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Thomas S. "Tom" Metzler, 57, of Rockford passed away Sunday, November 20, 2016. Born January 7, 1959, in Rockford; the son of Stanley H. and Jean (Driscoll) Metzler Jr. He was a member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church. Tom enjoyed fishing, playing football at Boylan High School, and loved animals.
Tom is survived by his siblings, Stan Metzler, Lisa Metzler, Jeanine (Bill) Eyster, John Metzler, and Joe (Katsue) Metzler all of Rockford; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Predeceased by his parents; and brother, James Metzler.
Memorial Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, in St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 2400 Bell Ave. Rockford, IL. Memorials to the family to be established in Tom's name.

Condolences & Shared Memories (10)

  1. Tom Gorman

    Peace to Tom and his friends and family. Tom was a good person and talented athlete. We were teammates and schoolmates for four years. Hundreds of practices and games. Everyone on the team thought well of Tommy Metzler.

  2. Peter Salm

    My thoughts and deepest sympathies to the family. I went to school with Tom from St. Bernadette through Boylan and he was a wonderful person. I am truly sorry for your loss.

  3. Joseph Gulotta

    Tom was one of the nicest people you could ever know!!!!! I will miss you see you in heaven . Your friend joe

  4. Peter & Paula Zammuto

    Joe, we would like to express our deepest condolences to you and your family. May you find comfort that others share your sorrow in this most difficult time.

  5. David Camacho

    RIP Tom. Tom was one great fullback at Boylan. As a freshman, I sure looked up to him. I'll never forget when he performed ballet. He was my hero at Boylan! My deepest sympathy and prayers to Tom's family.

  6. Brian Ronan

    I have not lived in Rockford for since 1980, but when my family told me Tom passed away it was as if I never left. I always had great respect for Tom and his older brother Stan. I am sorry for your loss

  7. Donald Bondick

    Journey safe my Brother, I was humbled to know you. My condolences to Tom's Family and Survivors, always.

  8. Anita Wrightson

    My deepest condolences prayers to the family

  9. Terry Richards

    God bless you my ol' friend. We had a lot of good times

  10. Tami Colombi

    RIP Tom so sorry to hear of your passing🙏

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