Thomas P. Shelburne III

April 2, 1942 ~ August 30, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old


Thomas Pettus Shelburne III, of Mercer, Pa., passed away peacefully, after a brief illness, at St. Margaret's Hospital, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023. His wife and daughter were at his side. Tom is survived by his wife, Lee Ann; his sister, Trina English; his daughter, Sally (Tom) Newhall; his stepdaughter, Jillian Marziale; his son, Tommy (Susan) Shelburne; and his seven grandchildren. His sweet dog, Bailey, will also miss him terribly. Tom was born April 2, 1942, in Bristol, Tenn. He was an Eagle Scout, an engineer and inventor, and always adventurous. He loved to skydive, water-ski, and most of all he loved his work and family. In 1976, Tom joined forces with his father at WNEP, Channel 16, to make it the top-rated TV station in Wilkes Barre/Scranton, Pa. Tom moved onto being the founder of NEP Super Shooters Broadcasting Co. and moved to Pittsburgh. NEP is the number one broadcasting company in the world. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the following: Animal Protectors of Allegheny Valley, 730 Church St., New Kensington, PA 15068, or Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Heart Camp, 4401 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224. Services and burial were private. All arrangements were in the care of the GIUNTA-BERTUCCI FUNERAL HOME INC., 1509 Fifth Ave., Arnold, PA 15068, John Paul Bertucci, owner/supervisor. To leave an online condolence, visit

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