Thomas G. Petrik

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Thomas G. Petrik, age 75, of Riverside. Beloved husband of Lanis F. Petrik, nee Fuerst; fond father of Janis (Sean) O’Malley and Tod Petrik; dear grandfather of Jack O’Malley, Michael O’Malley and Mary Grace O’Malley; brother of Frank (Arline) Petrik. Attended Riverside Brookfield High School, the University of Illinois and Roosevelt University. He was a tool & die maker, staff tooling Engineer for Pullman Trailmobile and finished his career by teaching engineering at Triton College. In his retirement Tom restored his 1871 second century empire home in Riverside. Visitation Tuesday, July 8, 2014, 3 P.M. to Time of Service 7 P.M. Interment Private Windridge Memorial Park Cemetery, Cary, IL. Arrangements by Hitzeman Funeral Home Ltd., 9445 West 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Memorials appreciated to the Brookfield Zoo, 3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL 60513. Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Munir Ghesani condolence:

    Dear Janis,

    I am so sorry to learn the sad news. I know how close you were to your dad and I recall your references to him during our social conversations.

    My deepest condolences to you and your family and my most sincere prayers for his soul.


  2. Erin Grady condolence:

    Dear Janis,
    I’m so very sorry for your loss. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. If there’s anything I can assist you with during this time, please let me know.

  3. John M Ryan condolence:

    Lanis, Janis & Tod

    I share in the sadness of Tom’s passing, a great friend of nearly 40 years and a truely unique individual. Our poker group of 45 years will have an empty seat that can never be filled with a participant that could possibly replace the frugality and unorthodox manner of Tom’s poker style. He was the winner at our last “games-of-chance” so I’m certain he is smiling, NO GIGGLING, that he went out on top.

  4. John Jilek condolence:

    Dear Lanis & Family, Tom was a genuine, made in America, one-of-a-kind guy, and a friend. I, too, will miss him. You have my deepest sympathy for your loss. While I, unfortunately, will not be able to attend his service, I will be there in spirit to support you and remember him. As I think about Tom, I am quite sure that he is now grinning down at us from his motorcycle, ATV, or whatever as he searches for a place where he can get a Pepsi.

  5. David Mankoff condolence:

    I am really sorry to hear about your father’s passing. My thoughts are with you and your family.


  6. Glen and Kate Pennington condolence:

    Lanis and Family
    We are deeply sorry for your loss. Tom was such a great guy. Keep all the memories close and cherish them. Our hearts ache for you and our prayers are with you and your family.
    Glen and kate Pennington

  7. Tom and Noelle Kiss condolence:

    Dear Tod,
    We are quite sorry for your loss. We are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. Diana Marcoline condolence:

    Dear Lanis and Family,
    So very sorry to hear about your loss. You are in my prayers.
    Diana Marcoline

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