Thornton Township Official Statement on the Passing of Frank Zuccarelli (Thornton Township, IL) – All of us at Thornton Township are greatly saddened and deeply grieved at the sudden, unexpected passing of Township Supervisor, Frank M. Zuccarelli. Frank Zuccarelli left an indelible mark on public service in our community – not only through his dedication to utilizing his office to help people, but also through his devotion to creating and sustaining equal opportunity in the South Suburbs through education, in his role as Chairman of the South Suburban College Board.
All who knew Frank, knew he was tough. But they also knew his ‘toughness’, was rooted in his determination and single-mindedness to improve the quality of life for every family in our community – his community. Frank Zuccarelli touched the lives of scores of people setting a positive example for public service and politics. He will be truly missed. The township will provide more information as it becomes available.
Statements By Illinois Politicians
State Representative Debbie Meyers-Martin:
“I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Thornton Township Supervisor and Democratic Committeeman Frank Zuccarelli. He truly was a dedicated public servant to the people of Thornton Township and beyond. I send my deepest sympathies and prayers to the Zuccarelli family. He will be remembered for his commitment to the Southland Region.”
Governor J.B. Pritzker:
“Frank Zuccarelli was a friend, and not just to me. He delighted in being a friend to many. His legacy reflects his life as he lived it: in service and friendship to the South Suburbs community and the students, families, and seniors who shape it.”
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle:
“Today I am saddened to hear of the passing of Frank Zuccarelli, Thornton Township Supervisor and Committeeperson. A resident of South Holland, Frank has been a devoted community member and champion for the south suburbs for nearly 40 years, serving on a number of boards for community organizations. I send my deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.”
U.S. Representative Robin Kelly:
“I am saddened to learn of the passing of Thornton Township Supervisor and Democratic Committeeman Frank Zuccarelli who was also Chairman of the Board of South Suburban College. He was committed to Thornton Township and the south suburbs. My condolences to his family and friends.”
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart:
“I’m saddened to learn of the passing of Frank Zuccarelli, Thornton Township Supervisor and Committeeperson. Frank loved the people and the communities he served, and the people loved him. Our county and our state are better for having had him as a leader. My condolences to his family and his friends; he will be greatly missed.
Cook County Commissioner Donna Miller:
“I’m saddened by the sudden passing of Thornton Township Supervisor and Thornton Township Committeeman Frank Zuccarrelli! He was such a strong advocate for the community and did so much for so many. He will be missed. His legacy will live on through the many lives he touched. My sincere condolences to his family.”
State Representative Marcus C. Evans:
“I’m deeply saddened to lose my friend and supporter the Hon. Frank Zuccarelli, Thornton Township Supervisor and Thornton Township Committeeman. Frank was a servant leader for the Thornton township community, nd personally taught me a lot about true public service. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and the entire Thornton Township political family.”
Rich Township Supervisor Calvin Jordan:
“We are deeply saddened by the news of the loss of Thornton Township Supervisor and Democratic Committeeman Frank M. Zuccarelli. Zuccarelli also served as chairman of the board at South Suburban College, where he has served as a board trustee since 1987.
“Under Supervisor Zuccarelli’s leadership, Thornton Township has been a model for all townships alike throughout Cook County.
“Our most sincere condolences to his family, and close friends. May our condolences bring the Z-Team comfort and may our prayers ease the pain of his loss.”
Mayor of Hazel Crest Vernard Alsberry:
“I am sadden by the passing of my friend Township Supervisor, Thorton Township Committeeman and South Suburban College Chairman of the Board Frank Zuccarelli. My condolences to his family and to the residents of Thorton Township.”
Thornton Township Official Statement on the Passing of Frank Zuccarelli