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Richard M. ("Buzzy") Toomey

September 8, 1950 ~ September 8, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old
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Richard Toomey Obituary

Richard M. “Buzzy” Toomey, 73, of Braddock Hills passed away suddenly on Friday September 8, 2023.  He was born in Braddock to the late Richard and Vivian “Pat” (Funk) Toomey.  He was also preceded in death by his brother Daniel Toomey, sister-in-law Nancy Toomey; the mother of his youngest daughter (Gabby) Maria Martino and his wife Jill (O’Masta)  Toomey.  Buzzy is survived by his children Kiersten (Bill) Gibbons, Danielle (Dave) Emerick, Richard (Nina) Toomey, “Just Mike” and Gabrielle (Ryan) Pecoraro; his sisters Marilyn (Paul) Pazehoski and Susie (Ron) Perrin; his first wife Michaelene Toomey; 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.  Rich proudly served his country in the Army during the Vietnam era receiving several accommodations.  He retired several years ago after working over 40 years at US Steel Edgar Thompson.    His greatest passion was spending most of his spare time in his garage fabricating his latest creation.  Family and friends will be received from 4-7 on THURSDAY September 14th at the Robert P. Karish Funeral Home, Brinton Rd and Fourth Street, Braddock Hills (412) 271-3430.  In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions to be made in his memory to Vietnam Veterans at or Bridge to Home Animal Rescue at

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September 14, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Robert P. Karish Funeral Home
1300 Fourth Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15221


Vietnam Veterans of America
800 Saw Mill Run Blvd., Pittsburgh PA 15226

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84 Kopper Kettle Road, Washington PA 15301


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