Brian J. Thomas, 55, 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.
Celebration of Brian's 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 .