John C. Thomas

September 25, 1944 - June 8, 2017
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John C. Thomas, 72, of Belvidere, passed away peacefully, Thursday evening, June 8, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Born September 25, 1944 in Chicago, IL, son of Charles and Grace (Forncrook) Thomas. John married Eva Hladeck on April 23, 1977 in Chicago. He was an entrepreneur, and owned many small business over the years. Most recently, he worked as a courier for Behr Steel and Iron in Rockford. John loved coin collecting, and finding items with his metal detector. He also liked fishing, and jigsaw puzzles, and gambling.

John is loved and missed by his wife, Eva; son, James (Lori) McGuire; grandchildren, Krystal (Preston Calvery) McGuire, and Shaun McGuire; great-grandchildren, Jayson and Parker Calvery; brother, Glenn Thomas; niece, Julia (Avik) Sarkar;  great-niece, Stephanie Sarkar and many great friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Burt Thomas, and sister, Grace Russell.

A memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere,IL 61008. A visitation will be held from 10:00 until 11:45 a.m., prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Noah’s Ark, Rockford, www.noahsarkanimals.org. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com

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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Time: 10:00 am - 11:45 am

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

Address:

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

A visitation will be held from 10:00 until 11:45 a.m., prior to the service


Service Information

Date: Saturday, June 17, 2017

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

Address:

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

A memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere,IL 61008


Memorial Information

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Noah’s Ark, Rockford, www.noahsarkanimals.org


 

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Born: September 25, 1944
 
May 1, 1972
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May 1, 1977
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June 3, 1991
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Died: June 8, 2017

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Lorel Nilsen posted on 6/15/17

My dearest Eva Lou, no words can express my sadness for you. John is now your angel and watching over you, always. I will see yo Saturday. If you need anything, you can count on me! Love, Lorel

 

Lorel Nilsen posted on 6/12/17

Oh my dearest Eva Lou! I am so devastated to hear about John. I am here for you sweetheart. All my love, Lorel.

 

Julia, Avik, and Stephanie posted on 6/10/17

We love you Uncle John

 

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