Michael Joseph Kearns

September 24, 1955 - April 29, 2021
Michael Joseph Kearns
Service Date:
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 12:30 PM
Service Location:

Cathedral of the Madeleine

On April 29th in SLC at the age of 65 we lost our cherished husband, father, brother and Uncle to Covid 19.

In his professional life he followed in his family's footsteps.  As the great-grandson of Sen. Thomas Kearns, he founded and published several magazines. He lived in New York for many years working as a talented P.R. professional.  He met his wife, Miriam in New York and they were married in Salt Lake City in 1997.

He was known as a well-respected editor who celebrated writers and their creative skills. He had a quick dry wit and sincere words of wisdom to  support those with whom he worked.

As a young man he loved to play Polo. When his son took up Waterpolo he never missed a game or tournament and was known, as one coach put it, as “a legendary fan.”

His love later in life was history, he collected reams of historical documents on his family and at the time of his passing was near completion of an historical novel about Park City.

He leaves behind his heartbroken family: wife, Miriam; son J. Thomas; sisters Mary, Kathy (Christopher Gould); Paddy and Carol; four nieces and nephews he adored; and countless cousins and extended family.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday May 12th at 12:30 PM at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, under the direction of Starks Funeral Parlor.  

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to The Madeleine Choir School by clicking the link above or a to a charity of your choice.