RIP Thomas Harvey Lonis

RIP Thomas Harvey Lonis - P.E. Teacher and Coach of Senn High School

Thomas Harvey Lonis aka Tom was an alumnus of Senn High School, class of 1971 and Tom worked as a physical education teacher for over 30 years, spending most of his time teaching for the Chicago Public Schools at Senn and Taft, retiring in 2013. During that time he also taught Driver's Education at Amundsen High School and spent Saturdays teaching teenagers how to drive. He also coached, refereed, and umpired for many years in a variety of sports, most especially baseball, softball and football. He was an avid sports fan and die-hard Cubs fan, thrilled to see them win the World Series in 2016.

Tom was the loving husband to Candia (Dragovich) Lonis for 36 years, and the father of Amanda and Brett, as well proud cat owner of Dusty. Son of the late Morgan and Bernice (Bleichner) Lonis.

In lieu of flowers Tom would like to have donations made in his name to the Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation. The wake will be held Sunday, February 18th from 1 - 6pm at Drake and Son Funeral Home, 5303 N Western Ave., service to be held Monday at the funeral home at 11am. Info call 773-561-6874 or visit