Thomas Kearns (1964 - 2016)

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Thomas William Kearns, 51, of Hanover, passed away Sunday, May 29, 2016 at home. He was the loving husband of Lura E. (McCracken) Kearns, Hanover. Together they shared 26 years of marriage. He was born June 30, 1964 in Pittsburgh, the son of Sophie (Gocinski) Kearns, Pittsburgh and the late William Thomas Kearns. Thomas graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Master's Degree in mechanical engineering and earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Baltimore. He was an attorney with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Washington, DC. Thomas was an avid Pittsburgh Penguins and Baltimore Ravens fan. In addition to his wife and mother, Thomas is survived by his sister, Janis Kearns, Pittsburgh. A funeral liturgy will be held Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 1:30 PM at the Wetzel Funeral Home and Crematory, 549 Carlisle Street, Hanover with Rev. Ryan Fischer officiating. A time to share memories and an opportunity to view will be on Friday from 6 to 9 PM with a prayer service at 8:45 PM at the funeral home. A second viewing will be held on Saturday from 12:30 PM until the start of the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Hanover. Serving as pallbearers will be, Mark Elksnis, Duane Meekins, Jeff Limojco, Scott Wagner, Owlen Skaggs III and Owlen Skaggs IV. Contributions in memory of Thomas William Kearns may be made to Olivia's House, 803 South George Street, York, PA 17403. To share memories of Thomas William Kearns and to view a video tribute, please visit

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Wetzel Funeral Home - Hanover
549 Carlisle Street
Hanover, PA 17331
Published in Carroll County Times on June 1, 2016
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