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Gerald Mares
(08-04-1925 - 09-26-2018)

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Gerald Mares, 93, of Algonquin, IL and formerly Elgin, IL joined his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. He was born August 4, 1925, the son of the late Jeannette, nee Libera, and Frank Mares. Gerald was the loving brother of the late Shirley J. Ziomek, attentive uncle of three nephews to whom he was simply "Uncle", and dear great-uncle of two. Gerald was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 10:30 AM, at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 215 Thomas More Drive, Elgin, IL 60123 with Rev. Dennis Ziomek officiating. Burial with Honors will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, IL. Visitation will be on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, from 4:00 - 8:00 PM at the Laird Funeral Home, 310 S. State Street (Rt 31), Elgin, IL 60123, and at the church on Wednesday from 9:30 AM until the Mass. Memorial contributions may be given to St. Thomas More Catholic Church. For further information please call 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com.

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