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July 9, 1947 — Sept. 17, 2020 (age 73)

STRUTHERS — Thomas W. Connolly, 73, died on Sept. 17, 2020 at St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown.

He was born on July 9, 1947 in Youngstown, a son of Joseph and Margaret (Pritchard) Connolly. He had been a lifelong area resident.

He was 1965 graduate of Boardman High School and he was a union painter by trade.

Thomas was a Marine Corp. veteran and proudly served his country in Vietnam. He was a drummer in the United States Marines Drum and Bugle Corp.

He enjoyed outdoor grilling, fishing, pontooning and working on projects. He had the ability to fix or paint anything.  

In addition to his wife, the former Kate McCammon, whom he married on Oct. 4, 1996, he leaves two sons, Thomas Connolly and Cristopher (Kathleen) Connolly; two daughters, Traci (John) Evans and Jennifer Belford; a stepdaughter, Molly Kathleen; grandchildren McKenna, Madison, Tyler, Reese, Jordan, Nicklaus, Brianna, Jaydon, Julianna, Logan and Tesse; a brother, Joseph (Dolly) Connolly; a sister, JoAnne Haas; his mother-in-law, Jean McCammon; a sister-in-law, Jeri Westover; several nieces and nephews; many friends; and his dog Chew Chew.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Gene McCammon; his brother-in-law, Mike Haas; and his nephew, Mike Haas.

A short service will be held on Friday (Sept. 25) at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Boardman followed by graveside military honors.

The family requests any memorial contributions be made in Tom's honor to New Lease On Life animal rescue, 2773 East Midlothian Blvd., Struthers Ohio 44471.

Davidson-Becker Funeral Home in Struthers handled the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to

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