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Thomas J.  Sluga

Obituary for Thomas J. Sluga

November 24, 1953 - July 20, 2021
McHenry, Illinois | Age 67


Thomas J. Sluga, age 67, of McHenry, passed away Tuesday morning, July 20, 2021, at JourneyCare in Barrington. He was born November 24, 1953, in Chicago, the son of the late Margaret (Cahill) and Roy Sluga. On August 23, 1992, Thomas married the love of his life, Cheryl Kinder in McHenry.

Thomas was a Mold Maker Technologist for 35 plus years at Baxter Healthcare, and a Firefighter/EMT for 15 plus years. He was also a CAD/CAM Instructor at the College of Lake County, an Illinois High School Baseball Umpire for 8 years, and a CPR Instructor. Thomas has a First-Degree Brown Belt from the Isshinryu Karate School.

In his spare time, Thomas enjoyed working in his garage, and spending time with his grandchildren. Thomas will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.

Thomas is survived by his beloved wife of 28 years, Cheryl Sluga; loving father of: Tracy (Ken) Miller, Erin (Tommy) Hibbs, Ryan (Allison) Sluga, Jaime (Donald)Leicht, and Jonathan (Jennifer) Pospichal; proud grandpa/papa of Lucas, Kevin, Charlotte, Beckham, Brooklyn, Heaven, Brynn, and Piper. Thomas is further survived by his father-in-law, Jim Kinder; sisters-in-law: Donna (Jeff) Damiani, and Tami (Rick) Kozel; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Margaret and Roy Sluga, Thomas was preceded in death by his sister, Linda Pulk; brother, Ron Sluga; and mother-in-law, Marilyn Kinder.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 29, 2021, from 4 - 8 P.M., at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry. A Prayer Service will follow at 8 P.M.

In Lieu of Flowers, memorials may be made in Thomas' name to the McHenry Fire Department.

Out of respect for Thomas' family, everyone attending is please asked to wear a mask, practice social distancing, and keep hugs and handshakes to a minimum.

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  • McHenry Fire Department
    3610 W. Elm Street
    McHenry, IL 60050

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Colonial Funeral Home & Crematory

591 Ridgeview Drive
McHenry, IL 60050
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