In Memory

Tom Delaney

Tom Delaney

LONGBOAT KEY, FL-Delaney, Thomas R. of Longboat Key, Florida, went to be with the Lord on Friday, December 13th 2019. Tom passed from this life to the next in the comfort of his home surrounded by family. Tom was born March 24th, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois to Robert and Estelle Delaney. In his early years, the family relocated to Wichita, Kansas where Tom spent his youth. A natural salesman, Tom, disliked school and didn't quite see the need for it. He wanted to be his own boss and opted to skip college and carve out a place for himself as an entrepreneur. Always charming, he had the ability to inspire and get people excited about whatever he was selling. This led Tom to start his own business, CCR Office Products, in Wichita, KS. The business served him well for many years, and he then sold it at age 50, retiring to Longboat Key, FL. A salesman never really retires, and he soon turned to real estate sales as a "hobby" which he did until the day he died. More important to Tom than any sale he ever made was his family. He took great pride in his two sons, Robert and Dustin Delaney. They traveled all over the country in his Suburban, and all over the world, making many memories along the way. Tom was head over heels for his three granddaughters Morgan, Brynn, and Hadley Delaney. He spoiled them every chance he got and loved being their "Papa." Tom is survived by his sister Kathy (71), sons Robert (41) and Dustin (39), and three granddaughters: Morgan, (16), Brynn (12), and Hadley (8) Delaney. Tom was preceded in death by his mother Estelle and father Robert. Celebration of Life services will be held for Tom on Sunday, December 29th, 2019 at Leawood Presbyterian Church- 2715 W. 83rd St. Leawood, KS 66206. There will be a party celebrating Tom's life after the service. Tom lived and died by the mantra "Go Big or Go Home". This he always did! We will miss you Papa!

Published in The Wichita Eagle on Dec. 19, 2019




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12/20/19 01:40 PM #1    

Ludeen Holland (Floyd)

So sorry to learn that we have lost another classmate. This time one that I have known since grade school. Tom was such a character at the last reunion and I enjoyed visiting with him. I will remember and treasure that visit forever. May he Rest In Peace. 

12/20/19 05:22 PM #2    

Cheryl Meek (Cooper)

It is so sad to lose a classmate.  I have known Tom from the time we started 1st grade & all through 12th.  We were in the same Sunday school class together.  He was always a fun loving guy  to be around & he was very caring.  Tom will be greatly missed but we will have so many great memories about him.  It was great to visit with him at the reunion & chatch up.   My heart & prayers go out to his family.  Rest in peace my friend.


12/20/19 09:41 PM #3    

Karen Barnett (Hargrove)

My husband and I enjoyed talking with Tom at last year's reunion.  He was always the same.  Smiling, happy, engaging and fun.  So hard to believe.  He looked the picture of health at the reunion.  I'm so sad about this.



12/21/19 12:33 AM #4    

Judy McCord (Rhodes)

Sorry to hear we lost another classmate. I really enjoyed visiting withTom at last year reunion he was so much fun to be with always smiling and full of life.  Rest In Peace my friend!
Judy McCord Rhodes

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