Thomas A. “Tom” Byrne
August 28, 1969 - March 31, 2021
Thomas A. “Tom” Byrne, age 51, of Lincoln University, PA, passed away on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, surrounded by his family at home.
Born in Bronx, NY, on August 28, 1969, he was the son of Joan A. (Cochrane) Byrne and the late William J. Byrne. Tom served four years before being honorably discharged from the U.S. Coast Guard and joining the New York Police Department. Tom’s 25-year career as a police sergeant included many roles, from being one of thousands of brave 9/11 first responders to working security for his beloved New York Yankees. For the past several years, Tom worked as a facilities manager for KBR.
Tom was a barbeque master who loved hosting and feeding his guests during summertime gatherings or fall football Sundays – while rooting for his New York Football Giants. Tom absolutely loved fishing, enjoyed reading, and looked forward to the annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration.
In addition to his mother, Tom is survived by his wife, Leighann; sons, Connor Byrne of Virginia and Nicholas Robinson of New Jersey; and siblings, Carolyn Juhline (Steven) of Newark and Kevin Byrne of Portland, OR.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 11:00 am on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE. Services will be limited in attendance and interment will be held privately.
Any family members or friends who are unable to attend Tom’s service can live stream the service at 11:30 am on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, by clicking here.