Thomas M. Sellars

  • Born: January 29, 1962
  • Died: March 27, 2021
  • Location: McHenry, Illinois

Colonial Funeral Home & Crematory

591 Ridgeview Drive
McHenry, IL 60050

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Tel. (815) 385-0063

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Loving Husband, Dad, Grandpa, Brother,Uncle & Friend

Thomas M. Sellars, age 59, of McHenry, passed away on March 27, 2021, at his home in McHenry with his loved ones at his side.
Thomas was born January 29, 1962 in Norfolk, VA. The son of Thomas and Emily (Deering) Sellars.

He married his wife Rachel on October 12, 2013 in Lake Geneva WI.

Thomas was a multi-business owner, and salesman. He was a member of McHenry Chamber of Commerce, in addition to many other Chamber of Commerce's. Thomas was also a TW3 Member. Thomas loved all music, and could always be found reading. He enjoyed grilling and smoking meats for parties, playing golf, basketball, and backyard bags. Thomas had an infectious laugh and was a great mentor and leader, always willing to help others. He was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs, Blackhawks, and Bears, as well as all the Chicago teams. Thomas was a friend to many and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Thomas is survived by his loving wife Rachel; his children Emily, Alec, Brittney, Josh and Brandon; and grandchildren Brylee, and Damian. He was also a loving brother, uncle, and great-uncle to many.

Visitation for Thomas will be held from 3-7 P.M., on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry, IL. A funeral service will be held at 6:30 PM in the funeral home chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to his wife Rachel, and daughter Emily.

Due to current CDC Covid 19 recommendations and Illinois mandates, only 50 people will be allowed within the funeral home facilities at a single time and all attendees must wear a face mask upon entry.


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Met Tom at the Cancer Fighters Group at CTCA CHICAGO. Tom gave me the fight and encouragement to continue on. He had a smile that lit up the room. Tough man with a gentle soul. RIP BROTHER, WILL NEVER FORGET YOU.

Posted by David Clark - Delphos, OH - Friend   April 01, 2021

I am so sadden to hear of this, my prayer up for the family asking strength and comfort. Tom was a very gentle and kind hearted man, who is and will be forever missed. Thank you my brother.

Posted by Ken Sharp - Gulfport, MS - Family   April 01, 2021

I am so sorry to hear about Tom, when I was going through breast cancer he would tell me on fb to keep fighting. My prayers are with the family.

Posted by Joyce Morello Ryan - Chicago, IL - Classmate   April 01, 2021

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Thoughts & prayers to his wife Rachel & family. Great guy and he will be missed.

Posted by garygreene1.com Greene - Houston, TX - Coworker   April 01, 2021

Heartfelt condolences for Tom's family. I never met Tom in person, but I loved him from the moment we met. He's one in a million guy, and he will be missed.

Posted by Laurie Brown - San Antonio, TX - Friend   March 31, 2021

Rachel I am so so sorry there are no words there are no words. I'm so blessed to have been able to get to know both of you and call you friends...❤

Posted by Corinne DeCicco DeCicco - Island lake, IL - Friend   March 31, 2021

In the passing of Tom Sellars, with Deepest Sympathy to our co-worker Rachel, his wife, and to his family.

Posted by MasTec Network Solutions - Itasca, IL - Coworker   March 31, 2021

I met Tom via Friday Mornings with Pete. Every interaction I had with Tom ~ from Friday morning conversations, podcasts, business interactions, to his show Not Done Yet (longest running show on our station) ~ was always filled with warmth, kindness, and very often a lot of comedy. His smile and laugh were always welcome. His wise thoughtful input always added to conversations, no matter the topic. However, for me, most of all, Tom's Kindness was remarkable. Thank you Tom. I'm very glad I got to know you. Here's to you Bub!

Posted by Pete Gault - Crystal Lake, IL - Friend   March 31, 2021

You will be missed Tom for your inspiration and story of your Big C journeys. It has always been fun listening and chatting with you on NDY from 9300+ miles away across the pond. We'll miss your presence and will keep you in our hearts and minds. Rest easy and enjoy!!

Posted by Gary Ng - Singapore - Friend   March 31, 2021

Tom, You truly were a stand up guy you will be missed by many

Posted by Gary Hackney - Mchenry, IL - Acquaintance   March 31, 2021

Tom was a awesome human being, leader, and friend. He was one of my founding members at The Leader Tree Network and a Colleague as well. Sad to say I met him so late, having only the opportunity to know him for a couple of years, but that time was special. Tom, I will miss you, as will many my friend. I only wish you could be here to see the business we were planning to begin together take off. I know you will be watching, and I will try to live up to your expectations always. Rachael, take heart and keep your head up. As we all know, that is the only way Tom would want it.

Posted by Christopher Miller - TITUSVILLE, FL - Coworker   March 31, 2021

I count myself as among the blessed - those of us who knew Tom. A great guy who left us too soon. You will be missed!

Posted by Richard Rostron - Woodstock, IL - Family Friend   March 30, 2021

I will miss Tom and his podcasts. He was a dear friend and nothing touched my heart more than the day he and Rachel were married. Such pure love! My deepest sympathy and condolences to Tom's family. He will be deeply missed but I pray memories will bring them peace.

Posted by Cindy Kazawitc - New Port Richey, FL - Friend   March 30, 2021

You will be greatly missed, Tom. Our deepest condolences ~ The Welch Family

Posted by The Welch's - McHenry, IL - Friend   March 30, 2021

Tom was a great man. I was a client. I thought of Tom as a friend. He will be missed!

Posted by Michael Herman - Vernon Hills, IL - Acquaintance   March 30, 2021

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Went to high school with Tom and was so happy to re connect on Facebook. I will miss chatting with him and watching him on his "Not Done Yet" podcast. See you in heaven, buddy.

Posted by Michele Minick - Arcadia, CA - Classmate   March 30, 2021

I am so sorry for his passing. He fought long with his cancer struggle. He will be missed

Posted by DENISE NETZEL NETZEL - Antioch, IL - Friend   March 30, 2021

So very sorry for your loss. He was an awesome man. Loved watching him on Not Done Yet. I was lucky enough to meet him once at CTCA he brought me Not Done Yet bracelets. Ever time I wear it I'll remember Tom.

Posted by Deb Reynolds - Marcellus, MI - Friend   March 30, 2021


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I met Tom via Friday Mornings with Pete. Every interaction I had with Tom ~ from Friday morning conversations, podcasts, business interactions, to his show Not Done Yet (longest running show on our station) ~ was always filled with warmth, kindness, and very often a lot of comedy. His smile and laugh were always welcome. His wise thoughtful input always added to conversations, no matter the topic. However, for me, most of all, Tom's Kindness was remarkable. Thank you Tom. I'm very glad I got to know you. Here's to you Bub!