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Tim Kilroy

August 18, 1944 — September 8, 2023

Timothy E. Kilroy

“Tim”

Age 79 of Channahon, passed away peacefully after a prolonged illness following a heart surgery on Friday, September 8, 2023 at Lightways Hospice Care in Joliet with his family by his side.

Born August 18, 1944 in Chicago, Tim was a son of Thomas and Ellen (Sheehan) Kilroy. He was raised and educated in Bellwood and graduated from Proviso West High School with the class of 1962. Following graduation, Tim proudly served in the United States Navy. After being honorably discharged, he went on to work as a machinist and then later became an instructor for Commonwealth Edison until retiring.

Tim was a proud Irishman and devoted Notre Dame Fan. He was an active guy who enjoyed riding motorcycles, working on cars and attending car shows, going boating, taking walks in nature at Four Rivers in Channahon and playing cards with friends and family. He was a longtime member of the American Legion Post 298 in Morris and found a “second” career working at the Rt. 66 dragstrip, which he absolutely loved. Tim will be deeply missed by all of those that knew him.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years: Caren (Longo) Kilroy; daughter and son-in-law: Lauren and Scott Lemke; grandchildren: Taylin and Kai; sisters: Judy Perosa and Thomasine Kniceley, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Tim was preceded in death by his parents: Thomas and Ellen; brother: Terry Kilroy and sister: Ellen Roney.

Family will receive relatives and friends for a visitation on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. until time of funeral service beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Tezak Funeral Home, 1211 Plainfield Road in Joliet. Interment will follow and Tim will be laid to rest at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Tezak's Home to Celebrate Life

1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet, IL 60435

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Tezak's Home to Celebrate Life

1211 Plainfield Road, Joliet, IL 60435

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Interment

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Starts at 12:30 pm (Central time)

Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery

20953 West Hoff Road, Elwood, IL 60421

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