Thomas Frisch
Thomas S. Frisch, Age 71, Born into Eternal Life on March 27, 2017. Beloved son of the late Arthur and Loretta Sullivan Frisch. Dear brother of Mary Jane (Joe) Roppolo. Fond uncle of Brian (Jennifer) and Kevin D.D.S. (Tabatha) Bruggeman. Grand uncle of Abby, Brie, Gianna and Quinn Bruggeman. Dear cousin of the late Jeanine Dwyer Huml and her family: John (Debbie) Huml, Lynne (Jim) Shauwecker and their children, Matt, Libby & Maggie; Kristin (Terry) Murphy and their children, Molly and John. Also preceded in death by cousins, Jim Dwyer, Junelyn Dwyer and Michael Tokar. Tom attended St. Gertrude Grammar School, Quigley Preparatory Seminary, Niles College and St. Mary of the Lake University. He taught Mathematics and Computer Science for 37 years in Catholic Schools including Queen of Martyrs and St. Bede the Venerable. Tom loved the Lyric Opera and travelled extensively. He maintained lifelong close friendships with his Seminary classmates, was cherished by his many friends and relied on his caregiver, Dave Strok. Family and friends will gather at St. Barnabas Church 10134 S. Longwood Dr., Chicago, IL 60643 on Friday afternoon for visitation from 3:30pm-5:30pm. Mass of Christian Burial at 5:30pm. Interment at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines will be private. Funeral Info: Heeney-Laughlin Funeral Directors 708-636-5500 or

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Published by Chicago Tribune on Mar. 30, 2017.
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St. Barnabas Church
10134 S. Longwood Dr., Chicago, Illinois
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Barnabas Church
10134 Longwood Dr., Chicago, Illinois
Funeral services provided by:
Heeney-Laughlin Funeral Directors - Chicago Ridge
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So many memories of Tom's and his friends- a great group of wonderful young men who grew to remain friends and stayed wonderful as they grew older. My thoughts and prayers are with them at this time and always.
JoAnne. Ryan
April 1, 2017
A big thank you to Mr. Frisch and may you Rest In Peace. You were a phenomenal teacher and prepared me well for my education and career as an engineer.
Sandra Acosta
March 31, 2017
A,S,D,F,J,K,L,;. This was the quote he was know for telling every student he taught at St. Bede. He introduced so many of us to our first computer and floppy disk. Such a great man that created so many memories. May he rest in peace.
Scott Vana
March 31, 2017
Mr. Frisch taught me Math in fifth and sixth grade way back in 1985-1986. He was always very patient and kind to me when I struggled trying to grasp the concepts back then. I have often thought of him over the years and have relayed stories from those classes he taught. He will be missed. The world is better because he was in it.
Michelle Motisi-Hampton
March 31, 2017
Tom Frisch never taught me anything about Math or Computer Science.He was too busy teaching me what it takes to be a friend for life.Miss you,Bubs.
Tom Pierce
March 31, 2017
Mr. Frisch persisted in teaching me Math in 6th and 8th grade. Last year I had the opportunity to thank him at a reunion - he made a difference in my life, and in the lives of many he taught.
Paul Hickey
March 31, 2017
Thank you, Mr. Frisch. You made a difference. Rest In Peace.
Mary Salzman
March 30, 2017
Mr. Frisch was a terrific, gifted math teacher who spent countless hours after school providing extra help to students interested in math. I remember best his passion for teaching and how he inspired me with a lifelong love of mathematics. I teach my children many of the techniques he taught me in 8th grade math club at St Bedes.
Jim Haran
March 30, 2017
Mr. Frisch was my 8th grade math and computers teacher. He was incredibly dedicated, and generous with his time and knowledge. I am saddened at the loss.
March 30, 2017