“Dear Mr. Jones,
Thank you for your professional, compassionate spirit at my grandfather, T. G’s, funeral. I remember when you buried my grandmother 25 years ago (I was 7!), and your smiling face is just the same. The professionalism of your staff will always stand out in my mind when I remember this time. That is a precious gift. Thank you.
— M. D.
Thomas D. "Tom" Rezac
April 25, 1944 - June 29, 2012
Thomas D. “Tom” Rezac, age 68, of Lemont, IL, formerly of Naperville, IL, died Friday, June 29, 2012 at University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago, IL after a long battle with cancer. He was born April 25, 1944 in Chicago.
Beloved husband of Carol (nee Kapla) Rezac, whom he married September 4, 1965, loving father of Michael (Sharon) Rezac of Naperville, Laura (Scott) Zeitler of Bolingbrook, IL and Daniel (Annie) Rezac of Cary, IL, adored grandfather of Lucas and Anna; Christina, John and Kara; and Rose, devoted son of the late Thomas W. and Agnes (nee Ruzek) Rezac, dear brother of Ronald Rezac of Ventura, CA, Timothy (Patty) Rezac of the Turks and Caicos Islands and Donald (Sharon) Rezac of Gilbert, AZ.
Tom grew up in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, was a 1962 graduate of Farragut High School and attended Roosevelt University. He served in the U.S. Army 1968-1969 where he served as conductor, composer and performer in the 81st Army Stage Band, Fort Campbell, KY. Tom loved music and played the keyboards, clarinet and accordion. His bands, The Esquires, and later The Hustlers, played throughout the Chicagoland area from the 1960’s to the 1990’s. Along with music, Tom’s other passion was the Chicago Cubs.
Visitation Thursday, July 5, 4:00-9:00 P.M. at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville.
Funeral Services Friday, July 6, 10:30 A.M. in the funeral home.
Interment: Bohemian National Cemetery, Chicago.
For more information, please call 630-355-0213.
To share more about Tom and his life, go to www.facebook.com/thomasrezac.