Thomas T. Georgas, “May his memory be eternal”.

 April 21, 1946 – July 11, 2022 Thomas T. Georgas passed away on July 11, 2022. Loving husband of Lynda (nee Bargas) for 33 years. Thomas was born in Chicago to the late Theodore & Constantine Georgas and is brother of John, the late Helen (late Dr. William) Godellas, the late Evans (Angeline/Becky) Georgas. Thomas served in the army with the rank of Sergeant. He was a Vietnam veteran and did one tour of duty. Thomas was a true patriot. Thomas worked for peoples Gas as a welder for many years. He was an owner of Pullman Wine & Liquors in the Roseland Area. Thomas was in the Brotherhood of Masons. He was a member of Hellenic Lodge #1084. He served as Master of the Hellenic Lodge in 1986. As a Mason, he also did charitable work for the Shriners. Thomas was known to be the loving, “cool” uncle to many nieces & nephews. As well as a loving supportive brother-in-law. He will truly be missed by all. Visitation Friday, July 15th from 3 until 8 p.m. with a Trisagion prayer service at 5:30 p.m.  at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights. Family & Friends will gather directly on Saturday, July 16th at Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 11025 S. Roberts Road, Palos Hills for visitation from 10 a.m. until time of service, 11 a.m. Interment Good Shepherd Cemetery in Orland Park.

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  • Rick Bargas (Thursday, July 14 22 06:44 am EDT)

    RIP Tom.

  • Rose Carretti (Friday, July 15 22 12:17 pm EDT)


    I am so very sorry for your loss. Tom was truly a gentleman. I know you had a beautiful life together, and those memories will live on forever in your heart.

    Sending love and prayers.

    Rose Carretti

  • KFox (Friday, July 15 22 07:01 pm EDT)

    Dear Lynda and family,

    I’m so sorry to hear about Tom!! He was always so sweet to me and always complimented me about my photography. I took of your family. He will be missed!!

    I’m keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers!!

  • Brigit Colon (Friday, July 15 22 10:44 pm EDT)

    Uncle Tom was always very supportive and a teacher of life skills and knowledge. He spoiled my children with love and humor and playfulness. We will miss you dearly.

  • Carol Bargas (Sunday, July 17 22 03:49 pm EDT)

    My dear, dear brother-in-law. You will be missed tremendously. Your kindness and generosity and love of your wife and family will never be forgotten by any of us. I so much enjoyed visiting and staying with you and Lynda and chit chatting for hours! It will not be the same without you. I will miss walking into the house, giving you a hug and being welcomed so lovingly. I always admired how you carried on without complaint no matter how ill you were. You have been an inspiration to us all. I know you worry about Lynda and I assure you that we will all support her, take care of her and give her much love. Rest in peace, Tom. Much love to you.

  • Erika Bargas (Sunday, July 17 22 11:55 pm EDT)

    Uncle Tom,
    You will be greatly missed. You were the best story teller and I will always fondly remember the laughter and hours of conversation that we could have so effortlessly. Your love and dedication to Aunt Lynda, all of the family and your generosity to all could never be matched. You were a true gentleman and I hope Jacoby picked up a few pointers along the way. Rest In Peace Uncle Tom. Love you.

  • Liza & Dave (Monday, July 18 22 09:33 pm EDT)

    No words can express how much you meant to us. You were always so positive about life.
    Who is going to call me Sqeesa?
    Thank you for always being there for us. We will miss you dearly. Memories of you will always be close to our hearts.
    We will try to do our best to take care of Lyn ( or as you called her " my bride") Love You Always

  • David and Veronica Romero (Tuesday, July 19 22 07:16 pm EDT)

    Tom was always kindhearted and a joy to speak with on any topic. He was a humble, joyful man and made others feel very much appreciated. He welcomed my wife and sons with open arms into his home. We truly enjoyed our time we had visiting with Tom. We will miss him very much.

  • Neal and Annette Nayman (Wednesday, July 20 22 12:49 pm EDT)

    Lynda my dear cousin,
    The passing of Tom, the sunshine of your life, has impacted so many lives.
    His legacy and love lives on in all the people he knew on this earth. He has set an example to us all to strive for.
    He will always be the wind beneath your wings. Peace be with you. Love you.

  • Bob Bargas (Wednesday, July 20 22 07:23 pm EDT)

    Thomas was not only my brother-in law, he was the guardian of my family. I never worried about any of them, knowing he was there for me. He was always so giving to all. He always made me and my family feel welcomed and loved. I will forever be in your debt. Thank you for being the person you were and coming into my family’s life. Love Bob

  • Terry Bargas (Thursday, July 21 22 08:39 pm EDT)

    You sure will be missed by many. I will miss your wisdom and sense of humor. I also enjoyed the way you showed your affection for your wife.
    You were always there to care for all in the family and watch over them. Thank you for always opening up your home and making me feel so welcome.
    You will be missed dearly. Until we meet again. Hugs. Love, Terry

  • Carol Morales (Friday, July 22 22 11:12 pm EDT)

    Dear Lynda,
    We are so sorry for your loss of your husband Tom. I know he was a wonderful husband to you, a caring son-in-law to your parents and especially your Mom in her last years and to all your family.
    We are sorry we didn’t know Tom more but it wasn’t possible with us living far from you.
    We send our condolences and hope you have many great memories to help with your grief.
    Love, Uncle Emmanuel and Aunt Carol

  • Lynda Georgas (Thursday, August 11 22 08:34 pm EDT)

    My dearest Tom,
    It's been a month since you passed away. My heart is broken beyond repair. You were a wonderful, kind, thoughtful, loving sincere husband. We shared a beautiful life together filled with love and fond memories. I will hold those memories forever in my heart. I miss your hugs and kisses and your touch.
    You were also loving and kind to family and friends. Family was and important to you. You always said I was blessed to have the friends I have and you embraced them as well. I will always be grateful for the love you had for family, but I am especially grateful for the love you showed my parents. You welcomed my Mom to live with us and made her feel so loved and told her our home was her home. You were always so welcoming to everyone. You loved entertaining and hosting family, especially during the holidays and just random get togethers
    I miss laughing with you. You loved to joke around and tell jokes. You were the life of the party.
    You loved to converse with everyone including your doctors. So much so I called you "Chatty Cathy".
    Thank you for being the husband that you were. There will never be another like you. You were my teacher, and encouraged me to do things that scared me. You were my cheerleader. You were always there for me in good times and bad.
    I loved you dearly. Forever in my heart. Love always, Lynda

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Francis Joseph Flory Jr “Frank”

 age 55, passed away comfortably in his home with his family on July 20, 2022 after a long battle with cancer.    Frank was a 1985 Homewood-Flossmoor high school graduate and a community member of the Homewood/Cook County area for many years after. Frank and Kristin (Ziaja) married in 1994 and from their marriage came their daughters. Frank was an employee of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago for the past 14 years as a member of the Machinists Local 126.   Frank loved two things in his life, his daughters and racing. If he wasn’t on the track trying to get to first, he was in the garage building his car so he could be first in the next race. He had many cars over the years which he raced at Raceway Park, Kalamazoo Speedway, Rockford Speedway and Grundy Speedway. He holds the record for the most enduro laps at Raceway Park.    Frank was the beloved Father of 4 girls, Samantha, Stefanie, Allison & Natalie. Cherished son of Frank Sr, and the late Barbara (Bill) Alt. Fond Uncle, Cousin & Nephew to his many family members. A kind, beloved & cherished friend to many. He will be missed dearly.    Frank is preceded in death by his Mother, Barbara Alt (Kopp).    Memorial Visitation will be Monday, July 25th from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00p.m. at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 West 127th Street, Palos heights.    Interment will be private.

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  • David Robertson (Friday, July 22 22 07:13 am EDT)

    This is very sad news. Frank was a friend, coworker and a neighbor.
    Always willing to help with any projects I had. Truly a wonderful person. He will be sadly missed. 🙏

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William "Bill" Burke Lachat

Age 83, U.S. Army Veteran. Dear son of the late: Lawrence L. and Ann (nee Burke) Lachat. Beloved husband of the late Felicia “Fish”; devoted partner of Mary Jo Harper of Palos Park. Loving father of Michele Burbatt (William), Suzanne Vaughan (Kevin), Jeanmarie (Rick Mahoney), Christine Nagelhout (Douglas), and Nicole Mendez (Carlos). Adoring Papa of Jennifer Johnson (Jordan), Elizabeth, William III, Daniel, Kelly, Brandon, Caitlin, Rebecca, Jessica, Jason, Kelcie, Emma, Sophia, Charlie, and Gabi, proud great-grandfather of Chloe. Predeceased by brother John (Anna); and brother-in-law Jack Hummel (Charlene). Treasured uncle of Daniel (Kathy), Martin (Beth), and Timothy (Nadine) and great-uncle of Eight.   Memorial Visitation Friday, July 22nd from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights.   Family & Friends will gather Saturday, July 23rd for a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Christina Catholic Church, 11005 S. Homan Ave, Chicago, 11:30 a.m.   Inurnment will be private.   In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX 75231 would be appreciated. 

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  • John McClelland (Thursday, July 21 22 02:20 pm EDT)

    His daughter Jean was a star student in my reporting-writing classes at Roosevelt University, so I was not surprised at good storytelling in Mr. Bill's Sun-Times obituary. And now I see a superb portrait of a man who was clearly a live-wire for the family.

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Angelo Rondinella

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Arlene Kosiek

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Lori Czech

Lori Czech of Palos Heights, Illinois was born into heaven on July 2, 2022.  She is the beloved wife of the late John Czech; the loving mother of Mark (Kiyoko) Czech, Deborah Czech, Jennifer (Henry) Dorn, Timothy (Tracy) Czech, Juliann (Fred) Czech and Andrew (Annie) Czech; and the proud grandmother of Ryan, Ethan, Estella, Vivian, Elanor, Rory, Turner and Grady.  Lori was humble and kind and always put others before herself.  Above all else, she devoted her life to her children.  After raising her children, Lori taught first grade at St. Alexander’s school for many years.  She also taught religious education at St. Alexander’s upon her retirement. She was a devout Catholic, a social butterfly and a friend, teacher and inspiration to all who were lucky enough to have known her. Despite her health issues, Lori was a glass half full person who was always thankful for what she had.  She was brave and fearless and handled each challenge that was thrown her way with grace.  She is very loved and will be terribly missed. Visitation Tuesday, July 5th from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Chapel prayers Wednesday, July 6th, 9:30 a.m. at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights proceeding to Saint Alexander Church, Mass 10:00 a.m.  Interment Resurrection Cemetery.

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  • Kathleen Schafer (Monday, July 04 22 03:30 pm EDT)

    Lori was a dear friend for nearly fifty years. She always had a smile
    for everyone.She was there for me when I needed support and love. I will miss her every day, God bless Lori.

  • Colette Pavlov (Monday, July 04 22 03:54 pm EDT)

    I loved Lori like a sister. We would vacation together in our youth and had many fond memories. We stood up to each others wedding and made it to all of our childrens weddings. You will be missed sweet Lori. God bless and give Rusty a big Hugh and kiss from Mom and Dad.

  • Christine Byrnes (Tuesday, July 05 22 10:24 pm EDT)

    Even though I only knew her for 12 hours, she made in imprint on my heart. My prayers and thoughts are with your family.

  • Barbara BAUMHART (Wednesday, July 06 22 09:01 am EDT)

    Lori has earned her eternal reward!
    As Moms, we became friends on the Palos and traveling baseball fields watching our youngest sons play ball and our husbands coach.
    As St. Al parishioners, we shared liturgies, social events and the opportunity of taking small trips.
    She was the model of a great Mom and so proud of her family. May her soul REST in PEACE!

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Vernon A. Zbylut "Vern"

Age 84, of Palos Heights passed away peacefully. Beloved Husband for 63 years to Judith Zbylut. Loving Father of Loni (Howard) Neumann & Gregory (Amy) Zbylut. Cherished Grandfather of Ryan & Kyle Hite & Leah Breyer. Devoted Son of the late: Sylvester & Frances Zbylut. Dear Brother of the late Jean Sopcak & Brother-in-law of the late Ralph Sopcak. Proud Godfather of Shari (nee Sopcak) Phelan. Fond Uncle of many nieces & nephews. Dear Cousin & Friend of many.   Vern was a very proud graduate of Mendel Catholic High School, Premier Class of 1955. Vern graduated from Loyola University College (evening school) in 1961. While attending Loyola, he was indoctrinated into the “Blue Key National Honors Society”, which recognizes students who show scholarship, leadership, and service during their college career.  After graduation, Vern worked a short time for Coca-Cola before joining the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors, where he worked for 37 years before retiring in 1998. In that time, he enjoyed many rounds of golf and bowling as an active member of the company leagues. He continued to actively golf and bowl with his coworkers & colleagues even after retirement. Visitation Wednesday, July 6th from 3p.m. until 8 p.m. at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 W. 127th Street, Palos Heights.   Funeral Thursday, July 7th Mass of Resurrection at Saint Alexander Church in Palos Heights and the Interment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Alsip will be private.   In lieu of flowers, contributions to Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital, would be appreciated.


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Barbara A. Cagney (nee Seske)

 Beloved wife of Edward Cagney. Loving mother of Charles Locascio Jr & Marc Locascio. Cherished nana of Nicholas & Gianna. Fond sister of Margaret (Ronald) Jakubiec. Adored aunt of Jason (Cindy) Jakubiec & Aaron Jakubiec. Funeral services & interment will be private

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  • Mary B (Wednesday, July 06 22 02:03 pm EDT)

    I worked with Barb at the VFW. She was a lovely person who had the greatest stories. It was a pleasure to have worked with her. She will be missed and fondly remembered

  • Nora Walsh (Friday, October 07 22 12:43 pm EDT)

    I am saddened to hear of Barb's passing. She was truly a treasure.
    My condolences to Ed and your family.

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Ann Marie Panella (nee Levens)

  Loving mother of the late Joanne (Michael) Lullo, Francine (Glenn) Rampick, Frank (Sheila) Panella, James (Cynthia) Panella, Janice (Timothy) Olson & Jeffrey (Maureen) Panella.   Adored grandma of Kristy, Sheri, Nick, Tim, Kellie, Megan, Ryan, Jimmy, Liz, Joe, Jack, Melanie, Emily, Mitch & Jeffrey.   Dear great grandma of 8   Visitation Wednesday, June 29th 3:00 until 8:00 p.m.   Chapel prayer Thursday, June 30th 10:30 a.m. at the KERRY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE CENTER, 7020 West 127th Street, Palos Heights. Proceeding to Incarnation, Mass 11:00 a.m.   Interment will be private at a later date.

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  • jacqueline corrie (Monday, June 27 22 03:18 pm EDT)

    Loving Aunt, always looking out for everyone and had your back. Was a blast to be around, will be missed dearly.

  • Kenny snd Alex Hildebrand (Monday, June 27 22 06:37 pm EDT)

    Our deep sympathy to the family of one strong lady! Joanne will be so happy to welcome you into eternal rest! Rest in peace sweet lady!

  • Jewel Wallace (Tuesday, June 28 22 11:37 am EDT)

    My deepest sympathies to you and your family in the loss of your Mother. May Mother Ann Marie Panella family find comfort in God love as you go through your time of bereavement. My prayers are with you. God Bless

  • Sheri Stahurski (Tuesday, June 28 22 11:46 am EDT)

    My deepest sympathy and prayers for you and your family.

  • Patti Ohde (Monday, July 11 22 01:34 pm EDT)

    I am so sorry for your loss as I worked with Ann and she was one of the sweetest woman I knew and loved by all her met her. Prayers to the family

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