It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we say goodbye to a good friend of the Village. Trustee Tyrone Modiest unexpectedly passed away last week. I am at a loss of words; it was just the other week we were talking about his grandson playing football. It is much more difficult when it happens so suddenly. Trustee Modiest was the eldest member on the Village Board, elected in 2003 and a constant fixture in our community. Trustee Modiest has deep roots in Summit from his time attending the local public schools to servicing the community as a school board member and as a Village Trustee. He was a member of the Lyons Township Democrats, the Summit Task Force, the CEDA Board, President of the Block Club and Argo High School Alumni. Trustee Modiest served in the United States Army for 2 years after he was drafted in 1965. He would often be found on a Sunday at Shiloh Baptist Church or out and about in our community. Trustee Modiest enjoyed talking with people and always had a welcoming smile on his face. His humble personality made him an approachable public figure. He enjoyed being an active member of the Old Timers Club and planning their annual picnic. He was always looking out for the needs of people and making sure that our village was one where people could be proud to call home. If he could help someone he would and never asked for anything in return. Tyrone, you will be deeply missed by all.
Tyrone Modiest is survived by his wife Gloria, his three children Robert, Raquel, Ryan and four loving grandchildren.
Condolences and prayer go out to his family in their time of need. May God hold you and give you strength.
Village President, Village of Summit
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Wake: 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Funeral: 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church
7661 W. 63rd Place
Summit, IL 60501
Monday, October 12th at 11:00AM
Shiloh Baptist Church
Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
20953 W. Hoff Road.
Elwood, IL 60421