Fr. Kenneth Tabor Dies
Was Former Pastor of Two North Suburban Parishes
Chicago, IL (April 29, 2004) - Fr. Kenneth F. Tabor, associate pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Glenview and Our Lady of the Brook Parish in Northbrook, died Tuesday, April 27, following a stroke at Resurrection Hospital in Chicago. He was 55 years old and had been a resident at the Resurrection Life Center.
A native of Chicago who grew up on the city's northwest side, Fr. Tabor graduated from Niles College, the college seminary now located at St. Joseph Seminary at Loyola University. He was ordained by John Cardinal Cody in 1975, following his graduation from the University of St. Mary of the Lake.
Fr. Tabor's first assignment was as associate pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish in Streamwood. He served there for five years and in the same capacity at Our Lady of Ransom in Niles for five years before being assigned as associate pastor of St. Dismas in Waukegan in 1981.
For five years beginning in 1984, Fr. Tabor served the parishioners of St. Leonard Parish in Berwyn. In 1989, he was named associate pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Glenview. From 1994 to 1998, Fr. Tabor was the associate pastor at Our Lady of the Brook in Northbrook.
Fr. Tabor suffered from complications from diabetes and was a resident of St. Benedict Home in Niles and then Resurrection Life Center since 1999.
Visitation for Fr. Tabor will take place on Sunday, May 2, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Resurrection Life Center, 7370 W. Talcott Ave., Chicago, and from 6 to 8 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 1775 Grove St., Glenview.
Auxiliary Bishop Jerome Listecki, a classmate of Fr. Tabor, will be the main celebrant at a funeral Mass for Fr. Tabor on Monday, May 3, at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church.
Interment will be a St. Adalbert Cemetery, Niles.