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Thomas Cusack

1925 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Thomas Cusack Obituary
iconThomas Cusack Jr., age 89, died on June 26, 2014 at his home in River Forest, Ill; beloved husband for 60 years of Joan Crowley Cusack; loving father of Mariclare C. (Larry) Hart, Joan C. (Michael) Conley, Dennis C. (Nancy) Cusack, Kevin F. (Cathy) Cusack, Maureen C. (Walter) Healy and the late Thomas Cusack IV; loving grandfather to : Brendan Hart, Mary Frances Conley Williams, Michael Conley Jr., Claire Cusack, Patrick Cusack, Kate Cusack, Sean Cusack, Colin Cusack, Maggie Healy, Tommy Healy, Molly Healy, Michael Healy and William Healy. Mr. Cusack was born on May 24, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois, the first born son of Thomas and Clare Cusack. He was raised in Oak Park and River Forest, Illinois and Cascade and Colorado Springs, Colorado with his four siblings: Claire C. (Richard) Cronin, Jeanne C. (late James) Walsh, Joseph A. (Dianne) Cusack and John T. (Mary Louise) Cusack; fond uncle of over 50 nieces and nephews. Mr. Cusack graduated from Fenwick High School in 1943 and enrolled in the service attending Pennsylvania Military School (Weidner College) serving in World War II and the Korean War. After the war, Mr. Cusack attended and graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1950. Mr. Cusack worked as CEO and President of the Cusack Realty Company for 50 years, the firm founded by his grandfather in 1925. Mr. Cusack was dedicated to his faith, family and country. A daily communicant and devout member of St. Luke's Parish, he served as a weekly usher at mass until his death. After his retirement, Mr. Cusack remained active attending grandchildren events and volunteering at Ascension School reading to the children in the primary grades. Mr. Cusack embraced his family and without fail was in attendance at every one of his children's sporting events or extracurricular activities. Fondly known as "Coach Cuz", Mr. Cusack spent over three decades coaching youth football, baseball and basketball teams. Mr. Cusack was athletic and organized family events surrounding his favorite sports of football, basketball, baseball, golf, horseback riding and mountain climbing. Mr. Cusack served his community as President of the River Forest Service Club, founder and Grand Marshall of the River Forest Memorial Day Parade and River Forest Village President. Visitation will take place on Monday, June 30, 2014 from 2:00 - 5:30, at St. Luke Church located at 528 Lathrop Avenue, River Forest, Illinois with the mass of Christian burial on Monday, June 30, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. also at St. Luke Church. Private Interment Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial contributions be made to Misercordia or Ascension School. Funeral Info: 708-383-3191 or
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication from June 28 to June 29, 2014
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