Niagara Gazette


June 19, 2013

Thomas J. Burley

LEWISTON — Thomas J. Burley, of Youngstown, NY, passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, in Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston, NY.

He was born in Williamsville, NY,  on June 16, 1993, the son of Kathleen A. (Dr. Lew) (Dunn) Forti of Youngstown, NY and Timothy A. (Michelle) Burley of Grand Island, NY.

Tom graduated from Lew-Port in 2011 and was employed with Lorrick Farms for the past two years. He was a police officer with the Security Force of the 107th Air Wing, Niagara Falls, NY, a member of the Youngstown Fire Company and was instructor with the Lewiston Police Department Explorers Program.

Tom enjoyed spending time with his family and played  in several softball  leagues.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, Brian M. Forti of Youngstown, NY and Samuele Forti of Ashland, OR; three sisters, Kristina E. Burley of Youngstown, NY, Patricia Burley of Grand Island, and Sara (Craig) Hendrick of Pittsburgh, PA. Tom was the grandson of James B. and Elizabeth A. Dunn, Timothy L. and Maryanne Burley; great-grandson of Irene F. Burley and dear friend of Kristine Ripson. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

The family will be present on Friday from 3-9 PM at the RHONEY FUNERAL HOME, 901 Cayuga Street, LEWISTON, NY, where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 9:00 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM at St. Peter's Catholic Church, 620 Center Street, Lewiston, NY, with the Rev. Michael P. Zuffoletto officiating. Memorials may be made in his name to the Youngstown Volunteer Fire Co., 625-3rd Street, Youngstown, NY  14174. Interment in Oakland Rural Cemetery, Youngstown, NY.

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