Tom J. Banaszak

Tom Banaszak

Tom J. Banaszak, age 60, of Darien, formerly of Cicero. Beloved husband of Ann Banaszak, nee Mizura, loving father of Jennifer Banaszak, brother of Rick (Sandy) Banaszak and Larry (Denise) Banaszak; uncle of Melissa Banaszak, Jon (Megan) Banaszak, Rebecca Banaszak, Heather (Lalo) Castorena, Andrea (Gerrit) Vyuk, Rachel Banaszak, David Banaszak, James Borden, Allison Borden, Tristan Borden and Christopher Mizura; great uncle of Katie Banaszak; brother-in-law to Deborah (James) Borden, Lloyd Mizura and the late Mark (Nancy) Mizura. Served the Town of Cicero as an auxiliary Policeman for twenty years. Visitation Thursday, January 12, 2012 from 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and Friday, January 13, 2012 from 9:00 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd. 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield. Funeral Friday 9:30 A.M. to St. Louise de Marillac Church, LaGrange Park. Mass 10:00 A.M. Memorials appreciated to American Red Cross of Greater Chicago, 75 Remittance Drive, Suite 1907, Chicago, IL 60675 or Illinois Police Officers Memorial, 435 West Washington, Springfield, IL. 62702. Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Margo Anderson condolence:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. May the Lord lift you, comfort you and stay close by your side.

    I joined Ace Hardware in 2002 and have had the oppotunity to work with Tom since. In addition to his unselfish willingness to share everything he knew about the ins and outs of ROSS, he had ability to share a joke or story to lift your spirits. Nobody will be able to fill his chair in quite the same way and he will be missed.

    God bless….

  2. Teri Scavuzzo condolence:

    As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens,The LORD is close to the brokenhearted, he rescues those who are crushed in spirit.Tom was a great colleague and he will be missed.Our thoughts and prayers are with Toms family.

    Teri Scavuzzo and family

  3. Gina Plescia condolence:

    I worked with Tom for 11 years and I can honestly say he was a great guy. My most sincere condolences to Tom’s family and loved ones for your loss. I know the feeling of losing a loved one, take comfort in knowing he is in Heaven.
    Love this picture of him….
    Sincerely, Gina

  4. Pearl Maness condolence:

    To Tom’s Family & Friends,
    I am so sorry for the loss of Tom. I worked with him at Ace for years. Most of the time he worked a different shift than I did but that was great for me. If I had any issues that needed special attention Tom was the guy I wanted to handle them. He took pride in his work no matter how small the task. I could always count on Tom to take care of things for us in the I/O department and he would always follow up on how they were fixed. Tom was very quiet but when he did speak I listened because I knew I could believe and depend on what he said. One of my regrets will be that I never asked Tom if he knew Jesus as his personal savior. I always think there will be another opportunity. I pray he did know Jesus. I pray that people reading this know Jesus. Tom, I hope to see you again some day.
    Pearl Maness

  5. Lanie Yap condolence:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your famliy during this time of loss.
    I will miss the “Doctor”. Tom was a great guy and he will be missed.
    Rest in Peace.

  6. Kahite Brooks condolence:

    You were a good man. Great husband and father and friend to all. You were taken much too soon.

  7. Lorenzo Perkins condolence:

    His sincerity and caring ways were immediately felt and known by everyone he met. The loss of his genuine touch and generosity will be truly missed. My heartfelt condolences are with you and your family. May you rest in peace my friend.

  8. Michele Hitzel (Ace) condolence:

    While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him in heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  9. Walter Tuzik condolence:

    Tom,s passing was a shock to me. I can only imagine what blow it was to you and your family. I worked with Tom 20+ years and will miss his positive, upbeat nature. Many a time, he got me out of a funk, with one of his jokes. But while I have lost a friend, you have lost,I know far more. There is nothing I can say to you to diminish that loss. Know that the Good Lord will ease your pain and leave us with rich memories of Tom.
    Walter Tuzik

  10. CHUCK KADLETC condolence:

    We will miss you Tom.
    The Kadletc family LONG TIME FRIENDS.

  11. Heidi White - Tampa, FL condolence:

    I am so sorry for the loss of Tom. I work at the Tampa RSC and Tom was always my “go to” person whenever I had a problem with the computer or printers. He could fix anything! I am so glad that I had the opportunity to know & work with Tom. He will be greatly missed here. Prayers to your family.

  12. Karen Judge condolence:

    Tom was one person who always made me feel welcome wherever I was. The smile, the sarcastic comment, the open ear: these are all inherently Tom and not easily replaced. My thoughts, my prayers, my love, my tears are with all who will miss Tom.

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