Thomas Francis Duffy
THOMAS FRANCIS DUFFY (1931 - 2016) Thomas Francis Duffy, formerly of Lilly, Pennsylvania passed away on March 3, 2016, in Annapolis, Maryland. Born August 24, 1931, he was the son of the late Thomas Aloysius and Veronica Bender Duffy. In 1960, he married Hildegarde Mary Lavin, daughter of Dr. John Lavin and Catherine Delehunt of Swoyersville, Pennsylvania. They had four children. Thomas was the loving and devoted father of Deborah Ann Duffy, Timothy Patrick Duffy, Maureen Ann Duffy and Patricia Ann Duffy. Tom was blessed with five grandsons: Casey Duffy, Sean Duffy-Tyler, Cole Soranaka, Luke Kupchinskas and Connor Duffy as well as two granddaughters; Chantel Soranaka and Cassidy Kupchinskas. He was the brother of Frank Duffy, State College, Pennsylvania and Charles Duffy, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was a graduate of Lilly- Washington High School in 1949. A Veteran of the Korean War, he received his Bachelor's Degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1954. He later earned his Masters Degree in Education from Penn State University, and was a candidate for his Doctoral Degree. Mr. Duffy was an educator in the Baltimore County Maryland School District for 38 years, including Director of Driver's Education. Prior to moving to Maryland to teach in the Baltimore County School system, he taught at Chief Logan High School, Lewistown, Pennsylvania. A proud Irish Catholic, he was a lifetime member of the American Legion, Knights of Columbus, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Boys Town, and supported many other non-profit organizations. Tom went into the Navy Reserve after high school and joined the Army when the Korean War started. After returning from Germany, where he was stationed, he worked at the Bethlehem Steel Mill in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. His interests included attending baseball's spring training camps in Florida and traveling to Hawaii to visit Pearl Harbor and his family in Hawaii Kai. Funeral services were held on March 7, 2016 at Our Lady of the Alleghenies Roman Catholic Church, Lilly, Pennsylvania followed by committal at the St. Brigid's Cemetery. Military rights were provided by the Lilly American Legion and the Lilly Veterans of Foreign Wars.
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