TOM SUTULA, of Lombard and formerly of Roswell, Georgia

Written by Brust Funeral Home on January 3rd, 2018

SutulaAmerican FlagTOM SUTULA, of Lombard and formerly of Roswell, Georgia, passed away at age 74 on January 2, 2018.

Memorial Visitation will be held Friday, January 12 from 4 to 7 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, January 13 at 10:30 AM at Christ The King Church, Lombard, Illinois.

Mr. Sutula is survived by his wife of 51 years, Rose Marie; his daughter, Christine (Jeff) Penn; his son, Craig; three grandchildren, Megan, Evan, and Allison Penn; and his brother, Bob.

Mr. Sutula was a 1965 graduate of Villanova University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  He began working for Sears in 1966 and worked for them for 30 years.  He was one of the first employees to work in the Sears Tower.  Mr. Sutula was the President of Workplace Spanish.  He loved college football, wine and was a lifelong golfer.

Arrangements made by Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.

 

6 Comments so far ↓

  1. Tom Sicoli says:

    I am very sorry for the loss of Tom and I offer my deepest sympathies to Rose and their family. Tom and I were classmates and friends at Villanova University in the 1960’s. We attended sports and other events together and also were roommates in New York for St. Patrick’s Day festivities. As a student, Tom was very outgoing and popular. I was honored to have been an usher in Rose and Tom’s wedding. A few years ago, he and Rose and I and my wife Candi met in Atlanta for dinner, and enjoyed reconnecting and catching up on our lives. Tom and I used electronic media to stay in touch, especially texting during Villanova basketball games. He will be missed.

  2. Jodie Needham says:

    Christine,
    I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. I know the pain you’re feeling right now and I wish there was something to say or do to make the pain go away; but unfortunately, I know all too well that nothing can at this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of sorrow.

  3. Dick Weir says:

    Rose and your family,
    I was shocked to hear of your (and our) loss of Tom. He has been my best friend for close to 25 years. As you know, we met when he was at Hitachi and became a client of my ad agency. But that relationship more importantly led to an extremely close personal relationship. We played golf together, the 4 of us had dinner together countless times, and Tom and I exchanged countless phone calls and texts over the years. We made each other laugh countless times. How I will miss those calls and texts. I have had numerous health issues over the years and Tom was always the first person to call or text to voice his concerns and check in on me. Rose, I know his passing is a big loss to you, and know it is also a big loss to me as well. Our love goes out to you and for Tom. Our lives will be less full without Tom as a major part of it. Our prayers go to you and for our very special friend…Tom.

  4. I’m still at a loss that this happened to my big brother. I had just talked to him late Monday about the football games, his back and how I would send him Baily (our new rescue dog)exercises who sleeps on his back with all his paws in the air. We talked about how things would be better for us in 2018. I look back over 70 years, including childhood (I always stole his comic books), school, scouts, Tom was an Eagle Scout, I looked up to him. He was a better boy, man & brother, husband and father than I could have hoped to be. He inspired me to do better, to follow his example. I only hope I can follow his example to support his family always. Tom, I miss you. Love, Brother Bear

  5. Gerry Monken says:

    Just found out about Toms passing and wanted to say Hi. It has been at least 20 years since I met you so you may not even remember me. I retired from Emerson in 2001. Tom and I were good business friends. My wife Barbara and I are now living in Prescott, AZ. Please accept our most sincere sympathy for your loss. Gerry Monken

  6. I’ve known and worked with Tom for over 12 years with his Workplace Spanish business. We hosted his website and helped him with all the little problems associated with websites and selling on the internet. I had just chatted with Tom a day or two before his passing and when Susie called I was in shock. My heart goes out to Rose and Tom’s family and if there’s anything I can do to help in this terrible time let me know.

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