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McGARVEY
THOMAS JOSEPH “TJ”
Age 74, of Upper St. Clair, peacefully passed away on Monday, November 13, 2017. Beloved husband of Jean (Fiori) McGarvey for 48 years; loving father of Kathleen McGarvey, Timothy McGarvey, Maureen (David) Shaw, and Conor (Tabitha) McGarvey; proud grandfather of Lidia Rose Shaw, Finnian Thomas McGarvey, Maeve Colleen McGarvey, and soon arrival of baby McGarvey. TJ was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Mildred McGarvey; and his brother, Edward “Herk” McGarvey. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, brothers, and sisters-in-law whom he loved dearly. TJ was an Iron Worker in Local 3, Head of Labor Relations in Allegheny County, an Adjunct Professor at several local universities, and Labor relations specialists at GES. He proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. After Vietnam, TJ raised money for various Veterans organizations, and was a member of the Friends of Danang. TJ received many awards for his volunteer work. He spoke in front of the U.S. Senate for the victims of Agent Orange and their families. TJ was one of founders of the Vietnam Veterans Leadership Program, and president for both Vietnam Veterans Monument Committees in the North Shore and Upper St. Clair. TJ was an advocate for all veterans. He was a lover of classic cars and his friendships with classic car cruisers. He was a longtime member and football coach at St. Louise de Marillac. TJ also had an immense devotion to the Rosary and a strong Catholic faith. Most of all, TJ will be remembered for his kindness, compassion and love. Funeral arrangements by BEINHAUER. Friends and Family are welcome at 2828 Washington Rd., McMurray, 724-941-3211, Wednesday 6-9 p.m. and Thursday 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday 10:30 a.m. in St. Louise de Marillac Church. Military honors will follow at the Upper St. Clair Veteran Memorial. Interment in Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Guardian Angel Medical Service Dogs, 150 Hillside Dr., Bethel Park, PA 15102 or Vietnam Veterans, Inc., P.O. Box 97765, Pittsburgh, PA 15227. Please add or view tributes at
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PostedNovember 14, 2017