Celebrating the life of Thomas J. Samolinski
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He was born on May 20, 1927 in Streator Illinois to Joseph and Angeline (Turczyn) Samolinski.
He was a veteran of WWII by serving in the marines.
He married Helen Barbich and later married Phyllis Dean.
He worked several years in the residential and commercial construction field as a carpenter.
He was a Gold Circle Member, VFW La Salle Post 4668, American Legion Bloomington Post 2910 and the National Disabled Veterans Foundation.
Thomas and Helen children are:
3 Daughters; Diane (Butch /deceased) Marchesi of La Salle, Karen (Kerry) Peterson of Peru Laurie (Bryan) Bland of Spring Valley
2 Sons: Tres (Susan) Thomas of Charlottesville Virginia, Tim (Lynette) Samolinski of Houston Texas
3 Brothers: Ronald (Linda) Samolinski of La Salle, Kenneth (Joan) Samolinski of La Salle, Greg (Cheryl) Samolinski of Dalzell.
2 Sisters: Deloris Daley of Oglesby, Gerry (Chuck) Frank of North Carolina.
11 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Helen and Phyllis, and 2 brothers.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family for his favorite charities.
On line condolences may be expressed at www.burgessfh.com
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