Thomas Joseph Hrinowich was received in glory on December 22, 2021, surrounded by his wife
and kids. Born on September 25, 1965, Tom was the oldest son of Pat and Tom Hrinowich and
the older brother of Bill Hrinowich. Tom is survived by his wife, Christine Mauro Hrinowich, and
their beautiful children: Sophie, Ashley, Mikayla, Danielle, and Benjamin.
In his early years, Tom grew up in Medinah, IL. He was an athlete at heart dedicating his skills to
baseball and basketball at a young age. Tom attended Driscoll Catholic High School where his
remarkable basketball achievements were recognized as MVP of his varsity basketball team.
Tom enjoyed academic studies and was recognized as a National Honor Society member, an
Illinois state scholar, and received one of the greatest achievements at Driscoll, the Highlander
award. The Highlander award recognized Tom for his leadership, citizenships, academics, and
service. After high school, Tom attended the University of Illinois where he received a Bachelor
of Science degree in Biochemistry and later attended University of Illinois Chicago for an MBA in
After graduating from UIC, Tom had a divine appointment in St. Louis where he met his wife,
Christine, after a St. Louis Cardinal game. At this time, Tom was searching for God and
experienced a personal, saving relationship with Jesus Christ in March 1994; his life was forever
Tom and Christine were married on December 30, 1994. They moved to Lake in the Hills, Illinois
and began their family. Tom faithfully attended Fox Valley Church for 26 years with his family.
He enjoyed serving as a Bible study leader, Sunday school teacher, and many other areas where
he used the gifts God gave him.
Tom was a devoted and loving husband to his wife, Christine. He was her biggest supporter and
encourager. He supported Christine as a homeschool mom for 20+ years because he believed
this was God’s will for his family. Tom fiercely loved his five children. He is best known for his
quick wit and humor among his kids. His children will remember his calm demeanor, steady
advice, and admirable leadership.
Some of Tom’s greatest joy was to play early morning pick-up basketball games, hosting
backyard cookouts with his family, and enjoying his free time with his wife and children. Tom’s
competitive spirit always pushed him to play games at any given moment.
While raising a large family, Tom accomplished many career milestones. For the past 10 years,
Tom has dedicated his God given talents to Dream Exchange where he founded the first
minority owned stock exchange in the history of the United States. Tom loved his job and
demonstrated each day to his co-workers his passion and highest level of integrity.
Tom is a man known for his fierce loyalty, integrity, and deep faith in Jesus Christ. While we
grieve Tom today, we know with certainty he is in the presence of his Savior Jesus Christ. This is
our hope in life and death.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Refuge for Women. Tom was a strong supporter of this ministry. https://refugeforwomen.org/chicago/