James J. Harney

July 24, 1933February 9, 2020

James Jeremiah Harney lived his childhood in Forestville, New York but moved to Sarasota in 1957 to begin his career as a builder. He established his family in what was at that time the community of Fruitville and happily lived his entire life there. He was a Navy Veteran in the Korean war and was retired as the Managing Partner of Cosentino Construction. Jim passed away peacefully in his sleep. He is predeceased by his parents, his Uncle Lee & Aunt Dodie, two brothers, his beloved wife, Katherine and his grandson, Garrett. Jim leaves behind his two sons, Tim and Gary, their mother, Debra, a sister, three stepdaughters, three grandchildren, three great grandchildren and numerous beloved Harney family. His positive, happy and dancing-loving personality will be dearly missed. Service will be at Robert Toale and Sons Funeral Home at Palms Memorial Park on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 11:00 am. Jim will be laid to rest at a later date at Sarasota National Veterans Cemetery.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • Committal Service Tuesday, February 18, 2020


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Kathy Greager

February 17, 2020

Jim lived life to the fullest
Loved deeply his family and friends and
Laughed every day.
His outgoing personality was infectious and his dance steps always brought a smile.
His greatest gift was his love of his family. He would always say how proud he was to have such a kind and loving family and it shows in every way.
Its said you reap what you sew. How can you think of Jim without seeing this in his family. His legacy lives on. His love lives on. His laughter lives on.
Keep on dancing Jim. Thank you for being you. Until we meet again my love goes with you.

Missy K

February 15, 2020

Missing Jim a lot and his laughter . Gary and Tim thanks for how much love you showed to your dad and for being there until the end .