Mr. Richard William Kearney

Plantation, Florida

Sep 9, 1932 – Nov 18, 2018 (Age 86)

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September 9, 1932
November 18, 2018
Plantation, Florida


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Mr. Richard William Kearney, passed away at age 86 on November 18, 2018 in Plantation, Florida. He was born on September 9, 1932 in New York, New York and grew up in Brandon, Florida. From 1951 to 1957, Richard served in the Air Force. Later, he worked as a pilot employed by Delta Air Lines for 33 years. When he retired in 1992 he was flying L1011's to Europe . Richard was the beloved husband of Kathleen for 57 years. He is survived by his wife, son Kevin and wife Elizabeth, daughter Suzanne and husband Bobby, son Brian, and son Brett. He is also survived by grandchildren; Shannon, Meghan, Alyssa, and Geena and step-grandchildren Aly and Anthony.

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Thank you all for your kind words and remembrances. Richard was a wonderful husband and father. We loved him dearly. He will be greatly missed. Mass on Saturday, December 15 at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church at 10:00 AM with brunch to follow at the Sheraton Hotel. Interment December 17 at 11:00 AM at South Florida National Cemetery, Lake Worth, Florida.

My deepest sympathies to the Kearney family on the loss of Mr. Kearney. The Kearney home was my second home growing up in Plantation and I consider it one of my lifes great privileges to have always been welcomed so graciously. As I have poured over my countless memories I realize that I am left with a feeling of immense gratitude for all the ways that Mr. Kearney influenced my life as a father, leader and gentleman. My heart goes out to you all in this difficult time.

I have many found memories of time spent with Uncle Rich, Aunt Kay, and my cousins. Thoughts and prayers for the whole family.

Mr. Kearney was such a respectful and well mannered neighbor, person, family man, and pilot for Delta. My family and I always appreciated the way they treated all of us while growing up in Plantation. I was just down there for Thanksgiving and my brother and I were talking about the family. I'm sorry for your loss and I'm pray that Mr. Kearney is resting in peace because he deserves it.

Kay and family, you have our heartfelt sympathies for your loss! Please accept our sincere condolences! Tom and Lorraine

I was always excited to see my aunt and uncle when they came to visit our family in Erie pa. Also spent a few weeks with them in Chicago in 1968 where I was taken to a ball game at wrigley field and one at the old white sox stadium. Memories I will always cherish. God bless you uncle dick

I flew with Dick often back in the 70s and 80s. He was a true gentleman and a true professional. Always a pleasure to fly with him. God rest his soul.

Dick was everybody's nice guy. Having not seen him for thirty years I still considered him a good friend.

As I was sitting by Dad's bed I read this verse from Psalms (Psalm 116)

I love the Lord, for he heard my voice;
he heard my cry for mercy.
2 Because he turned his ear to me,
I will call on him as long as I live.

3 The cords of death entangled me,
the anguish of the grave came over me;
I was overcome by distress and sorrow.
4 Then I called on the name of the Lord:
Lord, save me!

5 The Lord is gracious and...

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