Thomas R. Kearney
1934 - 2021
BORN
1934
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Joseph V. Leahy Funeral Home, Inc. - Kingston
27 Smith Avenue
Kingston, NY
Thomas R. Kearney, 87, Fairview Avenue, Kingston died Thursday, October 14, 2021 at Advent Health Daytona Beach. Born October 8, 1934 in Kingston, he was the son of the late Thomas and Frances (Sickler) Kearney. Upon graduation from Kingston High School, Tom joined the U.S. Navy (1951 – 1955). During the Korean War, Tom was a Patrolman (1952-1954) aboard the aircraft carrier USS Bon Homme Richard CV-31. Upon Honorable Discharge from service, he returned home to Kingston and became a proud member of the Kingston Police Department (1957-1962) when an injury forced his retirement. At that time, he became a New York State Licensed Private Investigator and formed TR Kearney & Associates (1964 – 1990). Tom was the Private Investigator for Teamsters Union Local # 445 from 1970 through 1980 in addition to serving clients such as the Holiday Inn, Kingston Hospital and Telcon with private security detail. He was an integral part of many legal defense teams for many high profile criminal defense cases throughout the metropolitan area until his retirement in 1990. In 1990, he joined his “associate” Theresa Spada in TNT Enterprises which included among various joint ventures, Chauffeur Services, snack bar operations, and City Dock Master of the City of Kingston to name a few. He was a Licensed Private Pilot who enjoyed flying his plane, Licensed Boat Captain and motorcycle enthusiast. He enjoyed the outdoors and loved to be in his RV traveling with his “his girl” Theresa and much loved cat, Cimi. He was a member of the VFW Post 1386 and the Kingston Order of Ancient Hibernians. Tom is survived by his Beloved, Theresa M. Spada, of forty-four years. Also surviving are: his son Thomas R. Kearney, Jr. and his wife Michelle of Kalispell, Montana; his daughter Colleen Kearney of Alexandria Bay, New York; extended children, Diana L. Spada; Yvonne Herrington and her husband Scott; Lisa Bruck; Lori Redding and her husband Robert all of Kingston, New York and Michael G. Spada, III and his wife Angela of Atlanta, Georgia. His loving grandchildren, Suzette Caltabiano of Kalispell, Montana; Taylor (Jillian) Bruck; Chelsea (Sean) Becker; Alexandria Spada; Charles Herrington; Marley Spada; Olivia and Christopher Redding, all of Kingston, New York. Three great-grandchildren and one on the way. His brother, Nicholas Kearney and his wife Jan of Josephine, Texas; and his niece Hon. Stephanie Woodward of Heath, Texas.Cremation and memorial arrangements are under the guidance of the Joseph V. Leahy Funeral Home Inc. 27 Smith Avenue Kingston www.jvleahyfh.com Memorial visitation will be held on Monday October 25, from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday October 26 at 10:00 AM at Saint Mary's Church. Inurnment will follow at Saint Mary's Cemetery. https://www.lastingmemories.com/thomas-r-kearney-1
Published by the Daily Freeman from Oct. 15 to Oct. 24, 2021.
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26
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Saint Mary's Cemetery
NY
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Theresa,so sorry to hear of Toms passing,My condolences and prayers go out to you and your family.May Tom RIP,Buddy Venuti
Buddy Venuti
Friend
October 24, 2021
You hold time within your hands, and see it all, from beginning to end. Please keep and carry these precious people in their sadness and loss. Cover them with your great wings of love, give their weary hearts rest and their minds sound sleep. Lord, lift their eyes so that they may catch a glimpse of eternity, and be comforted by the promise of heaven. We ask all this in the precious name of Jesus. Amen
Al Camacho
Friend
October 19, 2021
Dear Lord, You hold time within your hands, and see it all, from beginning to end. Please keep and carry these precious people in their sadness and loss. Cover them with your great wings of love, give their weary hearts rest and their minds sound sleep. Lord, lift their eyes so that they may catch a glimpse of eternity, and be comforted by the promise of heaven. We ask all this in the precious name of Jesus. Amen
Al Camacho
Friend
October 19, 2021
So sorry to hear of Tom´s passing. My love to all of the family. Marian
Marian Cornelske
Family
October 18, 2021
Theresa So sorry to read of Tom´s passing. Our heartfelt condolences are sent to you and your family.
Kevin& Barbara Naccarato
October 16, 2021
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