Gordon Anthony Thoman

icon Gordon Anthony Thoman, of Lake Bluff, IL, formerly of Lake Forest, died February 6, 2013. Devoted husband of Mary Barbara, nee McNeff. Gordon was preceded in death by his siblings Bernard and Rosemary. Loving father of Sarah Mary (Steven) Mann, E. Norwalk, CT, Paula Anne (Thomas) Herman, Kirkwood, MO, Julia Marie (John) Lynch, Cary, IL and his son, one of his favorite golfing partners, David Anthony (Lisa) Thoman, Hudson, FL; beloved grandfather of Peter Bernard, Nicholas Anthony, Philip Joseph and Claire Elizabeth Herman and Matthew Gordon, Frances Kathryn and Amy Claire Lynch; and cherished uncle. He will also be missed by Annie, the cherished cat. Mr. Thoman served in WWII in the A Company, 802 Tank Destroyer Battalion in 5 campaigns. He was wounded in Brittany in 1944 and awarded the Purple Heart. Mr. Thoman was the Midwest Advertising Manager for Traffic World Magazine. After retiring in 1989 he resumed his career at Transport Topics and then Progressive Railroading Magazine. He was a member of the Traffic Club of Chicago, the Old Chicago Press Club, and the Association of Railroad Advertising and Marketing Managers. He always said the fun and success he enjoyed was because of the great and invaluable help of his wife Barbara. Service and interment private. In lieu of flowers, Masses or donations to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675 would be appreciated. For information please call Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home at (847) 831-4260 or www.kelleyspaldingfuneralhome.com


Funeral Home

Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home - Highland Park
1787 Deerfield Road  Highland Park, IL 60035
(847) 831-4260

Published in Chicago Tribune on Feb. 17, 2013