- February 15, 1933 - October 18, 2016
of Thomas' Passing
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“With our deepest sympathy, sorry for your loss.From the Danny Miller family.
1 of 21 | Posted by: Jane Miller - MI
“October 26, 2016Dear Blaney family,I got to know Tom in the Homeless Ministry at Saint Patrick. I remember him, sometimes by my side, helping fill...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Montse Guiu
“Kerry and Family - I was very fond of your Dad; he was such a gentle man. So kind and unassuming. He, along with your Mom, raised a wonderful family...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: Lora Hazelwood - Delray Beach, FL
“Aunt Ag and cousins. I am sorry for the delay in posting this. I send to all of you my condolences in the loss of Uncle Tom. Several memories, all...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Larry Miller - Edwardsville, IL
“Dear Blaney family,Our deepest condolences go out to you in this incredible loss that you have endured. Losing your leader is so hard but know in...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Shirley Vanwanderham - Palm Beach, FL
“My heart and soul reach out to the Blaney family. For I have not got to lived close to the family, but I feel like I have been part of it. It was...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Daniel Budres - 10187 Gregory Dr, MI
“So sorry to hear of his passing. He was a great nieghbor back in my "Bluffs" days.
7 of 21 | Posted by: Fred Guillium - Groveland, FL
“Love and prayers to all of the Blaney family at this sad time. You have lost a great man but now God has given him his wings and an angel is in...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: Linda Rodriguez - Hollywood, FL
“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
9 of 21 | Posted by: J
“Michele and I are very sorry for your loss. I remember my summers in Grand Haven with Tom, Jim, Helen, Janet and Peg. Great times and memories. Our...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Gene Sanders - Michigan City, IN
“Love to all the Blaneys at this sad time. A wonderful, kind, and generous man. We will miss him. ❤Nancy (Westhoff) Miller ... and the whole...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: A friend
“Remembering Tom and his gentle ways, generous heart,and his Big Smile to light up a room. He had a memory for numbers and new car part ones ,phone...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: Lindaand Ray Mieras - Grand Haven, MI
“It was a pleasure to spend time with Tom. When we returned to Fl he took my husband and introduced him to the services at the VA. He was the most...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: Mary Ann Krsnich - FL
“Incredibly blessed to have had him in my life. An incredible gem. He will be missed. My prayers are with the entire family.
14 of 21 | Posted by: Joyce Chen - Jupiter, FL - Family
“My wife and I both are sorry for your lost,we were cousins,but after he left Michigan we never saw each other much.
15 of 21 | Posted by: Gerald Sanders - Tiffin Ohio, OH
“Tom was such a kind and fun person to be with. I feel blessed that I had the privilege of knowing him for the past 30 plus years. Hugs and Prayers...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Mary Drew - Altoona, PA
“Just hear of your loss. My heart aches for you and your family. Gods blessings to you all your friend always Charmaine
17 of 21 | Posted by: Charmaine Wood - Warren, MI
“I was so lucky to call him Dad. He wore his team shirts proudly and loved to watch Mike and the girls run. His loyalty to all of us created a...Read More »
18 of 21 | Posted by: Renee Blaney - Ocala, FL
“We've lost a good man. One of the calmest, genuine caring men I have had the pleasure to know. It lives on in his children. Great family. So sad for...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Glen Hughes - Jupiter, FL
“The most amazing father, we are so blessed.
20 of 21 | Posted by: Kerry Blaney - Jupiter, FL
“We have so many memories of being with Tom and Ag. We remember one Saturday morning at about 7:00 in the morning when the kids were still small and...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Jim and Judy Williams - Dallas, GA
Thomas E. Blaney, age 83, passed away peacefully on October 18, 2016 surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Agnes Blaney (Miller), his children Kelly Daley (Joe), Tom (Joyce Chen), Mike (Renee), Kerry and his beloved grandchildren Ryan, Jarrod, Brianne, Anne-Marie and Catherine. He is also survived by his brother Jim Blaney, sisters Helen (Gene) Polak and Peg (A.J.) Budres, brother-in-law Ray Mieras, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his daughter-in-law Katie and his sister Janet Mieras.
He was born on February 15, 1933 in Tiffin, Ohio and lived in Grand Haven, MI where he met and married Agnes Miller in 1957. They moved to Florida in 1969 to escape the long, cold Michigan winters and they raised their four children in Palm Beach Gardens. Tom served in the United States Army and was a proud veteran who loved his country. He retired from Gulfstream Motors in 1996 and spent his retirement years golfing, volunteering at his church, traveling and watching Ohio State football. He was a devoted family man whose pride and joy was spending time with his family. He was a kind and generous man who always put the needs of others before his own. He was an amazing father, grandfather and a loving husband. He was deeply loved and will be greatly missed. A Memorial Mass will be held 1:00 pm Saturday, October 22, 2016 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 13591 Prosperity Farms Road, Palm Beach Gardens. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to West Palm Beach VAMC, Voluntary Service, Speech Pathology General Post Fund #8097, 7305 N. Military Trail (135), WPB, FL 33410. Condolences may be offered at www.taylorandmodeen.com .