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“Sorry for your family loss ”
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“Cindy -:is and I are certainly sorry for your loss. May God watch over him and keep him close in His arms.Lis and Jerry ”
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John W. Thomas, age 77, of Round Lake Beach, died Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville. He was born October 5, 1939 in Chicago to Edward and Mildred C. (Stevens) Thomas. John enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1961 and served for four years. He married the former Ollie Yount on his birthday in 1963 in Norfolk, VA at the Naval Air Station. A resident of Round Lake Beach for almost 50 years, John was a truck driver for Lake County Pipe & Supply for his entire career. He was a longtime member of Teamsters Local 301. Other memberships included American Legion Post 1170, where he also served as Past Commander. John also served on the Police Pension Board for Round Lake Beach, and was a founding member of the former Round Lake Mens Club. Enjoyments included casino gambling, especially roulette and the slots. John also enjoyed World War II history, with a specific interest in Pearl Harbor. He loved to spend time with his canine companion, Charlie. Survivors include two daughters, Dawn (H. Loyd) VerDouw of Richmond, VA and Cindy (Todd) Schneider of McHenry; four grandchildren, Jessica (Jessie), Benjamin, T.J., and Olivia; and a great-grandchild, Zoey. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Ollie, on September 1, 2006. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday, January 15, 2017, at Justen's Round Lake Funeral Home, 222 N. Rosedale Court, Round Lake, IL 60073. The funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be private for his family Monday at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood. For information, please call the funeral home at 847-546-3300, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for his family.

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