Thomas L. Thompson
October 10, 1953 - February 12, 2021
Haben Funeral Home & Crematory
Marianne Maggi
Katie Dambrauskas
Judy Halteman
Gina Speckman
Wayne Hanson
Gerry and Maureen Dunne
Laurie Saulys
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Visitation
St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
3681 Lyons St. (at Lawndale Av.)
Evanston, IL 60203
847.673.0409 | Map
Thursday 2/18, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

[Please note:  In compliance with public health and safety directives due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, face masks and social distancing will be required. A maximum of 90 people will be allowed in church at any given time.]

Service
St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
3681 Lyons St. (at Lawndale Av.)
Evanston, IL 60203
847.673.0409 | Map
Thursday 2/18, 11:30 am

[Please note:  In compliance with public health and safety directives due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, face masks and social distancing will be required. A maximum of 90 people will be allowed in church at any given time.]

Memorial Contributions

Contributions in Tom’s memory may be made to:

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to  Animals (ASPCA)

P.O. Box 96929

Washington DC, 20090-6929

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Thomas L. Thompson, age 67, of Skokie/Evanston, suddenly, February 12, 2021. Retired Economic Development Coordinator for the Village of Skokie. Beloved husband of Sharon; loving father of Ramsey (fiancée, Christina Kozaya), Emily (Steve) Lewis, Kyle, and Colin; adoring master to “KC”; dear grandfather of Oliver Lewis; beloved brother of Laurie (Algirdas “Ike”) Saulys and the…

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Karen Gray-Keeler left a message on February 25, 2021:
Condolences on the loss of Tom. I had the privilege of knowing Tom both through his work at the Village of Skokie and as a neighbor. After he retired, I often saw Tom walking his dog in the neighborhood. Tom seemed to always have a smile on his face, but the day I saw him absolutely beaming was the day he was pushing a stroller and introduced us to his grandson. Tom told us how happy he was to be able to take care of him. Thoughts are with your family as you go through this difficult time.
CATHY STEVENS left a message on February 25, 2021:
I was so sad to hear about Tom's passing! I enjoyed working with Tom over the years. It was also great to see him at a few ball games around Evanston. Although I did not know him well, I know he was a great guy. Peace
Michael Lewis left a message on February 22, 2021:
Our deepest condolences for your loss. We only had the chance to meet Tom once at Emily’s and Steve’s wedding, but that was enough to see what a kind, warm, and wonderful man he was. We know he will be missed. Michael & Nadia Lewis
Marianne Maggi left a message on February 19, 2021:
In memory of Thomas L. Thompson, Marianne Maggi lit a candle
Marianne Maggi left a message on February 19, 2021:
With sympathy on the loss of Tom. I will keep him in my prayers.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Katie Dambrauskas left a message on February 18, 2021:
Uncle Tom was an amazing person and will be missed by so many. Thinking of you all during this very difficult time.
Judy Halteman left a message on February 17, 2021:
In memory of Thomas L. Thompson, Judy Halteman lit a candle
Pete Peyer left a message on February 17, 2021:
Tom is a person that I have always greatly admired and respected. Having worked with him for many years I could see his commitment to his job and professionalism as Economic Development Coordinator as he has helped shape Skokie into the great community it is today. As CDBG Coordinator, he helped to provide assistance to hundreds of underprivileged individuals and social service agencies in the most truly caring and compassionate way. His love and commitment to his family and friends was always evident. Having seen him at his kids sporting events, no child could ever want a better parent, coach and fan cheering on every play. His love of golf, skiing, soccer tournaments, and family vacation adventures were a constant joy to hear about, although he did have several scares and ended up in the hospital at least on one occasion. Luckily no permanent damage was ever done and he was always ready for the next adventure. What a great person! I will miss him tremendously.
Gina Speckman left a message on February 17, 2021:
My condolences to the family, friends and colleagues. Although I didn't work directly with Tommy often, he was very kind to me and we shared many a laugh. He was so warm and friendly and I am do sad to hear of his passing.
Henry Mueller left a message on February 17, 2021:
Tom was one of those really good and enjoyable people, and a true professional. We worked together professionally 20 years for Skokie, even with Tom as a witness before juries. His work for Skokie was instrumental for downtown. He will be missed and always remembered.
Henry Mueller left a message on February 17, 2021:
Tom was one of those really good and enjoyable people, and a true professional. We worked together professionally 20 years for Skokie, even with Tom as a witness before juries. His work for Skokie was instrumental for downtown. He will be missed and always remembered.
Wayne Hanson left a message on February 17, 2021:
In memory of Thomas L. Thompson, Wayne Hanson lit a candle
Lisa Edelson left a message on February 16, 2021:
I'm so saddened and heartbroken to hear of this news about Tom. As a former director of the Skokie Chamber of Commerce, Tom and I worked on many a project together from 1988-2000. He was always upbeat with a warm and friendly smile, and enjoyed a good laugh. I had the pleasure of joining in at his retirement party, and was very happy for him to be going on his next adventure in life. I am hopeful that he had many happy and joyous times. He will be greatly missed, and always remembered fondly.
Terry and Jamie Oline left a message on February 16, 2021:
To Sharon and family our thoughts and prayers are with you. They did not come any better than Tom. A great friend whose was filled with warmth and compassion for others.
Robert Paddor left a message on February 16, 2021:
I’m so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Tom was so instrumental to our move of my automobile dealership from Evanston to Skokie. Tom was so positive and always had a smile. He will be missed. May his memory be for a blessing!!
Bill Schmidt left a message on February 16, 2021:
Lost a great young man way to early. Thoughts and prayers are with the Thompson family
Carolyn Anthony left a message on February 16, 2021:
As the Director of the Skokie Public Library until 2016, I had many opportunities to work with Tom re TIF districts and other economic development issues. He was knowledgeable, hardworking, and always helpful. My condolences to his family who have been cheated out of the pleasure of enjoying his retirement years.
Colleen Burke left a message on February 16, 2021:
Tom had an infectious laugh, smiling eyes and always a kind word. Sending strength and healing to Sharon and his family.
The Hurtigs left a message on February 16, 2021:
We are holding all of you in our hearts and are so sorry for your loss. In our many years of watching our boys play soccer together, Tom's presence on the sidelines was always a given with Sharon at his side. His contagious smile, sincere warmth and competitive spirit will be with us a long time. May his memory forever be a blessing for all of you. With much love, Robyn, Elliott and Reed
Jim Szczepaniak left a message on February 16, 2021:
So sorry for your loss, Sharon and family. Tom was one of the kindest and one of the most centered men I have ever known. A dude and a mensch! He was also a consummate professional; Skokie's economic development successes owe a great deal to him. This is the guy who convinced me (someone who cares about sports not at all) to buy a share in the VoS Cubs season ticket holders, and the games I got to attend with him are some of my best memories. The world is a better place for him being in it.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Gerry and Maureen Dunne left a message on February 16, 2021:
Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. Words fail to Express our sorrow for your loss.
Ann Tennes left a message on February 16, 2021:
Tom's love for life, and his love for his family, radiated through everything he did. He was a wonderful co-worker and friend. The world is changed by his loss, and the best testament to his memory will be to live life with joy, love for those dear to us and a spirit of kindness. Good night, sweet prince. Rest in Peace, dear friend.
Anthony Yee left a message on February 15, 2021:
Extremely sad for your loss. I bowled with Tom at Niles. He was so friendly and outgoing. It’s had to believe that he is no loner with us. You and your family are in my prayers.
Bruce Jones left a message on February 15, 2021:
Can only say right now the world has lost a great guy and a great friend. Are our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Bruce & Kim Jones
Betsy Maxwell left a message on February 15, 2021:
Please accept our deepest condolences. Tom truly was one of the good guys, and the world has been dimmed with his passing.
Janelle Silva left a message on February 15, 2021:
The news of the loss of Tom is absolutely heartbreaking. He was a wonderful colleague and friend, so calm, approachable, and funny. That buttoned-up shirt, suit jacket, and tie he wore to work in Skokie every day didn’t fool me. I knew I would like him the minute I saw the Jerry Garcia doll in his office. He was passionate about his work, confident. And when he was excited about an outing or a concert, his whole face would light up...the excitement was palpable. And he was so proud of his children. I only had the pleasure of meeting Kyle and Colin, but he shared his pride in all his children when we had moments to talk about family. The family was paramount. You were a lunch buddy, walking buddy, and confidant....the world is a little dimmer without your light. I listened to Poi Dog Pondering in your honor today Tom.
Jim Holt left a message on February 15, 2021:
All of us in Birmingham are thinking of you and your family.
Laurie Saulys left a message on February 15, 2021:
I love you, Tom! You were the best big brother and my best friend. I will treasure you always and keep you forever in my heart. Tom was a devoted husband, loving father and grandpa, and adored brother and uncle. The world has lost such a wonderful man.
Ellen and Roman Dziaba left a message on February 15, 2021:
A wonderful human taken far too soon. Our lives will not be the same without him.
Judy Halteman left a message on February 15, 2021:
My heart is broken for you. Just a great human being...I can see his smiling face....the world has lost one of the good guys. It was an honor to have know him and called him a friend. I hope your memories comfort you. A better, caring father and husband I have not met.may he rest in peace
Mary K Cronin left a message on February 14, 2021:
Tom was a wonderful person. He was smart, engaging, and fun. He was a great family man. He’ll be missed by all who knew him.
Laurie Saulys left a message on February 14, 2021:
In loving memory of my brother, Tom
Randy Roberts left a message on February 14, 2021:
I had the honor of working with Tom for many years. I will remember his very professional and compassionate presentations to the village board during hearings on the Community Development Block Grant program. Tom made a major contribution to the economic growth of Skokie during his career. His kind and easy going demeanor made him your friend very quickly. Tom was a good man. My wife Margy and I and the residents of Skokie owe him a deep debt of gratitude for all that he did for us.
John and Nancy Neubauer left a message on February 14, 2021:
We, like all who knew Tom, are deeply saddened by his passing. Tom's presence in this world truly made it better.
Sharon Abelman left a message on February 14, 2021:
Tom was such wonderful, kind and giving man. My deepest condolences to his family. Sharon Abelman
George Van Dusen left a message on February 14, 2021:
I worked with Tom for many years in Skokie and Evanston. He was the most friendly human being anyone could ever want to know whether it was at the office or away over a beer. Always good humored, intelligent and curious. We will miss him. Would that the world had more people like him! Our thoughts and prayers go out to his lovely family. He talked about you often - he loved you dearly and felt your love for him.
Dick Witry left a message on February 14, 2021:
A good guy who will be missed by those who worked with him on village matters.
Marlene Bargamian left a message on February 13, 2021:
I'm so sorry for your loss. I worked with Tom at VOS for almost 20 years. He was appreciative and great to work with - a genuine good guy. Fill your hearts with good thoughts - you're in our prayers. Marlene Bargamian
Haben Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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