Thomas “Tom” Ganey

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Thomas “Tom” John Ganey, 78, of Belleville, IL, born June 15, 1941, in East St. Louis, IL, died Monday, December 9, 2019, at his residence.

Mr. Ganey was the owner and operator of Ganey’s upholstery service before his retirement. He was a member of St. Henry’s parish. Tom was a Big Red, Rams, and Missouri Tigers fan. He also enjoyed swimming, fishing, traveling, table tennis and dancing.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Ann, nee Foran, Ganey, who died on April 13, 2013; his parents, William A. and Thelma B., nee Cecil, Ganey; a sister, Margaret Ann Mayfield; and two brothers-in-law, Edward Foran and Thomas Partelow Sr.

Surviving are eight nephews, Thomas (Tina) Partelow, Timothy (Missy) Partelow,
Gregory Partelow, Patrick (Beth) Partelow, Alan (Jaclyn) Foran,
Christopher Foran, Gary (Kari) Foran,
and Keith Foran;
a niece, Yvonne McClintock;
three sisters-in-law, Mary Ellen Partelow, Mary Lou Foran,
and Alice (Lawrence) Kopp;
great nieces and nephews;
great-great-nieces and nephews;
and special friend, Ginnie Fraser.

Memorials may be made to the Downtown Belleville YMCA. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, December 13, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 14, 2019 at St. Henry Catholic Church, Belleville IL.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 14, 2019, at St. Henry Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Reverend Kenneth York officiating.

Burial will be at Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.



6 Comments on Thomas “Tom” Ganey

Vera Taylor said : Guest Report Dec 15, 2019 at 12:33 PM

Tom was a friendly, loving man who loved life and others. He caused everyone to feel special as a result of being in his presence. I am sad for Ginnie and for Tom's family.

  • Fenton
  • MO
Donna Dave Burns said : Guest Report Dec 12, 2019 at 11:53 PM

Tom was a great guy. We shared many good times at dance club and various dances in the past several years. RIP. We will miss you.

  • Hillsboro
  • MO
Suzette Greaves said : Guest Report Dec 12, 2019 at 10:08 PM

Even though we were not related by blood, Tom Ganey was my "Uncle Tom" just like a lot of you have already stated as well. Uncle Tom had a big heart, a wonderful sense of humor and was a very special person. What made him special was his ability to make those around him feel special too. In a world that has a tendency to push people away, Tom Ganey was a person who brought people together, who welcomed them, who made you feel like a family member and a life long friend. The world lost an amazing man this week but Heaven got a little brighter.

  • Ballwin
  • MO
Gerry Fisher said : Guest Report Dec 12, 2019 at 8:54 AM

Tom was always so kind to me. He made me feel special. I looked forward to family reunions because I knew he would be there to play volleyball with us. He was a big kid at heart. He will be missed.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Roger Joy Eubanks said : Guest Report Dec 11, 2019 at 1:19 AM

Tom was a wonderful friend and he will be missed.

  • Arnold
  • MO
Viv and Rich Tiemann said : Guest Report Dec 10, 2019 at 9:55 PM

Dear family of Tom Ganey, He was our Uncle Tom even though we are in our 70’s too. He was our fun and witty friend with an infectious laugh. We always teased each other that where ever we were, we were always ten minutes away from home. He was such an awesome role model for his niece and nephews and his adopted COBBLESTONE nieces and nephews. We loved him so very much. All of us want to be remembered after we pass and, for sure, Uncle Tommy will be in our minds and hearts for as long as we carry on without him. I am so sad for his family and for a Ginny during this time of mourning. RIP

  • Chesterfield
  • Mo

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