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“Tom was one of the first friends I made at Lincoln-Way HS. Tom loved playing football and baseball in the neighborhood and he played with intensity...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Matt Guschwan - Bloomington, IN

“I am deeply saddened to learn of Tommy's passing, and I wish to extend condolences to all of Tommy's family and friends. My childhood memories of...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Ken Ryan - Morgantown, WV

“Jeff, Karen, Jennifer, Mr. and Mrs. Grenchik - So sad to hear the news of Tommy's passing. I have such fond memories of playing wiffle ball and...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Karen (Collins) Etters - IL

“Dear Loretta, You are in my prayers and thoughts. Love Chris ”
4 of 18 | Posted by: CHRIS BARKAUSKAS - OSWEGO, IL

“Tommy was such a sweet and kind person, who always had a kind word and a smile for everyone who crossed his path. The world is a better place for him...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Erin Hannigan - Manhattan, IL

“I was so terribly sorry to hear of Tom's passing. I lived down the street from Tom growing up and went to school with him. He was one of the nicest...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Erin Huelhorst (Krauch) - IL

“My deepest sympathy goes out to all of you! I am so saddened to have heard the news. Tom was such a patient coach! I always thought what a great...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Neely (Witte) Geiss - New Lenox , IL

“My prayers and deepest sympothy goes out to Karen and her family in this time of sorrow. Although I didn't know Tom all that well, I have been...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: Missy Belt - Joliet, IL

“Our most deepest sympathies go out to the Grenchik family. Our boys spent much time of there growing up years together. The things they learned...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Harold and Cathy Hennings - IL

“Dennis and I send Tom's family our heartfelt sympathy on this terrible loss. Our hearts are filled with sorrow. Tom was the true meaning of the...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Sue Michels - New Lenox, IL

“I want to extend my deepest sympathies to Tom’s family for this tragic loss. I will never forget the day I met Tom when I moved into the...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Brian Michels - New Lenox, IL

“Please accept my heartfelt sympathy, I well remember the days when Chris and Tom were young, hanging out together and with many others. They had...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Jyme McGann - Joliet, IL

“I met Tommy at Lincoln-Way thru Mike O'Neill. A huge sports fan, we bonded with that and see movies from time to time. Years later, when ready to buy...Read More »
13 of 18 | Posted by: Paul Keilman - New Lenox, IL

“Tom was a lng-time friend of my son's. I knew him as well, in that capacity and also when he worked for the Village. I will be unable to attend the...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Dennis McGann - New Lenox, IL

“Our heartfelt condolences to Jeff and his family... Stay strong in this time of sorrow. Bob ”
15 of 18 | Posted by: Bob Barnett - East Peoria, IL

“I had only met Tom once or twice, but am good friends with his sister, Karen. I remember Tom being very happy around his neice and nephew, Bailee...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Chris & Angie Jarzyna - Minooka, IL

“Tom always had a smile on his face especially when he was a young. I remember we would stop in every Christmas Eve to see the family and exchange...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: John Minier - Barrington Hills, IL

“I would like say to the family how sorry I am for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this painful time. I first met Tommy at...Read More »
18 of 18 | Posted by: Robert Dunbar - Minooka , IL


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Thomas W. Grenchik
37, of New Lenox, passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas. Survived by his loving family; his mother, Loretta (nee Peterson) Grenchik; a brother, Jeff (Amy) Grenchik; sisters, Karen (Steve) Vitanovec and Jennifer Grenchik; a niece Bailee Vitanovec and a nephew Ty Vitanovec; his father, Carl Grenchik; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Preceded in death by his maternal grandparents the Rev. Henry and Marion Peterson, paternal grandparents Joseph and Lillian Grenchik and his nieces and nephew Grace, Bree, Alli and Stephen Vitanovec. Tom coached softball for NLGSA for many years and was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church, New Lenox. In Lieu of flowers memorial donations to St. Jude Catholic Church, New Lenox or Stavanger Lutheran Church, Seneca would be appreciated. Family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 102 E. Francis Road, New Lenox, IL 60451 on Friday, November 16, 2012 from 3-8PM. Funeral Service Saturday, November 17, 2012 with prayers at 9:30AM to St. Jude Catholic Church, New Lenox for Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00AM. Interment Stavanger Cemetery, Seneca, IL.