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Jerome & Roberta Thomas

May 28, 2018
Jerome & Roberta Thomas
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Obituary for Jerome & Roberta Thomas

Jerome E. "Jerry" Thomas and Roberta M. Thomas (nee Hnizdil), 30-year residents of Naperville, IL, Jerry and Roberta left this life together in an accident Monday, May 28th, 2018.

Jerry, the son of Edward and Emily Thomas, was born April 2, 1946. Jerry grew up in Marquette Park on the SW side of Chicago, graduating from Harper HS and UIC, Circle Campus. He was an IT manager at Bell Labs, Tellabs, and Lucent Technologies. Retired, Jerry spent his time playing and coaching tennis, helping seniors with their taxes, and convincing Roberta to go on adventures.

Roberta was born June 19, 1949, and grew up in Riverside, IL, the daughter of Agnes M. and Charles J. Hnizdil. She graduated from Mater Christi HS in Riverside. A homemaker, Roberta loved Jerry, her church, Saints Peter and Paul of Naperville, and her pedigreed poodles.
They are survived by brother, Robert Thomas, sister, Andra Medea (Bonny Flaster), and nieces and nephews, Melinda, Matthew, Melody and Martin Thomas.

Memorial visitation will be held Thursday, June 7, 2018, 4:00-8:00 PM at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville. If you were on a team with Jerry, feel free to bring a team cap or t-shirt.

Family and friends will meet to celebrate a Memorial Mass for Jerry and Roberta on Friday, June 8, 9:30 AM at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 36 N. Ellsworth St., Naperville, IL 60540, (630) 355-1081.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Naperville Area Humane Society, 1620 W. Diehl Rd., Naperville, IL 60563, (630) 420-8989,

For more information, please call (630) 355-0213 or visit

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Memorial Visitation




4:00 PM 6/7/2018 4:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 6/7/2018 8:00:00 PM
Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home

44 S. Mill St.
Naperville, IL 60540

Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home
44 S. Mill St. Naperville 60540 IL
United States





9:30 AM 6/8/2018 9:30:00 AM
SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church

36 N. Ellsworth Street
Naperville, Illinois 60540

SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church
36 N. Ellsworth Street Naperville 60540 Illinois
United States

Memorial Contribution

Naperville Area Humane Society

1620 W Diehl Rd
Naperville, Illinois 60563

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