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Thomas J. Gohr

March 18, 1963 - February 10, 2019

Thomas J. Gohr Thomas J. Gohr
    February 15, 2019 | 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home
    405 E. Main Street
    St. Charles, Illinois 60174
  • February 16, 2019 | 10:30 A.M.
  • St. John Neumann Catholic Church
    2900 E. Main Street
    St. Charles, Illinois 60174
  • Burial Location

Thomas Joseph Gohr, died at 55 years of age from pancreatic cancer on February 10, 2019, peacefully at his home in North Aurora, Illinois.   Tom was the son of Richard K. Gohr (deceased) and Anna Mae Gohr (deceased).  Tom is survived by his brother Richard (Katie) and their sons Joseph and Jeffrey; his brother Michael (Jo Ellen) and their sons Paul (Becky) and their 3 children (Ella, Anna, Valerie); David (Tracey); and Roy (deceased); his brother Martin (Lorraine) and their children Tony (Ariel) and Chloe (Ron).  Tom is survived by longtime dear friends Keith Millard and Vicki Martin Janusz in addition to many dear cousins and many, many friends, as Tom made friendships with all he came in contact with.

Tom was born in St. Louis, MO, where he lived until his family moved to Edina, MN.  As a sophomore in high school, Tom’s family moved to St. Charles, IL, where he remained connected throughout the rest of his life.   Tom was a graduate of St. Charles High School and Miami University (Oxford, OH), where he studied accountancy.   Tom later earned the C.P.A Certificate and was a licensed in Illinois.  Tom work for Arthur Andersen, KPMG LLP, US Cellular, Fannie Mae Mortgage Corporation (FNMA), Merrill Corporation and Arthur J Gallagher.  During his career, Tom lived in the Chicago Metro Area, Washington D.C and St. Paul, MN.

As an adult, Tom had the wonderful opportunity and gift of caring for his parents and felt very blessed to have spent many meaningful years with his them.  Tom was always grateful for the time he spent with his brothers, his sisters-in-law and his nephews and niece, his cousins and his lifelong friends.  Tom was member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church in St. Charles, IL, for over 40 years where he developed a strong faith in his Lord, Jesus Christ.

Although Tom really enjoyed playing football, hockey, snow skiing, golf, weight lifting and walking, his fondest memories were of fishing with his dad and his brothers during several fly-in fishing trips to Ontario, Canada.

Being a people person, Tom created amazing memories with family and friends.  Throughout his fight with cancer, Tom was so grateful for all the love, prayers and support he received from his family and friends.  Tom loved living life and will dearly miss those who meant so very much to him.

A wake for Tom will be held at Yurs Funeral Home in St. Charles on Friday, February 15, 2019, from 4-8 P.M., Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 10:30 A.M. at St. John Neumann Catholic Church in St. Charles.  He will be interred at Union Cemetery in St. Charles in a private family service.

In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made in memory of Tom to:

Loyola University Medical Center

Thomas J Gohr Pancreatic Research Fund

2160 S First Ave

Maywood, IL 60153

Or Visit:\giving

Donation will provide support in the search for a cure for Pancreatic Cancer.


Ray & Rietta Bennett from Jensen Beack, FL

"We greatly appreciated his upbeat attitude towards his future and when all hope was gone the way he accepted his fate knowing that the Lord was telling him it is time to come home. You will be missed but not forgotten."

Pooja Knight from Mount Prospect, IL

"I had the pleasure of working with Tom over the past couple of years. Tom was such a kind hearted soul and always made me smile. He will greatly be missed. His suffering has now ended and I pray that he is at peace. God please give his family and friends the strength to get through this difficult time and celebrate an amazing man and friend."

John & Aimee Swenby from Saint Charles,, IL

"His picture describes him so well, his eyes: they look right into your heart and warm it right up. His smile draws you in and comforts you when you had one of those days. A hug was alway available to take the frustrations of everyday life and toss it aside. His friendship is immeasurable and allows you to comprehend that our next meeting will be as if we saw each other just yesterday."

Carol Cummins and Greg Podczaski from Fort Myers, FL

"Our sincere sympathy to Tom’s brothers and dear friends. Tom will be missed. We enjoyed meeting Tom for dinner at Gen Hoe in Geneva. Tom had a way of looking at you and listening like he had all the time in the world to be with you. He had a real presence. May Tom rest in the embrace of our Fathers loving and everlasting arms. Carol and Greg"

LS0 from Tampa, FL

"I know that words are inadequate at a time like this, but I wanted you to know how very sorry I am for your loss. May you find comfort in the bible's loving promise of seeing Tom again as promised at John 6:40 Psalm 37:29"

Dave & Jackie Schickram from West Chicago, IL

"We've only known Tom for a little over a year but he made it seem longer. He had a rare ability to really, really relate to you. He could talk - for sure - but also listen, and remember everything you said for the next time, when he went out of his way to find you. He was your friend from the first minute he met you. And you were his. Truly a top shelf guy, he will be missed."

Mary Laidman from Naperville, IL

"I am very saddened to learn of Tom's passing. I worked with Tom at DHJJ about 20 years ago. There was just three of us in our department and we bonded with Tom right from the start. Such a great guy, as everyone's comments here give testimony to. Sending family and friends thoughts of peace and comfort as you go through this difficult time."

Alison (Cook) Frederick from Westerville, OH

"I graduated from Miami with Tom, taking a job in South Bend as he did in Chicago. Tom got me through those early months alone in a strange town, being my date to company events and on weekends introducing me to Chicago (where I would later live for 25 years). He was warm-hearted, kind, and loved his family fiercely. I’m so saddened to hear of his passing and send you all deepest sympathy."

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