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Jack Allen Tosh


Jack Allen Tosh, 79, of Elmhurst. Beloved husband for 59 years of Benette "Bee"; loving father of Stephen (Diane) Tosh, Lisa (Clay) Parcells and Linda Tosh; cherished grandfather of Brett (Diana), Lauren
(Jason), Courtney, Sarah, Nicholas, Logan and Katrina; beloved brother of David (Dina) Tosh. He is also survived by his adoring pets, Seven and Addy.
He will be greatly missed by so many who loved and respected him. Jack grew up in Decatur, IL where he was an athlete at Decatur High School. He graduated with a master's degree from Northwestern University where he captained the baseball team. He started his teaching career in the late 50's at Evanston High School where he taught and coached football, basketball and baseball. In 1968 he
became the head basketball coach at DeKalb High School where his team finished 4th in state. He served as the Athletic Director at DeKalb High School before moving to York High School where he was Athletic Director until his retirement in 1990. The Jack Tosh York Holiday Basketball Classic was named in his honor. He is an honored member of the Illinois Basketball Coach's Hall of Fame since 1989 and received the Tom "Buzzy" O'Conner award in 2001. Jack was a 1st Lieutenant in the Marine Corps.
Visitation at Ahlgrim Funeral Home, 567 S. Spring Rd., Elmhurst from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday. A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 16 at York Community High School, Dick Campbell Gym, 355 W. St. Charles Rd., Elmhurst.
Private interment Chapel Hill Gardens West Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials will be appreciated for the Jack A. Tosh Memorial Fund to benefit high school student athletes and animal organizations.
Funeral info 630-834-3515 or www.ahlgrim.com

Published in Suburban Life Publications on Feb. 23, 2013
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