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Thomas M. “Tom” Brosnahan


Thomas M. “Tom” Brosnahan, 67, of St. Petersburg, Clarion County, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes Tuesday morning, October 3, 2023, at his home.

Thomas was born in Oil City on February 2, 1956. He was the son of the late John F. Sr. and Dorothy A. Burchfield Brosnahan.

He was a 1974 graduate of Allegheny-Clarion Valley High School in Foxburg.

Tom was a United States Navy veteran having served in the Seabees. He had been a member and officer of the former Foxburg American Legion and participated in the legion’s color guard.

Tom had been employed for more than 35 years at FRB Machine Shop in Emlenton.

He was a Model T and Model A Ford enthusiast and a history buff. He enjoyed tinkering, especially with watches and locks, and was well known among his many friends as an excellent mechanic.

Tom is survived by his wife, Julia Matthews Brosnahan; two sons, Christopher Brosnahan (Audra) of California and T. Michael Brosnahan, Jr. of Emlenton; a daughter, Sarah LaMay and her husband, Christopher, of Gilbert, AZ; a stepson, Jason Rex (Shannon) of Clarion; a stepdaughter, Autumn Mills and her husband, Brent, of Ohio; five grandchildren, Tabitha, Michael, Dante, Jaxson, and Remy; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Richard K. Marzullo of Nevada and John F. Brosnahan, Jr. and his wife, Joyce, of Emlenton; four sisters, Patricia Strawniak and her husband, Harry, of West Middlesex; Cara Rugh and her husband, Jeff, of Kane; Wanda Martin of Nevada; and Susan Brosnahan of St. Petersburg; as well as a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins, and his faithful companions, “Cooper and Lola.”

Friends will be received at the Hile Funeral Home Inc., 802 Grove St., St. Petersburg, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, October 7, 2023, where a funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. Military honors will be accorded at the funeral home by members of VFW Post 7073, Parker. The interment will be in the Emlenton Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Emlenton Area Ambulance Service, PO Box 371, Emlenton, PA 16373.

Condolences may be sent by visiting www.hilefh.com.

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