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Thomas  Lee Kersey, Sr.
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Thomas Lee Kersey, Sr., 83, Indianapolis, passed away April 4, 2017. Mr. Kersey was born January 12, 1934, in Indianapolis, to the late George and Helen (Dorn) Kersey.

He graduated from Arsenal Technical High School and served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Tom worked for the Indianapolis Star/News as a District Sales Manager for 20 years. He was a member of St. Roch Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Council 3660. Tom was an avid Pacers, Colts, and Indians fans. Always one with a fun spirit, Tom also enjoyed being a magician, clown, and playing Santa Claus at Christmastime through the years. Tom will be remembered for his generosity and compassion.

Tom was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Fern “Marty” (McLaughlin) Kersey.

Survivors include sons, Thomas L. (Francine) Kersey, Jr. and Donald J. Kersey; daughters, Rebecca “Becky” Kersey and Carol (Patrick) Schlueter; one grandson, Michael Kersey; 4 step grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Friday, April 7, 2017, 5 to 8 p.m., in the Daniel F. O’Riley Funeral Home, 6107 S. East St. (US Hwy 31 South). The Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 8, 2017, in St. Roch Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visit to share a favorite memory or to sign the online guest registry.

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5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Daniel F. O'Riley Funeral Home

6107 S. East Street
Indianapolis, IN 46227





10:00 AM
St. Roch Catholic Church

3600 South Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, IN 46227
Indianapolis, IN 46227

Cemetery Details


Calvary Cemetery

435 W. Troy Ave. Indianapolis, In 46225


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