Brian J. Thomas, born in Sparta, IL and raised in Lenzburg, IL, passed away at home in Chicago, December 27, 2016, following a lengthy battle with cancer.
After graduating from Marissa High School (1979), earning his B.S. in Computer Science from University of Missouri – Rolla (1983), Brian worked as Director of Application Development at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business for over 21 years.
Beloved husband of Mark A. Fogle; son of James Paul (Donna) Thomas of Belleville, brother of Dale (Laurie) Thomas of Ava, IL and Kevin Thomas of O’Fallon, IL; loving uncle of Hayley Easton, Emily Thomas, Callie Branson, Paige Thomas, Benjamin Thomas and Cooper Branson.
Preceded in death by mother Carol Ruth Thomas (nee Hartel).
Memorials to the Brian J. Thomas Odyssey Scholarship Fund, c/o University of Chicago, Gift Administration & Business Data Office, 5235 South Harper Ct., Chicago, IL 60615.
A celebration of Thomas’ life will be held at a later date.
His infectious smile and generous heart will be greatly missed by all who loved him.
Arrangements by Cremation Society of Illinois, 773-281-5058 or www.cremation-society.com.