Jerome (Jerry) Tokars, 85, Easter Sunday, April 17, 2017, of Oak Lawn, IL, beloved husband of Kathryn Stapleton Tokars and the late Eileen Lawler Tokars; loving father of Carey (Tim) Ferrarell, Eileen (Jack) Tumpane, Tim (Julie), Jerry (Amaal) and Annie (Bob) Kolpin; loving step father to Kevin Kelly, Patsy Kelly, Kay (John) Denton and Robert (Eileen) Kelly; loving grandfather and great grandfather to many beautiful ones. Lifetime friend to his number one supporter, Don Mavar. Preceded in death by parents, Frank & Wanda Tokars, dear brothers Tom (Dolores) Tokars and David Tokars. Jerry was head basketball coach at De LaSalle High School, Richards High School, Leo High School and Moraine Valley Community College. Member of Illinois Coaches Hall of Fame and Catholic League Hall of Fame. Visitation Tuesday and Wednesday April 18-19, from 2 to 9 p.m. Funeral Thursday, April 20, 8:30 a.m., from CURLEY FUNERAL HOME, 6116 W. 111th St., Chicago Ridge, to St. Gerald Church, 9310 South 55th Court, Oak Lawn, IL. Mass of Christian Burial 9:30 a.m. Rev. Thomas J. Hurley, officiating. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the family for a scholarship fund to be established in Jerry's memory, would be greatly appreciated. For info., 708-422-2700.
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