Bradley James Toomey unexpectedly passed away peacefully in his sleep on April 9, 2016 at his home in Kansas City. Brad was born in Amesbury, MA on May 4, 1957 to Alice Leary Toomey and Daniel Joseph Toomey, who both preceded him in death. He was a graduate of Amesbury High School, Vermont Academy in Saxton's River, VT and Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT where he was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon and studied environmental chemistry. Brad is survived by his wife of 30 years, Joan Dungey Toomey, his children, Mary Eliza Toomey and Daniel Joseph Toomey II, and his brother, Bruce Toomey, and his family in Anchorage, AK. Brad was a talented athlete, participating in baseball, track, football, and skiing while growing up in Amesbury, often on teams that his father helped coach. Later, Brad skied, ran sprints and hurdles, and played football for Vermont Academy and then played football and pole vaulted at Wesleyan. Brad passed along his enthusiasm for sports while coaching young football players and cheering on his children on the ski hill and at all of their meets and games. The night before he passed, he was watching his son run track and could not have been happier. Following graduation, Brad worked in the commercial insurance industry for over 30 years where he developed many professional relationships that became long-lasting friendships. He was always proud when his efforts earned the trust and commitment of his clients. Brad relished his old and new friends, never allowing the years or miles to get in the way of maintaining their friendships. This devotion was most evident in his detailed organization of the annual Vail Boys Trip attended by friends from around the country for many years. More recently, Brad nurtured a deep appreciation for music and often attended concerts of singer-songwriters whom he enjoyed. Brad was a genuine, spirited, and compassionate man. He left us too soon, and we are enormously saddened by his loss. A memorial service will be held at Unity Temple on the Plaza on April 18, 2016. The family will receive friends at 3 p.m. and the service will begin at 4 p.m., with a reception to follow in the Temple Room. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made in Brad's name to the Wesleyan Memorial Fund at Wesleyan University c/o Marcy Herlihy, University Relations, 318 High St., Middletown, CT 06459 or Rockhurst High School, 9301 State Line Rd., Kansas City, MO 64114.
The family will receive friends at 3:00pm with the Memorial Service beginning at 4:00pm. SERVICES Memorial Service
Monday, April 18, 2016 3:00 PM
Unity Temple on the Plaza 707 West 47th Street Kansas City, MO 64112
The family will receive friends at 3:00pm with the Memorial Service beginning at 4:00pm.