Thomas E. Straka, 59, of Palos Hills, died March 1 at LaGrange Memorial Hospital in LaGrange. Visitation was held at Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home in Palos Hills on March 6. A funeral Mass was held at Sacred Heart Church in Palos Hills on March 7. Interment was at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood on March 7.
Mr. Straka is survived by his wife, Carol; his brother, Martin and his sister, Carol Osborne.
Mr. Straka was born in Chicago. He was a warehouse drug distributor. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a member of American Legion Post No. 2910, Tri-Chevy Association, Air Force Sergeants Association.