Obituary of Peter Richard Kearney
October 3, 1938 – October 4, 2019
Peter Richard Kearney. Age 81 of Southgate.
Beloved husband of Carol Patricia Kearney. Loving father of Peter (Jody) Kearney Jr., Laura Kearney, Scott Kearney, Carol (Jim) Wiedenheft, Edward Kearney, Elizabeth Kearney and Michael Kearney. Dearest grandfather of Kelly (Dustin) Noftz, Ryan and Kyle Butts, James, Ashley, Tommy and Alexis Wiedenheft, Ben Singer and Payton Kearney. Great grandfather of Riley Noftz. Preceded in death by parents Edward and Romeyn Kearney, son Jerome Kearney and siblings Edward Leo (Evelyn) Kearney Jr., James (Laura) Kearney, Jerome Kearney, Paul Kearney and Romeyn (Walt) Gorczyski.
Peter was born and raised in Erie, Pennsylvania. He married Carol Stockman on July 9, 1960. They moved to Ohio, living in Sandusky for 25 years. Peter was a controller for South Shore Transportation, also in Sandusky. They relocated to Michigan where Peter worked for Four Star Transportation Company in Melvindale. Peter loved competing in weightlifting competitions and was an ex Junior National Weightlifting Champion. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan and also loved watching his children and grandchildren’s sporting events and school activities. He is also preceded in death by his 3 beloved Beagles, Autumn, Molly and Sarah. Peter was always proud of his Irish heritage. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather.