Age 68, of Kennedy Twp., unexpectedly on January 20, 2014. Beloved husband of Helen; loving brother of Lorraine (Norbert) Hilligsberg and the late Janett; brother-in-law of William (Mary) Carman, James (Martha) Richards, and the late John (Donna) Richards; uncle of Erik (Gina) Hilligsberg, Brian (Kelly) Hilligsberg, Christine (John) Gulakowski, Kathy (Patrick) Helbling, Jodi (Mark) Patton, Joseph Richards, Debra York, David Richards, and William Richards; also survived by 19 great-nieces and nephews. Tom was a teacher at Park Elementary School in the Steel Valley School District for 35 years, served in the Navy during the Vietnam War, and had a passion for golf and enjoyed playing with his golfing buddies, especially Butch, Pido, and Al. Friends will be received WEDNESDAY 6-8 p.m. and THURSDAY 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at McDERMOTT FUNERAL HOME, INC., 334 Forest Grove Rd., Kennedy Twp., where prayers will be offered FRIDAY at 12 p.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Malachy Church at 12:30 p.m.

Send condolences at

Funeral Home

McDermott Funeral Home, Inc.
334 Forest Grove Road Coraopolis, PA 15108

Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Jan. 22 to Jan. 23, 2014