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JOSEPH J. KEARNEY July 14, 1944 - March 14, 2021

Joseph Kearney
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


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    Robert DiGiovine says

    My sincerest condolences to Joe’s family.
    Joe had a profound curiosity to our nature of being. Joe , I trust all your expectations on the other side is unimaginable.
    Your laughter and your love will be greatly missed.
    You made the world a better place.
    Thank you for being my friend.
    One Love

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    Joe Booth says

    I am so saddened just learning of losing a life friend in Joe. From high school to this day we remained friends over the years near and far. I cannot express myself about the loss i feel regarding joes passing. He was a good person. A gentleman and valued good friendship. He will be missed by many. He set a good example for others in his life.

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      Joe Wideman says

      My wife, Carol, and I want to express our sincere sorrow at Joe”s passing. We know he will be deeply missed by all who knew him..

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        Larry Shipp says

        Joe was a wonderfull friend. I’ve known Joe since working with him on telecommunications ventures dating back to the early ’90s.

        His passing really saddens me. And I know he will be missed by all who knew him.

        My prayers are with his family and friends in this time of loss.

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    Mary Lynn Colalillo says

    One love. So shocked. Joe gave so much to so many. He touched thousands of lives and helped so many. The AA Community will miss him dearly. God Bless him and all of you. We will miss his insight and laughter he gave us and so many others. Rest In Peace Joe! Mary Lynn Colalillo and Roland Moore

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    Rose Ellen Mundy says

    Joe: Such a shock! I will miss you. I so enjoyed the times we got together and shared our life’s stories since high school and you met my beautiful puppy….We had such good laughs….everyone had good laughs with you…your sense of humor was hard to get away from…..I particularly enjoyed our bantering on email…..we sure could sling them back and forth. I haven’t seen you for awhile but you will remain in my heart and mind forever. I am so sorry you are not here anymore but I hope you are with your son Jamie now. God bless your soul! Share some of that humor up there in heaven.

    Love, Rose Ellen

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    Justin says

    Please accept our heartfelt condolences during this time of grief and loss. We hope in this dark time, the love you and your family share for each other and for Joe are a source of light and comfort in honoring his memory.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Humanity Forward

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    David Christman says

    My deepest sympathy to Joanne, Lorraine and family. Joe was a lifelong friend. A special guy with whom I had many experiences; the leaf grinding incident, bartending at Vispi’s and searching for a place to locate his telecom company in Florida. I trust he has met his buddy Mikey Williams in Heaven proving the nuns wrong.

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    Cher says

    My sincere condolences to the Family, The Bible tells us about the hope for all who die.The Resurrection! John 5:28,29.On Earth! I pray this Bible Truth brings you some peace and comfort.

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