Thomas G. Byrne

June 22, 1965February 11, 2017
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Thomas G. Byrne, 51, of Kansas City, MO., passed away February 11, 2017 at Saint Luke’s East Hospital. A visitation will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 2552 Gillham Rd, Kansas City, MO., on Tuesday, Feb 14th from 4-8pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Tom was born June 22, 1965, in Kansas City, MO., to John and Helen (Bollinger) Byrne.

He was a 30 year veteran of the Kansas City Fire Department and retired as a Battalion Chief. Throughout his career on the fire department he was dedicated to the safety of the public and his fire department family. He joined the Brotherhood Instructors, LLC, which allowed him to travel the United States and Canada teaching fire safety tactics. He was a member of the Federal Emergency Management Agency during the September 2001 attacks. He was a member of the International Association of Firefighters, Local 3808.

Tom was preceded in death by his father, John F. Byrne (January, 2003). He is survived by: wife, Stacy; daughter, Colleen; mother, Helen Byrne of Kansas City, MO.; sister, Debbie; brother, Michael of Kansas City, MO; brother, Kevin of Overland Park, KS; sister Ann (Kevin McGinnis) of College Station, TX; and brother Stephen (Andrea) and several nieces and nephews: Riley, Derek, and John Byrne, Joey, Megan, Julia, and Matthew McGinnis, and Lila O’Sullivan.

The family would like to thank all of Tom’s doctors and nurses at the various hospitals and clinics where he received treatment. We extend a special thank you to the ICU nursing staff at Saint Luke’s East Hospital who helped him to be comfortable in his final hours.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts are suggested to the Healing NET Foundation, 200 Hill Avenue, Suite 4, Nashville, TN 37210 or at The Healing NET Foundation’s mission is to support education and awareness of neuroendocrine cancer among community physicians, and help patients advocate and navigate the path to the best possible care. Please offer condolences at


  • Visitation Tuesday, February 14, 2017
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, February 15, 2017
  • Burial Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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Aunt Monica Byrne, Kevin, & Sara Meyers & Family

February 17, 2017

God bless you all. What a fine man God sent to us all in Tom. He was well loved and respected by so many.

Requiem aeternam dona ei Domine et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace. Amen.

We are proud to call him nephew and cousin. Our prayers continue for him and you all.

Patty Putnam RN

February 16, 2017

My deepest sympathy to you Stacy and your family.

Dave Moorman

February 16, 2017

A childhood friend and mentor gone far to soon! To all of the members of the Byrne family, please know you are being thought of during this difficult time!!

February 16, 2017

I found out about Tom's death from my brother Kevin last night so sorry about your loss we grew up next door to Tom and
have many great memories of all of us riding bikes up and down the street. Peace and love to all of you

Cecelia Dugan Lane

February 15, 2017

To the Byrne family, So sorry for the loss of your Husband, Father, Son, Brother. What an awesome and touching funeral procession. I don't think he could be more loved and respected.

Elaine (& Don) Greathouse

February 15, 2017

So sorry for your loss. My husband said he appreciated what a good fireman Tom was. I can't imagine how difficult this must be. Prayers for comfort for you and your family.

Jeff Gardner

February 15, 2017

Prayers and God's blessing to the entire family

Benny Calia

February 15, 2017

My deepest and most sincere condolences go out to the entire Byrne family on the loss of Tom. I am very lucky to have known Tom as a friend. His wit and sense of humor will be sorely missed. Although he may physically no longer be with us, he lives on in our thoughts and hearts.

Cecilia May

February 15, 2017

Stacy, Colleen & family--I am saddened to hear of Tom's passing. Hugs across the miles to all of you. Praying for God's peace & comfort.

Janet Sabin

February 15, 2017

Stacy, Colleen and family.
So saddened to hear about Tom. May God comfort you in this difficult time. Peace to you.