Thomas J. Caldwell, 78, of Peoria, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Unity Point Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.

     A Memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Resurrection Mausoleum in Peoria, with Father James Pankiewicz as celebrant. Visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass at the mausoleum.

     Tom was born on October 31, 1940, in Peoria, a son of Clyde and Margaret (Rohman) Caldwell. They preceded in death. He was also preceded by his sisters, Margaret Ann Caldwell, Rita Brecklin, Mary Schultz and Bernadette Langan.

     He is survived by his siblings, Richard (Marlene) Caldwell of Peoria, John (Barbara Garretts) Caldwell of Tremont, Dan (Beverly) Caldwell, Angela Easter and Lori Koger, all of Peoria; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

     Tom was a laborer working out of Laborers International Union #165 until his retirement. He was a 3rd degree Knight of Columbus at St. Jude Council #4333. He was a long time member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

     He truly enjoyed spending time with his special niece, Julie, at estate sales. He was avid fan of all sports, but would turn off the game if a NASCAR race was on. He was a kind and sweet person, who never knew a stranger. If you met Tom, he was your friend. He was very special in many people’s lives and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him.

     Memorial contributions may be made in Tom’s memory to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

     Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Clary Funeral Home, 3004 West Lake Avenue in Peoria.

Posted by Jim Burdette on April 15, 2019
Dick, Marlene, Julie, Kathy and Family, Kathy and I send our sympathy to each of you as you grieve the passing of your beloved brother and uncle. I have fond memories of Tom working in the garage area of Julie's estate sales. He was a gentleman and a kind hearted-soul. We send our sympathy and hugs to each of you.
Posted by Mary Caldwell Stephenson on April 11, 2019
My Uncle Tom who is also my Godfather was truly a very special man. I was so blessed to have him in my life and in my family. He was always positive, he had such a huge heart and was so loving to everyone. He would always share Christmas and other special days with us. He was always there for us when we were younger too. I love you so much Uncle Tom and I miss you.
Posted by Julie Revallo on April 10, 2019
Uncle Tom was a great man with a big heart. Tom was very religious and his values were something he strongly believed. Tom and I have many memories we shared throughout our life. When I was young he was present at every special occasion and we shared many laughs, meals and beers together. Tom began helping me with Estate Sales and the real fun began and the stories he would tell me were phenomenal. Tom is a very special person and was loved by everyone who met him. Tom loved his sports and Steve would go over on Saturdays & Sundays to watch the games and drink some beers. We love you Tom and you will be missed!

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