Joseph "Mouse" Kearney
Joseph A. “Mouse” Kearney (87) of Peckville, formerly of the East Mountain section of Scranton, died Friday December 1, 2017 at home following a brief illness. His wife of 63 years is the former Patricia Walsh.
Born in Scranton he was the son of the late Christopher J. and Madeline Kuehner Kearney. Educated in Scranton he attended Saint Mary’s of the Assumption School and Johnson School. He proudly served in the United States Navy during the Korean War and was a crew member aboard the USS Forrest Royal. He was retired from General Dynamics.
Joe was an avid New York Yankees fan, a member of American Legion in Jessup, and the Divine Mercy Prayer Group. While in Afton, he was active in Boy Scouts, Little League, volunteer fire department and emergency squad. For all of his efforts he was awarded Afton’s Man of the Year in 1968. But above all, he was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and neighbor who will be missed by all who knew him.
Joe’s family would like to thank the hospice nurses, nurses’ aides and staff of Traditional Home Health & Hospice for loving and compassionate care for the past two years.
He is survived by his loving wife Patricia; daughter Sharon Kearney, Peckville; son Jack and wife Cindy, Georgia; sister Mary Buttner and husband Fred, Scranton; grandchildren Kelly Cowley, Patrick Kearney, Kim Sumski, Chris Kurtonic, Sean Kearney; great-grandchildren Caitlyn, Avery, and Killian Kearney, Abigail Cowley, Madilyn Sumski, and Semper Kurtonic; sister-in-law Elizabeth “Boots” Fusco and husband John; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by sister Madeline DeLayo; brothers Christopher, William, Edward, Robert, Paul, Lawrence, and Richard.
The funeral will be conducted on Tuesday from the Miller Bean Funeral Home Inc., 436 Cedar Avenue, Scranton with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in Holy Name of Jesus Church, East Elm Street and Froude Avenue. Interment with Military Honors to follow in Cathedral Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 4-7 pm at Miller Bean Funeral Home.
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