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314 W. Lincoln Ave.
McDonald, PA 15057
Phone: (724) 926-2800
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Thomas Garrett

Thomas C. "Tom" Garrett Sr.

Thursday, August 20th, 1942 - Thursday, December 17th, 2020
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Thomas C. Garrett Sr., 78, of McDonald, Cecil Township, passed away on Thursday, December 17, 2020 in Shadyside Hospital.

Tom was born on August 20, 1942 in Pittsburgh, a son of the late Louis and Laura (Smith) Garrett.

Mr. Garrett was a retired building engineer, working on the PPG Place building. He was a dedicated member to the McDonald United Presbyterian Church in McDonald, where he could often be found fixing the church or helping anyone in need. Tom enjoyed traveling alongside his wife to the beach, Smoky Mountains and Sugarcreek, OH. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and a talented gardener. He was a jack of all trades, and enjoyed teaching all of his special skills to his family. Tom was most proud of the family that he and his wife raised over the years, and the time that he spent teaching, hunting, fishing and gardening with his five grandsons, who were his pride and joy.

Surviving is his loving wife of 58 years, Mary Catherine Garrett, of McDonald, Cecil Township, children; Thomas β€œTom” (Missy) Garrett Jr., of McDonald and Laura (Rodney) Hendal, of Cecil, grandchildren; Andrew, Austin, and Alec Hendal, Beau and Cody Garrett, siblings; Louis (Bud) Garrett and Diane (Tudy) McFalls.

Friends and family will be received on Sunday, December 20, 2020 from Noon-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Thomas-Little Funeral Service, Inc., 314 W. Lincoln Ave., McDonald (724-926-2800). A service will be held on Monday, December 21, 2020 at McDonald U.P. Church, McDonald at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Robinson Run Cemetery, McDonald. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to McDonald U.P. Church, in honor of Tom.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the staff at UPMC Shadyside Hospital, especially the nurses and cafeteria workers. Their care and love for Tom was exceptional and truly out of this world.

To better ensure the safety of the family and those closest, when entering the funeral home, please abide by CDC guidelines, please practice social distancing, wear a mask, and sanitize/wash hands frequently, and please limit your time within the funeral home.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, December 20th, 2020 | 12:00pm - 4:00pm
    Sunday, December 20th, 2020 12:00pm - 4:00pm
    Richard F. Thomas-Robert W. Little Funeral Service Inc. McDonald
    314 W.Lincoln Ave.
    McDonald, PA
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  • Second Visitation

    Sunday, December 20th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Sunday, December 20th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Richard F. Thomas-Robert W. Little Funeral Service Inc. McDonald
    314 W.Lincoln Ave.
    McDonald, PA
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  • Service

    Monday, December 21st, 2020 | 10:00am
    Monday, December 21st, 2020 10:00am
    McDonald Presbyterian Church
    202 W. Lincoln Avenue
    McDonald, PA 15057
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    Rev. Justin Amsler
  • Interment

    Robinson Run Cemetery
    504 Sunset Lane
    McDonald, PA 15057
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Donations are being accepted for: MCDONALD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.


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Missy Silassy

Posted at 09:34am
Tom was such a pleasure to have working around the church office. He always stopped in to say hello and to make sure things were running smoothly. Especially in the colder months. He is already missed. My sympathies to his family and friends. I will be praying for you all in the days ahead. ~ Malisa Silassy

Bill Bradford

Posted at 05:14pm
Mary Catherine , May God be with you and your family!! Tom was a first class man who always put his family first!! He always talked about you, your children and grandchildren. I met him back in 1983 when he hired me at the age of 19. He took a chance on hiring me and I am forever grateful !! I know for a fact that he heard β€œwell done my good and faithful servant β€œ the other day!! Gob Bless!!
Billy Bradford πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

Laurie Valenti

Posted at 12:39pm
Our deepest sympathies to Mary Catherine and family. Please know our hearts are with you during this difficult time.
Love, Ted and Laurie Valenti

Walt and Peg Sarafin

Posted at 11:52am
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4 Prayers and love to you, Nick and Tawnya (Hendal) Swanson and Jaedon
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