degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1954. He was an educator in the Baltimore County School District for 38 years including Director of Driver's Education. He received a Master's Degree and was a candidate for his doctorate from Pennsylvania State University. Prior to moving to Maryland to teach in the Baltimore County School system, he taught at the Chief Logan High School, Lewistown, Pennsylvania for a short time. He was a proud lifetime member of the American Legion, Knights of Columbus, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Boys Town, and St. Joseph's Indian School in South Dakota. He went into the Navy Reserve after high school and joined the Army when the Korean War started. After returning from Germany, where he was stationed, he worked at the Bethlehem Steel Mill in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. His interests included attending Major League Baseball's Spring Training in Florida and traveling to Hawaii. Funeral services were held on March 7, 2016 at Our Lady of the Alleghenies Roman Catholic Church, Lilly, Pennsylvania followed by committal at the St. Brigid's Cemetery. Military rights were provided by the Lilly American Legion and the Lilly Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Published in Baltimore Sun on Apr. 10, 2016
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