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Founder  Thomas M. Janusz, Sr. in 1959 photo
Our History

Thomas M. Janusz Sr. was born and raised in the Grand Crossing neighborhood of Chicago. A 1959 graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science, he and his wife Betty Lou, as first-generation funeral directors, founded Thornridge Funeral Home in 1973. Betty Lou Janusz graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in 1975. Son Thomas M. Janusz Jr. and daughter Lynn Ann Janusz grew up in funeral service, helping their parents and learning from them. As second generation funeral directors, they bring a new perspective to the family business and are proud to continue their parent's successful entrepreneurial legacy and tradition. The Janusz Family and the entire staff at the Thornridge Funeral Home offer dignified and thoughtful service at your time of need. We have provided helpful advice, understanding and over 100 years of combined experience in planning details necessary for a suitable service.