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Tom Dorsey

July 28, 1940 ~ February 28, 2018 (age 77)

He spent his entire adult life selling print advertising. Today, in this space, his son writes this advertisement FOR HIM...Want to be less bored? More well-read? Beloved by dogs? Be like Tom. Want to have the passion of poet? The heart of a lion? The courage of your convictions? Be like Tom. Want to have a song in your heart? A spring in your step? Pride in your work? Be like Tom. My dad was a student of history, a lover of books and a man amongst boys. He could dominate any room...but he surrendered himself to God. He was always a Marine and never a coward. He was Irish to the core and a softy at heart. He tried as hard as he could...and loved his family more than is possible. His friends called him "Danger." His wife called him "Tommy." I proudly called him "dad" - and always will.

John Thomas Dorsey of Barrington, Illinois was born in Chicago on July 28, 1940, and passed away on February 28 at the age of 77. Tom was preceded in heaven by his sisters, Madge, Betsy, and Nancy, and is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Connie, his son John, daughter-in-law Kelly and his two beloved grandchildren, Ava Jean and Vivian Grace.

A celebration of his life will start with a Mass at 11am on March 8 in St. Anne's Catholic Church at 120 Ela Street in Barrington, followed by a memorial luncheon at 1pm at the Michigan Shores Club, 911 Michigan Ave in Wilmette.

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