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Thomas "Ted" Sheehan
December 4, 2023
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Thomas E. Sheehan, most recently a resident of Lighthouse Pointe at Harbor Village in Fox Chapel, died peacefully on December 4, 2023, at St. Margaret’s Hospital, after a brief illness. He was 91 years old. Prior to living in Fox Chapel, Ted had resided on Morewood Avenue in Shadyside and in Edgewood. Ted was born in the Bronx on April 15, 1932 to Anne K. and Joseph J. Sheehan. He was educated at the St. Philip Neri School on the Grand Concourse and All Hallows High School in the Bronx, and was a 1954 graduate of Villanova University. Ted remained a loyal alumnus of both All Hallows and Villanova to the end of his life, and counted among his closest friends acquaintances first made at All Hallows and Villanova. Ted was a U.S. army veteran, having served in the Korean War in the Intelligence Division, including serving in the 308th Counter Intelligence Corps in Pusan, Korea from May, 1955 through August, 1956. Ted began his professional career with International Paper, and subsequently was a stockbroker with Singer, Dean & Scribner, Butcher & Singer, and EF Hutton. In 1972, Ted achieved distinction as a Chartered Financial Analyst. For the better measure of his professional career, Ted worked for the Union National Bank of Pittsburgh where he served as a portfolio manager in the Bank’s Trust Department, managing investment portfolios for the Bank’s clients. Following a bank merger, Ted accepted early retirement from Union National. Ted served on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania, as well as the Arthritis Foundation of Western Pennsylvania, including a term as President of the Arthritis Foundation. He previously was a member of the University Club of Pittsburgh and the Harvard-Yale-Princeton Club of Pittsburgh. At the time of his death, Ted had been a member of The Pittsburgh Golf Club for more than 50 years. Following his marriage to his beloved and adored wife, Mary (nee Mary Fagan Anderson) in November of 1961 at St. Paul’s Cathedral, Ted remained a member of the Cathedral Parish for more than 60 years. Following Mary’s unexpected death on January 28, 2002, the centers of Ted’s universe became his two sons, David Nichols Sheehan and Mark Anderson Sheehan, their wives, Emily L. Gest and Lorna M. Weir, and his two grandchildren, Emmett G. Sheehan and Grace M.A. Sheehan. Ted often traveled to Atlanta and Pelham, New York for visits to Emily, David, and Emmett, and to Gladwyne, Pennsylvania for visits to Lorna, Mark, and Grace. Ted is survived by his two sons, two daughters-in-law and two grandchildren, along with his sister-in-law, Joan C. Sheehan, of Vienna, Virginia, and eight nieces and nephews in Connecticut, Vermont, Washington, California, and Minnesota. Funeral services for Ted were private. The family plans to hold a memorial service for Ted in 2024 in Pittsburgh to honor his life and allow his friends and family to celebrate his life. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that charitable donations be made to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania. Arrangements by John A. Freyvogel Sons, Inc. (freyvogelfuneralhome.com)