October 8, 2021. Charles Freeman Thomas, 87-years-old, who reside in Rockford, Illinois, Florida, passed away peacefully.
Born in June 26th, 1934 to Charles and Irene Thomas. In 1952 he graduated from West High School. Then he further went to Georgetown University to pursue both his undergraduate and his Juris Doctorate degrees.
Charles later graduated from law school in 1960, and he got married to Mary Suzanne Johnson on October 4th, 1958.
Charles became the President of the Board of Trustees of St. Anthony Medical Center in 1984, In 1989, he became the Director of the OSF Healthcare Foundation.
Charles was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Law from the St. Anthony College of Nursing.
Charles led a peaceful life and was loved and cherished by many. He’s commitment to his family was remarkable.
Charles will be remembered by his lovely wife, Sue, and his six children, Kellee, Kim, Chuk, Mike, Debbie, Susie ant their respected families.