A celebration of Tom’s life will be held Friday, June 15, in the chapel of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington.  Visitation will be from 9:30a.m. to 11:00a.m., followed by a Memorial Service from 11:00a.m. to 12:00p.m., and then an open house.

Tom Fuller was born August 13th in Chicago, Illinois, to Terence Fuller and Margaret Fuller (nee Keegan). He was the third of 7 children. He became a loving father and, just this week, a grandfather. Tom passed away on June 4th after a battle with cancer.

Tom was forced to grow up at a young age: his father died of a sudden heart attack when he was 11, leaving his mother to care for the seven children. Tom and the two older siblings went to work to contribute to the household. He carried that work ethic throughout his life. He worked hard, raised a family, and spent considerable time serving at his church.

Tom valued the spiritual life and devoted himself to God. He touched the lives of many through bible studies and volunteer service. Even as he battled cancer, Tom guided his family and friends in a weekly bible reading and spiritual meditation about life via email. His faith paired well with his passion: reading. He loved books, and was always sharing a title or a lesson he thought you might appreciate.

Those who met Tom would also remember his sense of humor. He loved to tell jokes, and was always trying to get people to laugh. It was just one of the many ways he dedicated his life to the service of others.

Tom is survived by his two sons TJ (Tanya) and Charles (Celeste); his granddaughter Ruby; his six siblings Terence (Barbara) Fuller, Carol Fuller, Ronald (Anne) Fuller, Joan (James) Murrow, Maureen (Ronald) Montalbano, Margaret (Thomas) Klouda; many nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.

If family and friends were thinking of sending flowers, please, instead, make a contribution in Tom’s name to the Compassion and Justice ministries at Willow Creek.