Terence F. McDonough, 89, accountant, veteran

May 10, 2002

Terence F. McDonough, a retired Bethlehem Steel Corp. accountant and decorated World War II veteran, died Wednesday of cardiac arrest at Edenwald Retirement Community in Towson. He was 89.

Born and raised in Sparrows Point, Mr. McDonough graduated from Loyola High School in 1931. He began his career the next year at Bethlehem's Sparrows Point plant, where he worked as an accountant for four decades before retiring in 1974.

He enlisted in the Army in 1941. His World War II service included the North African and Italian campaigns with the 894th Tank Destroyer Battalion Field Artillery. He was discharged in 1945 with the rank of lieutenant, and decorations that included three Bronze Stars.

Mr. McDonough, who lived in Dundalk until moving to Edenwald in 1998, was a member of the Dundalk Moose, Dundalk Council of the Knights of Columbus, and the Democratic State Central Committee.

He was a member of the Holy Name Society and an active communicant of St. Rita's Roman Catholic Church, Dunglow Road and Dunmanway in Dundalk, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 10 a.m. today.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, the former Elizabeth Artz; a son, Thomas F. McDonough of Towson; four daughters, Elizabeth A. Janairo of Dover, Del., Julia McDonough Tirancanti of Livorno, Italy, Nora A. Koontz of Baltimore and Sheila McDonough Lumsden of Annapolis; and two grandchildren.

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