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Thomas Joseph Gemmell


1941 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
Thomas Joseph Gemmell Obituary
Thomas Joseph Gemmell Born February 18, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois. At Rest November 14, 2013. Tom is survived by his wife, of forty-one years, Aleta, daughters Dana Woods (Matt), Valerie Schweder (Ross), and Beatrice Behm (Rudy) and grandchildren Chris, Michelle, Michael, Alex, Nick, [Marker]and great grandson Owen.? He is also survived by siblings:? Alice (Herb) Adamson; Richard (Kathy) Gemmell; Rose (Mike) Ciolkosz; Joe (Judy) Gemmell; Phyllis (Jerry) Schultz; Fran (Bruce) Strimel, and many nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends of all ages. He is preceded in death by parents, Thomas and Ceil (Peanuts) Gemmell, a nephew, Robert, and his youngest sister, Sally. Tom served in the U.S. Army 1963 1969 (SP4 USAR), where he obtained training and certifications for Imagery Interpretation, Psychological Operations and Intelligence Analysis.? He was assigned to the 218th Military Intelligence Detachment Airborne with which he was deployed to and provided support for the Vietnam War and the Dominican Republic Revolution of 1965.? Tom was a member of The American Legion Post No. 0491. He worked as a Local Union No. 1185 Carpet Installer for Morton Floors/Shaw Flooring until his retirement in 2003.?? Until the time of his passing, Tom was an avid fisherman, bowler, and stamp collector.? He especially enjoyed his 'home away from home ' in Winneconne, Wisconsin. He devoted himself to his family and friends and lived life to the fullest at all times.? Tom was a truly good man in every sense of the word and he is dearly missed. Visitation will be Monday from 4 to 8:00 p.m.? at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry.? Visitation will continue Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. until the Noon service at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 404 N. Green Street, McHenry.? Interment will be at? Windridge Memorial Park, Cary. For information please call? 815-385-0063.


Published in the Northwest Herald on Nov. 17, 2013
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