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1933 George 2023

George Edward Thomas, Sr.

September 15, 1933 — March 13, 2023

Schiller Park


George Edward Thomas, Sr, 89, of Schiller Park, IL passed away on March 13, 2023.  George was born on September 15, 1933 to Sophie and Edward Thomas in Chicago.  He married Irene (nee Michelini) on May 2, 1959.  They welcomed three children, Teresa French, George (Donna), and Marianna (Kurt) Jennings.  His family was his life. He was a loving Jaja to Joshua (Michelle), Claire (Zach), Nicholas (Ashley), Charlotte (Erik), John (Ashley), Mary (Kevin), Andrew, and Sam.  He was an amazing Great Jaja to Ella, Molly, Violet, Jack, Olivia, Lexi, and Theo.  He worked for the Eaton Corporation (Dole Valve) for 50 years.  He was grateful to see his Cubs win the World Series.  He is survived by his brother Edward (Elsa) and sister Carol Erland. In lieu of flowers, donations could be made to Holy Virgin Martyrs’ Parish. He was the St. Beatrice (now HVM) school board president in the 1970s and a Eucharistic Minister there for many years.  Our dad found strength in prayer and now is dancing in heaven with mama.
Visitation will begin at 3:00 pm on Thursday, March 16, 2023 and end at 8:00 pm.
Family and friends will gather at the funeral home on Friday, March 17, 2023 for prayers at 9:30 am before leaving to go to Holy Virgin Martyrs Catholic Church, 4157 Atlantic Ave., Schiller Park, Il, for mass at 10:00 am.
Interment to follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, Il.
For information, please call the funeral home (847) 678-1950 or
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Service Schedule

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Thursday, March 16, 2023

3:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Sax-Tiedemann Funeral and Crematorium

9568 Belmont Ave, Franklin Park, IL 60131

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Friday, March 17, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Holy Virgin Martyrs Catholic Church

4157 Atlantic Ave., Schiller Park,, IL 60176

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