June 29, 1968 - May 26, 2021
Leon M. Tearney, 52, of Syracuse, NY, passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at his home in Syracuse. He was born on June 29, 1968, to Michael and Joyce Tearney, both of Syracuse. He was a life-long resident of Syracuse. Preceding him in death is his father, Michael A. Tearney. Left to cherish his memory are his 3 children, Diamond, Jasmine, and Jonathon, and 3 step-daughters, Britney, Courtney and Brandi Binyard, his mother, Joyce, and sister, Maxine (Marvin) Burgin. Leon played football for Nottingham High School where he graduated in 1988. His love for drawing brought him to OCC where he studied mechanical drawing. He would look at anything and draw it or add a face. He was always giving pictures life, which made him such a good photographer. He worked at Peter’s Grocery Store and delivered newspapers after high school, but found great joy in working with children and teens as a Teaching Assistant with the Syracuse City School District. For 20 years, he worked at many schools during the school year and summer and he enjoyed being with the children and staff. Growing up, Leon was affectionately known as Leeper, a nickname given to him by his father. He was also known as Big Dog or D.O.G. to his friends and Big Papa and Dad to his children. He loved listening to music and hanging out with his family. He enjoyed making others laugh and having a good time with friends. His favorite holiday was Christmas. He loved everything about it; shopping for and wrapping gifts, and watching his children open the gifts, especially toys he could play with. He was great at playing games with the kids and helping everyone to have a good time. He enjoyed hosting friends and family for cookouts and parties. He was a funny guy who loved to play jokes on everyone. He loved to go on fishing trips, watching football, especially the NY Giants, basketball and sometimes golf. He will always be remembered as everyone’s brother, best friend, big cousin, funny uncle, and a good dad. Calling hours will be held on Friday June 11 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. with a Funeral service to follow at 11 a.m. at FARONE & SON, Inc. Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.
Leon M. Tearney, 52, of Syracuse, NY, passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at his home in Syracuse. He was born on June 29, 1968, to Michael and Joyce Tearney, both of Syracuse. He was a life-long resident of Syracuse. Preceding him in death... View Obituary & Service Information
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