Calling Hours:
Thursday, January 24, 2019, 4:00-7:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Randall Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, 416 Liberty St., Jamestown, PA

Funeral Service:
Friday, January 25, 2019, 11:00am
Loutzenhiser-Randall Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, 416 Liberty St., Jamestown, PA
Rev. John Hodge, officiating
Pastor of Westford United Methodist Church

Jamestown Veterans Honor Guard #5424 will render
military honors at the conclusion of the service

Burial will be private in Park Lawn Cemetery

Thomas J. Leary, age 85, of Jackson St., Jamestown passed away Monday afternoon, January 21, 2019 in St. Paul's Senior Living Community.

He was born in Greenville on February 1, 1933, a son of Ernest W. and Florence (Wood) Leary. Tom served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. On September 13, 1957 Tom married the former Kathleen “Kay” Poole, she passed away October 22, 2009.

Tom was employed as a brick layer at Brick Layers Union for 40 years until his retirement. He attended Westford United Methodist Church. He was the founder of the Jamestown Veterans Honor Guard #5424, life member and assistant chief of the Jamestown V.F.D. #89 for 20 years, a member of the Jamestown V.F.W, and was a council member for the Jamestown Borough. Tom played baseball for the Jamestown Redbirds and coached little league baseball.

He is survived by a son; Pat Leary and his wife Judy of Washington, PA, three daughters; Lori Leary of Linesville, Linda Lorigan and her husband Ron of Jamestown, and Julie Legters and her husband Steve of Butler, PA, a sister; Suzanne Courtney of Jamestown, seven grandchildren, two great grandsons, and a great granddaughter.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents, wife, six brothers, Robert Leary, Lewis Leary, John Leary, Lloyd Leary, James Leary, and an infant brother, Billy J. Leary.

Memorial contributions may be made to Jamestown Veteran's Honor Guard, #5424 P.O. Box 464, Jamestown, PA 16134.



  1. Karen Nesevich Karen Nesevich
    January 23, 2019    

    Tom was such a pleasure at the VFW in Jamestown. We have missed his smiling face. We miss hearing all his war stories and his good sense of humor. Tom and I would heckle each other every day. I have missed him. Rest In Peace my friend.

  2. Jamestown Volunteer Fire Department Jamestown Volunteer Fire Department
    January 23, 2019    

    Jamestown Volunteer fire Department would like to extend our deepest sympathy to all Of Tom’s family. Tom was such a dedicated life member of our department and we always enjoyed his sense of humor and his camaraderie. Such a dedicated community man who will be remembered with many fond memories!

  3. Ron & Tanya Jackson Ron & Tanya Jackson
    January 23, 2019    

    Keeping the Leary family close in our thoughts during such a difficult time. Tom was a great neighbor and friend and we always enjoyed our talks with him. He always made us laugh with his great sense of humor. May the comfort of caring thoughts and good memories surround your family now.

  4. Connie (Weaver) Franklin Connie (Weaver) Franklin
    January 23, 2019    

    Prayers and love to all of you! I don’t think I have many childhood memories that don’t include all of you and your mom and dad! So many laughs, smiles throughout the years. I’m sure Kay is up there taking great care of him. Let me know if there is anything you need.

  5. Donita(Gruver)Ritchey Donita(Gruver)Ritchey
    January 23, 2019    

    I am so sorry your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during
    this sad time.

  6. Donna (Miller) Connelly and Grant Connelly Donna (Miller) Connelly and Grant Connelly
    January 23, 2019    

    We will truly miss Tom (also Kay). Great people always loved talking to them. They loved it when Grant delivered their paper, also when Tom and Grant would spend time talking about the fire department. Station 89 will truly miss him as will we. RIP Tom

  7. Janet Leary,Runyon,Jordan Janet Leary,Runyon,Jordan
    January 23, 2019    

    Such a grand and loving man.Could always count on his good nature and humor in any conversation. Had invited he and Kay to come visit Colorado,but they never made it. I’m sure he & Jerry , Fred & Howard will have many good story telling times coming up!!!! Prayers and blessings to all his family.

  8. Dan Leary Dan Leary
    January 24, 2019    

    Your Dad was a wonderful man who gave so much to his family and community. He always enjoyed time spent with family, sharing stories and laughs. He will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Prayers for God’s comfort, mercy and grace to get you all through this difficult time.

  9. Audrey Courtney-Quinn Audrey Courtney-Quinn
    January 24, 2019    

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed spending time with Tom and Kay. Hugs to you all.

  10. Jim and Joy Miller Jim and Joy Miller
    January 24, 2019    

    On behalf of my wife Joy and myself, we extend our most sincere condolences on your loss. His passing will be deeply felt by everyone. May he rest in Peace.

  11. Janice &Tony McElhinny Janice &Tony McElhinny
    January 25, 2019    

    Our sincere condolences and prayers are with you and your families. Pat,Lori,Linda and Julie l’m sorry that I couldn’t get up there but you all know that your dad was a great man and a good friend of mine. Miss him and Kay.!

  12. Mr. and Mrs. Larry McCright Mr. and Mrs. Larry McCright
    January 25, 2019    

    Kay and I (Janet) were neighbors from age 6. She was like a sister and we shared many memories. We loved Tom, his sense of humor and the many stories he would tell. We will remember him forever. Sympathies to the family.

  13. Terry Leary Sluzewski Windsor, CO Terry Leary Sluzewski Windsor, CO
    January 26, 2019    

    The dedication of music and photos brought back so many memories of growing up with the Leary family. Tom and Kay were one very special loving couple. Such fun at the “Leary Reunions”. Toms contagious laughter was something you can always remember. Such a dedicated soldier and servicemen to his community. Our town and families were all blessed to have him in it. Prayers and love to his family. Tom and Kay together once again ♥️♥️

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