Thomas “Tom” W. McKeon, age 81, of Mars, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at Good Samaritan Hospice in Wexford.
Born in Cooperstown, PA, on January 26, 1938, he was the son of the late Francis P. and Agnes McDonald McKeon.
He was a graduate of Mars Area High School in 1955.
Tom retired from Armco Steel in 1999. He was the former owner of McKeon’s Beer Distributor. He later worked as the groundskeeper of Mars Cemetery and as a greeter at McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home.
Tom had served in the Unites States Army during peacetime and was a social member of the Mars V.F.W. Post 7505 and also the Cranberry Elks.
He was a past president of the Mars Baseball Association and the Mars Jaycees.
He was a member of St. Kilian Church.
Tom enjoyed riding his John Deere Tractor at the cemetery and RV camping. Above all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Ann Borland McKeon, who he married on February 5, 1960; his son Michael (Stacey) McKeon of De Soto, MO; daughters, Cheryl (Kevin) Ray of Butler and Darcy Tumminello of Valencia; his grandchildren, Tyler (Tara) Ray, Kelsey (Nathan) Shulik, Jared McKeon, Brenden McKeon, and Christian Tumminello; his great-grandchildren, Elliot, Caralina, and Waylynn. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his siblings, Francis, Jr., Alvin, George, Agnes, Jane Ann, Clair, and Irene.
Friends received at the McDonald-Aeberli Funeral Home, Inc. 238 Crowe Ave. Mars, PA on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday at 10:00 AM at St. Kilian Church, 7076 Franklin Rd. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066, with Rev. Charles Bober, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Mars Cemetery, Adams Twp. Memorial contributions may be made to the MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association), 400 Penn Center Blvd. Suite 524, Pgh, PA 15235. Directions and condolences are available at www.mcdonald-aeberli.com.
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