Gerald A. Thilmany, age 77, passed away on Friday, February 10, 2017. Born February 25, 1939 in Evanston, Illinois. Gerald honorably served his country in the U. S. Navy aboard the USS Albany. He was an over-the-road truck driver and also worked locally for Airborne Express for 20 years prior to retiring at age of 65. Gerald was also a longtime member of Teamsters Local 705.
Gerald is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Carmela (nee O’Shea). Loving father to the late Patricia (nee O’Shea) Ryan, Louise (nee O’Shea) Sinden, Tony Thilmany, and Elizabeth (nee Thilmany) Grana. Cherished grandfather to Danielle, William, Dena, Anthony and Dominick. Dear brother of Alan (Mona) Thilmany. Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Gertrude (Kriesant) and brother, Dennis.
Gerald will be remembered as a hardworking family man and loyal friend. He was loved by everyone who came in contact with him and his larger than life personality. Although he will be missed dearly, loved ones find comfort knowing he is resting in peace, watching from above, awaiting eternal reunion.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. Prayer service will be at 7 p.m. in the funeral home.
Interment will be private.
For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, his family suggests memorials to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, Memorials & Honors Program, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for his family.
Justen Funeral Home & Crematory
3700 Charles J Miller Road
United States 60050