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Edward C. Tamosaitis

December 17, 1953 — June 28, 2023


Edward C. Tamosaitis


Age 69 of Wilmington, Illinois and formerly of Bridgeview, Illinois died unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 28, 2023 at Amita Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, Illinois.

Born December 17, 1953 in Chicago, Edward Casmir was a son of Vytas and Sylvia Marie (Pupka) Tamosaitis. He was raised in the Marquette Park neighborhood of Chicago and graduated from Leo High School with the Class of 1971. Ed attended Richard J. Daley College where he studied Law Enforcement, as well as University of Illinois at Chicago, majoring in Accountancy. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army, where he worked as an Atomic Demolition – Munition Expert and was stationed in Germany prior to his honorable discharge.

Ed’s career was primarily in security, and he held employment at Holy Cross Hospital, National Bank of Chicago, Northern Trust Bank, Ford City Mall, American Security and Investigating, and lastly The Chicago Board of Trade from where he retired.

One who was always extremely patriotic, Ed was proud of his service to Country; loved the flag and the USA, and also cherished his Lithuanian Culture. He enjoyed working on computers; could nearly fix anything broken and loved music and collecting vinyl. Christmas and the 4th of July were favorite holidays for Ed, and referenced to as “tater tot”, he will be remembered for being a loving and kind sentimental soul, which was not always identifiable by his outward appearance.  He loved anything Harley, and only second to his family, were his dogs, which he dearly loved.

Survivors include his loving wife, Mary Carrie; his three children: Melissa Willuhn of Joliet, Michael (Rose) Tamosaitis of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Joseph (Tonya Branch) Tamosaitis of Westmont, Illinois; (8) grandchildren: Justin Kroll, Johnathan Kroll, Shawn Thomas, Jr., James Thomas, Jace Sanchez, Erik Tamosaitis, Andy Tamosaitis, and Elena Tamosaitis; two brothers: Leonard Tamosaitis and David (Holly) Tamosaitis, both of Oak Lawn, Illinois and one niece, Amanda Tamosaitis. Ed is also survived and loved by Mary's daughters: Cheryl, Kristyn and Brenda.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Samantha, granddaughter, Crystal; one brother, Roman and his nephew, Lucas.

The family will receive friends for a visitation at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road in Wilmington on Wednesday, July 5, 2023 from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Funeral services will follow at 12:00 noon in St. Rose Catholic Church, 604 South Kankakee Street in Wilmington. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated with Reverend Sebastian Gargol presiding.

Burial will be in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, where Ed will be laid to rest with military honors. Pallbearers will be: Michael Tamosaitis, Joseph Tamosaitis, Jace Sanchez, Erik Tamosaitis, Len Tamosaitis, Joe Humbles and Nick Humbles.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Ed’s memory to the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Honor Squad.

Family and friends are encouraged to log onto to sign the guest book, upload photographs and share Ed’s memorial page online through social media.

Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. (815-476-2181)

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Wednesday, July 5, 2023

9:30 - 11:30am (Central time)

Baskerville Funeral Home Wilmington

700 East Kahler Road, Wilmington, IL 60481

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20953 W Hoff Rd, Elwood, IL 60421

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