Dr. Thomas B. Owley
Date Of BirthJun-12-1965
Date of deathDec-19-2018
A celebration and remembrance of Tom will take place at a later date.
Dr. Thomas Brian Owley, age 53, died on December 19, 2018, at Loyola University Medical Center. He fought valiantly for his life, but was unable to overcome medical challenges associated with IPF. Dr. Owley attended the University of Illinois at Champaign and Chicago, where he earned degrees in medicine and psychiatry. He specialized in the study and treatment of childhood autism. In recent years, he treated and helped adolescents and American veterans with psychological issues. Dr. Owley was a distinguished physician with a myriad of accomplishments in medicine and publishing. His fellow colleagues were among his dearest friends. In addition to his medical career, Tom enjoyed traveling the world and experiencing different cultures. He was an accomplished guitarist, recording and touring with a local Chicago band. Because of these and other pastimes, he made many additional close friendships. Tom will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. In a selfless act of kindness, as an organ donor, Tom continues to help others. Thomas “Tommy” Owley was preceded in death by his father, John Owley and a cousin, Rick Butler. He is survived by his mother, Carol, nee Nelson, (Walt) Thyng, a brother Steven (Judith) Owley, a sister Katherine (James) Hepp, fond nephews, Peter, Jackson and a niece Amanda; an aunt Jane, nee Nelson, Butler and a cousin Patti (Scott) Haiduck. In addition, he is survived by many friends he considered family, especially Chance Ramirez and Sonya Owley, and one uncle, several aunts and cousins living in Wisconsin. Please visit and contribute to Tom’s memorial page at www.legacy.com as well as Conley Funeral Home’s Facebook page and website, www.conleycare.com. A celebration and remembrance of Tom will take place at a later date.