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  • Memorials may be made to the Marissa Presbyterian Church.

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“Dee, our sympathy, so sad. What a great guy an neighbor. He will be missed by us an all. Barb/Rick Beck ”
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Thomas L. Berlinski, 87, of New Athens, IL; born on June 11, 1930 in Detroit, MI; passed away on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Memorial Hospital East in Shiloh, IL.

After serving as a Senior Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force for 21 years, Mr. Berlinski worked as a computer technician for the government. He attended the Marissa Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the American Legion. Tom enjoyed camping and liked to read.

He was preceded in death by his parents – Leonard and Frances, nee Lefebvre, Berlinski.

He is survived by his loving wife – Delores, nee Kennedy, Berlinski whom he married on May 12, 1979 in New Athens, IL. His children – Theresa (Gary) Knoth of Swansea, IL; Debra (Allen) Cahoon of New Athens, IL; Christi (Larry) Reuss of New Athens, IL; William (Jennifer) Chrisman of San Antonio, TX. Seventeen grandchildren. Twenty six great grandchildren. Two great-great grandchildren. One sister – Joan Berlinski of Sterling Heights, MI.

Memorials may be made to the Marissa Presbyterian Church.

Visitation: Friends may call at the Marissa Presbyterian Church in Marissa, IL on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 from 9:00am to 11:00am.

Funeral: Services will be held at the Marissa Presbyterian Church in Marissa, IL on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 11:00am with Rev. James Ryan officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held at Valhalla Gardens of Memory in Belleville, IL.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.