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Thomas K. Etters

September 10, 1956 ~ July 10, 2020 (age 63)

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Thomas K. “Tom” Etters, 63, of Pittsburgh and Coraopolis, PA passed away suddenly, but peacefully, on Friday, July 10th at Paramount Senior Living in Bethel Park, due to complications from diabetes.

Tom was born September 10, 1956 in Sewickley, PA.  He is one of two children to Joseph Edmund “Ed” Etters and the late Gertrude B. (Hall) Etters.

Tom grew up in Coraopolis and was a 1974 graduate of Cornell High School. He dedicated his life’s work to serve and protect his local communities as a police officer in Coraopolis, Oakdale, Neville Island, and Sewickley Heights. In addition, he served as a police officer for the Pittsburgh Public Schools for over twenty years.  He enjoyed listening to music, family trips to the beach, making new friends and telling jokes.  He was an avid fan of sports, particularly baseball. 

Tom is survived by his daughters Erin Dusch and husband JJ; Lauren Brant and husband Adam.  He is the proud grandfather of Connor and Ella Dusch and twins Sam and Ben Brant. He is also survived by his beloved father Ed Etters; sister Debra Lewis and husband Dennis; nephews Drew (Janis) and Doug; great nephews and niece; his former wife Eileen Etters who supported and cared for him, and his many friends and fellow brothers in blue.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Western Pennsylvania Police Athletic League, 231 Monroeville Mall, Mall Circle Drive, Monroeville, PA 15146.

Due to the pandemic, a small private memorial will be held on Thursday, July 16th 6:00 PM at Riverdale Church in Moon Township. The memorial can be viewed online for the next 90 days at



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