Father Thomas A. FederlineSeptember 4, 1949 ~ November 8, 2021 (age 72)
Father Thomas A. Federline, pastor of St. Pius X Parish and Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, both in Mount Pleasant, died, November 8, 2021 at UPMC McKeesport Hospital. He was 72 years old. Father Federline was born September 4, 1949, in Baltimore. He attended elementary school and high school in the Diocese of Pittsburgh and later became a parishioner of Mother of Sorrows Parish, Murrysville. He received his bachelor’s degree from Mount St. Mary University, Emmitsburg, MD and earned a master of divinity degree at Mount St. Mary Seminary. Father Federline was ordained a priest May 4, 1985, by Bishop William G. Connare at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg. He served as parochial vicar of St. John the Evangelist Parish, Uniontown, and its mission now St. Joan of Arc Parish, Farmington (1985-1988); Immaculate Conception Parish, Connellsville and its former chapel in Dawson (1988-1993); and St. Sebastian Parish, Belle Vernon (1993-1996). Father Federline served as pastor of St. Patrick Parish, Brady’s Bend, and its former chapel in Sugar Creek (1996-2002); St. Mary Parish, Freeport (2002-2007); St. Paul Parish, Greensburg (2007-2013); St. Bernard of Clairvaux Parish, Indiana(2013-2020); St. Raymond of the Mountains Parish, Donegal (2020-2021); and St. Pius X Parish and Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, both in Mount Pleasant (2020-2021). He also served as clergy moderator for the Deanery V Youth Ministry Council, diocesan ecumenical officer, spiritual advisor for the Catholic Men’s Fellowship and vicar forane (dean) of Deanery 2. Fr. Thomas Federline was a member of the Knights of Columbus Manordale Valley Council 4226 and a Fourth Degree Member of the Father McNelis Assembly 968. In addition to his parents, James J. Federline and Alice V. Hannon Federline, he was preceded in death by his sister, Jeanette Brinkos. Father Thomas Federline is survived by his sister Margaret (Robert) Reilly of Muncie, IN, and brothers James (Anna) Federline of Bavaria, Germany, Richard Federline of Pittsburgh, Robert (Vicki) Federline of Oakmont and David (Raissa) Federline of Murrysville. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and grand nieces and grand nephews – many of whom he also baptized. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM Thursday, November 18, 2021 at the Hart Funeral Home Inc., Murrysville. The Knights of Columbus will lead the Rosary Service at 3:50 PM in the funeral home. Additional visitation 9:30 to 10:45 AM Friday, November 19, 2021 at Mother of Sorrows Church, Murrysville with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11 AM. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Larry J. Kulick. For those unable to attend, the Funeral Mass with be livestreamed at : https://youtu.be/6Z_RuWIcaI8 or motherofsorrowschurch.org. Interment will follow in the Greensburg Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made to Gospa Missions, 230 E Main St., Evans City, PA 16033 (www.gospa.org) or to one of the many parishes where Fr. Federline served in the Diocese of Greensburg.