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Thomas J. Lanham

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Thomas J. Lanham Obituary
Lanham, Thomas J. Age 88. Beloved husband of the late Mary Anne (nee Caplis); loving father of the late Lynn (Tom) Mick, Mark (Darlene), Daniel Lanham; cherished grandfather of Thomas (Tracy), Bridget, Kevin and Julie; proud great-grandfather of Meghan, Thomas, and Aiden; dear brother of Elizabeth Riggio, Catherine Bremer, and the late Mary, George, and Francis; fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Attended St. Gabriel Grammar School and Tilden High School. In 1943 on his 18th birthday, he entered the U.S. Marine Corps. where he was involved with the Occupation of Japan. 35 year Chicago Firefighter, retiring as Deputy District Chief. Was seen many of times in the left field bleachers at Wrigley Field where he once declined an interview for being the oldest fan in the bleachers that day. Enjoyed spending his winters in Florida watching spring baseball and taking vacations with friends and family on the beach of Indian Shores Florida where he would sometimes walk up to 15 miles a day. Visitation Wednesday, 3:00 - 9:00 p.m. Funeral Thursday, 9:15 a.m. from the Robert J. Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home, 9000 W. 151st Street, Orland Park, IL to St. Julie Billiart Church, Mass 10:00 a.m. Entombment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. www.sheehyfh.com, 708-857-7878.
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Published in Chicago Sun-Times on July 1, 2014
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