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Thomas Richard Girot

May 20, 1944 — March 10, 2024

Morris

Thomas Richard Girot

“Tommy”

Age 79 of Morris, Illinois died Sunday, March 10, 2024, at Morris Hospital.

Born May 20, 1944, in Morris, Thomas Richard was a son of Thomas Louis and Enes Louise (Sarti) Girot. He was raised in Morris; graduated from Immaculate Conception School and attended both Joliet Catholic High School as well as Morris Community High School.

Tommy's journey commenced alongside his family at The Canteen at Diamond International Self-Locking before venturing to Joe's Sandwich Shop in Morris, a place that eventually became his own. While there, he joined in marriage with Antoinette Bolatto. However, after selling the sandwich shop and parting ways with Antoinette, Tommy sought new horizons in Chicago. It was there that he pursued his innate love for interior design at Harrington College of Design.
 
A true visionary in design, Tommy found success partnering with William and Betty Purvis at PPG Design before branching out on his own as Thomas Sarti Girot Interiors until his retirement in 2017. Throughout his career, he took pride in his creations and was recognized in various Interior Design Society home showcases.
 
In 1977 Tommy met David Mielke, a partnership that endured until David's passing in 2004. Subsequently, Tommy found love once more with James D. Glowacki, whom he married on October 12, 2016.
 
A member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Morris and The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) - Chicago Chapter, Tommy also contributed to the community through involvement with the Lions Club and serving as a volunteer firefighter.

Survivors include his husband, James D. Glowacki; sister, Linda (Tom) Kindelspire of Morris; sister-in-law and brothers-in-law: Theresa (David) Switt of San Pierre, Indiana and Eugene (Darla) Glowacki and Rebecca (Mike) Greenlaw, both of Michigan City, Indiana; nephews and nieces: Christopher (Heidi) Kindelspire, Scott (Karen) Kindelspire, Hannah (Chad) Russell, Olivia Glowacki, Emily Glowacki, Briana (Troy) Rivera and Taylor Burroughs, and numerous great nieces, great nephews and cousins.

Tommy was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents: Joseph and Albina Sarti, Louis and Mary Girot and Louis Bertetti, and many beloved aunts, uncles and cousins.

The family will receive friends for a visitation at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 600 East Jackson Street in Morris on Friday, March 15, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral service 11:00 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated with Reverend Father Jason Stone presiding and Deacon Paul Jung assisting.

Burial will follow in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Morris. Pallbearers will be Christopher Kindelspire, Scott Kindelspire, Bryan Kindelspire, Brandon Kindelspire, Matt Kindelspire, Dana Gilbertson, Joel Barr, and Mike Doss.

Preferred memorials in lieu of flowers may be made as gifts in Tommy’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to the family for their distribution to a local cause.

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

Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. In Morris. (815-942-2500)  

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Visitation

Friday, March 15, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

600 E Jackson St, Morris, IL 60450

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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, March 15, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

600 E Jackson St, Morris, IL 60450

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Interment

Friday, March 15, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Mount Carmel Cemetery

Morris, IL 60450

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