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J. Timothy Vorel

J. Timothy Vorel

Friday, March 30th, 1951 - Sunday, May 5th, 2019
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J. Timothy Vorel, age 68, of Homer Glen, IL passed away peacefully with his family by his side listening to The Moody Blues on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at Silver Cross Hospital. Beloved husband for 43 years to Paula, (nee Canene) and loving father and best friend of Nicole “Nikki” (Mike) Johnson. Devoted son of the late Joseph and Shirley Vorel, brother of Richard “Ricky” Vorel and dear brother-in-law of Kathy (Robert) Canene Kidd. Much loved uncle and godfather to many nephews and nieces.

A hardworking family man, Tim was a Savings and Loan Branch Manager by day and an owner/manager at the “One Day Service” California Cleaning Palace by night. “Cry bones almighty,” the “Cal Pal” was one of his favorite places. As an active member of the Tinley Park Kiwanis club, he held many officer positions over the years, his favorite being on the planning committee for Oktoberfest. Tim lived life in the fast lane in his Chevy Z-28 Camaro, which led to a love of Indy racing and NASCAR. He loved to go fast, and “Race Day Sundays” were his favorite. A true Chicagoan at heart, Tim had a passion for the Chicago White Sox, Bears and Blackhawks and always let everyone know it. “Gee willakers,” Tim adored people, especially his family and friends, and was always up for a passionate political debate over a brewski.

Visitation Thursday May 9, 2019 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Funeral Service Friday, May 10, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at Colonial Chapel, 15525 S. 73rd Ave. (155th/Wheeler Dr. & Harlem), Orland Park. Interment Christ Lutheran Cemetery, Orland Park, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to:

Together We Cope (TWC)
17010 Oak Park Ave.
Tinley Park, IL 60477


Lockport VFW Post 5788
1026 E. 9th St.
Lockport, IL 60441

“Heavens to Murgatroyd,” he will be missed.

Express your thoughts and condolences at colonialchapel.com 708-532-5400
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 9th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, May 9th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Colonial Chapel
    15525 S. 73rd Ave.
    ORLAND PARK, IL 60462
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, May 10th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Friday, May 10th, 2019 10:00am
    Colonial Chapel
    15525 S. 73rd Ave.
    ORLAND PARK, IL 60462
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Christ Lutheran Cemetery
    14700 S. 82nd Ave.
    ORLAND PARK, IL 60462
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Private Condolence

Karen Szynkowski

Posted at 06:05am
I will miss Tim's emails keeping me in touch with what is going on in our Town and the funny ones that made me smile for the day.
Thank you my friend. You are an Angel with large Wings to keep everyone here in your spirit.

Karen Szynkowski

Posted at 05:56am
Sending thoughts and prayers at this time of mourning on behalf of the Lockport VFW Post 5788 Auxiliary.
As a member of our Auxiliary, Tim was a vital part of the heart and spirit of our organization.
We sincerely offer condolences to your family.
O God of mercy, peace, and love, we remember before you in this moment our Brother and friend Tim, We recall with gratitude and respect all that he stood for in this life. Help us to live in the companionship of his spirit. May we be kind to the friends and family he loved; devoted to the community in which he lived; and loyal to the causes which he served. Thus, in our life, may he live on, to our great comfort, to the betterment of your creation, and to the furthering of your most Holy Will. Amen

Wes Burkhart and family, and joann Pallotta

Posted at 08:42am
Youre youre always live in our hearts and prayers
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Uncle Dave & Aunt Stacie

Posted at 07:34am
Nikki, your Dad was an great man, and we feel so blessed to have known him through you! You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We love you!
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Dan and Cathy Glisson

Posted at 06:29pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of loss.
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