Thomas Pikunas

Obituary of Thomas J. Pikunas

Thomas J. Pikunas Of Point Breeze on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, age 91. Beloved husband of Margaret Saxon Pikunas; father of Michael Pikunas (Margaret), Mary Price (Rob), Anne Pikunas, Patricia Rieger (Thomas) and Marjory Freedline; grandfather of 14, great-grandfather of 2; brother of the late Walter Pikunas (the late Pauline); also survived by nieces and nephews. Tom was an accomplished athlete and was the last surviving member of the Central Catholic State Champion Basketball Team of 1949. He was the Tristate Foul Shooting Champion for three years running in the early 50s, setting the record in 1951 by making 98 out of 100 free throws. He was also a member of the Slippery Rock University Basketball All Time Roster 1950 – 1953. Tom was a teacher and coach at Edgewood Elementary and High School and held the position of Edgewood Recreation Director for many years. He coached the Edgewood High School Boys Tennis Team to a PA State Championship on two different occasions. Along with his wife Margaret, Tom was a devoted parishioner of St. Bede Church for 57 years. Friends received at McCabe Bros., Inc. Funeral Home, 6214 Walnut Street, Shadyside on Monday, 5-7 p.m., where funeral will commence on Tuesday at 9am., followed by Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary Magdalene Parish, St. Bede Church at 10 am. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Tom’s name to St. Bede School. Condolences may be left at