Born: October 02, 1935
Died: December 09, 2013
Thomas M. Janusz, Sr., age 78, late of South Holland, formerly of Dolton and Chicago’s Avalon Park/ Grand Crossing’s “Pennytown” neighborhood. Beloved husband for 57 years of Betty Lou, nee Janke; devoted and extraordinary father of Thomas M. Janusz, Jr. and Lynn Ann Janusz; proud seventh son of the late Thomas and Mary (nee Postrozny) Janusz; cherished son-in-law of the late Louis A. and Bettie (nee Maras) Janke; preceded in death by his loving brothers, the late Stanley, Edward, Alexander “Alex”, Chester, Julius and John Janusz, Sgt. C.P.D.; dear brother-in-law of Elaine (late Robert) Costello; kind uncle of many nieces and nephews; wonderful cousin and loyal friend of many; dearest best friend of the late Robert (late Sandra) Devine; courageous man of faith. Founder and owner of the THORNRIDGE FUNERAL HOMES in Dolton/ South Holland and Orland Park for over 40 years. Tom not only built it, he practically built it brick by brick. Truly a self made business man. Tom not only had good mentors, he became an exemplary mentor and example to many funeral directors, colleagues, and associates. A Licensed Funeral Director with 53 years of dedicated service. 4th Degree Knight of Columbus Genoa Council #1659. Past President of St. Jude the Apostle Holy Name Society. Lifetime member of Mt. Carmel Alumni Father’s Club. As an active member of St. Jude the Apostle Church and the local community, Tom volunteered for many memorable church and social functions. Visitation Thursday from 2 until 9 p.m. at his Orland Park funeral home, 14318 S. LaGrange Rd. (Northbound traffic: U-turn permitted at 143rd St.). Second night of Visitation Friday from 2 until 9 p.m. at his Dolton/ South Holland funeral home, 15801 S. Cottage Grove Ave., (four blocks North of 162nd St./ Rt. 6). Funeral Saturday 9:30 a.m. from his Dolton funeral home, 15801 S. Cottage Grove Ave., (four blocks North of 162nd St. / Rt. 6) Dolton/ South Holland to St. Jude the Apostle Church Mass 10:45 a.m. Rev. John P. Boivin, officiating. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. Memorials directed to St. Jude the Apostle Church, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or St. Vincent De Paul Society.