Thomas A. Rothery Jr., 92, Cissna Park, IL
Thomas A. Rothery Jr., 92, of Cissna Park passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at the Hoopeston Community Memorial Nursing Home.
Thomas was born October 8, 1919 in Cissna Park, a son of Thomas and Marie Fryer Rothery Sr. He married Pearl Dewey Baker on May 27, 1939 in Kentucky and she preceded him in death on May 28, 2012.
Surviving are one daughter, Sandra Wyss of Cissna Park; one son, Bruce (Patty) Rothery of Danville; four grandchildren, Foti (Belinda) Burtzos, Demmie (Anthony) Williams, Tom (Tina) Burtzos and Danny Rothery; twelve great-grandchildren, Trevor (Natali) Burtzos, Alyssa Burtzos, Alexandra Burtzos, Andrew Burtzos, Chris Balignasay, Tylar Rothery, Kayla Rothery, Marissa Williams, Marcus Williams, Jordan Williams, Kristen Burtzos and Merideth Burtzos; one great-great-grandchild, Alana Balignasay; and one sister, Norma Jean Carter of Frederick, MD.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, John Rothery; one sister, Frances Frye; one grandson, Christopher Rothery; and two sons-in-law, Andrew Burtzos and Gerald Wyss.
Mr. Rothery Jr. was a member of the Cissna Park United Methodist Church. He was a painter in the Cissna Park area for over 65 years and enjoyed playing cards. Thomas was married for 73 yeras to his loving wife, Pearl.
Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until the 2:00 p.m. funeral service on Sunday, June 10, 2012 at the Cissna Park United Methodist Church. Rev. Janet Longtin will officiate. Burial will be in the Cissna Park Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Iroquois Memorial Hospice or Peace Meals.
Arrangements by Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park.
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