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Andrew F. “Andy” McDonagh

July 05, 1957 - May 12, 2024


Obituary For Andrew F. “Andy” McDonagh

Age 66 of Baldwin, residing in Merakey Allegheny Valley School, PHMC in Ingram, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 12, 2024.

Beloved son of the late Andrew J. and Elizabeth B. (Wujko) McDonagh; loving brother of Mary Ann (Gary) Sedlacek, Sean (Kelly), Paul (Diane) and Brian (Nena); uncle of Patrick McDonagh. Also survived by numerous friends and other family members. Andy competed in many Special Olympics in the past. When he could, he enjoyed bowling, dancing, music and puzzles. Andy never met a stranger who didn't become his friend. Andy's family would like to thank the staff at PHMC for their exemplary care and love as well as the staff at 6A Allegheny General Hospital. Friends will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227 on Friday, May 17, 2024 from 4-8 p.m. Funeral prayer on Saturday morning at 9:15. Mass of Christian Burial in Triumph of the Holy Cross Parish, St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church 1 Grove Place, Pittsburgh PA 15236 at 10:00 a.m. If desired, family suggests contributions to Merakey, AVS, 1996 Ewing Mill Road, Coraopolis, PA 15108.

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  • May 15, 2024

    Mary Ann, Sean, Paul, and Brian -- Sorry to learn of Andy's passing. What a good man he was. I remember him as being full of life and inquisitive. I remember when your Dad had the Chevy Citation; Andy would tell me all about that car -- he really liked it. Pappap always enjoyed having Andy come with your Dad on visits to his house. Pappap would tell me that Andy "was as strong as a bull." I remember once Uncle Ernie was talking on the phone with my parents one summer, and I think it was a tense time for their family and ours and maybe even something stressful was going on for your family, and my Dad told him Andy was going on a vacation, and Uncle Ernie said out of our families, Andy was the only sensible person.  I am praying for him and for all of you, but I know Andy is a shoo-in for Heaven, and I hope he will put in a good word for me.