Thomas David "Tom" McConathy

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September 2, 1934 to January 22, 2011

Thomas "Tom" D. McConathy, 76, of Vancouver, WA, passed away on Jan. 22, 2011 with loved ones at his side. He was born Sept. 2, 1934 in Temple, TX to Randolph and Elouise McConathy and his brothers, Sam, Charles and Fred.
Tom attended Southwestern Junior College, Portland Union Academy and Multnomah College in General Engineering.
He worked 29 years for the Union Pacific Rail Road from which he retired and then worked in Real Estate until 1994.
Tom married Diane Marshal, whom he was divorced from in 1958. He then married Janet Matson with whom he raised Thomas J. McConathy and Michel D. McConathy from his first marriage.
After a time following Janet McConathy's death in 1993 he met, and traveled with Antonia Hearn, whom he loved until his death.
Tom was a Amateur Radio operator and was active with regional emergency communication activities (ARIES) and the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Unit. He was an avid gardener and loved photography especially of wildflowers. Tom designed, built, and landscaped his Hazel Dell home. He was a Master Mason, was a Master of his Lodge (Mount Hood #32) and raised a Masonic family.
Tom is survived by his son, Thomas J. (Judy ) McConathy; three grandsons, Thomas O. McConathy, Andrew R. McConathy, and Kale A. McConathy.
A memorial service will be held Fri., Feb. 18, 2011, 12:00 Noon at E.B. Hamilton Hall, (a.k.a. The Red Cross Building) on the Campus of the Fort Vancouver Barracks.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Scottish Rite Foundation of Washington for scholarships.
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Published in The Columbian on Feb. 13, 2011
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