Thomas John Dineen

Strifflers Family Funeral Homes

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | July 23, 2020

Thomas John Dineen, of Port Vue, age 77, died, Saturday, July 18, 2020. He was born in McKeesport, PA on November 23, 1942 and is the son of the late Thomas and Louise Villella Dineen. He is survived by his sons, Randy Dineen of Hilliard, Ohio and Ryan (Andrea) Dineen of Jacksonville, Florida, grandchildren, Katelynn, Preston, and Camryn, loving companion, Patricia Doctorick of Port Vue, and wife, Donna Smocer Dineen of N. Huntingdon.

He retired as a meter reader for Westmoreland Water Authority and for years Tom spent countless hours as a basketball coach. He was the head coach at East Allegheny, assisted Serra Catholic, McKeesport, South Allegheny and Gateway over his three decades of involvement in the sport. He also spent many summers coaching AAU basketball and enjoyed a ten-year stint with Robert Morris University. While he was the head coach at Court Time, he was offered a job as a professional basketball coach with the Pittsburgh Phantoms ABA franchise.

Family and friends gathered at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412 678 6177) on Wednesday, July 22, 2020.

Originally published July 23, 2020.

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