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Suburbs say farewell to Rob Komosa

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Friends and family members of Rob Komosa attended his funeral service at St. Thomas Becket Church in Mount Prospect on Saturday.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Nancy Tafoya of Chicago, who was Rob Komosa's private duty nurse for about three years, talks fondly about her time with Rob as she attends his funeral service at St. Thomas Becket Church in Mount Prospect on Saturday.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Barbara Komosa, mother of Rob Komosa, and other family members make their way to the cemetery after she attended his funeral service at St. Thomas Becket Church in Mount Prospect on Saturday.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Mourners file past the casket of Rob Komosa after they attended his funeral service at St. Thomas Becket Church in Mount Prospect on Saturday.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Pallbearers carry out the casket of Rob Komosa and his mother Barbara, third from left, follows after his funeral service at St. Thomas Becket Church in Mount Prospect on Saturday.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

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Relatives and friends gathered at St. Thomas Becket Church in Mount Prospect Saturday to say farewell to Rob Komosa, who inspired hope among many in the 13 years after a freak accident in high school left him paralyzed from the neck down. "My brother wasn't one in a million; he was one of a kind," said a tearful Ann Phister.
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    • Friends and family members of Rob Komosa attended his funeral service at St. Thomas Becket Church in Mount Prospect on Saturday.
    • Nancy Tafoya of Chicago, who was Rob Komosa’s private duty nurse for about three years, talks fondly about her time with Rob as she attends his funeral service at St. Thomas Becket Church in Mount Prospect on Saturday.
    • Barbara Komosa, mother of Rob Komosa, and other family members make their way to the cemetery after she attended his funeral service at St. Thomas Becket Church in Mount Prospect on Saturday.
    • Mourners file past the casket of Rob Komosa after they attended his funeral service at St. Thomas Becket Church in Mount Prospect on Saturday.
    • Pallbearers carry out the casket of Rob Komosa and his mother Barbara, third from left, follows after his funeral service at St. Thomas Becket Church in Mount Prospect on Saturday.
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