George M. Lathrop

George M. Lathrop, age 76, of LaGrange, passed away peacefully at home on December 5. Beloved husband of Carole (nee Mlsek); loving father of Jaime (Steve) Franklin; dear grandfather of Kyle and Emily Franklin; son of the late Eileen and George Lathrop; brother-in-law of Arlene (late Richard) Houda and Roberta “Berdie” (Lee) Spranger; uncle to 4 nieces and 4 nephews; great uncle to 17, and great-great-uncle to 1;  friend of many. He will be dearly missed by all.

George was a lifelong Chicago area resident. He attended Fenwick High School, Lewis College, and DePaul University. He received a Bachelor degree in Biology and Psychology, and earned his Master’s degree in Psychology. He was employed by and retired from the Bolingbrook School District as their school Psychologist. He also worked at the Institute for Motivational Development in the evening.

Prior to the loss of his eyesight 9 years ago, George looked forward to the biannual Lathrop Family Reunions, tracing his ancestry back to the 1800’s. George had a love for music and was quite proficient on the electric accordion. After losing his eyesight, he continued to listen to music from the 1950’s and 1960’s. His sports passion was baseball, and he was a lifelong White Sox fan. He looked forward to listening to Jeopardy each day, as he was also a great trivia buff.

Visitation 3 to 8pm Sunday, Dec. 10 at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 1025 W. 55th St., Countryside. Funeral prayers 9:30am Monday, Dec. 11 from the funeral home to St. Cletus Church, LaGrange. Mass 10am. Interment Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

2 Replies to “George M. Lathrop”

  1. Carole, May God Bless you and wrap his loving arms around you to help you through this difficult time. We love you.
    Jaime, Steve, Kyle & Emily

  2. Dear Carole & Family, As a Fenwick classmate of George’s, 1959 , we also started at Lewis University (College ) together. Although not close over the years we just began sending Birthday messages to our fellow classmates in the past year or so. I was so sorry to hear of Georges’ passing back on Dec. 5th. We pray God’s comfort for you and your entire family . We are so grateful for the cross and His gift of eternity with Him and our loved ones.
    I ended up finishing at Lewis with a BA degree in Psychology (interestingly enough) and then spent a 20 year career at Motorola in Schaumburg & the San Francisco Bay Area. There was a brief 3 year interlude in the Army & Vietnam. My wife Mary Beth attended Barat College in Lake Forest and taught school in Chicago & O.P., GA.,OK., CA., & VA. We have lived in the Charlotte, NC market for the past 27 years. We have 2 adult sons & 4 grandchildren in Seattle, God bless you, Tom Hohman

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