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William P. Kearney
January 19, 1943 - August 8, 2015
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William P. Kearney, age 72, of West Scranton, passed away Saturday evening at Abington Manor, Clarks Summit, after a courageous battle with colon cancer. He is survived by his beloved wife, Louise Koziol Kearney. Wed on October 1, 1962, the couple celebrated 52 years of marriage.
Born on January 19, 1942, in Bronx, New York, and son of the late William and Irene Isby Kearney, William was a graduate of the former Scranton Technical High School, Class of 1962. A Navy Veteran, he proudly served aboard the USS Intrepid from 1962-1965. Prior to his retirement, he was an employee for Verizon for more than 30 years.
A longtime member of St. Patrick’s Parish in West Scranton, he was also a member of both the Telecom Pioneers and the Knights of Columbus Council #12297 “Our Lady of Perpetual Help.”
William enjoyed traveling the country with his wife, stopping at every yard sale and flea market that came their way. He adored his family, and enjoyed spending time with them all, especially his children and grandchildren. A kind and loving man, he will be deeply missed by all who knew him, especially his family.
In addition to his devoted wife, he is survived by his children, Tina Rakauskas and husband Steve of Ransom Twp., Tammy Honney and husband Dale of Scranton, Tracie Bayley and husband Dan of Scranton and Bill Kearney and wife Jennifer of W. Abington Twp.; his sisters, Lynn DeStefano of Scranton and Kay Lee of Coconut Creek, Florida; his six grandchildren, Stephen, Joshua and Jenna Rakauskas, Zoe Honney, Aubrey and Miranda Bayley; and many nieces and nephews.
His family would like to thank the entire staff of Abington Manor, especially Sue Gilbert, for their constant support, help and care throughout William’s stay.
A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Thursday at 10:00AM at Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel, 1605 Oram Street, to be celebrated by Rev. Martin Boylan, Pastor. Interment with military honors by the AMVETS Honor Guard will follow at Cathedral Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Williams’ name to St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen, 500 Penn Avenue in Scranton, 18509.
Arrangements are under the care of the Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 125 North Main Avenue, Scranton.