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Thomas Raymond Echlin

July 1, 1939 — July 30, 2021

Thomas Raymond Echlin, age 82, a resident of Elwood, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, July 30, 2021 surrounded by his family. Thomas was born on July 1, 1939, survived by wife of 58 years Lynn (Marilyn Laska), loving children Michael (Dianne) and Kathy (Eric) Peterson, cherished grandchildren Amanda (Domanic) Robson, Claire and Evan Echlin, Jack and Jimmy Peterson, great grandchildren Brenden, Charlotte and Emberlyee Robson, brother John (Louise) Butler, predeceased sister Pat Doyle and brother Roy Weber, and he had many loving nieces and nephews.

He worked as an Oak Lawn fireman/paramedic for many years. After retirement he volunteered for Meals on Wheels and at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. He loved classic cars and was a member of Olds. Club of America, National Olds. Club of America and Illinois Valley Olds. Club where he made many dear friends.

A memorial visitation will be held at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 102 E Francis Road New Lenox IL 60451 on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Memorial mass at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 255 West North St. Manhattan IL 60442 on Thursday, August 5 2021 at 10:00 AM. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Uplifted Care (hospice who took good care of Tom), www.upliftedcare.org, Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, www.msfocus.org or St. Jude Children's Research Foundation, www.stjude.org would be appreciated.

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Memorial Visitation

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

3:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Kurtz Memorial Chapel - New Lenox

102 East Francis Road, New Lenox, IL 60451

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Thursday, August 5, 2021

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