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Thomas D. Cooney

July 6, 1923 ~ February 10, 2018 (age 94)

Thomas D. Cooney, 94, of Woodstock, loving Husband, Father, and Papa, passed away Saturday, February 10, 2018 in Woodstock, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born July 6, 1923 in Woodstock to Herbert T. and Mary E. (Hurley) Cooney.  He married Irene S. Shereda on May 26, 1951 in Woodstock.  Irene passed away on June 20, 1992.  He married Jane Conerty on February 6, 1997.

Tom was a veteran, serving in the US Army Air Corp during WW II.  After the war, Tom returned to Woodstock where he worked in finance for several organizations.  He went to work for the McHenry County Title Company / Chicago Title in 1959.  During his 27 year career there he worked in several capacities until being elected President in 1979.  He retired in 1986.

Tom was very active in the community.  He volunteered with many organizations.  He was a past President of the Easter Seal Society of McHenry County; served on the St. Mary School Board; coached basketball, a sport he excelled in, for St. Mary School for 10 years; he donated his time to the Woodstock Food Pantry, Food For The Poor, PADS, and was a strong advocate for the Right To Life.  Tom was a life member of St. Mary Catholic Church; and was a member and past Grand Knight of the Woodstock Knights of Columbus.  He was an avid golfer, and enjoyed spending the winter months in Green Valley Arizona.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Cooney; children, Megan (Robert) Nelson of Rockford, David Cooney of Los Angeles; grandchildren, Tommy (Kayln) Nelson, Christina (Fanio) Nelson; great grandchildren, Isaiah, Andrew, Elizabeth, Noah, Nya; his Conerty family, Mary (Al) Stilling, Patricia (Terry) Clarke, John (Kate) Conerty, Marty Conerty, as well as their children and grandchildren.  He is also survived by a sister in law, Mary Shereda; and numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Irene Cooney; his brothers, Judge James H. and Karlen Cooney, Leo F. and Jean Cooney, Donald J. and Beatrice Cooney; a grandson, Timmy Nelson; as well as Clare Conerty and Mark Conerty.

Family and friends will gather on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Schneider Leucht Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home 1211 N. Seminary Avenue Woodstock.  The visitation will continue on Friday, February 16, 2018 at St. Mary Catholic Church 312 Lincoln Avenue Woodstock from 10:00 am until the Funeral Mass at 11:00 am.  Interment will follow in the Calvary Catholic Cemetery on Woodstock.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Woodstock Food Pantry 1033 Lake Avenue Woodstock IL 60098.

Donations may be made to:

Woodstock Food Pantry
1033 Lake Avenue, Woodstock IL 60098

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