Thomas E. Shear

June 28, 1939 – October 3, 2018
Place of Birth: 
Buffalo, New York
Place of Death: 
Syracuse, New York
Residence: 
Lyons, New York
Age:
  79

Calling Hours

October 7, 2018 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Service Event Information

Mass
October 8, 2018 - 10:00am
St. Michael Church
Phelp Street
Lyons, New York

Interment

October 8, 2018
East Newark Cemetery
Vienna Street
Newark, NY

 

Thomas E. Shear

Lyons/Newark—Thomas E. Shear, 79,  died Wednesday (October 3, 2018) at Upstate Medical Hospital in Syracuse

Friends may call on Sunday (October7th) from 2-5 PM at the Paul L. Murphy & Sons Funeral Home, 127 East Miller Street, Newark.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM on Monday (October 8th) at St. Michael Church, Phelps Street in Lyons.  Burial will be in East Newark Cemetery.

Memorials, in his name, may be made to a charity of ones choice.

Tom was born in Buffalo on June 28, 1939, the son of the late Charles and Josephine Brown Shear.  He graduated from Kenmore High School in 1957 and the University of Buffalo in 1962 with a Bachelor Degree in Finance.  For a few years, he worked for Travelers Insurance Company in Rochester.  In 1968, Tom relocated to Newark, working for the Ely and Leene Insurance Agency.  Later,  he had also worked for Elmer Stell & Sons and for Sullivan Insurance Agencies. He was a communicant of St. Michael Church in Lyons and had been a long time communicant of St. Michael Church in Newark.  Tom had been active in the community as a member and Past President of the Newark Lions Club, the Newark Country Club and the Wayne County Chapter of the American Red Cross.  He had also been a member of the Newark Jaycee's and the Newark Elks Lodge.

He is survived by his wife Ruth of Lyons, his children Cathleen (Gary) Zdyb of Pittsford, James (Shannon) of Newark and Andrea Parker of Palmyra; a daughter-in-law Kim Shear of Newark; stepchildren Christina Compson, Joseph Fleisher, Amy (Joe) DeTorio, Dan (Claire) Fleisher, Katie (Scott) Smith and David Fleisher; eight grandchildren Haley, Maddie, Jacob, and Carly Shear, Brittany Russell, Richie Parker, Elizabeth and Stephanie Zdyb; two great grandchildren Derrick Woolfolk and Hazel Bell; many step grandchildren and great grandchildren; a sister Molly (Larry) Lacieer of Ocala, FL.   Tom was predeceased by his wife Elizabeth “Betsy” in 1994; and son John in 2012 and a brother Robert.  

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Remembrances

I’m sorry for your loss. May the peace of mind in knowing that God holds out a hope for Thomas, and its everlasting benefits for each of you, bring you a measure of comfort for this times (Acts 24:15;Revelation 21:4)

I will forever have memories and stories of Tom that will make me laugh.

Tom's humor and spice for adventure will be missed.

We are truly sorry to hear of Tom's passing . Although we never had the privilege of meeting him, we know how much happiness he brought to his family.

 We know he will be missed. Our sincerest sympathy. 

Nancy and Jeff

 

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