Thomas Francis Shanahan




Age 92, on August 9, 2018. Beloved husband of Odessa (Gillispie) Shanahan for almost 70 years; son of the late Lawrence and Emma (Miller) Shanahan; brother of the late Lawrence, the late Carl, the late Robert, the late John, Emma (Gertrude) and the late Dorothy Shanahan; loving father of the late Linda Lee Shanahan; Patricia (Frank) Challinor, Sandra (Al) Pizzuti, Thomas J. (Shelly) Shanahan and Michelle (Jeff) Antantis; cherished grandfather of Jessica Hritz, Jonathan Pizzuti, Melissa Mechtel, Thomas N. Shanahan and Matthew Antantis and step-grandfather of Jacob, Joshua and Jessica Darling; also 11 great grandchildren. Thomas was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving proudly during WWII in the invasion of Normandy and Iwo Jima; and was an employee of Ryan Homes. Family and friends received on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Warchol Funeral Home Inc., 3060 Washington Pike, Bridgeville (412.221.3333), where a service will be held on Wednesday at 11:30 AM. Interment and military honors to follow in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 50 Moffett Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15243 or Upper St. Clair Christian Missionary Alliance Church, 2510 Old Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15241.