Thomas Patrick Riley of Glenview, IL , passed away Saturday June 5th at the age of 54, surrounded by his family. Beloved husband of 30 years to Mary (nee Heiman), and loving father of Stephanie (Alex) Riley-Eriksson, Allison "Alli" and Jonathon "Jack". Brother to Laura (Wink) Bacon and Mary Beth (Patrick) Driscoll. Son of Thomas James Riley and the late Mary Lee Riley (nee Gross). Brother-in-law to Ann Marie (Todd) Nordby, Mark (Dawn) Heiman and Jill Paul. Uncle to Aiden and Reagan Paul; Connor, Becca and Nathan Heiman; Taylor and Eliyah Bacon; and Maura and Paddy Driscoll. Tom was born at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, IL on July 19, 1966, and grew up in Wilmette, IL. He graduated from St. Francis Xavier Elementary School, Loyola Academy High School, and Marquette University where he accumulated many life-long, dear friends. Tom deeply loved his family, and was an excellent husband, father, son and friend. Tom was many things: a storyteller, entrepreneur, mentor and confidante. His incredible compassion and creativity touched many lives, from his circle of friends to his work in palliative care. Through his experience as his Mom's caregiver and battling his own diagnosis, Tom became the voice for many as the co-founder and creative force of TapCloud. He will truly be missed by all. Celebration of Life will be held on June 19, 2021 at the Quarry in Crystal Lake, IL, 5517 Northwest Highway, IL 60014 from 3–7 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the pancreatic cancer research foundation https://purplepansies.org
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Published by Chicago Tribune from Jun. 9 to Jun. 17, 2021.