Gerald “Gerry” Francis Tichelbaut of Niles, IL, 74, died peacefully at home on December 27th, 2022 surrounded by family and friends; devoted and loving husband of Mary nee Drislane for 14 years. Born in Lake Forest, IL. Served his country as a USMC Private First Class during Vietnam War with Honorable Discharge.
Loving father of Gerry (Kela), Jason, Charlie (Kathy), Eric, Angela (Tim) Arvesen; bonus father of Erin (Andy) Sanders, Lindsey (Angel) Camacho; loving grandfather/“Papa” to Carah, Erik, Colin, Sofia, David, Olivia and Ava;
Cherished son of the late Magdaline nee DePauw and Maurice; brother of the late Yvonne McCloskey, Kenneth (Barb) Tichelbaut, Phyllis “Tish” (Bill) Olsen; brother-in-law to Darlene Drislane; uncle to many nieces and nephews; good friend to so many;
Gerry was a life-long die-hard Chicago Bears & Chicago White Sox fan – hence his nickname “Sox Pops”- He spent many days at White Sox games. Gerry was an Eagle Scout. He worked 18 years at AT&T in Rosemont then Des Plaines where he retired from in September 2017.
Loving & proud daddy to our 2 Boston Terriers: Roxie & Ditka.
Visitation Tuesday 9:00 AM until time of mass 10:00 AM at St Isaac Jogues Church 8149 W. Golf Road., Niles. Interment Private. Arrangements handled by Gibbons Family Funeral Home. For info 773-777-3944 or www.GFFH.com