Thomas J. Sorce

Thomas J. Sorce, 65, of Hinsdale passed away unexpectedly Nov. 11, 2019.

Thomas shared many memories with his four siblings, Nancy M. Butler, Donna P. Insley, Joseph E. Sorce and James R. Sorce and his parents, Dorothy and the late Joseph Sorce, growing up in Harwood Heights. He attended grade school at St. Monica's in Chicago, Holy Cross High School in River Grove, Triton College and the College of DuPage.

While working for McDonald's Corp., he enjoyed participating in the men's softball league and won many championships. He coached and held administrative positions for his two sons for numerous years for Hinsdale Little League, its All-Star teams and Hinsdale Red Devils Travel Baseball Team. One of the most memorable was winning the 10-year-old All-Star Tournament. He also never missed a game watching his sons and daughter through their high school sports careers. His travels consisted of going to soccer tournaments to cheer on and support his daughter's team wherever it went.

He was a residential and commercial real estate agent for Coldwell Banker, working with franchise hotels and new land developments in the area. Thomas spent years as a community service officer for the Hinsdale Police Department. He also volunteered for the Hinsdale Fourth of July parade for many years and was an infamous Haunted Hinsdale storyteller. He had the opportunity of working for the Chicago Cubs which put a huge check mark on his bucket list. Tom's memory lives on in his amazing stories that will be told for years to come.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Susan; his three children, Thomas (Sara) Sorce Jr., Jason (Rebecca) Sorce and Cortney (Bryant) Gaynes; his six grandchildren, Parker, Paige and Dempsey Sorce, J.T. and Kaycee Sorce and Palmer Gaynes; and his mother-in-law Phyllis (the late Louie) Hogrefe.

Visitation is from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Adolf Funeral Home, 7000 S. Madison St. Willowbrook. A service will follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association, 55 E. Monroe St., Suite 3420, Chicago, IL 60603 or online at

Brian Powell Funeral Directors of Hinsdale handled the arrangements.