The Herald, Sharon, Pa.

July 24, 2013

Thomas A. Donaldson

Sharon Tube employee was drag racing fan


---- — Thomas A. Donaldson of Masury passed away Tuesday evening, July 23, 2013, in UPMC Horizon, Farrell. He was 68.

Mr. Donaldson was born Dec. 16, 1944, in Sharon, a son of Claude and Gladys Donaldson.

He was a graduate of Brookfield High School and was employed by Sharon Tube Co. for many years.

Thomas married his wife, the former Josephine Berisky, on May 19, 1973, and together they had a daughter.

Thomas was an avid drag racing fan, participated in car shows and was a member of the Sharon Tube Car Club.

Besides his wife, Thomas is survived by: his daughter, Jennifer and her husband Matthew Laury, Howland, Ohio; his stepson, Stephen Kukus, Orangeville; his stepdaughter, Ann Marie Root, Liberty Township, Trumbull County; his three brothers, Jack Donaldson and his wife Dee, Leland, N.C.; James Donaldson and his wife Liz, Vienna, Ohio; and Charles Donaldson and his wife Kathy, Masury; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Karen Donaldson; and two brothers, William Donaldson and Robert Donaldson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, 270 Franklin St. S.E., Warren, OH 44483.


Thomas A., 68, Masury.

Calling hours: Friends may call from 10:30 a.m. to time of service Saturday (7-27-13) in LANE FUNERAL HOMES MADASZ CHAPEL, 6923 Warren-Sharon Road, Brookfield. Family and friends can view this obituary and send condolences online at

Service: Memorial service at noon Saturday in the funeral home chapel.

Burial: Private at Brookfield Township Cemetery.