In Memory of
Thomas James O'Reilly, III
April 17, 1936 ~ January 22, 2019
Thomas James O’Reilly, III, 82, of Hanover, PA,
and formerly of Long Island, NY and Palmyra, VA, entered
God’s eternal care, Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at his
home with loving family by his side.
Born April 17, 1936 in Manhattan, NY, he was the son of
the late Thomas J. and Edna S. (Hughes) O’Reilly. Thomas
was the loving husband of Patricia R. (Coffey) O’Reilly
with whom he shared 61 years of marriage.
Mr. O’Reilly was a 1954 graduate of Long Island City
High School, Queens, NY. After graduation, Thomas
enlisted in the United States Army having served his
country proudly during the Korean Conflict.
serving in the US Army, Thomas became a police officer
with the Port Authority Police of NY and NJ. On January
10, 1992, after 32 years of service he retired as a
Detective Sergeant. Thomas also attended the 128th
session at The Federal Bureau of Investigation, United
States Department of Justice where he completed a course
of instruction afforded by the FBI National Police
Academy, United States Department of Justice at
Mr. O’Reilly was a member of the Port Authority Police
Emerald Society, where he was a past President and a
Marshall at the New York St. Patrick’s Day parade for
the PAPES. Thomas is also a life member of the Lake
Monticello Virginia Fire and Rescue Squad.
In addition to his loving wife, Patricia, Thomas is
survived by his daughters, Barbara A. O’Reilly, Debra L.
O’Reilly, Caroline R. Slabowski (George), and Kathleen
P. Foley (Jason); 8 grandchildren, Brenda Sterenchock
(Brian), Michele Domingo (David), Sarah Van Zandt
(Nathan), Melissa Slabowski, Thomas Slabowski, Karen
Slabowski, Rowan Foley, Reilly Foley and 7 great
grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers,
George R. and Richard H. O’Reilly.
A service to celebrate and remember Thomas’ life will be
held 12 PM, Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at the Kenworthy
Funeral Home, Inc. 269 Frederick Street, Hanover, PA
17331. The family will receive friends at a visitation
from 11 AM to 12 PM, on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at
the funeral Home. The Hanover Allied Veterans Burial
Detail Honor Guard will provide Military Honors.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Chronic
Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) Society, P.O. Box 1390
Claremont, CA 91711 or Port Authority PBA Widows and
Children’s Fund Inc. C/O Port Authority Police
Benevolent Association, 611 Palisade Avenue, Englewood
Cliffs, NJ 07632-1805.
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