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Thomas Martin Logan

January 28, 1927 ~ February 23, 2024 (age 97) 97 Years Old

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Thomas Martin Logan, 97, of Exton and longtime resident of West Chester, passed away on Friday, February 23, 2024 at his residence.  Born in New York City, NY and raised in West Philadelphia, Tom was the son of A. Martin Logan and Leila (Owen) Logan.  He was the husband of the late Barbara (Walls) Logan who passed away in 2021.

Tom proudly served his country in the Pacific during World War II and in the Korean War.  As a staff sergeant in the Marine Corps, Tom participated in the landing at Inchon and the Battle for the Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War.  He was a proud member of the Chosin Few and still kept in touch with his fellow Marines who participated in that battle.  Tom was a member of the Marine Corps League (Downingtown), the American Legion (Downingtown) and the VFW (West Chester).  He was a regular at the Vet breakfasts held at Bistro 24 in Exton and the Coffee Cup in Downingtown.  Tom valued the friendships he developed over the years with all of his fellow veterans. He was an annual participant in the Memorial Day Parades in Downingtown, where he was honored to be chosen to serve as Grand Marshal on several occasions.  Tom could be seen waving from the caisson every year.

Service was an important aspect of Tom’s life and over the years he volunteered with many organizations including serving dinners at the Salvation Army in West Chester and delivering Entenmanns to the VA in Coatesville.  He was a member and fixture of the Grove United Methodist Church in West Chester for over 60 years.  Tom served in many roles over his years at the church including stints on the Board of Trustees and as the Superintendent of the Sunday School program.  Tom was a past president of the Great Valley Little League and also served as a coach there for many years.  He loved sports and played softball well into his eighties.  Tom loved his friends at the DK Diner, where he was a regular for breakfast 6 days a week.  

Tom is survived by his children:  Linda Simmons (Tom Brennan) of Malvern, Tom Logan (Bev) of West Chester, Andy Logan (Kasey) of West Chester, Pete Logan (Nora) of Havertown; grandchildren: Jeremy Simmons (Holly), Sami Carlin (Dave), Lisa Hennessey (Mike), Kylie Shoyer (Eric), Tom Logan (Kait), Emily Logan (Kevin), Jon Logan (Sarah), Connor Logan (Ashley), Kevin Logan (Jillian), Matt Logan (Angelique), Katie Logan and Bernadette Logan; great grandchildren: D.J. Simmons, Derek Shoyer, Josie Carlin, Logan Shoyer, Max Carlin, Andi Bryan and Mason Hennessey.  Tom was preceded in death by his sisters: Jean Russell and Mary Ellen Grubb.  

A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2024 from 5 - 7 PM at James J. Terry Funeral Home, 736 E. Lancaster Ave, Downingtown, PA 19335.  A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 8, 2024 at 10 AM at Grove United Methodist Church, 490 W Boot Rd., West Chester, PA 19380.  Inurnment will follow at Philadelphia Memorial Park, Frazer.

Memorial contributions in Thomas’ name may be made to Grove United Methodist Church, the Marine Corps League, or the Salvation Army.


Services

Evening Visitation
Thursday
March 7, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
James J. Terry Funeral Home - Downingtown
736 East Lancaster Avenue
Downingtown, PA 19335

Memorial Service
Friday
March 8, 2024

10:00 AM
Grove United Methodist Church
490 W. Boot Road
West Chester, PA 19380

Inurnment
Friday
March 8, 2024

Philadelphia Memorial Park
124 Phoenixville Pike
Frazer, PA 19355

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