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John Gombar
(09-28-1943 - 01-14-2018)

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John Gombar, 74, of Elgin, passed away at home on Sunday, January 14, 2018.
He was born on September 28, 1943 in the former Yugoslavia, the son of Alexander & Katica (Kovac) Gombar. John immigrated from Yugoslavia in 1968 becoming a US citizen on the 4th of July 1976. During his life he took great pride in being a foster parent. He volunteered as an interpreter for the Illinois State Police, and retired from Elgin Sweeper after many years. Survivors include his wife Norma S. (Robinson) Gombar; sons Alex Gombar and Josh (Cara) Tomasek; stepchildren: Rich (Rose) Rothecker, John (Sara) Rothecker, Tammy Rothecker, Michael (Krista) Rothecker, 12 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. A brother Paul (Lois) Gombar, and two nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife Patricia. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 1:00 PM in the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin. Burial will follow in St. Charles Borromeo Church Cemetery, Hampshire. Visitation will be held on Thursday morning from 11:00 AM until the time of services. Memorials may be given in his name to the Anderson Animal Shelter of South Elgin. For information 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com 

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