JOBIT: Leary, Tim [MC1967 RIP] 2018-Feb-13 passing reported

2018-Feb-14

https://nypost.com/2018/02/14/legendary-local-high-school-hoops-coach-passes-away/

Legendary local high school hoops coach passes away
By Joseph Staszewski
February 14, 2018 | 12:22am

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Legendary St. Francis Prep boys basketball coach Tim Leary died Tuesday morning after a more than year-long battle with gallbladder cancer. He was 73. Leary died at Mount Sinai Hospital in Brooklyn, according to the school.

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He also led St. Francis Prep’s basketball team to the city title game as a player, losing to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (then Lew Alcindor) and Power Memorial in 1963. Leary went on to play baseball and basketball at Manhattan College. He spent 30 years as a teacher and dean in the New York City schools system after beginning his teaching career at the now closed St. Augustine High School in Park Slope.

His wife, Claudia, died in 2016 after a three-year battle with cancer. He spoke about her to the crowd during his final home game last season and those close to him talked of how much he missed her.

“He wasn’t the same after [Claudia] died,” Fischetti said. “He could see his heart was broken.”

After complaining of stomach issues, he was diagnosed with cancer last year. Initial chemotherapy treatments went well before leveling off, according to Alesi. How quickly he died after being diagnosed still came as a surprise, Fischetti said.

Leary is survived by his three brothers, four children and seven grandchildren.

Services will be held at Joseph G. Duffy Funeral Home (255 9th Street, Brooklyn) Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral Mass is 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Thomas More Church in Breezy Point.

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Leary, Tim [MC???? RIP]

Guestbook: None cited

[JR: No obit yet. Watching for it.]

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Dear John,

I believe that Tim is a member of the Class of 1967.

May He Rest In Peace.

Mike

McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

Leary, Tim [MC1967 RIP]

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

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Good Evening All,

Tom Delaney has shared the sad news of the death of Fellow Jasper, renowned, respected and loved legendary Hi gh School Basketball Coach, Tim Leary (Timothy D.) ‘67 BA. Tim was called home on Tuesday, February 13, 2018. We pray for the repose of his Soul. We pray for his Wife Claudia (predeceased in 2016, their Four Children, Grand Children and Family as the Family mourn the loss of their loved one.

One of the most telling comments made in the N Y Post article about this good man, is the observation that Tim was not only Teaching BasketBall, he was Teaching Life lessons. Tim will be missed by so many whose lives he touched.

Tom had also shared information regarding visitation on Thursday, February 15 and Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, February 16th. Thank you Tom. Thank you all. God Bless.

Phil Colon

Subject: Fwd: NY Post On Line article on Tim Leary’s passing.

FYI and prayer request.

Sad News :

Bill , Tim was a Jasper from our era.

Thought you and others might have know him from then plus his CHSAA coaching days

Here it is the info from article below on wake and Funeral :

Services will be held at Joseph G. Duffy Funeral Home (255 9th Street, Brooklyn) Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. The funeral Mass is 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Thomas More Church in Breezy Point. 

Tom copied the article and made it an attachment too. Tom thinks Marianne is hoping to post it in MC athletic website or facebook.

Tom

Link : https://nypost.com/2018/02/ 14/legendary-local-high- school-hoops-coach-passes- away/

Colon, Philip J. (MC1962) added this request to his prayer circle.

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