Thomas C. Linahan(1928 - 2014)

Thomas C. "Tom" Linahan passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 27, 2014, surrounded by his loving family at his residence in King of Prussia, PA. He was 86. Mr. Linahan retired as a teacher from Villanova University. There he was a member of the math department faculty for 38 years and received the Lindback Award for distinguished teaching. Tom was a member of Mother of Divine Providence Church in King of Prussia, PA. He sang with his wife, Rosemary, in many parish choirs including St. Athanasius Church and the Cathedral Basilica, both in Philadelphia, the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, Mother of Divine Providence in King of Prussia, and St. Isaac Jogues in Wayne. Tom was a founding member of the Moonlighters Big Band which entertained for over 12 years. Born in Philadelphia, PA on January 21, 1928, he was a son of the late Cornelius C. and Katherine T. (Taylor) Linahan. He was the husband of the late Rosemary G. (Nolan) Linahan. Surviving is his loving family including 3 sons: David V. Linahan of Aston, PA, Stephen J. Linahan and his wife, Linda, of King of Prussia, PA and Paul T. Linahan and his wife, Mary Kay, of Collegeville, PA; 3 daughters: Diane Linahan of Audubon, PA, Jeanette Linahan of King of Prussia, PA and Loretta Boyle and her husband, Tim, of King of Prussia, PA; 15 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Relatives & friends are invited to Tom's Funeral Mass at Mother of Divine Providence Church, 333 Allendale Rd., King of Prussia, PA on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 10:00 am. Officiating will be the Rev. Martin T. Cioppi, Pastor. His viewings are Tuesday evening from 6 to 8:00 pm, at The Bacchi Funeral Home and Crematory, Ltd., 805 DeKalb St. (Rt. 202), Bridgeport, PA; also Wednesday morning from 9 to 9:50 am, at the church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Lower Merion Twp., PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Tom's memory to Camilla Hall, 1145 W. King St., Immaculata, PA 19345.

Funeral Home

Bacchi Funeral Home and Crematory, Ltd. - Bridgeport
805 DeKalb Street Route 202  Bridgeport, PA 19405
(610) 272-1941
Published in The Times Herald on Mar. 29, 2014