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Albert W. Suomi, age 100, of the LaGrange Highlands. Longtime owner of Al's Hardware in LaGrange and former Hockey Player for the Chicago Blackhawks in 1936. Beloved husband of the late Anna Rose (nee Bedenk); devoted father of Anne (Neil) Mac Lean, Marilynn Twigg, Albert H. Suomi and John K. (Kathleen) Suomi; cherished grandfather of 11; loving great-grandfather of 24; proud great-great-grandfather of 2; uncle of many. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 27, at the Brainard Avenue Baptist Church, 6251 S. Brainard Ave., Countryside. Interment will be Private. Kindly omit flowers. Hallowell & James Funeral Home in Countryside is assisting the family. Info:(708) 352-6500
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Published by Chicago Tribune on Sep. 26, 2014.
Memorial service
Brainard Avenue Baptist Church
6251 S. Brainard Ave., Countryside, IL
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September 24, 2019
Valenda Newell
November 24, 2016
Al was a friend of my father Ellard Matson in Eveleth and at Long Lake. Our condolences to your family. He had a wonderful life, now he's reunited with Ann. The Matson's
December 6, 2014
Our heartfelt sympathy to the entire family ,may God comfort you in your grief and may you hold on to all the precious memories you have. 1 Peter 5:6,7
October 6, 2014
I'm so sorry for your loss, God does care for you-M
October 5, 2014
Isn't it great that Al's long hours of practice on frozen ice during his teenage years were not all in vain. He got to play hockey professionally. Not everyone can live 100 years to share successful athletic accomplishments with proud descendants. Just think how 100 years pale when compared to the promise of endless life with youthful vigor. Our heartfelt sympathy to the Suomi family!
The Carter Family
October 3, 2014
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend or family. The bible can be of some comfort at John 3:16
October 2, 2014
I remember Al not only from his hardware where I shopped, but as a neighbor a few blocks away. I know he was on the Blackhawks in the 30's with my parents old friend, Don McFadden. Strangely enough, the day he passed, my girls & I were in Eveleth, MN.
Barbra Sedory
October 1, 2014
My deepest sympathy to the family. May you find comfort in God's word.. 1 Peter 5:6,7
October 1, 2014
Al Suomi, left a legacy for all hockey players. No matter what happened in life, how tough things were, he showed that he would never give up, and not many people can accomplish what he did. His hard work got him there. Please accept my sincere condolences for your lost. Hebrews 13:5- Our Heavenly Father understands our circumstances and can grant you inner peace, and the strength you need to deal with your loss.
October 1, 2014
We are sad now because of the loss of our loved one but what joy it's going to be to welcome him back in Paradise. No more sickness, pain, sorrow,death, all will be gone forever.
October 1, 2014
May the Suomi family endure this sad time in loss of Al. Memories are a picture of a life well lived. Cherish every thought and may they bring comfort.
October 1, 2014
My deepest sympathy to the family. May you find comfort in God's word.. 1 Peter 5:6,7
September 30, 2014
I am so sorry that you lost someone so precious. Please know that God truly cares for you & will help In this difficult time of need. (James 1:13; 4:8)
September 30, 2014
September 30, 2014
May the God of comfort give you peace as you mourn the loss of Al...1Cor 1:3,4
September 30, 2014
We are so sorry to read about your loss, We hope the God of comfort can give you the strength you need to get through this difficult time (2 Cor 1:3-7)
September 30, 2014
Sorry for your loss... May God comfort and support you... Psalms 56:8
September 30, 2014
To the friends and family of Al
He Was Truly Talented And Will Be Missed Tremendously. Please take comfort in knowing that God Cares personally for you and your family. 1 Peter 5 : 7
September 30, 2014
To the family of AL SUOMI I send my sincere condolences. During this time of mourning draw close to GOD and he will draw close to you. JAMES. 4.8.

September 30, 2014
I AM A LIFELONG hockey FAN. Rest in peace and keep going on the ice.
Theresa Massacani
September 30, 2014
Oh, Grandpa, in this common world, I hope to achieve half of what you did. My heart is broken, but I am at peace. Tell grandma hello, and thank you.
Hil T
September 29, 2014
My condolences on your loss. May you find Strength and peace through our heavenly father.
September 29, 2014
John Buchta
September 29, 2014
My condolences to the family. I know it hurt so deeply when you loose a love one. May God comfort you at this most difficult time.
September 29, 2014
Sorry for your loss please find comfort in Gods word. John 11:44
September 29, 2014
My condolences to the Suomi Family and know that you are blessed for having your father/grandfather for such a long time. May you have the peace and comfort of God and friends with you during this time of sorrow ~ Linda
September 29, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss. Please be comforted by the fact that God cares about you personally and will help you get through your grief.. He says "I have heard your prayers, I have seen your tears" . I will heal you. 2 Kings 20:5. One way that he will heal us, is by wiping away death, mourning, and outcry. And re-establish the earthly paradise once lost, where you can hope to be reunited with Al.
September 29, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort give you a measure of peace during this sad time.
September 29, 2014
Extending my deepest condolences with this comforting thought
When I read of someone who lived a full life such as your love one, It reminds me of God's friend Abraham (Genesis 25:8) “Then Abraham expired and died in a good old age, old and satisfied, and was gathered to his people.”
September 29, 2014
My condolences to all in the family,

Pray to God for the strength he provides during this difficult time.

May you also gain comfort in knowing that God will bring a truly wonderful time when death will be no more.
September 29, 2014
Mr.Suomi was the last of a great Chicago NHL Team,He had an interesting life and I learned a good bit of Black Hawk History reading his obituary.R.I.P.
September 29, 2014
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 65:2.
September 29, 2014
Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.
Harry Simpson
September 29, 2014
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
The Jones Family
September 29, 2014
To have special mightiness, living to 100 years old is quite an achievement. Not many people live that long. My condolence to the family and friends of Al.
B Lucas
September 29, 2014
Wow. What a great story, but I feel a little cheated here. Chicago has been my second home since 1990. Had I known Al was nearby, I would've made a point of stopping by his store in Countryside, just to talk hockey.

My condolensces to the Suomi Family.

This old goaltender will catch you on the rebound, Al.
Scott Preston Hardy
September 29, 2014
Sorry for your loss. This will be a difficult time, may you find comfort in all of your memories& the peace of God. (Romans15:33)
September 29, 2014
My Condolences to the Suomi Family. What a long life and productive life Mr. Suomi lived. May the Creator of all life, loving-kindness serve please to comfort your family. Psalms 119:50,76
September 29, 2014
May the God of all comfort be with you at this time of grief, may all Al's memories stay close to your hearts. Psalms 46:1 Joanna
September 28, 2014
May the Father of tender mercies be with you at this time of deep sorrow.
September 28, 2014
My condolences to The Suomi Family. May the "Peace of God"(Phillipians 4:6,7) be with you as you cope with such sorrow.
September 28, 2014
Sincere condolence to the friends and family of the deceased.May the love of God comfort you through your time of
September 28, 2014
Condolences to the family and friends of the Legendary Chicago Blackhawks player. May He Rest in Peace...
Jay Payton
September 27, 2014
John and family, we are so saddened to hear of the loss of your father. I know how close you were. What a wonderful long life he had! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Your friends at Schwab Paper
Kathy Schwab
September 27, 2014
God Bless you,Grand Pa
September 26, 2014
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