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1927 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
ROLLING MEADOWS - Thomas E. Brown, 91, passed away peacefully at his home on September 11, 2018, after losing his battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family. Tom was born on February 1, 1927, in Chicago, IL, and was the son of John and Frances (Dailey) Brown. He retired in 1990 from the Chicago Northwestern Railroad after 44 years, and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was an avid bowler for many years, enjoyed going to Arlington Park Racetrack, and most importantly, spending time with his family. He is survived by his children, son Robert Brown of Oelwein, IA, daughters Kathleen Brown of Downers Grove, Rosemary Brown (Brad Harris) of Rowley, IA, Alice Peeper (Jerry) of Oelwein, IA, Theresa Samlow of Streamwood, Diane Mahoney (Kevin) of Rolling Meadows, and Christine lntravaia of Schaumburg; 23 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren; his sisters Helen Vinopal (James) of Downers Grove, Jean Nowacki of Plainfield, Carole Ballo of Marshalltown, IA; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Joan, his daughter Patricia Bathke, his parents, his brother Jack Brown, and his sisters, Mary DiBiase, Ruth Christ, and Margaret Lally. Per his request, there will be no service. Memorial donations may be made in his name to the .
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Sept. 14, 2018
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