We are deeply saddened to share that Kevin passed away this morning. Two weeks ago, Kevin fell ill with his third case of pneumonia within the last year. Unfortunately, despite excellent care at Riddle Hospital, his body did not respond to treatment. Kevin passed comfortably and without pain.
We know that you all share our heartbreak at this news. Beyond being a wonderful son and brother, Kevin has been a vibrant, caring, selfless, and positive presence in all of our lives. Words cannot express the loss that we will all experience. We cannot begin to encapsulate that here. We plan to hold a viewing on Friday evening and a funeral service on Saturday. Details are below.
We want to reiterate how much everyone’s support has meant to Kevin and our family. Dealing with tragedy is never easy, but the love and community that has been maintained over the years to support Kevin has been nothing short of remarkable and a testament to the power of community. While this is a difficult time, please know that we are grateful to everyone for your support. In the coming days, we ask for grace as we grieve.
In lieu of flowers, we request that donations be made to Salesianum School in Kevin’s honor. A scholarship fund will be established by the family in the near future.
Joe, Joseph, and Chris
Friday, February 24th
Viewing: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
White-Luttrell Funeral Home
311 N. Swarthmore Avenue
Ridley Park, Pennsylvania 19078
Saturday, February 25th
Viewing: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Funeral Mass: 11:00 a.m.
St. John Fisher Church
4225 Chichester Avenue
Boothwyn, PA 19061
NOTE: Saturday’s viewing will take place at St. John Fisher Church.
My deepest condolences. This is such heartbreaking nurse. I’m so sorry for the entire family. I know Kevin is now resting comfortably.
Denise DelPizzo Braud said:
My heart goes out to all of you. The loving care you provided for Kevin was a blessing for all of you. His quality of life was so full, despite his disabilities. May God give you comfort in the beautiful memories you made together. My prayers and sympathy are with you.
Janice Laurence said:
I am so sorry to hear about Kevin’s passing. My deepest sympathies go to his family, especially his dad Joe and aunt Denise
Reynolds Comstock said:
Sorry for your loss. Kevin was a very kind person. Great teammate when we were on Tigers baseball little league team. My deepest condolences.
Marie Byrne said:
Joe, know that you and the boys are in my thoughts and prayers.
RALPH PAPA said:
we are so so sorry to hear this sad news . We always think of him regularly and pray for him.We hope and pray for you and your family ability to deal with such a sad loss.
div>Ralph and Linda Papa
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Stephanie Bergey said:
I am heartbroken to hear this, Kevin was so loved by so many. My heart goes out to his family and friends during this difficult time. I’ll always cherish my memories of Kevin during our John Harvards days… an old soul and nurturer. ♥️
Rachel Simpson said:
Praying for your hearts. Praying that you’ll be able find comfort in the stillness and silence.
Susan Bevilacqua said:
My prayers are with your family. Kevin was a bright and positive light. His courage an inspiration to us all. May you find peace and comfort in his beautiful legacy.
Karen Comstock said:
Joe so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the Neary family.
Tim & Debbie Coin said:
So sorry for Joe, Joseph, Chris & their families.
Tim and Debbie Coin
Jeanne & Ray Palladino said:
We are so sorry to the entire Neary Family. May the sorrow you feel in your hearts be lightened by the love that surrounds you!
Chris Allen said:
We love you Kevin.
Jonnie L. Koeberle said:
I am so sorry to hear of Kevin’s passing. My thoughts & prayers are with your family at this sad & difficult time. Hoping that pleasant memories of happier times with fill your hearts.
Dauna Ross Paquier said:
To Joe and family….i am so very sorry for your loss. Very shocking. I feel i knew Kevin thru his uncle. My sincerest condolences. Such a strong loving forgiving young man. Kevin will be remembered in our hearts.
Jeanne Vogt said:
Much heartfelt love to you and your entire family!
Linda Stevens said:
Dear Joe and family – our thoughts and prayers are with you in the coming days as you navigate new changes in your lives. There will be an unfillable void at CBP this season too, but I’m sure Kevin will be watching and sending good vibes to the team. Go Phillies! Love, Linda and Jeff Stevens
Irene and Larry Gellar said:
To the entire Leary family: May your wonderful memories bring you comfort during this difficult time for your family.
Irene and Larry Gellar (Heather’s mom)
Dr. J L said:
I’m so sorry! My deepest condolences!! Kevin was such a sweetheart! My prayers are with your family!
Gordon Bassett said:
We were so saddened to hear of Kevin’s passing.
He truly was a remarkable young man and so strong and resilient despite the awful incident that changed his life.
We know that you, Joe and your family made enormous sacrifices to help and guide him through these last years but were happy to do so, as that is the tremendous guy you are and your family is wonderful.
Our deepest condolences to you and your family and may Kevin rest in peace.
Lorraine and Gordon
Eleanor Heavens Short said:
Joe and Family
Our deepest sympathies. May Kevin be at peace.
To all of the Neary’s
I am so very sorry to hear about Kevin. You have my deepest sympathy. Kevin was an extraordinary young man and I am in awe of all you accomplished together as a family through all of this. all my best at this difficult time, Jean Findlay
Mike Mortka said:
I am deeply saddened by the news of Kevin’s passing. Despite what he had to endure these past years, he truly was an inspiration to me and probably everyone who knew him. Just an incredible human being. I will miss him. I especially liked to try to meet up with him and your family and friends at CBP.
I can only take comfort in knowing he is now in the promised land with the Lord.
SANDRA KUHN said:
Lori Hughes-Morris said:
So sorry to hear of Kevin’s passing. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Hugs and Prayers.
David Ferry said:
Our last time together was the first time you got to meet my young son, and for that, as well as so much more I am thankful for our time together. I love you, my friend.
Joe, Chris, and the entire Neary family, please know that we are thinking of you all.
Barbara and Barry Ebner said:
To All of the members of the Neary Family and all whom he loved,
At times like this there are never enough words to write or to say.
Kevin has found his peace and now you all will need to find yours.
It was a journey in which all saw pain, strength, kindness, laughter, love and memories made. May you find some comfort in any joyous, funny memory of Kevin despite the hard days.
I am sure knowing the Neary family there are plenty.
The Ebner Family
RyAnn Bryant said:
Sending my sincerest condolences and love to the entire Neary family at this time. Kevin was such a beautiful and kind soul. One of my favorite people. He will be missed immensely!
Linda Tait said:
In haven’t communicated with Kevin for quite a while, but I knew him before the attack and after. What a loss for all of us who had the luxury, albeit brief, of having had Kevin on our lives. My deepest condolences to the family and those close to Kevin. God bless.
Vincent Lamont said:
Kevin was a super nice guy who I met while I was working in real estate management and he worked for a window cleaning company in operations before he started his own business. Always stopped by to chat and have lunch. Was so funny and polite. I feel heat broken by his lost but not as much as those closest to him. My deepest condolences to his love ones. Your start will still shine elsewhere. RIP