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Thomas H. Williams

December 26, 1920 November 9, 2015
Thomas H. Williams
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Thomas H. Williams, age 94, of Wheaton and a former longtime resident of Oak Park died Monday, November 9, 2015 at the St. Patrick's Residence in Naperville. Tom was born on December 26, 1920 in Chicago to the late Harvey B. and Susan nee Gallery Williams. He was a 1935 graduate of St. Catherine of Siena in Oak Park and a 1940 graduate of Quigley Prep Seminary in Chicago. He graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in 1941. Following mortuary school he served with the U.S. Army Air Corp (now the Air Force) as a surgical technician in Ft. Myers, FL. After the war he married Patricia Campbell at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Oak Park. They then began a long career in the funeral business with Williams Funeral Home on Austin Blvd., in Oak Park and later Williams-Kampp Funeral Home on Lake Street in Oak Park and on Roosevelt Rd. in Wheaton. He also owned and operated the Austin Livery Service., and the Minit Carwash both in Oak Park. Following the death of Pat in 1977 he married Mary Drumm. They moved to Wheaton, IL in 1979 where he retired shortly thereafter. He was a long time member and former President of the Oak Park Chamber of Commerce, a former director of the Oak Park Development Corp., a member of the Board of Directors at the National Bank of Austin now Austin Bank of Chicago and a former member of the board of directors of T.A.B. Engineers in Northbrook, IL. He was a longtime member of St. Michael Church and later St. Daniel the Prophet Church both in Wheaton. He is survived by his six children; Patricia M.(Donald) Green, Thomas J., Martin (Martha), John R. (Kim), Catherine M.(Robert) Fortier and Charles M.(Lynne) Williams. He was the dear "Papa" of his fifteen grandchildren Thomas (Jill) Green, Patrick (Kathy) Green, Katie (Mark) Russo, Amy Green, Kristin (fianc� Matt Jacobs), Benjamin (Marissa) and Nathan Williams, Brian, Daniel (Jenny) and Michael (fianc�e Emily Jancik) Williams, Robert and Daniel Fortier, and Laura, Kevin and Jack Williams; and "Pops" of his eight great-grandchildren Meara, Susan, Ryan, Colin, Gavin, Jack, Tim and Aaron. Other survivors include his siblings, Marita (the late Albert) Salvi, Harvey B. Jr. MD (Ann), Virginia (the late Robert) Uphues, Larry (Terry), Richard (Barbara) and Michael (Cathy) Williams. He was preceded in death by his second wife Mary Drumm Williams and his other siblings; Irene (the late Edward) Lortie, Jack, Mary Ann (the late Joseph) Jaros, Patrick (the late Nancy) and Susan (James) Keane. Visitation Wednesday, November 11 from 3 8 p.m. at Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion St., Oak Park and Thursday, November 12 from 9 am. until time of mass 10 a.m. at the St. Patrick's Residence, 1400 Brookdale Rd., Naperville, IL 60563. Interment Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Memorials to the St. Patrick's Residence appreciated. ��


Thursday, November 12

10 a.m.��

St. Patrick's Residence

��1400 Brookdale Rd., Naperville


Wednesday, November 11 (at funeral home)

3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Thursday, November 12 (at St. Patrick's Residence)

9 a.m. to 10 a.m.��

Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home (Wednesday)

St. Patrick's Residence (Thursday)��

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