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Thomas McDonald

February 28, 1961 - March 25, 2022
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Thomas E. “Porky” McDonald Died unexpectedly  Friday March 25, 2022.  Born in St. Albans Naval Hospital Queens February 28, 1961. Son of deceased parents William “The Chief” McDonald & Marie McDonald Kalb. Brother of Patricia Connolly, Ruthanne Valles, and Nancy Snolis; Uncle of Jaclyn Lawler, Robert Valles, Jaqueline Cruz, and Michael Fernald.  Great Uncle of…

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Marie OConnell left a message on April 4, 2022:
To my classmate and my friend you were truly the nicest person around Astoria will miss you🙏🙏🙏🌹
Bill Simons left a message on April 3, 2022:
As co-director of The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, it was my privilege to build memories with Porky. He was an unforgettable character and had character. With robust gusto, he delivered several original poems in the the Bullpen Theater at the National Baseball Hall of Fame. One year Porky brought his nephew Michael to the conference, and it was evident that time was special to them both. As long as we have memory, we will never forget Porky. His inimitable words voiced baseball, poetry, and life.
German Del Valle left a message on April 3, 2022:
Dear Tom, It was good working with you. You left many friends behind. Baseball lost a son today. RIP
Patricia Rizzo Verdw left a message on April 2, 2022:
Rest in Peace Porky!
John Gebhardt left a message on April 2, 2022:
Gonna miss you buddy!
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Kevin Foley left a message on April 2, 2022:
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Rocco Rizzo left a message on March 31, 2022:
What can I say about someone who I've known since I'm 10. The countless baseball and hockey games are in the past but not forgotten as well as all the nerf basketball games we played in your parents apartment. We went to grammar and high school together and worked together at the deli and transit. So glad we had lunch a few weeks ago for your birthday. not knowing it would be our last time together. Life throws you curves and I'm a fastball hitter so this is hard for me to handle. Sorry for the bad baseball pun but I thought you would appreciate it.. As you always posted for the famous who passed, Rest Easy, and I say that to you my friend, I'll see you on the other side!....
Andrea Chevalier left a message on March 31, 2022:
Porky was a much-loved member of St. Joe's class of 1979. We will miss him so much.
Maryanne and Arthur Kudlek left a message on March 30, 2022:
May you Rest in Peace. Nancy and family, so sorry for your loss. Life is eternal, love never dies. God Bless you all. Love and Hugs, Maryanne, Arty, Lauren, Tara, Kristen, Grace, and Christopher.
Kevin Foley left a message on March 30, 2022:
So sad to hear this news. Tom was a dear friend to all who knew him.
Marie- Jackie & Mikes Mom left a message on March 29, 2022:
Thank you Pork for being a Dad to my children Jackie & Mike. You were Uncle Porky since they were born 40 & 34 years ago! And to my Grandchildren Jackie’s girls you were Great Uncle Porky to Nadiya, Abby & Bella And Jorja Rae Mikes Daughter. Thank you ! Loved you & we all will miss you very much!!
Jackie Cruz left a message on March 26, 2022:
I love you Uncle Porky. Thanks for Everything!
John & Jocelyn Gebhardt left a message on March 26, 2022:
RIP Tommy. We are going to miss you.
Adrienne Pellegrino left a message on March 25, 2022:
Rip Porky Astoria will never be the same without you. You were an icon here. Heaven gained another 😇 angel. Glad I have your book. Will miss you.
Drago Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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