Thomas McDonald III
1950 - 2013
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Thomas McDonald III

AGE: 63 • Berlin

Thomas McDonald III, born in Greenock, Scotland, lost his courageous battle on 11/24/13. He was predeceased by his dad, Tom on September 2, 2011. He is survived by his mom, Helen McDonald (nee Boyle), sister and brother in law Linda & Dan Owens, sister and brother in law Brenda & Mike Dunnet, brother and sister in law Gordon & Patricia McDonald. Tom is also survived by his nieces and nephews Jeffrey & Kristen McDonald, Chris & Lauren Owens, Matt & Kathy McDonald, Heather & Tom Allen, Michael & Michele Dunnet, Kevin McDonald, Andrew Dunnet, Devin Walsh, and Eric Dunnet; great nieces and nephews Emily, Gideon, & Toby McDonald, Brody, Liam, and Kyla McDonald, Logan & Isabel Dunnet, and Skye Allen; aunts and uncle Davie & Bobbi McDonald and Carol McDonald along with 17 cousins. Thomas is also survived by 3 uncles and 16 cousins in Scotland, many devoted friends, and best friends Sam & Stacy Rizzo. Tom was employed for NFL Films for 27 years and Heart of Gold Jewelers for 6 years. Relatives and friends may call Wednesday morning 11:30AM at St. Simon Stock Parish, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Campus 178 W. White Horse Pike Berlin, NJ 08009. Mass of Christian Burial 12:00 Noon. Interment of ashes will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery Berlin, NJ. In lieu of flowers, contributions Pancreatic Cancer Action Network 1500 Rosecrans Ave. Suite 200 Manhattan Beach, CA. Funeral arrangements under the direction of COSTANTINO FUNERAL HOME 231 W. WHITE HORSE PIKE BERLIN, NJ 08009. For additional information or to email condolences: costantinoFH.com






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December 21, 2013
I only knew Tom for a short while...about a year & a half. I used to cut his hair. Tom was a nice person & was always pleasant to be around. I always enjoyed his company. I was very sorry to hear about his passing. He will be missed by many.
Melissa Gallagher
December 1, 2013
Way back (in the ‘80's), I spent many a day in the NFL Films' shipping department packing up videotape orders. Tom was the bright spot – he made a boring, monotonous job almost fun. I was so sorry to hear of his passing and send my condolences to all of his family and friends.
Linda Sponaugle
November 30, 2013
Dear Linda
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Donna Owens
Donna Owens
November 28, 2013
May the memory of Thomas live on in the hearts of his family. god bless Thomas
dave giffin
November 27, 2013
I worked with Tom at NFL Films and enjoyed ever conversation we ever had. He had a terrific sense of humor and always made me laugh. In addition he helped my son with a summer internship that proved invaluable for his career. Tom, I am happy to have known you and wish your family all the best.
Tom Pilong
November 27, 2013
I worked with Tom at NFL and have many fond memories-he was a funny, gentle man who always took time to listen and share a laugh.
Please accept my sympathy.
Sue Berman
November 27, 2013
I worked with Tom at NFL Films. Great person and always a pleasure to be around. You will be missed.
Lisa Heckman
November 27, 2013
My condolences to Tom's family at this time of loss and sorrow. Tom was a good person and a great co-worker at NFL Films. Many fond memories of discussions with him in the "wee hours", as he called them, back in the day. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Dave Franza
November 27, 2013
Tom was the first person to teach me how to do things at NFL Films. I owe a lot to Tom and will miss him.
Robert Collom
November 26, 2013
Thomas will be missed. I have known him as long as I can remember. You used to tease us as little girls( we were Brenda's cronies) And you toasted us as women! You had a twinkle in your eye,a great sense of humor and an awesome laugh.
Family was your focus, and you loved them as fiercely as they loved and cared for you . Our hearts are heavy, but are full because you were in our lives Prayers and love are being sent to the family at this difficult time.. Rest in peace my friend.

With great care, Kim and Kevin Gore
Kim Gore
November 26, 2013
We will miss Thomas here..... And hold him fondly in our hearts until we meet up with him again.
Robert Bartlebaugh
November 26, 2013
I worked with Tom at NFL and we had great talks back in the studio. I'm very sorry for your loss.
Diane Kimball
November 26, 2013
Tom was always great fun to be around. I have so many fond memories of him with us here at NFL Films. You are all in my prayers.
Pete Staman
November 26, 2013
To the McDonald Family, we are so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Our sincere condolences.
Tom and Trish
November 26, 2013
My condolences to the McDonald family. Tom wil be missed by many. May you find comfort knowing you have a very special angel watching over you.
Lynn (Venuti) Kirk
November 26, 2013
Thomas, Always a smile , always with the camera , you have a lot of great shots and a lot of Great stories to go with the great shots!RIP my friend ! To the Family very sorry for your loss . We are going to miss you ! Dan Morrison
Dan Morrison
November 26, 2013
I'm so sad my friend to hear the news. Definately took me to distant memories of all the happy times shared by the group. The times at your house, just sooo many laughs and so much love. The Chrismas eve's at my house waiting for Santa(you) to arrive with his bag of goodies. When I think of you it will always be with a smile in my heart....love u Thomas
Gloria
November 26, 2013
So sorry for your loss. Tommy was a classmate. He was always smiling and very kind. In this life, he was loved....and he mattered. My sincere condolences.
Sandy Burke
November 26, 2013
To The McDonald Family,
We are very sorry to hear about Tom's passing. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you.
Cynthia Royds
November 26, 2013
You were a wonderful Uncle and Godfather to me and a proud Great-Uncle to Skye before she was even born. I'm so happy you were able to meet her and hold her in your arms. The stories you've shared are memorable and telling of the adventurous and fun life you lived. Always surrounded with friends and family you cherished each moment and lived every moment to the fullest. You loved with all your heart and was never hesitant to show it. Even in the end you used every bit of strength you had left to say I love you to all that could hear you. Your strength will live on in all of us as we are each a little stronger because of you. I will never forget the memories and will tell Skye about her wonderful Great-Uncle every chance I get. I Love You Uncle Tom with all my Heart!! Rest in Peace our newest angel!! xoxoxox
Heather Allen
November 26, 2013
Dear Tom and family,
A piece of our heart is missing and you took with you to a better place!
You were everything a friend could want, Loyal, honest, caring,understanding, helpful and so very loving.

The fun times will always remain special in our heart and there are many!

Your battle was so brave, you had the courage to fight as hard as you could and how proud we are of you. Now you may be free of pain and happy!

Our love for you can not be explained in powerful enough words.
We will miss you and your CoCo will not be the same with out her Uncle Tom
We love you and hope heaven is just like Key West!
Stacey & Sammy
November 26, 2013
Linda and family - So sorry for your loss. Just know he is now at peace but never forgotten.
REMEMBER
Hearts at first mourn the loss so deep
A family feels lost and can only weep
A loved one has moved on to another place
Yet family and friends are left to face
Each and every day with hearts so broken
And memories of actions & words in the past spoken
Minutes, hours, and days pass with such remorse
Soon days turn into months and life takes its course
Fond memories and tears are still there to tend
But lessen in time as hearts begin to mend
Our loved one will always come to mind; grief will subside
And we'll cherish memories of when they walked by our side
Remember that the mortal life is most sublime
And a gift to cherish for only a short time
Our loved one will still be present in our every day
And always in our thoughts as we find our way
To search for the strength to ease the sorrow
That will enable us to deal with each tomorrow.
Your are in our prayers and thoughts
Jane Festa
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