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Thomas A. “Tom” Rose

Thomas A. “Tom” Rose

Thomas A. "Tom" Rose age 72, of Quincy died on Friday, April 22, 2022, at 9:51 p.m. in Blessing Hospital. Tom was born in Chicago, IL on January 29, 1950, a son of Frank and Mary Ann (Fitzgerald) Rose. He married Kathy A. Kircher on May 27, 1978, in the Chapel at Quincy College, and she survives.

Tom was a Special Education teacher at Quincy Junior High and taught for eight years at the Adams County Youth Home prior to his retirement.

He graduated from St. Laurence High School in Burbank, IL in 1968. He went on to graduate from Illinois State University and earned his Master's in Education from Western Illinois University.

Tom was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church.

He was an avid golfer, and member of the Bogey Busters. Tom was a loving grandpa who enjoyed attending his grandsons' sporting events, and spending time with his baby granddaughters.

Tom had a special place in his heart for his pets and all animals. He also took pride in carefully maintaining his cars and his yard.

In addition to his wife Kathy, survivors include his daughter Erin Saalborn and her husband Scott of Quincy; grandchildren, Chase, Wyatt, Rhett, and twin granddaughters, Ryleigh and Hattie.

Sisters and brothers, Geri Lenihan; Ron (Linda) Rose; Fran Rose and Mary Beth (Ralph) Hawley; a sister-in-law, Jeanne (Rich) Sanders and nieces and nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his mother and father-in-law, Kenneth and Bryniece Kircher, and brother in-law, Dan Lenihan.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. at Duker & Haugh Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church.

Interment will be held privately at Greenmount Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Duker & Haugh.
Memorials have been suggested to St. Francis Catholic Church or to the Quincy Humane Society.

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From:
Diane Glaub
QUINCY, IL
Comments:
Kathy, I am so sorry for your loss.
From:
Bobby Hollender
Bangkok, CO
Comments:
Enjoyed Tom’s Golf stories.
From:
Lisa Morrell
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I am so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. My son Michael had him for a teacher in Junior high. Tom was a great guy and will be missed
From:
Mark Wiewel
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Kathy & Erin & Family
Very sorry for your loss.
Eternal rest Tom
Chaplain Mark Wiewel
Blessing Hospital
From:
Bob Landrum
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Kathy and Erin, My prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Bob Landrum
From:
Larry and Linda Snyder
Comments:
Our sympathy to the family. We knew Tom from Westview.
From:
Richie Bud
Quincy, IL
Comments:
May Condolences to Kathy and the Family.
Sending Prayer's for Comfort, and Strength.
From:
Mike Kennelly
Ralston, NE
Comments:
Kathy, Scotty to hear of Tom’s passing. Truly enjoyed the couple of times I was able to play golf on our visits to Quincy. Know you are all in my prayers.
From:
Cindy Spake
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Such a privileged to work and know this man. He loved his family beyond measure. My deepest condolences Kathy and family.
From:
Terry Faulconer
Maywood, MO
Comments:
So sorry to hear about Tom. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.
From:
John Jones
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So sorry to hear of Tom's passing. He was a great teacher and friend to all while at the Youth Home.
From:
Linda Lubbring
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So very sorry for your loss. Jim and Tom had a lot of great times playing golf. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very sad and difficult time.
From:
Tom Lechtenberg
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Our sincere condolences to you and your family. I wish we had connected recently. I had been by the house. Sue and I will keep Tom in our prayers as they follow his flight to Heaven. He will be missed deeply.
From:
Bob Hoebing
Port Orange, FL
Comments:
Kathy so sorry to hear about Tom.
He was a great guy and will be missed by all that knew him My deepest sympathy in these difficult time.
From:
Jody Frese
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Kathy, I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers your way.
From:
Bing and Bev Welper
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Kathy ,so sorry for your loss Bing & Bev
From:
Linda McNay
Quincy, IL, IL
Comments:
Kathy and Family, I enjoyed working with him at QJHS, and his work at the Youth Home had s positive effect on many, I’m sure. My nephew spoke very highly of him.
From:
Sue Sorensen
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Kathy, so sorry, I know he will be missed by many! He was a great teacher! Love- - - Suzy
From:
Diane Kreidler Gurtowski
Frankfort, IL
Comments:
Kathy & Erin...My thoughts & prayers are with you at this heart breaking time.
From:
Kathy Wittmer
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I am so sorry! I just heard about your loss! Curt & I are thinking of you!