John Thomas Leary

October 21, 1952May 7, 2019

John Leary, 65 (known as Jack to his family and friends) passed away peacefully on May 7, 2019 in Austin, TX.

He was born in Ilion, NY, to Marjorie and John Leary on October 21, 1952. He received his BBA from St. Edward’s University in Austin and spent most of his career with IBM Global Services where he retired as a Formal Manager. After retirement, he worked as a shift supervisor for CVS and Team Inventory Supervisor at Walmart.

He loved living life to its fullest and had a passion for travel, baseball (especially the Texas Rangers), ballroom dancing and photography. He will be remembered by his giving nature and sense of humor. He was a spiritual, loving and caring husband and father who always thought of others and was first to offer help.

He was preceded in death by his father, John William Leary. He is survived by his wife Kathy; son John; both of Austin, mother Marjorie; sister Patty Lynch of Caldwell, TX; companion Marilyn Karaback; numerous nephews and a niece; and a host of other family and friends.

A memorial service honoring Jack will be held Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 10:00 am.


25 May

Memorial Service

10:00 am

Cook-Walden Funeral Home

The Colonial Chapel

6100 North Lamar Boulevard
Austin, Texas 78752


John Thomas Leary

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Crystal Pablo

May 16, 2019

Your smile is instilled in my heart! I will miss you my dance partner and will cherish you in my heart ❤️ Always!!!

Claudia Goldman

May 14, 2019

Kathy and John, I am so sorry for your loss. Jack was a kind man. He will be missed. My family has you in our thoughts and prayers.