Thomas J. Kotovsky, age 57, of McHenry, passed away Sunday, November 6, 2016, at Centegra Hospital-McHenry.
He was born July 15, 1959, in Chicago, to Ramon and Emily (Jindra) Kotovsky. On May 1, 1980, he married the love of his life, Darlene Gariffa in Chicago.
Thomas was born in Chicago, raised in Hoffman Estates, and graduated in 1977, from Hoffman Estates High School District 211. He moved in various places throughout his life, and he finally settled in McHenry in 2000. For over 35 years, Thomas worked as an independent contractor in the gutter and siding industry.
He had a great love of riding his Harley Davidson, enjoyed his cars, and boating on the Chain-O-Lakes. He was a devoted husband, loving father, caring grandfather, fond brother, and overall great guy that will be missed by many friends he met along the way.
Thomas is survived by his loving wife Darlene; son, Tommy Kotovsky; daughter, Brianna Kotovsky; four grandchildren, Emily Bartosz, Ronnie Bartosz, Kayla Kotovsky, Travis Kotovsky; sister, Debbie (Ron) Dorenbos; many nieces and nephews; and his cousins, Stevie Schmit, who was a brother to Thomas, and John Jindra.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Crystal Kotovsky on August 4, 2011, and his brothers, Joseph Kotovsky and Ray Kotovsky.
Friends and neighbors may gather from 3 p.m. until Midnight, Friday, November 11, 2016, at The Johnsburg Community Club, 2315 W. Church Street, Johnsburg, IL 60051. The celebration of life presentation will be at 6 p.m.
The cremation rite was accorded privately.
For those wishing to send an expression of sympathy, his family suggests memorials to Brianna’s Educational Fund c/o Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, P.O.Box 343, McHenry, IL 60050.
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