Thomas J. Ricchio, age 58, of McHenry, passed away early Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at his residence with his loving family by his side.
He was born August 19, 1958 in Chicago, to Jasper and Theresa (Rubino) Ricchio. On July 6, 1991, at St. Walter Church in Roselle, IL, he married the love of his life Carol M. Brilz.
Formerly of Island Lake, Tom relocated to McHenry in 1995. He was a valued employee of Heidenhain Corporation in Schaumburg for over 36 years, as a material manager. For his work, he often traveled to Germany and other European countries.
Tom was an avid Chicago Cubs fan who also enjoyed watching the Bears. Last year he went to the Cubs spring training in Arizona, one adventure he got to mark off of his bucket list. Among other hobbies, he loved photography and fishing. He treasured his family time, especially his annual family outings to a variety of zoos. He will be missed by many, including his two faithful furry companions, Nicky and Charlie.
Tom is survived by his wife of 25 years, Carol; three children, Jessica, Alexandra, Anthony; mother, Theresa Ricchio; brother, Mark (Debbe) Ricchio; sister Judith (James) Zoske; three nephews, Jason and James Zoske, and Nicholas Ricchio.
Tom was preceded in death by his father Jasper on July 30, 2009.
Friends and neighbors may gather for a memorial visitation from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 5, 2017, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. The funeral service will be at 4 p.m. at the funeral home.
Inurnment will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, near his father.
For those wishing to send an expression of sympathy, his family suggests memorials to any cancer research foundation of your choice.
For more 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 Tom’s family.
Justen Funeral Home & Crematory
3700 Charles J Miller Road
United States 60050