THOMAS M. “TC” CONNOLLY
Suddenly on March 12, 2021, due to heart failure at age 58, our beloved brother, passed onto his eternal life. Angels escorted him into reunion with his parents Tom and Olga, his sister Carol Herrle (Joe) and his brother Kevin (the late Rita). Surviving are brother Ron (Regina), sister Erin Autenreith (Arch), sister Amy and his much-loved nieces and nephews. Born and raised in McKees Rocks, TC graduated from Sto-Rox H.S. where he led the school’s first WPIAL Boys Basketball Class AA championship team, while being named the Class AA Player of the Year. At Washington & Jefferson College he led and captained the men’s basketball team to PAC championships and individual all-conference honors while earning a BA in Economics. During college summers he learned to operate a diesel locomotive at the Pittsburgh & Ohio Valley Railroad. After graduation he continued railroading as a Locomotive Engineer for CSX in interstate transportation. Throughout his life TC loved reading books, primarily history, politics and business, while closely following all sports, especially college hoops, the Pirates, Steelers and Penguins. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to:
Sto-Rox Lady Vikes Booster Club, 1105 Valley Street, McKees Rocks, PA 15136, where TC’s niece Kerry is the Head Coach.
Family and friends will be received at the Kennedy Township location of the Anthony M. Musmanno Funeral Home, Inc. 941 McCoy Road McKees Rocks, PA 15136, on Saturday, April 3 beginning at 12:00 P.M. and concluding with a blessing service at 4:00 P.M. in the Musmanno Chapel. Interment will be private. Masks and social distancing required. Please view the families online guestbook www.musmannofh.com
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