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Thomas E. Marliere

March 27, 1951 December 19, 2014
Thomas E. Marliere
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PEORIA – Thomas E. Marliere, 63, of Peoria passed away at 2:31 a.m. Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center Emergency Room. Thomas was born on Mar. 27, 1951, in Peoria to Ernest G. and Agnes S. (Janovetz) Marliere. He married Kathryn A. Skelton on June 11, 1977, in Peoria. She survives. He is also survived by three children, Shay (Chuck Wright) Marliere of East Peoria and Terry Marliere and Nathan Marliere both of Peoria; six grandchildren; three siblings, Larry (Diane) Marliere, Carol (Patrick) Caughey, and Norma Burkitt; and one aunt, Alice Otto of Peoria. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Leroy; and one brother-in-law, Jim Burkitt. Thomas was a graduate of Peoria High School. He was a US Army veteran, serving in Vietnam. He worked as a technician, beginning at Travis Cadillac and ending at Scherer Buick. He last worked at Mike’s Tavern in West Peoria. He was an avid fisherman. He enjoyed camping and was a fan of the Chicago Bears, Pittsburgh Pirates, and NASCAR. Thomas was a former member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014, at Wright & Salmon Mortuary. Pastor Stephen Barch will officiate. Visitation will be from 11-1 p.m. Tuesday prior to the service. Cremation rites have been accorded. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Thomas Marliere Memorial Fund c/o CEFCU. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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