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 Thomas Sean “Tom” Carey

Thomas Sean “Tom” Carey

Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, USA
Death 1 Dec 2011 (aged 54)
Indiana, USA
Burial Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 81661558 · View Source
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December 7, 2011
Thomas S. Carey
Jan. 30, 1957 - Dec. 1, 2011
Anonymous CNHI The Kokomo Tribune Wed Dec 07, 2011, 12:40 AM EST

— Thomas Sean Carey, 54, died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, in Franklin, after a long illness. Tom was born Jan. 30, 1957, in Kokomo, the son of Cornelius and Mary Jane Carey.

He graduated from Kokomo High School and was a parishioner at St. Patrick's Catholic Church.

Tom graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington and had a long and distinguished journalism career, working at several Indiana newspapers before joining the Kokomo Tribune in 1989.

Over a nearly 20-year career at the Tribune, Tom served in positions such as lifestyle editor and community news editor. He wrote the paper's Good News, Good People column for many years and won numerous journalism awards for his work, including honors from the Hoosier State Press Association and the Associated Press Media Editors.

Tom was well known for his extensive charity work with groups such as Coordinated Assistance Ministries, Samaritan Caregivers, the 24 Hour Club and the Kokomo Rescue Mission. He raised more than $50,000 for We Care by auctioning off Kokomo's first White Castle Slider year after year on the annual We Care Telethon.

Survivors include brothers Pat Carey, Fort Myers, Fla., John (Christine) Carey, Addison, Maine, Con (Patti) Carey, Crown Point, Michael (Suzanne) Carey, Peachtree City, Ga., David (Nancy) Carey, Greenwood, Brian (Joanne) Carey, Indianapolis; a sister, Mary Agnes (Ross Brennan) Carey, Washington, D.C.; and several nieces and nephews.

Tom's parents and his brother, Robert, preceded him in death.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Shirley and Stout Funeral Home, Jefferson Street Chapel, 414 W. Jefferson St., and at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Patrick's. Interment will be in Kokomo Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Non-Slider Fund, 519 N. Main St., Kokomo, IN 46901 in care of We Care or to the annual Tom Carey Easter Basket Workshop sponsored by Kokomo Urban Outreach, 1701 S. Locke St., Kokomo, IN 46902 (

Indianapolis arrangements are by Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary. A memorial tribute may be shared at Local arrangements are entrusted to Shirley and Stout Funeral Home.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Sean “Tom” Carey (30 Jan 1957–1 Dec 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 81661558, citing Kokomo Memorial Park Cemetery, Kokomo, Howard County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Margaret Prince (contributor 46516145) .