Obituary: Thomas H. Chase, Jr. of Palatine
Thomas Chase was a Korean War veteran, and had a 34 year career at Allstate Insurance. He will be remembered at a visitation on Saturday, March 16.
Thomas Henry Chase, Jr. passed away Friday March 8, 2013 near his home in Palatine, IL. Tom was born September 11, 1936 to Thomas H. Chase, Sr. and Emma Jones in Philadelphia, and was the youngest of 3 children. Tom graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in Philadelphia, PA and Juniata College in Huntington, PA.
Tom is survived by his wife, Jeannette Lowe; daughter, Debbie Romanek (Jim); sons, Thomas H Chase III (Tammy) and John Chase (Lori); grandchildren, Sarah, Jimmy and Sally Romanek, Thomas H. Chase IV and Taylor Chase, Brendan and Allison Chase; sister Carol Jones, nieces, Tammy Vrana and Barbara Jones; nephews, Tom and David McHenry and Stephen Jones. Tom was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Joan McHenry.
Tom served his country proudly in the 8th Army Headquarters in Korea between 1958 and 1960. He met the love of his life, Jeannette Lowe, while attending Juniata College. They married in 1960 in Riverton, NJ, cherishing each of their 52 years of marriage.
In 1960, Tom began his successful career in Human Resources with Allstate Insurance. Starting in Philadelphia, moving to Rochester, NY, White Plaines, NY, Simsbury, CT, and finally to Northbrook, IL in 1973. He retired from Allstate in 1994 as Vice President.
Tom was deeply committed to all aspects of his life, living it fully, and especially loved to spend time with his family and friends. For those he touched, he imparted family values, integrity, kindness, a sense of humor, and strong work ethic – all traits that we will carry forward for many generations to come. Tom, our dad, our uncle, our “Gotch” was and will always be the guy we wanted to have in the room with us, and he will be deeply missed.
Memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, March 16th from 9 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., with a memorial service starting at 11:00AM at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Hwy., Palatine, IL.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in memory of Tom Chase to the compassionate Palliative Care Unit of the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, 5000 W. National Avenue, Attn: Don Weir/Palliative Care Unit, Milwaukee, WI 53295 We thank them for providing encouragement and comfort to the entire family while he was under their care.
For more information, call 847-358-7411 or visit www.ahlgrimffs.com.