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John Thomas Kerwin of Arlington Heights Prayers for John Thomas Kerwin will be said at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, at the Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road (four blocks south of Palatine Road), Arlington Heights, proceeding to Our Lady of the Wayside Church, 440 S. Mitchell, Arlington Heights, for a Mass at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, at the funeral home. Born Oct. 3, 1938, in Chicago, to Sylvester J. and Cecile (nee Burke) Kerwin, he died Friday, Nov. 14, 2007, at his home. Mr. Kerwin is survived by his children, Karen (James) DeZellar of Arlington Heights, Julie (Gerald) Thiele of Oshkosh, Wis. and Catie (Justin) Cassity of Clarendon Hills; his grandchildren, Jack, Bridget, Gerry, Ryan, Erin, Andrew and Ean; his mother; his siblings, Kathleen (William) Steber, Sylvester (Catherine) and Margaret Kerwin; his brother-in-law, James (the late Patricia) Colloton; his sister -in-law, Alyce Jean (the late Jack) Pettigrew; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. John was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara B. Kerwin (nee Burke), whom he married April 27, 1963; his father; and his brother, Richard (Trudy) Kerwin. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Our Lady of the Wayside School, 432 S. Mitchell, Arlington Heights, IL 60005. For information and condolences, www.GlueckertFH.com or 847-253-0168.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from Nov. 16 to Nov. 17, 2008
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