|Birth: ||Nov. 18, 1979|
|Death: ||Aug. 27, 2006|
Thomas Connell Fahey, 26, Bucyrus, Kansas, passed away Sunday, August 27, 2006, in a tragic airline crash (Comair Flight 5191)
in Lexington, Kentucky. Thomas was born November 18, 1979, in Kansas City, Mo., to Connie and Kevin Fahey. He attended Saint Thomas More Catholic grade school and graduated from Rockhurst High School in 1998. At a young age, Thomas fell in love with horseback riding and this forever changed his life. He owned Thomas Fahey Training and taught many people to become successful riders. Thomas was able to touch many lives through his work and was rare in the fact that he was blessed to be able to go to work everyday and do something he loved. Thomas was patient and determined; he always had a smile on his face and never complained about the complexities of life. During his short time here, Thomas lived a life most of us truly envied. He trained horses in New York, Connecticut, Florida and spent time training overseas in England and Holland. He forged some extraordinary relationships through these experiences; however, his strongest ties were here in Kansas City. He formed a family as bonded to him and loved by him as his blood relatives with those people he trained and worked with daily. The lives that Thomas touched through his mentorship, partnerships and friendships were innumerable. He truly loved his "barn family" and they will be forever interwoven with those of us left behind. Thomas lived his life on his own terms while remaining devoted to his family and friends. At times the road he chose was not always an easy one, however, his perseverance led to his success. Those of us who loved Thomas will always remember his laughter, which seemed constant. Thomas was a gentle spirit who showed us how to live simply and with grace. Material things meant little to Thomas; his relationships with his family, his "barn family" and his animals meant everything. Thomas was a beloved man, a cherished son, a brother one could only wish for, a revered teacher and a true friend. He touched so many people in his short life and he will be forever missed. Thomas is survived by his parents, Connie and Kevin Fahey; sister Allison and husband John Schorgl; niece, Annie Schorgl; nephew Aidan Schorgl; brother Andrew Fahey and wife Courtney; grandmother Florence Connell; many beloved aunts, uncles and cousins, as well as his cherished horse Toby and his two devoted dogs, MJ and Midget. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joseph and Marjorie Fahey, as well as his grandfather James Connell. Tragedy took him too early, but Thomas lived every day of his life to the fullest. The presence of Thomas' absence will forever trouble us, however we take peace in the fact that he will never be far away. For those who knew him remember him riding freely on Toby sailing effortlessly over the jumps. For those who did not have the privilege of meeting Thomas, you missed knowing an amazing man. "Ar dheis De go raibh a hanam dilis". May his soul be on God's right-hand side.
Mount Moriah Cemetery
Created by: Anonymous
Record added: Sep 03, 2006
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