Thomas H. McDonough III
1945 - 2020
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Thomas H. McDonough III, 74, of Jeannette, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2020, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. He was born July 18, 1945, in Greensburg, and was a son of the late Thomas H. Jr. and Ann (Kaiser) McDonough. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Melveen R. "Kelly" (Callahan) McDonough; his grandson, Kyler Kettren; and his brother, Fred McDonough. Prior to his retirement, Tom was a paramedic, having worked for Mutual Aid in Greensburg for more than 30 years. He was a family man and loved spending time with his grandchildren. They were the light of his life. He enjoyed all Pittsburgh sports. Tom is survived by his son, Chris (Jessica) Kettren, of Latrobe, and two special grandsons, Gaige and Gavin Kettren. He will be dearly missed by his family, friends and neighbors. Due to the current health concerns and recommendations, all services were private. JOSEPH W. NICKELS FUNERAL HOME INC., 404 Sewickley Ave., Herminie, PA 15637, 724-446-7251, is in charge of arrangements. A memorial to celebrate Tom's life will be held at a later date. To send online condolences, please visit

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Published in Greensburg Tribune Review on May 20, 2020.
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May 23, 2020
Richard & Evie and Sylvia Nesbit always spoke so highly of you & your family!
May 23, 2020
Remember when we used to have the Latin masses and wear scapulars? We loved Fulton Sheen!
May 23, 2020
The Perino family really loved you and your family! You were well loved in Rillton. Debbie Slivinsky always admired your brother Freddie!
May 22, 2020
I remember when you & Buddy Bazzo were so proud of being of Italian heritage. Mrs. Mudrak and Mrs. Nesbit enjoyed having you as students!
May 22, 2020
You & Frank Stewart were 2 of the nicest boys in Rillton. The Taborelli family loved you!
May 22, 2020
You told us that you were named after a commander from the War of 1812 at the Battle of Lake Champlain! You were such an inspiration to us to learn. You loved playing the trombone!
May 22, 2020
Wilda and Joe thought the world of you!
May 22, 2020
Thanks for your help in selling Christmas trees and going around Rillton handing out firemen envelopes for donations! We used to go door to door for our firemen money. We worked hard & got a lot of exercise!
May 21, 2020
Adolph Masser and Evelyn Nesbit were often times mentioning you years ago! Rillton was a unique place to grow up. We lived during the wholesome era!
May 21, 2020
The Rillton fire department was never the same after you left!
May 21, 2020
John Bruno always liked you & your family. Jim Nesbit enjoyed having you as a fire fighter!
May 21, 2020
We remember you & George Matovich very well. Now you are with Jesus and George who just passed away last year! Nancy Sleber always spoke so highly of you! The Rillton firemen loved you!!!
May 20, 2020
Thomas was a friend from the old days in Rillton. Along with his brother Fred, we played cowboys after school at his parents. I did see him a few times over the years and I always wish we could have gotten together. God had a plan...
Gary Hoffman
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