Of Bloomfield, on Monday, May 13, 2013, age 82. Beloved husband of the late Leona J. (Change) Coakley; father of Sandra L. Jackson (Mark) and Coleen C. Powell; grandfather of Janine A. Sirotiak (Shaun), Lindsey A. Jackson, M.D., Casey F. Powell, and Kele A. Powell; great-grandfather of Brooklyn "Nugget" Sirotiak; loving companion of Mary Ann Stowitzky; brother of the late Joseph Coakley; brother-in-law of Darlene Miller; also survived by nieces and nephews. Tom served in the US Army during the Korean War and was a life member of VFW Post 2754 in Westview, a volunteer at the VA Hospital, and a member of the RE Club in Sharpsburg and the Liedertafel Club in Bloomfield. Friends received at MCCABE BROS., INC. FUNERAL HOME, www.mccabebrothers.com, 6214 Walnut Street, Shadyside, on Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. and Thursday, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., where Funeral will commence on Friday at 9 a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial in St. Maria Goretti Church, Liberty Campus, at 10 a.m. Interment with Military Honors to follow at Allegheny Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Wounded Warrior Project at:
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from May 14 to May 16, 2013