Thomas Patrick Guare, 63, a lifelong Oak Park resident, died on Jan. 12, 2018. He was unusually well-traveled, taking multiple trips to Africa, Hawaii, Europe, and many other destinations. Tom enjoyed spending time with his extended family, taking in countless ballgames and concerts over the years, and was an enthusiastic supporter of his cousins’ athletic endeavors. In addition, he was a well-known lover of animals, especially his golden retrievers and the neighborhood dogs that he had the privilege to dog-sit over the years.  

Thomas Guare was the son of Charlien Steffens; the brother and best friend of Richard Steffens, as well as the aunts, uncles and cousins who survive him.  

Visitation, followed by a funeral Mass will be held on Jan. 24 at Oak Park’s St. Giles Catholic Church.  

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations for the St. Giles Organ Fund.

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