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Phil Haskett

Postby cdillon » Wed Apr 27, 2022 10:22 am

Thomas G. Blomstrand, age 78, originally from Chicago, IL having lived full-time the last seventeen years in Goodyear AZ died on the afternoon of Thursday April 21, 2022 in his home, unexpectedly. There will be no visitation planned. Based on the wishes of the deceased no memorial service will be held. The family asks for your prayers and good wishes. Thomas Blomstrand was born in Chicago, IL on May 24, 1943. He was born to John D. Blomstrand and Viola E. Blomstrand. He was a graduate of Senn High School and the Chicago Police Academy. He was married to Cleo L. Blomstrand (Hovermann) of Gladstone, MI in 1968 until her passing in 2010. He lived and worked as a Homicide Detective for the Chicago Police Department, working over forty-years there most of the time in the most violent and dangerous neighborhoods in Chicago. Highly-decorated with several dozen department accommodations, he worked many years from Area 4 Homicide/Violent Crime, before moving to Area 6 HVC. He worked on over 150 police shootings, as well as several thousand homicide and violent crimes cases over the course of his career. He was an avid Chicago White Sox fan, a devout Chicago Bears fan, and a prolific stock market investor. After retiring and moving to AZ his work in investments and across the stock market became his main passion. He loved Chicago-style Hot Dogs, Chocolate Milkshakes, and thin-crust sausage and onion pizzas. He was a proud registered Republican. Thomas is preceded in death by John Douglas Blomstrand (father), Viola Elizabeth Blomstrand (McGuire) (mother), Ronald Blomstrand (brother), and Cleo Blomstrand (wife). Thomas is survived by George Blomstrand (brother), John M. Blomstrand (son), Melissa Blomstrand-Diggins (daughter), and Brian Blomstrand (son). He is also survived by grandchildren: Haley Blomstrand, Jordan Blomstrand, Jillian Blomstrand, Cora Diggins, Jax Diggins, Dylan Blomstrand, Brendan Blomstrand and his dog, "Joe". The family appreciates your kind thoughts during this difficult time.

Anna Marie Fern, Loving mother of Edward "Jimmy" C.F.D. (Cindy) Fern, Rachelle (Tim) Runge, and the late Patrick and Michael Fern; fond grandmother of Eugene, Michael, Anna, Danny, Mickee, and Austin; great grandmother of Carmella; dear sister of the late Katie, Ella, Rosie, Virginia, Frank, Joe, Dominic, and Sam; fond aunt of Frankie and the late Jimmy Squiller, and many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Monday; April 25th from 3:00PM-8:00PM. at Central Chapel Funeral Home 6158 S. Central Ave., Chicago, IL. Tuesday; April 26th prayers at Funeral Home 9:30 A.M. procession to St. Rene Goupil Church 6949 W. 63rd Pl., Chicago, for 10:00 A.M. Mass of Christian Burial. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery. Sign Guest Book at

Thomas F. O’Hara, retired CFD, age 85, of Chicago, passed away at his home while surrounded by family on April 25, 2022. Loving husband of Lenore Joyce O’Hara and the late LaVerne O’Hara, nee Smith; Beloved father of Maureen (Jack, retired CFD) O’Rourke, the late Thomas O’Hara, Jr., Kevin (Ann) O’Hara, CFD, Susan (Bob) Patton, and Sharyn (Dan, CFD) Byrne; Cherished grandfather of Jim (Tamara), Jack (Carly), Eryn (Jack), Jacqueline (Joe), Elizabeth, Kevin, Emily, Brendan, Will, Kiara, Makayla, and Teagan; Great-grandfather of eleven; Dear brother of Mary (the late Harry) Berge, James (Elsie), and the late Jack (the late Agnes); Uncle, cousin, and friend to many. Visitation for Tom will be from 3-8 PM on Thursday, April 28, at Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 4727 W 103rd, Oak Lawn. Funeral to begin at 10:15 AM on Friday, April 29, at Blake-Lamb, proceeding to St. Linus Church, 10300 Lawler Ave, Oak Lawn, for an 11 AM Mass of Christian Burial. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Misericordia, 6300 N Ridge, Chicago, IL 60660. Thomas O'Hara Obituary - Oak Lawn, IL (

George Raymond Pinkowski Jr., age 72. Retired Lt. from the Wilmette Fire Department and also a retired State Fire Marshall. Beloved husband of Nancy nee Winter; loving father of Kristy (Sandie), George R, III (Kari) and Matthew (Julie); dear son-in-law of Ruby. Dear grandfather of Elise, Ilana and Henry. Brother of Karen M (Galen) Smith and David M. (Cindy) Pinkowski. Fond uncle to many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. George was especially close to great-niece Kaitlyn, whom he will miss dearly. George was a talented wood craftsman, flower and tractor enthusiast. George was a hard-working man, who always had multiple side jobs when he wasn’t on duty at the Fire Department. George taught his children to work hard, not to be afraid of trying out new ideas and learning lessons from all of it. George endured a very extensive medical journey, lasting over 40 years. During one of the hardest times, George and his four-legged best friend, Bunker C. (puppy that George rescued from an oil spill) spent every day together and formed an everlasting bond. George will be buried with Bunker’s ashes, so they can remain together forever. At George’s request, he will be laid to rest wearing his Wilmette Fire Department dress uniform. He was very proud of his time at the Fire Department, until an injury forced him to retire after 19 years. He rose to the rank of Lieutenant and enjoyed spending time with his fireman friends at the luncheons. Visitation Friday, April 29, 2022, 10:00 a.m. until time of the Funeral Service, 11:00 a.m. at Saints Joseph & Francis Xavier Church, (Saint Joseph campus), 1747 Lake Avenue, Wilmette, IL 60091. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery, 9900 Gross Point Road, Skokie, IL 60076. Memorials in George’s name may be made to: Shriners Children’s 2211 N. Oak Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60607.
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From the CPD Daily bulletin 27 April 2022.


Patrick Melia. . . . . . . . . 1910

Arthur F. Esau. . . . . . . 1928

Martin C. McCaw. . . . . 1942

Retirement Cake & Coffee Celebrations!

Sgt. Louis Danielson 29 April 2022 • 1400 hrs. 016th District.


Since its establishment in 2000, the Peer Support Program has been a resource to provide assistance in times of need for Active and Retired Department members and their families. Certified Peers have completed a 40 hour training and their conversations are protected by confidentiality in place under State Law 5 ILCS 840, First Responders Suicide Prevention Act. In order to find out who Peers are in your Unit or District, go to the EAP Tab on the Wire, click on Peer Support, scroll down to Peer Support Dashboard, and log in with your PC# and password. Active and Retired Peers are on call and available 24/7 and can be reached by calling the Professional Counseling Division number at 312- 743-0378. For more information on the process to become a Certified Peer, please contact the Peer Support Program Manager at 312-743-0378.


From Chicago Police Department Peer Support.

Good morning all, please join us if you can in celebrating Virginia Gahan's career and commitment to her fellow officers. Virginia held the role of PERT Team Leader in Peer Support for many years and has been a Peer since November of 2012. In recognition of more than 31 years of service to the Chicago Police Department, we would like to congratulate Police Officer Virginia Gahan on her retirement. She spent all of her career in the 010th District. Please join us in celebrating her retirement with cake and coffee on Wednesday, 27 April at 1300 hours in the 010th District Community room. Congratulations on your retirement Ginny! We wish you the best on this new chapter in your life.

Thank you all for everything you do, every day!

Officer Beata Staszewski
Chicago Police Department
Program Manager - Peer Support
EAP/Professional Counseling Division Unit 128
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