Michael Thomas Harney
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Michael Thomas Harney
  • April 18, 1964 - October 22, 2017
  • Phoenix, Arizona

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Michael Thomas Harney, 53, passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2016 at John C. Lincoln Hospital after suffering a sudden heart attack. He left peacefully in the company of his loved ones.

Michael is survived by his wife Kimberly Dawn Harney, daughters Amanda Jeannine Harney and Elizabeth Dale Harney, mother Jean Tanner Harney, sisters Carol Jean Harney and Lisa Judith Harney and many loving cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family.

He was born on April 18, 1964 in Phoenix, AZ and lived there for the majority of his life. Michael was the son of Gary and Jean Harney. His childhood was filled with hiking trips from places like Mt. Whitney and the Grand Canyon, basketball, skiing, and summers spent at the family cabin in northern Minnesota. He graduated from Arcadia High School in 1982 where he was an A.A.U. swimmer; his love for swimming continued into adulthood.

On November 29th, 1987 he married the love of his life Kim Heuring. In just one month they were to celebrate their 30th anniversary. The couple had two lovely daughters: Amanda and Liz.

Michael's primary profession was working in corporate collections for various law firms. Michael owned Solberg & Kennedy for almost 10 years alongside his lifelong friend and business partner, David Gross.

Throughout his life, Michael visited the family cabin Minnesota as often as he could. This past September he was able to visit Minnesota with his sister, Lisa, for the last time and drive with his mother on a road trip back home.

Mike and Kim, had an unbreakable and loving bond that was apparent to everyone that knew them. His passion was taking trips, big and small, with his wife and three pups. Some of the more memorable locations included Alaska and Mexican cruises, anniversaries in San Francisco, weekend trips to Rocky Point, family vacations in California, and day adventures throughout Arizona.

He was most successful in life as a father. He was not only a parent, but a best friend. He taught his daughters to chase their dreams and was always their loudest cheerleader.

Michael was very outgoing, always friendly, and quick with a joke or sarcastic comment. His number one focus throughout his entire life was being supportive and loyal to his loved ones and friends. He was the type of person that would drop everything and help a friend or family member in need. Not only was he a provider, but a loving husband, father, brother, and son.

To say he will be greatly missed is an understatement.