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Thoms E. Birong
(11-18-1927 - 12-18-2011)

Thomas E. Birong, 84, of Algonquin, passed away on Sunday, December 18, 2011.  He was born on November 18, 1927 in Evanston the son of Eugene & Edith (Lynk) Birong.

Tom was a US Army Veteran having served during WWII.  He was a 60 year Master Carpenter in Union Local 839 and was a member of St. Margaret Mary Parish. 

Survivors include his loving wife Carol (Savageau) Birong to whom he was married to on May 24, 1952 in Chicago. 
Children – Kathryn (Michael) O’Connell of West Bend, WI
Diane Kay of Des Plaines
Timothy John (Kathleen) Birong of Lakewood
William (Alicia) Birong of Crystal Lake
Mary (Jeff) Topolinski of Crystal Lake
Grandchildren – Shawn (Karen) O’Connell, Ryan O’Connell, Kevin, Brian and Tyler Topolinski.
Great Grandchildren – MacKenzie, Madison and Charlie O’Connell

He was preceded in death by parents, a brother John, two sisters Mary Jane Birong and Elizabeth Johnson.

A funeral mass will be celebrated on Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 10:30 AM at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 111 S. Hubbard St., Algonquin.  Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM in the Wait Ross Allanson Funeral & Cremation Services Chapel, 201 S. Main St., Algonquin and on Thursday morning in the church from 9:30 AM until the time of mass.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Hospice of North Eastern Illinois.

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