March 12, 2021
Joseph James Kearney, 76, of Wyoming, PA passed away peacefully at home on Friday, March 12.
Born in Wyoming, he was the son of the late Joseph and Liberta (Manini) Kearney. Joseph was a graduate of Central Catholic High School class of 1962, and earned a degree in economics from Kings College. Joseph served in the Armed Reserves. He had a strong entrepreneurial spirit, and took his many years of experience working in the telecommunications industry and began his own telecom business in Florida in 1998.
Joseph was known for his inexhaustible sense of humor and love of laughter. He made friends quickly, some of whom he maintained contact with from his boyhood. He was also a lifelong learner with insatiable curiosity and loved to present people with different ideas and perspectives; he had a unique ability to encourage and engage in good-natured debates.
Preceding Joseph in his death was his son James Kearney (2015), grandson David (2015) and sister Jacqueline Kearney Guido (2019).
He is survived by his children Joseph Kearney Jr., Florida; Erin and her husband Matt, West Chester, PA; Meagan and her husband Ryan, Gladwyne, PA; Casey, Spokane, WA; granddaughters Avery and Parker; great-granddaughter Desiree; his sisters Lorraine Turant and Joanne Billingsley; his former spouse Susan Kearney; and many nephews and nieces.
Funeral service will be held Thursday at 7pm in the Metcalfe Shaver Kopcza Funeral Home Inc 504 Wyoming Avenue Wyoming with the Rev. Laura Lewis Emmett officiating.
Interment will be at the convenience of the family.
Friends may call Thursday 5:00-7:00 pm in the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or Humanity Forward (https://movehumanityforward.com)
For more information or to send condolences please visit us at www.metcalfeshaver.com