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James Patrick McDonald

March 9, 1956 — July 6, 2023

Oneonta, NY

Jim passed away on July 6 in Oneonta, NY.  He was the beloved son of the late James A.  and the late Geraldine W. McDonald.  Jim was born and raised in Pittsburgh and graduated from Bishop Canevin High School and the University of Pittsburgh.  Following graduation, Jim began his career in the travel industry, living and working in Washington, D.C., Chicago, and  finally,  in New York City.   Jim worked as a Sales Representative for several international airlines.  Jim had a lifelong love of Ireland and visited Ireland countless times where he made many friends.  It was not unusual for Jim to leave work on a Friday afternoon, fly to Dublin for the weekend and  return to work in New York on Monday morning. Jim also traveled extensively throughout Europe, South America, Kenya and India. Jim had a keen interest in family history and traced his family’s  Irish roots going back to the early 19th century.  Jim will be sadly missed by his many friends in the U.S. and around the world.  He is survived by his brother, Michael, sister-in-law, Christine, nieces, Katherine, Jean-Marie and Meg and nephew, Robert.  Jim’s family is grateful to Jim’s dear friends, Frank and Laureen Treacy of Oneonta, NY who provided friendship and care for Jim over the past ten years.  All are welcome Thursday, July 13 from 6-8 and Friday, July 14, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE, 1650 Greentree Road., Scott Township, 15220 (412 563 2800).   Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, July 15 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Margaret of Scotland Church, St. Raphael the Archangel Parish, 310 Mansfield Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15220.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Catholic Relief Services Lexington Street, Baltimore, MD  21201-3443.

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Visitation

Thursday, July 13, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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1650 Greentree Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15220

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Friday, July 14, 2023

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

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1650 Greentree Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15220

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Friday, July 14, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

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1650 Greentree Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15220

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Saturday, July 15, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Raphael the Archangel Parish, St. Margaret of Scotland Church

310 Mansfield Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15220

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