Thomas J. Donohue

After a several year battle with Parkinson’s Disease, Tom peacefully passed away Monday, August 1, 2022 at the age of 85, at Hanna HealthCare Center, Longwood at Oakmont where he was a patient since February. Raised in Shadyside, he was the oldest child of the late Tom and Elizabeth Donohue followed by Kevin Daniel (Patricia) of North Hills and the late Mary Ann Stegman (Edward), Robert and John Donohue. After graduating from Central Catholic High School, he joined the US Coast Guard Reserves and then went to night school at Carnegie Tech to study engineering.  During this period, he met and married Judy Yocca 62 years ago on August 29 and fathered 4 beloved children—Michael (Colleen), Stephen (Catherine), Paul and John. He also cherished his 6 grandchildren Timothy (Kathryn), Kristen (Matthew), Luke (Jess), Patrick (Paige), Marielle (James) and Eliza and was looking forward to getting to know his 5 great grandchildren.  After Carnegie Tech, he was recruited to be a State Farm Insurance agent where he built a thriving business and worked for 52 years. Over the years he loved traveling, collecting stamps, hunting in the fall with friends and family, joining many events Irish, and most of all, being with family. He also never missed a note when it came to belting out his favorite Irish songs.  In 65 years, he probably never missed going to or marching with the AOH, Division 23 in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  After moving to a house in Penn Hills that is surrounded by trees, he loved the visits of deer and turkeys that would “visit”.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to the Parkinson’s Foundation of Western Pennsylvania, 575 Lincoln Ave. #101, Bellevue, PA 15202.

Friends will be received at William F. Gross Funeral Home, LTD., 11735 Frankstown Rd. (at Rodi Rd.) Penn Hills, on Friday, August 5, 2022 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Prayers will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, St. Maurice Church, 2001 Ardmore Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15221 at 10 a.m.