LIBERTYVILLE - Thomas R. Flagg, 83, US Army, formerly of Libertyville, passed away February 1, 2018 in Sarasota, FL. A graduate of Libertyville High School he worked as a barber for his uncle at Flagg's Barbershop in Waukegan, before starting a decade long career in the real estate business. In 1977 he founded Flagg's Tavern in Libertyville. Flagg's became a local favorite including his lifelong childhood friends. Upon selling Flagg's, Tom and his wife Carol took a break and travelled through Europe until he returned to work for the Department of Defense and served as housing director at Great Naval Academy then on to Danville, California and Sardinia, Italy. Tom retired from the Department of Defense at age 62. He thoroughly enjoyed his long retirement with his wife they frequently visited their children and grandchildren. Tom enjoyed golfing and proudly carried his hole-in-one certification in his wallet for the past 34 years. His kind, easy going, humorous manner will be missed by everyone who knew him. Tom is survived by his loving wife Carol (nee Diesi) of 59 years of marriage; adoring children Kelly Flagg Dixon and Craig (Louise) Flagg; cherished grandchildren Paige Dixon, Stella, Catherine and Jack Flagg and Oliver J Flagg; and his devoted sister Eileen King. He is preceded in death by his son James C. Flagg. Memorial Mass for Tom will be 10am Tuesday July 10, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 121 E. Maple Ave., Libertyville, IL. Funeral information McMurrough Funeral Chapel, 847-362-2626 and sign the guestbook at libertyvillefuneralhome.com
Published by Daily Herald on Feb. 11, 2018.