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Posted By Whitney & Murphy On October 29, 2009 @ 2:00 pm In Obituary | 11 Comments


Kehoe III, Thomas M.
60, beloved husband, father, brother and friend, went to heaven to be with God on October 27th. Thomas Kehoe was born on November 27, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois. He served two tours for his country during the Vietnam War (1967-1969). His first tour was with the A Company 35th Infantry Army Regiment, and his second tour was with the C Troop 1/9 Cavalry. Tom was a recipient of the Purple Heart, 2 Bronze Stars, National Defense Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Vietnam Service Medal Air Crewman Badge, Vietnam Campaign Medal. He was employed by the City of Phoenix Fire Department. He also worked for the City of Scottsdale as a fire mechanic. Tom was involved in The Knights of Columbus. Tom is survived by his wife, Teresa Kehoe, daughters Cheryl Ray and Christina Kehoe, grand children, Allison and Christopher Ray, as well as his sister, Joan Wencel and brother, Jerry Kehoe, many aunts, uncles and cousins. Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 pm, with a Rosary at 7:00 pm, Sunday, November 1, 2009 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 am, Monday, November 2, 2009 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 7655 E. Main Street, Scottsdale followed by Interment at 1:30 at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N. Cave Creek Road, Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Salvation Army, 2707 E. Van Buren, Phx., AZ 85008, St. Mary Food Bank, 2841 N. 31st Ave, Phx., AZ 85009 or St. Vincent de Paul Society, P. O. Box 13600, Phx., AZ 85002 in memory of Thomas Kehoe.


Condolences for the family of “KEHOE, THOMAS MICHAEL, III”

Condolence from Terry Savely on October 31st, 2009 7:46 am

Along with everyone, I will miss Tom and his wonderful friendship. It was always a joy and a honor to serve with him on the CACTI Color Gaurd at the reuinions. He was a real pal to have. God Bless this wonderful man and his family, and most of all, his wonderful wife Terry
Terry Savely
2/35th Inf 68-69

Condolence from Bill Henson on October 31st, 2009 8:07 am

Tom was loved by his brother “Cacti” of the 35th Infantry Regiment Association. Terry, please accept our condolences on your family’s loss of an uncommonly good man.

Condolence from James M Cooke, Co. C, 1/35th INF on October 31st, 2009 8:17 am

Tom and I served in Vietnam with the 35th Infantry and, later, met in the 35th (Cacti) Association. I will miss him.

It is important to note that colon cancer has been connected to service in Vietnam and exposure to Agent Orange, so the war is still taking a toll.

Also, on a personal note, I am from Chicago and my cousin, a Whalen, married a Don Wencel. Any relation to Tom’s sister?

Condolence from Dave Crocker on October 31st, 2009 2:40 pm

Terry, Cheryl, Christina and all of the Kehoe Kehoe Family,
We are deeply saddened for your loss of Tom and send our most sincere condolences and pray that during this difficult time and those seasons when your strength seems almost gone, be assured that God is beside you,ready to sweep you up into His mighty wings of mercy and grace. There you all will find rest, comfort, and healing for your broken hearts and wounded sprits. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Dave and Ruth Crocker, Clinton, MD

Condolence from Jim and kathy Holleran on October 31st, 2009 5:39 pm

Dearest Terry and Family…
There are just not enough words that we can say to comfort you at this time.

You know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

We will miss Tom GREATLY and cherish the wonderful memories and we’ll remember all the fun!!

kathy and JIm

Condolence from Gary Sherry Rose on October 31st, 2009 6:20 pm

To Terry and the Kehoe family.We are sorry for your great loss and our loss of a friend and comrad in arms.Words can’t explain how we feel about Toms passing.We are all in shock.I was really looking forward to seeing Tom at the next reunion.But we will all meet with God one day when it is time.Seeing Tom at the Reno reunion ment a lot to me and put away some questions I had of the experence we went through in Vietnam.We want to express our gratatude for Toms service and the service to us troops while we were together in Vietnam. With love and compassion,Gary and Sherry Rose

Condolence from Thomas W. Gragg on October 31st, 2009 6:36 pm

Terry, Cheryl & Christina,
Please accept this message of condolence from Peggy and I on the passing of Tom. The Cacti Website has several messages also. I will really miss Tom, not just for being a Cacti Brother but also for his friendship, his concern for the well being of all of his Buddies and also his humorous side. I particularly remember the banter between you, Terry and him during our ‘Escapades’ to Carson City and our sightseeing tour of the Northeast Shore of Lake Tahoe on our way to the Dinner Cruise. I believe that with his organizational skills he will have our ‘Eternal Reunion” already set up for us when we embark on our own ‘Last Patrol’.
Tom and Peggy Gragg

Condolence from Dennis R McPeak on November 1st, 2009 6:06 am

Rest in peace “CACTI BROTHER” Our prayers are with you family.

Condolence from Art Johnson on November 1st, 2009 1:24 pm

Condolences to the Kehoe Family,

I knew Tom from several of the 35th Inf. Regiment reunions. He was a great guy and I will never forget him.

Art Johnson
Stanwood, Wa

Condolence from R.E. Sonny Dannhaus on November 1st, 2009 1:54 pm

I am truly sorry about your lost. Tom was a good friend and will be missed by all. Sonny & Marsha

Condolence from mariejones on December 20th, 2009 1:56 pm


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