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Howell-Cintron Thomas

d. March 7, 2015

Tom Howell-Cintron, age 35, of Springfield, passed away on
Saturday, March 7, 2015.

He is survived by his mother, Ruth Duda;
a son, Nigel Howell-Lindgren of Des Plaines; a brother, Peter Duda of
Des Plaines; grandparents, Tom and Janice Bonilla of Athens; aunt, Karen
Howell of Springfield; step-father, Lawrence Duda of Des Plaines; and
Tom’s special friend, Kelsi Antal of Decatur.

He worked as a
volunteer at the Animal Protective League in Springfield. Tom loved
photography, going to the YMCA. His passion was making and listening to

Tom was born on January 5, 1980 in Des Plaines, IL.

He attended Maine West High School.

Visitation will be
held on Thursday March 12, 2015 from 4:00 until 8:00 PM at Oehler
Funeral Home in Des Plaines. Funeral services will be held on Friday
March 13, 2015 at 9:30 AM. Interment will be held at All Saints
Cemetery in Des Plaines, IL.

Memorials can be made to Animal
Protective League in Springfield.


  1. Our world is a lesser place since you left it. We will never stop missing you. Gram and Gramp

  2. The world is a very sad and quiet place without my cherished nephew. I cannot begin to express my sorrow. He was a humble man who found joy in small things. A flower blooming on his rosebush, a colorful bird or an interesting cloud formation would light up his face. He was a good person and a good friend who would put the needs of others before his own. He is sorely missed. He is forever in my heart.

  3. Tommy, I cannot bring myself to feel anything but blessed to have been part of your life for the past 3 years. In my selfish human emotions, of course there is sadness. My tears may never dry, but they cannot combat all the smiles you’ve given me over the years, and continue to share. Yes, we had our struggles, but I never doubted your love for me for a single moment in the time we had together. My promise to you is nothing more than I’ve told you all along… I love you to the depths of my soul and I will continue to until I draw my final breath. I am with you always. All my love, KOC.


    I feel so fortunate to have crossed paths with such wonderful individuals. Tommy was lucky to have you. I hope to stay in contact the with you through the years. Words cannot begin to express my sorrow and my sympathy for the loss you’ve endured. Just as much as there will be a void in my heart, I’ve no doubt one will be left in yours. I’m taking comfort in the fact that Tommy has found the peace he so desperately sought after for so many years. You’ll be in my thoughts. Thank you for sharing Tommy with me, and for allowing. Me too be part of your lives and his final years. My deepest regards, Kelsi.

  4. Tom, Thank you for the memories that you gave my baby girl. May you rest in eternal peace.

  5. Tom,

    I will always remember you as the happy, funny, and intelligent man that I always knew you as. Thank you for all the memories you have given our family. My you rest in peace.

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