Attorney J. Terrence Farrell

Attorney J. Terrence Farrell, 65, of White Oak, passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at UPMC McKeesport. Born in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Attorney J. Paul and Estelle Koughan Farrell. A practicing attorney in the City of McKeesport for 30 years, he was a member of the Christ the Light of the World Parish in Duquesne, member and past president of the McKeesport Lion’s Club, member of the board and past president of the McKeesport Heritage Center, past president of the board of trustees of the Carnegie Library of McKeesport, board member of the Friends of the Library, board member of the Mon Yough AAA, east central, board member of the former McKeesport National Bank, member of the Allegheny County Bar Association, the Boston Rails to Trails board, and served as solicitor for the McKeesport Palisades and the McKeesport Performing Arts Group. A graduate of McKeesport High School Class of 1965, he received his undergraduate and law degree from Duquesne University in 1977.

He is survived by his wife, Belinda O’Keson; 3 children, Michelle Farrell (Dr. Bernard III) Gilligan of Wyoming, PA, Christine Farrell (Attorney Mark) Zacharia of Pittsburgh, PA, J. Paul (Deana) Farrell of Mahwah, NJ; 3 grandchildren, Maximilian and Alexander Gilligan and Peter Farrell; 7 brothers and sisters, Joanne Farrell (Dr. James V.) Bonessi of Elizabeth Township, Dr. J. Paul (Madina Gerasimov, MD) Farrell of Setauket, NY, Gail Farrell (Frank) Moyes of Boulder, CO, Dr. Michael Patrick (Dr. Madeline Schmitt) Farrell of Rochester, NY, C. Timothy Farrell of Cocoa Beach, FL, Theresa Farrell (Ian D.) Rosenberg of Mt. Lebanon, and Cindy Farrell (Bruce) Lichtenstein of Ashland, Mass.

Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA 15132 on Friday, June 7 from 2-9 PM. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 9:30 AM in Christ the Light of the World Church, 32 South First Street, Duquesne, PA 15110 by the Rev. Dennis J. Colamarino, pastor and Father Matthew Elanjileth. The family suggests memorial contributions to the McKeesport Heritage Center or to the Carnegie Library of McKeesport.