of Chicago Inc.
Karel Čapek of Berwyn, Age 82; beloved husband of Vlasta; loving father of Karel "K.C." (Julie) Čapek and Daniela (Navid) Shadlou; proud grandfather of Mikulas, Tomas and Jonas Čapek
and Navid Shadlou, Jr. Family and friends will be received at the
Conboy-Westchester Funeral Home, 10501 W. Cermak Rd., Westchester (2
blks W. of Mannheim Rd.) on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m., Service at 7 p.m.
Cremation private. Marik-Baken Funeral Services Ltd. (Barbara
Marik-Baken, Director) in charge of arrangements.
will be Saturday, July 5, from 9:30 a.m. until prayers 11:30 a.m. at
the Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home, 203 South Marion
Street, in Oak Park. Ascension Church, 808 South East Avenue.,
Oak Park for a funeral Mass at 12 p.m. Interment will be
private. Click Here for more information.
Dorothy A. Tricoci
May. 8, 1924 - Jan. 30, 2013
Dorothy A. Tricoci nee Calderone, 88, lifelong resident of Forest Park.
Beloved wife of the late Mario. Loving mother of John (Bridget),
Rosanne (Roger) McGuin, Mario (Suzanne), Ann Marie
( Joe ) Quercia and Joanne (Wayne ). Cherished grandmother of Jim
(Caroline), Joe ( Vanessa ) McGuin, John (Katie), Nick, Tony (Mary),
Angela (Sal) Tricoci. Adored great grandmother of Ryan, Corey, Kyle,
Vincent, Lucas and Olivia McGuin; Emily, Joseph, Jillian, Michael,
Nicholas and Mia Tricoci. Fond aunt to many nieces and nephews. Special
mom to Mary Lou Trombino. Dear sister of the late August (Sharon)
Calderone. Visitation Sunday 1:00 —8:00 P.M. at WOODLAWN FUNERAL HOME
7750 W. Cermak Rd., Forest Park, IL. Funeral prayers 10:00 A.M. Monday
going in procession to St. Bernardine Catholic Church where Mass will
be held at 11:00 A.M. Entombment Mt. Carmel Cemetery. In lieu of
flowers memorials to www.RainbowHospice.org or Forest Park Food Pantry 7640 Jackson, Forest Park, IL 60130.
Info. 708-366-2200 or www.ZimmermanHarnett.com.
(April 23, 1930 - January 14, 2013)
For further info. 708-F-U-N-E-R-A-L
Erna May Velski, 81 years old
died peacefully on Friday. April 27th
Erna May Velski, 81 years old died peacefully on Friday. April 27that her Oak Park home. Erna was born on June 26, 1930.
She is survived by her cousins Krista Abel-Peluso, Scott Able, and Susan Abel.
Erna's passing was preceded by her parents, Fred and Mini Velski, her brother John, and sister Mathilda, her cousin's Edna Abel and William Abel.
Erna loved her pets, especially her dog Sandy, she loved to knit and cross stitch and also loved Teddy Bears.
Erna will be missed by her loving neighbors and friends, Kate, Warren, Andrew, Trisha, Anna and Gil, Rick, Anna P, and Marie M,.
Thanks to Hospice workers, and Caregivers Shelia (mom) and Shelia (daughter), and Karen B.
Services Tuesday, 2:00 pm Friends are asked to meet at the office of the Cemetery for Chapel Service.
7900 W. Madison Street
Forest Park, IL 60130
5-Time Champion Moose Skowron Dead at 81
Moose Skowron, a five-time World Series champion and one of only two
players to hit three home runs in Game 7s, died Friday of congestive
heart failure at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights,
Ill. He was 81.
Skowron helped the New York Yankees win four titles in the 1950s and 1960s.
"There weren't many better guys than Moose," said former teammate
Yogi Berra, the only other player with three Game 7 homers in the
Series. "He was a dear friend and a great team man. A darn good
Eva Siljander Oller
Eva Siljander Oller a Wheaton resident of over 25 years Eva Siljander
Oller, 58, died Sunday, March 11, 2012, at her home. She is survived by
her husband of 39 years, Mark; her children, Ashley Jeffers and Taylor
Oller; her grandchildren, Holly and Jason; and her siblings, Bill
(Reland) Siljander, Susan Reimer and Mark (Nancy) Siljander. She was a
fond aunt and cousin to many. She was preceded in death by her parents,
William and Evelyn Siljander.
Visitation will be Thursday, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Williams-Kampp Funeral
Home, 430 E. Roosevelt Road (one block east of Naperville Road),
Wheaton. Funeral services will be Friday, at 11 a.m. at the funeral
home. Interment to follow at a local cemetery.
Eva was filled with a zest for life in all things from young children
to animals. She was often the center of attention, with her wild ways
and day to day adventures. She was generous with her time and
heart. She had an artistic flair for creation and design.
She will be missed by all who knew her.
Former Oak Park District 97 Superintendent Dies.
Dr. Robert John Baldauf, age 89, of Cambridge, Wisconsin passed away on February 12, 2012 at Oak Park Place in Madison.
Robert was born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin on February 10, 1923, the son of Edward John and Florence (Daleiden) Baldauf. He served his country in the U.S. Army. Robert received his Doctorate degree from the University of Boulder Colorado. He worked as a clinical physiologist and Superintendent of School District 97 in Oak Park, Illinois.
Robert married Marjorie Jeanne Gedney. Marjorie preceded him in death on March 24, 2003. Robert enjoyed and was an avid reader.
Surviving are his children: Jim Baldauf, Cambridge, WI and Ellen (Dana) Lilly, Castine, Maine, Sister:Mary Agnes Oakpal, Montgomery, IL, Grandchildren: Zachary Baldauf, Michaelen Baldauf, Payton Baldauf, Janice Lilly, Jane Lilly, and Jeanne Lilly, and Great-grandchild: Christian Lilly.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and a brother Don Baldauf.
A Memorial Visitation will be held from 10AM-12PM on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at the Nitardy Funeral Home, 208 N. Park Street, Cambridge, WI.
Inturnment will take place in the spring at the Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery, Godfrey, Illinois.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Rainbow Hospice of Jefferson, Wisconsin.
THIS OBITUARY WAS
PREPARED BY THE NITARDY FUNERAL HOME, ANY QUESTIONS IN REGARDS TO THE
CONTENT, PLEASE CONTACT US AT 920-563-5898.
Former Oak Park Librarian Passes Away
Dilys Margaret (Roberts) Finch, 99,
passed away December 24, 2011 in Lakeland, FL. Dilys was born September
27, 1912 in Ashley, PA to Griffith and Elizabeth (Jones) Roberts.
1938, Dilys married Edmund Palmer Finch, Jr. of Wenonah, NJ. They
raised their three children and spent most of their married life in the
Chicago suburbs of Maywood and Glen Ellyn, IL. She resided in Lakeland
from Temple University with a degree in Music Education and was an
active member of the American Association of University Women. She
played the piano in the famed Maywood String Trio and was an expert
knitter and an avid reader and swimmer. She retired from the Oak
Park, IL Public Library in 1974, where she worked as a Children’s
Librarian for many years.
Dilys was very
proud of her Welsh heritage and her family. She was preceded in death
by her husband Edmund, and a great-grandson Gabriel Hale. She is
survived by her children, Edmund P. Finch III of Winter Haven, FL,
Dilys F. Hale (Stanley) of Santa Claus, IN, Griffith R. Finch (Melissa
) of Chicago, IL; five grandchildren, Evan Finch (Kathy) of Lakeland,
FL, Megan Skeen (Greg) of Lakeland, FL, Donna Draper (Johnny) of
Indianapolis, IN, Wesley Hale (Sanguon)of Calvary, GA, and Elizabeth
Rolling (Steve) of Andalusia, AL; and nine great-grandchildren Aaron,
Bryan and Colin Finch, Johnna Skeen, Ashlynn Skeen, Meredith Ward,
Jasmine and Crystal Hale, and Lili FuYi Rolling.
family memorial service will be held in mid-January in Lakeland and
internment will be later in Wenonah, NJ. Memorial contributions may be
made to the Salvation Army or to the local YMCA in her name.
Burrows, 85, of Oak Park, died on October 12, 2011. A Navy
veteran of World War II, and a very kind and compassionate man, he
loved his family and friends above all. He was born in Belvidere, Il,
and was an avid traveler, traversing both the Pacific Islands, and much
of Europe. He returned with collectibles and Art work that enriched his
life. His career in Education included being a Math/Science textbook
consultant for Laidlaw Brothers and Doubleday of River Forest, in
addition to serving as Math State Supervisor for Florida. Earlier in
his career, he taught Elementary School in Dade County, Florida, and
was one of the first elementary bilingual teachers. He had fond
memories from his teaching days and was beloved by his students. He was
a mainstay at the Cozy Corner Restaurant, of Oak Park, where he would
often be seen drinking coffee with friends and family.
He is survived by his
sons, Andy (Jay) and Mark; his daughters: Melanie (Sean) Dunigan
and Suzanne (Terry) Geyer; his grandchildren, Alan, Chris, Jack, Ian,
and Trevor; and 2 nieces and a nephew and their families, as well as
friends who feel this loss. He was married to Nancy Shook for 30 years.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Mildred Munrow.
In lieu of flowers, the
family requests that donations be made to: American Diabetes
Association, Council for Secular Humanism, Disabled American Veterans,
The Illinois Green Business Association and/or World Wildlife
Gus W. Kostopulos, age 81, of Oak Park, beloved husband of Patricia,
nee Morand; loving father of Elaine (John Schmelzer), Margaret (Masaru
Takiguchi), Greg (Brenda Smith), Terese (Blake Beck), Peter and
William; cherished grandfather of Kara, Jack, Maximilian and Katherine;
dear brother of Frances (Robert) Balluff. Visitation Friday, 3 to 9
p.m. at Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion
St., Oak Park. Prayers Saturday 9:15 a.m. to Ascension Church for Mass
10 a.m. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Honor Flight Network are
Funeral Info: 708-383-3191.
Yolanda Rotor, nee
Rivera, formerly of Chicago. Born Tampico Mexico, and passed away
Tuesday, June 7, 2011. A student of the Chicago Hair & Beauty
College in down town Chicago, she moved to Huntington Beach California
for two years where she worked at Fountain Valley Hospital and enjoyed
the hospitable weather. Ms Rivera returned to Illinois in 1983 and was
employed at Albert H. Wohlers Insurance Co. in Park Ridge. Joined
Comdisco Organization located Rosemont in 1988 where she worked in the
Computer Information Service group for 12 years. In 2001 she became a
Customer Service Representative for United Credit Union/Alliant Credit
Union. In later years, Yolanda became an accomplished freelance sports
photographer & writer who covered the Indianapolis 500 Race
multiple times and other Indy Racing League events for the Oak Park
Loving wife of Mark Rotor Married 1996; she is survived by Mother
Tomasa Rivera; Brother Julio (Laura) Rivera; Niece Valerie Kinney,
Daniella Ancira, and Gina Marie (Medina) Ancira ; Nephew Julio Rivera
Jr.; Father In-Law Mel Rotor; Sister In-Law Susan Kinney. She was
preceded in death by Father Julio Rivera; Mother In-Law Anita
Visitation Monday, 3:30 to 8 p.m. at the Meadows Funeral Home, 3615
Kirchoff Rd., Rolling Meadows. Funeral Tuesday, 9 a.m. from chapel to
Our Lady of the Wayside Church Arl. Hts., Mass 9:30 a.m. Interment All
Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the Rotor family request
donations to be distributed in Yolanda’s honor to her favorite
charities. Funeral info, 847-253-0224 .
WAYNE C. SCHAUER
Wayne C. Schauer, 71, of Willow
Springs. Loving husband of Sandra, nee Yost; dear father of Scott and
Richard (Donna Hattey) Schauer; fond grandpa of Corey Hattey and Olivia
Schauer; brother of Warren (Dorothy) and the late Terry; fond uncle and
friend of many.
Wayne was an Army
Veteran and owner of Schauer's Hardware and Schauer's Hallmark in
Forest Park, IL. He previously owned hardware stores in Chicago and
Visitation Sunday 3 to 8 p.m. at Hallowell & James Funeral Home,
1025 W. 55th St., Countryside. Visitation continues Monday 10 a.m.
until time of service 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment Chapel
Hill Gardens South Cemetery.
Please omit flowers.
Funeral info: 708-352-6500.
John Phillip Sims
Born on April 22, 1958 in Chicago,
Illinois, John was the son of John T. Sims and Eugennia Cammon. He was
raised by his mom in the Chicago, IL area. John enjoyed the social and
leadership activities high school had to offer. Serving as the Student
Council Vice President, he also played on the football team and
graduated from Oak Park and River Forest High School in Oak Park, IL in
1980 from Illinois State University with a BA in Science of Sociology,
John served on the Student Governing Board and played a key role in
organizing the first R.O.T.C. program at the college. While attending
college, John was reacquainted with a high school classmate, Sharon
Grandberry. They were married on June 16, 1984, at the Friendship
Baptist Church in Chicago, IL. They welcomed to their family a
beautiful daughter, Natalee.
John enlisted in
1979 and proudly served the United States Army for the next 31
years. In December of 2010, he retired from the Army as a Major.
Working for Bristol Meyers, M&M Mars and Frito Lay, John also was
the district manager for Balli Health Clubs. In 1996, he started
his own business JSN Real Estate and Financial Service, where John
helped families find the perfect home.
passion in John’s life was his family. Together they enjoyed
vacationing, watching movies, going out to eat, and being with good
friends. John received a Master of Education from the University Of
Minnesota on November 28, 2008, through the GI Bill and currently
attending the College of Phoenix in the MBA program.
A resident of
Shakopee, John was 53 years young when he passed away unexpectedly the
afternoon of May 19, 2011. He is loved and will be deeply missed by
wife, Sharon; daughter, Natalee Sims; mother, Eugennia Allen; and other
relatives and friends. Pall bearers will be Brian Smith, Jim Mitchem,
William Stegeman, Jim Mandel, Steven Grandberry and Tim Flodin.
was on Monday, May 23 from 4-7 PM at Berean Baptist Church 309 East
County Road 42, Burnsville and also one hour prior to the service at
church. The Celebration of Life Service was on Tuesday, May 24 at 11 AM
at the church. Pastor Roger Thompson will officiate. The internment is
Thursday, May 26 at 10:30 AM at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in
by Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home, Shakopee Chapel www.ballardsunderfuneral.com
(Jim) Alden Eitrheim of Pequot Lakes, MN passed away April
16, 2011 at home surrounded by his family after a 5 month struggle with
cancer. He was born Feb. 21, 1933 on a farm in Baltic SD. He graduated
from Augustana College in 1958 after taking two years out for service
in the United States Navy. Jim served aboard the destroyer USS Rowe. On
August 17, 1958 he married his college sweetheart Diane C. Johnson. Jim
received his Masters of Arts in the spring of 1959 from the University
of Illinois at Urbana and in the fall of that same year he began a 31
year teaching career at Oak Park and River Forest High School, in Oak
retired from OPRFHS in the spring of 1990 and accepted a faculty
position teaching theater at The University of Sioux Falls in South
Dakota. Jim retired once again in 1998 after a wonderful 39 years in
the teaching profession. In 2000 Jim and Diane moved to their current
home in Pequot Lakes, MN.
served for over 5 years on the Joseph Jefferson Award Committee in
Chicago IL. In 1990 Jim was honored by his Alma Mater with their
Outstanding Alumni Achievement and Service Award.
his life Jim has always been an active member of the Lutheran faith,
serving on various committees and choirs. He is currently a member of
Lutheran Church of the Cross, Nisswa MN.
was preceded in death by his parents Dan and Selma Eitrheim, his
brother Donald, and his niece Susan Lankford.
is survived by his wife Diane, son Kristofer (Eileen) of Bettendorf IA,
daughter Karin (Steve) Maas of Chanhassen MN, son Erik (Dawn) of
Owatonna MN, brother Norm (Clarice) of Sioux Falls SD, sister Esther
(Bill) Boadwine of Baltic SD, sister-in-law Joan Eitrheim of Crooks,
SD. He rejoiced in the lives of his 5 grandchildren: Greta, Ingrid,
Alec, Erik & Ava, and his 9 nieces and nephews.
memorial service will be held at Lutheran Church of the Cross, Nisswa,
MN on Saturday, May 7th, 2011 at 1:00pm with a reception to
are requested to the following funds:
Jim Eitrheim Theatre Scholarship at Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD
James Eitrheim Award for Excellence in Dramatic Arts, Oak Park and
River Forest High School, Oak Park , IL
for the Sanctuary at Lutheran Church of the Cross, Nisswa, MN
Kline Funeral Home, Pequot Lakes, MN
After a long battle
Louise Tilden Martorana
passed away peacefully
at home on April 23.
service will be on
Saturday, April 30,
St. Paul's Bible
1960 W. 94th Street
Chicago, IL 60643
If you would like
to send a card to Franco,
his address is:
1523 W. 104th Street
Chicago, IL 60643
SLAUGHTER, NADINE age 80,
of Orlando passed away, November 23, 2010. She was born February 11,
1930 in Ft. Monroe, VA. Nadine was truly one of God's angels on Earth
and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was a kid at heart
who loved all the Disney parks, Sea World and going to the movies. She
volunteered at the Science Center for twelve years in Kid's Town.
Nadine was an active member at Central Christian Church-Disciples of
Christ. Nadine was the best mother, sister, aunt, grandmother,
great-grandmother and friend. She never forgot anyone's birthday,
anniversary or holiday. Sweety, we love you and will remember you
forever in our hearts. Nadine is survived by her sister, Frieda;
children, David, Mike, Sue and Jimmy; grandchildren, Evie, Logan,
Jonathan, Maggie, Kai and Alex; great-grandchildren, Scott, Sarah,
Joey, Eric and Lindsey; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service
will be held at Central Christian Church-Disciples of Church in Orlando,
Florida on Sunday, December 12th at 2 p.m..
(Vincent) Slaughter lived in Oak Park, Illinois during World War II for
a time and later in Lake Forest, Illinois.
John Gartner, Forest Park,
Illinois aged 48 passed away Sunday, October 17th, 8:30pm.
John had a severe asthma attack that took his life. He was an
active member of his church and will be missed by all. John
Gartner was raised and grew up in Oak Park, Illinois. His father
was the Building Engineer large corner building at Lake street and Oak
Park Avenue, where the old Walker's Hardware used to be (South-East
corner). His sisters Susie and Joan were active members of the
Oak Park Area Jaycees for years until it was dissolved more than a
decade ago. John and his family helped many families in need
through fund raiser hosted by the Jaycee's for many a year. He is
survived by his two sisters Joan and Susie, his mother Mary Ann and
nephew Casey Gartner.
service is on October 30, 2010 at United Lutheran church, 409
Greenfield, across from Hatch School in Oak Park.
C. Anderson, age 79, died on
Thursday, October 14, 2010 at her home in Horicon surrounded by her
family after a short battle with cancer.
private graveside service will be
held at Mount Emblem Cemetery in Elmhurst, Illinois.
former Lois Carletta Jinerson was
born on March 5, 1931 in Chicago, Illinois to Carl L. and Loretta M.
(Pearson) Jinerson. She worked at Rizza Ford / Acura for 25 years.
She taught many life lessons to her children; always help someone
less fortunate, show unconditional love, be accepting and
considerate, and keep your tolerance level high. Her legacy is one of
love. Lois was a tough woman with a huge heart.
are her beloved husband,
Ronald L. Anderson, children, Karen L. (Andrew Sabatke) Anderson and
Rodney Anderson, grandchildren, Aubrey R. Anderson, Richard R. Mora,
Bianca C. (Michael Hawkins) Mora, and Jon Sabatke, great grandson,
Owen R. Hawkins. She was also a second mother to Barbie Wambach, a
best friend of Karen, and her dog, Hoolie. Lois was preceded in death
by her parents, Carl and Loretta, and her dogs, Murphy, Monty,
Savannah and Penny.
Murray Funeral Home, 716 Clinton Street in Horicon, is caring for the
family. To leave condolences, for directions, or for other
information, please visit our website at www.MurrayFH.com.
Of Arlington Heights
Anita L. Rotor was born in Chicago to
Charles and Anna Salas. She passed away on Friday, September 24, 2010.
She is survived by her
husband of 54 years, Melvin Rotor whom she married on November 19,
1955; her children, Sue (Fred Techert) Kinney, and Mark (Yolanda)
Rotor; her granddaughter, Valerie Kinney; and her brothers, Robert
(Helen) Salas and Richard Salas.
Anita is preceded in
death by her parents.
Visitation is from 3:00
PM until 9:00 PM, Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at the Glueckert
Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Rd., (4 blocks south of
Palatine Rd.) Arlington Heights 60004. Prayers 8:45 AM, Thursday,
September 30, 2010 at the Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., to Our Lady of
the Wayside Church, 440 S. Mitchell, Arlington Heights 60005 for Mass
at 9:30 AM. Burial is at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines.
Anita carries on the
tradition started by her mother of doing charity work, which included
volunteering with the Clearbrook Retail Store, made countless
contributions to Hawthorn Woods Womens Club, Veterans, and animal
In lieu of flowers,
memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society,
1114 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60004 or The
Clearbrook Center, 1835 W. Central, Arlington Hts. Il 60005
Glueckert Funeral Home
1520 North Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
August 15, 2010
Devereux Vernon, 30, beloved son of Christine (Gawne) and
Robert Vernon, loving brother to Martin (Christina Mickens) and Maureen
(Martin Finn). Loving fiancé of Jennifer Kiefer. Survived by
many devoted aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Attorney with Hinshaw
& Culbertson. Graduate of Fenwick ('98), U of I, and John Marshall
Law School. Suddenly, from complications from achalasia.
Visitation at Drechsler Brown and Williams, 3-9pm on Friday. Visitation
St. Catherine-St. Lucy 10am Saturday, followed by 11am Mass.
Stephen Devereux Vernon, age 30, of
Chicago, suddenly from complications of Achalasia; loving son of
Christine, nee Gawne and Robert Vernon; cherished brother of Martin
(Christina Mickens) and Maureen (Martin Finn) Vernon; beloved
fiancée of Jennifer Kiefer; dear nephew of Bernard B., Jr. M.D.
(Suzanne) Gawne, Judith G. (Gene) Krebs, Kevin R. (Mary Beth) Gawne,
Stephen R. Gawne M.D., David G. Gawne, Martin C. (Jean DeFrancesco)
Gawne, Matthew F. (Linda) Gawne and the late Marijo Gawne; fond cousin
of many. Stephen was an attorney with Hinshaw and Culbertson in
Chicago. Visitation Friday, 3 to 9 p.m., at Drechsler, Brown &
Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion St., Oak Park and Saturday, 10
a.m. until time of Mass, 11 a.m., at St. Catherine of Siena - St. Lucy
Church, 38 N. Austin Blvd., Oak Park. Interment Private. In lieu of
flowers, memorial donations to the Oak
Park -River Forest Community Foundation for the Benefit of the Duke
Gawne Scholarship Fund or Hoop Stars Tutoring Program are
May 6, 2010
Sullivan, William J.
William J. Sullivan, 87, longtime Oak
Park resident, died on May 6 after a brief illness.
Bill was the
long-time manager of the Pendleton Woolens Shop in the Palmer House
Arcade. Born in Sioux Falls, SD, he spent his middle years in
Ashland, WI where he worked as a cub reporter for the Ashland Daily
Press. After serving in both WWII and Korea, he obtained a
Marketing degree from DePaul University. He joined his uncle as a
sales representative with Glasgo Ltd., a high-end menswear woolen
company. He retired from Pendleton after 23 years in 1996.
A self-proclaimed “bon-vivant,” Bill met and married the elegant former
model, Elenore Smith, in 1961, with whom he had two children, both
graduates of Oak Park River Forest High School. His sister,
Margaret Anne Sullivan, was a graduate of Rosary College (now Domincan
A fixture at St.
Catherine – St. Lucy parish in Oak Park, Bill sang bass in the choir
for many years, including at Pope John Paul II’s Mass in Grant Park in
1979. He was an honest and good man, dedicated to the success of
his children. He will be remembered by his daughter, Anne T.
Sullivan, AIA and son William B. Sullivan, JD, Bill Jr.’s lovely wife
Cheryl and their children Cali Cecile, Megan Ellen and Patrick Bernard
An “Irish Wake”
will be held for Bill on Friday May 14 followed the next day by a
Funeral Mass at St. Catherine’s. Private internment at Queen of
Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St.
Catherine - St. Lucy Parish for the construction of an access ramp. 37
N. Austin Blvd, Oak Park, IL 60304.
William J. Sullivan, age
87, of Oak
Park, veteran U.S. Army, WW II and Korea; beloved husband of the (late)
elegant Elenore nee Smith; cherished father of Anne Tonia and William
B. (Cheryl) Sullivan; loving Grumpa of Cali Cecile, Megan Ellen and
Patrick Bernard Sullivan; dear brother of the late Margaret Anne
Sullivan. Long-time manager of the Pendleton Shop in the Palmer
An “Irish Wake” will be held at Molly Malone’s, 7652 Madison St.,
Forest Park, on Friday May 14th from 7 to 10 p.m. On Saturday
Visitation 10 a.m. until time of Mass 11 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena
- St. Lucy Church, 38 N. Austin Blvd., Oak Park. Private interment
Queen of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St.
Catherine - St. Lucy Church are appreciated.
15 years old
Died on or about June 11th
The smiling much loved young
man, without warning, ended his life to
the dismay of
In the United States alone more people perish
year from their own
than die from homicide. The
most common reason stated is "undiagnosed depression." This is a
tremendous tragedy that effects us as a nation and as a people, and help is out there
if you seek it. We offer
our sympathy to the
entire family and
the many who loved this young man.
Anthony John Ambrose, beloved son of
Anthony L. and
Cheryl M., nee Doherty; fond grandson of John and the
late Jeanne nee Fergus Doherty and the late Anna nee Grande and Anthony
Ambrose; loving brother of Lauren M.; fond nephew and cousin of many.
Funeral Monday 8:30 a.m. from Cumberland Chapels, 8300 W. Lawrence Ave.
Norridge to St. Monica Church. Mass 10 a.m. Entombment Christ the King
Mausoleum, Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Visitation Sunday 1 to 8 p.m.
708-456-8300 or www.cumberlandchapels.com
(black-white) and Paul and his wife Lynne Cooper Harvey
Paul Harvey Aurandt (September 4, 1918 –
February 28, 2009), known by all of his radio listeners as Paul
Harvey. His well known iconic renditions of the news, with his
stylized emphasis on key phrases and a manner of presentation that over
his many years of broadcasting became a welcomed voice to millions of
listeners. Mr. Harvey died on
February 28th of this year in Phoenix, Arizona. His beloved wife
Lynne "Angel" Cooper Harvey died last year. They had a son, Paul
Harvey Jr, and his son had written a book
on some of his dad's well known stories called: "The Rest of the
Story". The book is
still available in several formats and printings from amazon.com
Harvey Aurandt in 1933,
started working at KVOO radio in Tulsa, Oklahoma,
he later went on the ABC radio networks and was heard each day at
noon. I used to
listen each day to Mr. Harvey for many years and also enjoyed his book
the manner of daily "The Rest of the Story" tales, always entertaining
accurate. His voice and soul will be missed from the airwaves.
Video of a 1 minute Paul Harvey Clip
Autumn of Liberty. Garden City, New York: Hanover House, 1954.
The Rest of the Story. Garden City, New York: Hanover House, 1956.
Our Lives, Our Fortunes, Our Sacred Honor. Waco, Texas: Word Books,
Paul Harvey's The Rest of the Story. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday,
1977. ISBN 0-385-12768-5
More of Paul Harvey's The Rest of the Story. New York: William Morrow,
Destiny: From Paul Harvey's The Rest of the Story. New York: William
Paul Harvey's For What It's Worth. New York: Bantam Books, 1991, ISBN
A. Moore-Fields, 19, of Oak Park
Jordan A. Moore-Fields was a passenger in
the back seat of 1996 Honda when
the driver crossed the median of the highway and crashed the car.
Jordan A. Moore-Fields was not wearing his seat belt at the time and
was pronounced dead
at Baystate Medical Center
in Springfield, Massachusetts. The driver, Edward
Prevatt (21 year old from
Trinidad) is thought to have
fallen asleep at the wheel.
The driver and two other
male passengers only recieved minor scrapes from the
accident and were
released at the hospital. The accident happened at about
10:20 p.m. on Interstate
91 near the town of Holyoke. The students had been
visiting a friend in
Baltimore, Maryland and were headed back to school.
State police gave no
indication of drugs or alcohol being involved. Police do
Moore-Fields went to Oak
Park & River Forest High School and
note that many of these types of accidents are often the result of kids
too late and too tired to be behind the wheel of a vehicle.
work on the school newspaper, ending up as a news editor for the weekly
paper. He also was helpful in working with other young black male
being a member of Oak
Park & River Forest High School's Minority Achievement Committee. He had
not declared a major at Amherst College,
but his indications were in the direction of being a political
Jordan Moore-Fields leaves behind a father, his mother, Ms. Jacqueline
He also had a brother at Oak Park & River Forest High School
twin sisters (Lindsey and Kendal).
from Amherst College
Students May Leave Memorial Comments Here
June 25, 2008
David Fremont, 29, of Oak Park, IL
Marcel David Fremont, 29, of Oak Park, IL and St.
Louis, MO. Son of
Frede(rick) and Veronica Fremont (Kuehn). Brother to Nathaniel Fremont.
Grandson of Regina Kuehn and the late Heinz Kuehn, Henry Fremont and
June Fremont. Nephew of Angelika, Birgitta, Brian, Clement, Elisabeth,
Christopher, Lynn, Gloria, Bill, Sue, John, Bruce, Katie, Nancy, Jim,
Penny, Albert, David and Kyunghee. Cousin to Jenny, Erica, Aaron,
Orchid, Sophia, Johanna, Sarah, Steve, Kate, Caroline, Charlie, Lisa,
David, Kate, Alex, Bridget, Gordon, Gavin, and Arim. Uncle to Christian
and Buckminster. Killed on June 25, 2008 when his motorcycle collided
with a truck in northern Montana. Marcel attended Ascension Grammar
School and graduated from OPRFHS in Oak Park, IL in 1997. He graduated
from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2001. He was to
his doctoral studies in neuroscience at Washington University, St.
Louis, and was traveling around the country to visit family and
His love and kindness are carried in the hearts of all who knew him.
Funeral mass was held at Ascension Church in Oak Park on July 1, with
interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside, IL.
March 11, 2008
Leslie Kaeding, 67
Oak Park resident, James Leslie Kaeding, 67, of Bellevue, WA, died
Tuesday, March 11, 2008 after a lengthy illness. Jim was born July 30,
1940 in Chicago, Illinois to Burnell and Lois (Ehlert) Kaeding.
Survived by his wife of 44 years, Caroline Barrett Kaeding; his
daughter Lisa Weber (Ken Nichols) of Bellevue; son Erik (Kristina) of
Renton; three granddaughters: Kelsey and Liliana Kaeding and Amy
Nichols; brothers, Richard Kaeding (Darlene) of Burbank, IL and Douglas
Kaeding (Carolyn) of Klamath Falls, OR as well as numerous nieces and
nephews. James was preceded in death by his parents and a brother,
celebration of life will held Saturday, March 29th at 11:30
AM at Glen Acres
Golf Club in Seattle.
Memorial contributions may be made to
Evergreen Hospice www.evergreenhealthcare.org or American Lung Association.
March 4, 2008
Courtney Ryan 43 (nee Coolidge) Dir.of Admin. for
Coldwell Banker passed away
March 1st after a valiant battle with leukemia. She was the
loving and proud
parent of Sara, an honor roll student and athlete.
She leaves behind her mother Virginia Coolidge, sisters Laurie
Coolidge, and Cristen Vincent (Edward) of Oak Park, brother Bruce
Coolidge (Jane), Aunt to Katie and Tom, of Sacramento. Courtney was
a graduate of Homewood-Flossmoor High School and Purdue
University. She loved life, her daughter, playing pool, and
sailing the Caribbean.
Donations to the National Bone Marrow Donor Prog @ www.marrow.org
are requested. Waked on Friday, March 7th, from 2 to 8 pm.
A memorial service will follow. The wake will be at Tews Funeral
Home, 18230 S. Dixie Highway, Homewood, IL 708 798 5300.
Book for Courtney's Family and Friends
Photos and Notes
Cook County Board
President John H. Stroger, Jr. in 2002 in Forest Park
of Local Badge Meeting and the Efforts of John Stroger
January 18, 2008
Statement on Passing of John H. Stroger, Jr.
CHICAGO, Illinois – Cook County Board President Todd H. Stroger today
released this statement regarding the passing of his father, former
Cook County Board President John H. Stroger, Jr., who
died at 8:00 a.m. this morning at Warren Barr Pavilion in Chicago of
complications related to a stroke suffered in 2006.
“Today, my family mourns the passing of my father, John H. Stroger,
Jr., loving husband, devoted father and outstanding public servant. He
dedicated his life to his family and gave generously of himself as an
elected official. His love for this County knew no bounds and he will
be deeply missed.”
John Stroger served as Cook County Commissioner from 1970 to 2006, and
as County Board President from 1994 to 2006. He suffered a stroke the
week before he won a primary race in his reelection bid for President
in March 2006, and formally resigned from that office later that
summer. During his service
as commissioner, President Stroger chaired every major board committee,
including Health & Hospitals, Building & Zoning, and Finance.
He also served as president of the National Association of Counties,
the nation’s premier advocacy group for county governments in the
Access to health care was a critical issue for John Stroger. He held a
number of important positions as advisor and advocate with health care
organizations, including the Chicago Metropolitan Healthcare Council.
He was a powerful advocate for the County’s acquisition of Provident
Hospital, and worked tirelessly to win approval for the construction of
a new County hospital which now bears his name.
Among his other achievements, President Stroger spearheaded the
creation of a Boot Camp option for non-violent adult offenders and
played a critical role in the creation of the County’s 911 emergency
The President’s commitment to public service was born of his experience
as a child of the Great Depression and his lifelong commitment to his
President Stroger will not be taking questions from the media on the
passing of his father at this time.
It is respectfully requested that the media allow the family the
opportunity to quietly mourn their loss.
ARRANGEMENTS FOR JOHN H.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Noon until 8:00 p.m
St. Columbanus Church
331 East 71st Street
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
a.m. until 11 a.m.
E. 84th Street
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Details regarding the
internment will be announced at St. Felicitas on the day of the mass.
OAK PARK JOURNAL -
NOTICE FOR SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2007
Hadfield, a longtime resident of The Army Retirement Community in San
passed away on Thursday, December 20, 2007.
She was born
in Chicago, IL, on September 13, 1907, to Charles Frederick Baer and
Matilda Lucas Baer. The family
moved to Oak Park where she was educated
at Longfellow Grade School, Oak Park, River Forest High School, and the
University of Chicago
. On April 18, 1930 she married William
Albert Hadfield, also a resident of Oak Park. The Hadfields soon
settled in Hinsdale, IL, to raise their three daughters. When the
Illinois National Guard, which her husband had joined, was called to
Federal service in 1941, Mrs. Hadfield packed up and followed the
division to Camp Forest, TN, where they were training. During the
next two years the family moved to Lawton, OK; Yakima, WA; Olympia, WA;
Twenty-nine Palms, CA; and Palm Springs, CA, following then Captain
Hadfield’s unit each time it was transferred. When the Illinois
33rd Division was sent to the Pacific, Mrs. Hadfield and her three
daughters returned to Hinsdale to wait out the war. During the next two
decades Col. Hadfield’s assignments took the family to Fort Bragg, NC;
Fort Knox, KY; Fort Leavenworth, KS; Fort Sill, OK; and Washington,
D.C., with overseas tours in Germany and Turkey. Mrs. Hadfield
was active in volunteer work at various military hospitals as a Gray
Lady, and in post thrift shops. She was an avid horsewoman and
played golf for many years. After Colonel Hadfield retired from
the Army in 1962 they lived in Lawton, OK for ten years, then in
eastern Oklahoma near Tahlequah for ten years, and finally settled in
Windcrest in San Antonio in 1982, moving to the Army Retirement
Community in 1987. The Hadfields were happily married for 58
years until his death in 1988. Pearl Hadfield is survived by two
daughters, Suzanne Semsch of Charlottesville, VA, and Virginia Berry
and her husband David of DeSoto, MO; fourteen grandchildren; twelve
great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren. Her
youngest daughter, Joan Smith, passed away in 1994. Memorial
contributions may be sent to the charity of your choice. She will be
buried next to her husband at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San
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Gordon Dies, December 12, 2007
July 20, 1926 - November 21, 2007
Retired Director of the Lyric Opera Center for American Artists
at Lyric Opera of Chicago (1991-95),
internationally renowned opera singer
Andrew Foldi, retired
director of the Lyric Opera Center for American
Artists at Lyric Opera
of Chicago (1991-95) and internationally renowned
opera singer, died
Wednesday, Nov. 21, in Federal Way, Washington,
of a stroke. He was 81.
Foldi began his career
in the 1950s singing a wide variety of bass and
bass-baritone roles at
Lyric Opera of Chicago. He eventually became a
of the most important comic roles of Mozart and
Rossini. In more than 40
years onstage, however, he scored his greatest
successes in a
20th-century work, Alban Berg’s Lulu. In that opera, his
interpretation of a particularly challenging character, the
elusive Schigolch, was
acclaimed at Lyric Opera of Chicago (1987-88
season), at the
Metropolitan Opera, and more than 100 times in 17
productions at major
opera houses worldwide.
Foldi was a leading
member of Chicago’s music community in opera and
education for more than
50 years. He appeared at Lyric in 1954 – the
season – and in eight subsequent seasons (most recently
more than 20 roles. He also served as director of the
Lyric Opera Center for
American Artists (now The Patrick G. and Shirley W.
Ryan Opera Center) for
four years under Lyric’s late general director,
Ardis Krainik. Some of
the singers in Lyric’s program who were mentored by
Foldi and have since
developed major careers are soprano Emily Magee,
Maultsby and Patricia Risley, and tenors Rodrick Dixon
and Matthew Polenzani.
When announcing his
plans to retire, Krainik said, “During Andrew Foldi’s
all too brief but most
fruitful tenure here, the Opera Center has achieved
new levels of artistic
achievement and prestige in the field of opera.”
For the decade prior to
his directorship of Lyric’s Opera Center, Foldi
served as chairman and
artistic director of the Cleveland Institute of
department. At that time he also performed internationally
and directed opera
productions both locally and nationally.
Foldi was born in
Budapest to a highly musical family, His astute
concert-level pianist who studied with Franz Liszt)
one-year-old’s musical talents and his perfect pitch – the
pre-verbal Foldi could
hum music in its original key. Foldi fled Hungary in
1939 at age 13 and moved
to Chicago with surviving family members. In the
1940s he earned
bachelor’s and master’s degrees in musicology from the
University of Chicago,
where he subsequently taught adult music education.
In 1947 he worked as
music critic for the Chicago Times newspaper.
“united his innate abilities and his formal musical
training with superb
dramatic talents to realize his performing career as a
singer-actor,” said his daughter Nancy. Over the course of four
decades – from 1954 to
1993 – Foldi sang 22 highly varied roles at Lyric
Opera, among them
Biondello/Giannini’s The Taming of the Shrew (debut),
Antonio/Le nozze di
Figaro, Masetto/Don Giovanni, Dr. Alidoro/La
Grenvil/La traviata, Tom/Un ballo in maschera,
Benoit/La bohème, Sancho Panza/Don Quichotte, the Mayor/
Schigolch was Foldi’s
signature role, for which he was hailed as
Schonberg, The New York Times) and “unforgettable”
(Paul Hume, The
Washington Post). Besides Lyric Opera’s production, he sang
Schigolch in New York
(Metropolitan Opera company premiere), Zurich, Santa
Fe (1980 American
premiere of the complete three-act version), San
Amsterdam, Geneva, and Florence.
internationally, Foldi performed extensively over the years
with Santa Fe Opera
(1957 inaugural season through the 1980s), San
Francisco Opera, Zurich
Opera, La Scala, the Vienna Staatsoper,
Opera, Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu, Brussels’s
Royal de la Monnaie, and Geneva’s Grand Théâtre, among
Foldi’s portrayal was
seen nationwide on PBS in the Metropolitan Opera’s
Lulu production (1980).
Among other roles with the Met were Alberich/Ring
Meistersinger, Dr. Bartolo/Le nozze di Figaro and Il
barbiere di Siviglia,
Dansker/Billy Budd (company premiere), the Bailiff/
Sacristan/Tosca. In all, his operatic repertoire encompassed
more than 100 roles.
engagements included the Chicago Symphony Orchestra with
Rafael Kubelik and James
Levine (Ravinia Festival); Amsterdam’s
Bernard Haitink; Boston Symphony Orchestra with Seiji
Ozawa; Munich’s Bavarian
Radio Orchestra; and the Cleveland Orchestra at
Severance Hall and
Carnegie Hall with Christoph von Dohnányi.
Andrew Foldi is survived
by his wife, Marta Justus Foldi of Federal Way,
Washington; his children
David Foldi, of Geneva, Switzerland, and Nancy
Foldi of New York City.
He is also survived by his first wife, Leona Foldi
of Geneva; stepsons
Christopher Hancock of Seattle, and Gregory Hancock of
mother-in-law, Madeline Justus; and five grandchildren.
Hallett Ketcham, age 90, died peacefully at his residence in Cary,
Mr. Ketcham was born in
Oak Park, Illinois on October 4, 1916, the son of Ray and Vivian
Ketcham. After graduating from Oak Park High School, Newton
attended the University of Michigan, where he played trumpet with the
UM marching band, excelled as a student, and was awarded a Bachelor’s
degree in Chemistry. Mr. Ketcham continued his education at Harvard
University, where he was awarded a Master of Science degree,
specializing in Industrial Engineering.
Newton Ketcham was a
dedicated professional in the field of Industrial Hygiene and
environmental awareness and protection. His entire career was spent as
an employee of Union Carbide Corporation,
in positions of progressively significant responsibility. Mr. and Mrs.
Ketcham lived and worked in New York City, Oak Ridge Tennessee, and
then in South Charleston, WV, where their four children were
raised. Upon retirement from Union Carbide Corporation, Mr.
Ketcham performed consultation services, specializing in asbestos
removal. Later in retirement, Mr. and Mrs. Ketcham moved to Wilmington,
North Carolina to enjoy the ocean and be close to his beloved sister
To his children, Newton
Ketcham was a devoted father. He taught his children to work hard, be
self-sufficient, enjoy and respect the environment, love animals, and
adhere to strong values. He taught each of his four children to swim,
fish, golf, to make beautiful things out of wood, fix things that
others had discarded, and of course, to have their rooms clean before
they went out to play.
To his wife of 63 years,
Newton was a partner, a friend, and a faithful provider. In later life,
Newton relied on Henrietta for help and support, which she provided
until her death in April, 2006.
During his last year and
a half of life, Mr. Ketcham lived in Cary, North Carolina where he was
able to be close to his youngest son, Bill and his family.
Henrietta and Newton
Ketcham had many dear friends, both in South Charleston and Wilmington.
is survived by his children Ray Ketcham, MD, Jane Ketcham, Lynn Woods
and William Ketcham, MD, his daughter-law Anita Ketcham, his sister
Eleanor Stewart, his brother-in-law William Stewart, MD;
and his grandchildren Justin, Shay, Eric, Shannon, Brian, Caitlin, Amy,
Emmy, and Max.
Mr. Ketcham donated his
body to Duke University’s Anatomical Gifts Program, as did his beloved
wife Henrietta. Donations in their honor may be made to Duke University
or a local Hospice program.
Lora Aborn Busck, 98, a
75 year resident of Oak Park
River Forest died August 25, 2005.
She was born May 30,
1907 in New York City, the daughter
of Collins Walton and Georgia (nee Emery)Aborn. She is
survived by two daughters, Chatka
of River Forest and Erika
(Arthur) Poletti of Western Springs.
Five grandchi1dren — Emerson
(Isla) Bolen of River Forest,
Clifford (Denise) Bolen of Naperville, Lawrence Bolen of
Round Lake Beach, Nicole Poletti
of Clarenden Hills, and
Danielle Poletti of Denver,
Colorado. Six great—grandchildren —
Emerson Jr, Bradford
& Patrick Bolen, Amanda, Lindsey
She was preceded
in death by her husband Harry.
Despite all the
accolades, she was always modest about her
accomplishments. At age 93, she started
art classes offered
by the Senior Citizen’s Center
of OPRF. Her artwork was
displayed at various
public places. She
recently passed her
annual driver’s test and every
year the testers exclaimed she
was one of the best
drivers they had ever seen. She always
insisted upon driving
her old standard shift car.
There will be a
private service and internment in
Connecticut. An Oak Park memorial
“Celebration of Life” is
Drechsler, Brown, &
Williams Funeral Home, Oak Park
handling the funeral arrangements.
may be made to the Animal Care
League. 1013 Garfield St. Oak Park, Il.
Lora Aborn began music
studies at the Effa Ellis Perfield
School of Music in New York City, studying piano, music
theory and composition. Upon
her mother’s death she was
sent to live with her maternal
aunt in California where she
stayed through 4 years
of high school. There she studied
piano and voice, played with the school orchestra and
chorus and a 4-piece jazz band earning
her first “money”.
As her mother had
planned, she attended Oberlin Conservatory
where a talent for composing was recognized and she was
taught privately and generously
in composition by Dr.
George W. Andrews, dean of the
Continuing her studies
at the American Conservatory
Chicago she was awarded the gold medal for composition
when she graduated. She continued
studying under her
composition teacher, John
Palmer, as a protege for many
Miss Aborn has written
in all catagories: ballet,
(solo and choral), instrumental, piano, organ, opera,
orchestra and varied chamber
Lora Aborn, Composer,
was for many years organist
and director of music at the Unitarian Universalist
Church, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple, where
she was composer-in-residence.
music has been played in various forms
throughout the United States, in Europe and in China,
and she was named in the top list of American women
Among her commissioned
works are five full length
and many solo dances for Walter Camryn,
Ruth Page and the Chicago Grand
Opera Ballet Company,
two commissioned works for the
Chicago Chamber Choir
and “The Mystic Trumpeter” for
trumpet solo, baritone
and organ, commissioned
by Dexter Bailey, concert
“The Mystic Trumpeter” with text
by Walt Whitman was
transcribed for orchestra,
trumpet and voice and first played
by The Lake Forest Symphony in
1980 with Victor Aitay
conducting, and by Oak Park-River Forest Symphony in
1982, Perry Crafton conducting. In 1987 the ballet score
“In My Landscape” was performed
by the Oak Park
Symphony with Robert Smith,
As a lifetime composer,
Miss Aborn’s compositions
works in all fields. One of
her special joys has been writing
vocal solos and choral works,
to texts of her own choosing
for the church services
over more than forty years.
Three of Lora’s
compositions are featured on the CD
“My Native Land”, (1997) A collection of American Songs,
performed by Jennifer Larmore, world—renowned
-soprano. The works are: T’is Winter Now, Shall I Compare
Thee To A Summer’s Day, Make Me An
Instrument Of Thy
Lora Aborn career
highlights First public
performance at age
ten playing a short program of
her own compositions at
Wannamaker Hall in New
The first of Carnegie
Hall performances began with
FANTASTICO FOR PIANOS. Commissioned
by the Chicago
Grand Opera Ballet to compose
the music for AMERICAN WOMAN.
performance of FUGUE IN YELLOW at the Mexico
City Opera House. Sponsored
by Sigmund Spaeth to membership
in the National Association of
Composers and Conductors.
RHAPSODY FOR TWO PIANOS
AND ORCHESTRA given
first performance in
Town Hall with Silvio & Isabel
Scionti at the piano.
First performance of the
ballet REUNION given at the
Dance Festival Jacobs Pillow, Mass and taken on tour immediately
following, by the Chicago
Grand Opera Ballet.
The ballet STRANGE NEW
STREET given its first performance
Illinois Dance Festival with John
Kriza and Ruth Ann Koesun of the
American Ballet Theater in
lead roles. SONG OF LIFE
percussion, organ, baritone
solo and chorus was commissioned by the
Chicago Chamber Choir.
GIFT OF THE MAGI and
MITTY, both one-act operas, have
received with enthusiastic approval.
painter, art historian and expert restorer passes quietly
his neighbors and most fellow Oak Parkers 74-year-old
Francesco Ribaudo likely was just a fleeting curiosity as he passed
them on the street, the top down on his candy apple red, 1973 Mustang
convertible. But when he quietly passed away late in the evening of
June 13, the community – and the world – lost an accomplished
painter, art historian and expert restorer of priceless art.
Quiet had not been his style since long before he arrived in the
United States in 1967 via a special act of Congress that allowed him to
bypass immigration restrictions. His reputation in Italy prompted
then powerful Chicago Democratic Congressman Frank Annunzio to
personally introduce special legislation to give Francesco easy entry
Annunzio's willingness to go to such lengths was not
surprising. At only 36 years old Francesco's resume boasted being
the third generation of an Italian family that had long ago debunked
the stereotype of starving artists depending on the generosity of
To the Ribaudos, art was a profitable business – an attitude and point
of view that would shape Francesco's work in Chicago until his recent
Despite his artist's inclination toward flamboyance and overstatement
– and coolness toward the typical conservatism of the church –
quickly became a favorite of the Chicago archdiocese and area Catholic
churches. His skills were in demand soon after his arrival in
and he was commissioned to do portraits of John Cardinal Cody, the
mother of Cardinal Joseph Bernadine and many others.
Italia he opened on tree-lined Oak Park Avenue became
a venue for creating an active private teaching practice and art
business. He taught scores of budding artists the science, the math
and the spirit of painting he had learned working closely with his
father and grandfather, and through his professional training in Rome.
His home on North Marion Street in Oak Park also became the site of
frequent social gatherings of the region's art community, where he
his guests with original poetry and impromptu compositions on the piano.
Francesco was born in 1931 in Naples, Italy, the third of seven
of Bianca Sorrentino and Luigi Ribaudo. He knew no other life than that
of a painter. Luigi, an accomplished artist long before the birth of
third child, had learned his trade at the side of his father,
whose skills immortalizing members of the Italian gentry in oils and
decorating villas, public buildings, churches and museums with
frescos, had earned him widespread recognition and a comfortable living.
Benedetto's acclaim provided entry into the working world of art not
only for Luigi, but for his other sons as well. While Luigi followed
father into the traditional aspects of Italy's art market, his
and Fernando, discovered a profitable niche painting elaborate stylized
posters for the thriving pre-war movie houses of Rome.
Francesco stayed close to the traditional concept of art embraced by
his father and grandfather. He would go on to study at the Accademia
Belle Arti in Rome and join the family business that had moved to the
Mediterranean port city of Genova in Northern Italy when Francesco
was a young boy.
Ever the adventurer, Francesco already had big ideas when he met
Mirella Traverso, who would become his wife in 1956 and bear him three
children over the next four years. Mirella, the youngest daughter of a
prominent Genova judge and a budding sculptor in her own right,
provided balance in his life. When
a former student of his grandfather
returned for a visit from New York City and told Francesco of the
opportunities abroad, he knew he would have to see for himself. By
the time Francesco came to the United States for a visit, the friend,
Spampinato, had moved to Chicago and begun to make a name for
himself as a sculptor. Mario's brother, Clemente, had found
success in the New York City art world, so Mario came to Chicago to
make his own mark.
Francesco and Mario remained fast friends until Mario's death in
recent years. Perhaps facing his own mortality for the first time, the
pace of Francesco's life slowed. He died quietly at the University of
Illinois Medical Center with his family at his side.
A private service is planned. In lieu of flowers, donations may be
made in his name to UIC-Gild-UIF, College of Medicine, Office of
Advancement, MC792, 1747 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago,
June 23, 2004
Dreher, 67, beloved daughter of Henry and Irene Manfredini, sister of
Timble passed away Wednesday June 23 at Loyola University Hospital. She
lifetime resident of Oak Park. She is remembered as a friend and
lending her time, talents, energy and ear to friends, family and Oak
institutions. Marlene worked at AT&T for 35 years, retiring in
was a member and one time President of the Telephone Pioneers of
America and a
long-time volunteer at West Suburban Hospital. She is survived by her
Mike, Steve, James and Robert Timble, cousins Dominic Galassini, Joanne
Scaletta, Donna-Marie Trimble and her great-nieces and nephews Jack,
Veronica and Rumeur. Memorial contributions may be made to the West
Volunteer Fund in Oak Park.
November 30, 2003
Al Smith, of Oak Park, long time owner of the Al
Smith Sport and
has died. Mr. Smith had the best quality goods
of all kinds for many
years in Oak Park and people from all over came to buy
skating and skiing, to name but a few of items for
Smith later moved
his store from the Mall in Oak Park (located on Marion
Cafe). He moved his new store to Harlem Avenue,
near to where
Arby’s Beef was. The original business had been
Shop run by the
Bernard Brothers for years.
Mr. Smith moved into the Schwinn Bicycle shop run
by the Bernard's
did business there for a short time before
retiring. One of
the things that
distinguished Mr. Smith was that he not only had good
but people working for him that actually knew and
Visitation Monday 2 to 9 p.m. at Drechsler
Funeral Home, 203
S. Marion St.,
Oak Park. Funeral Tuesday 10 a.m. to St. Edmund Church
at 10:30 a.m.
Interment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Funeral info:
Richard Otto, longtime Oak Park resident and
well-known Chicago pianist
and vocal accompanist, died October 2 at West Suburban
from complications due to lung cancer. He was 76. Born in Oconomowoc,
he had early success across that state as a pianist, and came to
after high school to attend Chicago Musical College. He graduated with
both bachelor¹s and master¹s degrees, as a piano student of
Rudolf Ganz, and later did postgraduate work in choral conducting with
Fred Waring and Robert Shaw.
Dick Otto¹s career embraced solo keyboard
and musical theater, and recital collaboration with many singers,
the baritone Ronald Rogers and sopranos Jan McArt and Gale Gill, with
he delivered literally hundreds of performances across the US and
Otto directed many choirs around Chicago, and during the 60s served as
director of music for Hull House, as well
as for Hull House¹s summer art and music camp.
In recent years his musical attentions served The
Danish Home, an
ethnic retirement home in Norwood Park where he performed regularly.
A larger-than-life, hearty fellow, Dick Otto was
predeceased by his
longtime companion Robert Jacobson, a lifetime resident of north East
He is survived by his brother, Paul, and sister, Joan, both of
and leaves many friends, notably Ellen Andersen of Lenox Street in Oak
Park, his sole piano student. ³One day back in the mid-80s this
man started gabbing with me loudly at the meat counter of Villager
she recalls, ³and within a couple weeks we had commenced
lessons. He soon became my close friend for life.²
A memorial service was held at United Lutheran
Church on Tuesday,
October 7, with Pastor Mark Reshan officiating.
Peter Kristian Mose
(Toronto music critic; son of
Public memorial service to honor Don and Donna
Mr. Don Duncan
Sat., Aug. 23, 2003, 6 p.m.
Price Tower Arts Center, 510 Dewey Ave. in
(Bartlesville, Okla.): Price Tower Arts Center will
host a public
memorial service in honor of the late Mr. and Mrs. Donald F. Duncan,
of Bartlesville, Okla., on Sat., Aug. 23 at 6 p.m. On June 12, 2003,
and Donna Duncan perished in an automobile accident near Deming, N.M.,
in a heavy windstorm. The Duncans were dedicated supporters of Price
Donald F. and Donna M. Duncan grew up in Oak Park
and River Forest,
neighboring towns in the Chicago area. They met at the University of
and married Aug. 29, 1952. They settled in Wilmette, Ill., in the Baker
House designed by William Drummond. They moved to Arizona in 1970 and
in Tucson for 30 years.
In 1998, the Duncans moved to Bartlesville to
pursue community involvement
with the Price Tower, co-author a book on the history of the yo-yo with
local resident Bill Caswell, and to establish a new home for the
This museum featured Don’s extensive collection of historic yo-yos and
memorabilia. A portion of the family collection was acquired by the
Institution and is now on view in the National Museum of American
in Washington, D.C. The Yozeum is now on view at the Omniplex in
City. Don and Donna were supportive members of Price Tower Arts Center
and Donna was a dedicated member of the Arts Centers’ board of
In 2002, they donated a light fixture designed by William Drummond
assistant of Frank Lloyd Wright) to the Arts Center collection. It was
created for the 1914 Baker House in Wilmette.
In the 1950s, Don became president of Duncan Toys
by his father, Donald F. Duncan, Sr., in the 1920s. In 1974, Don, Jr.
the Playmaxx, Inc., creating a modern yo-yo he named “Pro-Yo,” which
re-popularized the toy that had commanded top sales for over four
Donna’s grandfather, William E. Martin, and his
brother, Darwin Martin,
both commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to build their acclaimed homes in
Oak Park and Buffalo, N.Y., respectfully.
“Don and Donna Duncan were exceptional people,”
said Richard P. Townsend,
executive director of Price Tower Arts Center. “As a result, it is a
hard loss. Moreover, to the Arts Center, Donna represented a direct
to Frank Lloyd Wright through her grandfather. We will sorely miss her
passion and expertise.” She and Don both shared a love for the historic
preservation and designs of Frank Lloyd Wright.
The Duncans had three children: Janna D. Ondrak of
Calif.; Linnea D. Heap of Cave Creek, Ariz.; and the late Donald E.
Don’s brother, Jack Duncan, resides in Kent, Wash. Donna’s older
Carolyn M. Brackett, lives in Palmyra, Va., and her younger sister,
M. Penner, resides in Beverly Hills, Mich.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to
the Don and Donna
Duncan Memorial Acquisition Fund at Price Tower Arts Center. The
address is Duncan Fund; P.O. Box 2464; Bartlesville, OK
A Usonian style Frank Lloyd Wright chair has just been acquired for the
Arts Centers’ permanent collection in their memory. Additional works of
art will be acquired through this fund. Contributions may also be made
to the Don and Donna Duncan Memorial Fund; P.O. Box 3548; Chatsworth,
91311; offering financial aid to assist those qualified to attend the
yo-yo championship each year.
Price Tower Arts Center, dedicated to art,
architecture and design,
is housed in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Price Tower, his tallest skyscraper,
and is a vibrant fine arts complex and museum. Wright’s international
contains permanent and changing exhibition galleries; Inn at Price
a 21-room hotel reflecting Wrightian style; elegant Copper Restaurant +
Bar; and The Wright Place museum store. Visit www.pricetower.org for
To learn about the many entertainment and hospitality opportunities in
the Bartlesville, Okla. area, browse VisitBartlesville.com.
Price Tower Arts Center is located at 510 Dewey
Ave. in Bartlesville,
Okla., just 40 miles north of Tulsa on I-75. Gallery hours are Tuesday
to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Guided tower tours are available Tuesday to Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2
and Sunday at 2 p.m. Gallery admission is free to members and children
age 16 and under, $2 per senior citizen age 65 and over, and $3 per
Tower tours cost $3 for children age 16 and under and $5 for all adults.
NAME MAIDEN IF MARRIED DATE OF BIRTH
Edna L. Ansel
January 26, 1912
(90 yrs. Old)
1 Arbor Lane #206, Evanston 12 year resident of
Homes of Evanston
January 5, 2003 Her
Chicago, Illinois 65+
of Oak Park, Illinois
Graduated from DePaul University and had a 40+ yr.
Home Economics at Austin High School (Chicago, IL)
Member of Trinity Lutheran Church (Evanston) and
time member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (Oak Park, IL).
MEMORIAL DONATIONS: Trinity Lutheran Church 3637
Evanston, IL 60203 or Presbyterian Homes, 3200 Grant St., Evanston, IL
Daughter of the late Anton and Edna (nee Grosshauser)
Anton Ansel was a prominent architect who, along with
Gaul, designed many of the Catholic churches and institutions in the
Edna was also the devoted sister of the late Richard
SERVICE : TIME / DATE / PLACE
Service was held Thursday, January 9th at Trinity
Interment was private in Chapel Hill Gardens West,
FUNERAL DIRECTOR FAMILY
DONNELLAN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME:
July 28, 2002
Ann Monaco 57 years
loved Oak Park, loved Music,
ANN MONACO - Piano: Artistic Director
M.M., Piano Performance, with honors, The New England
with honors, Western College for Women, Ohio.
Accompanist, Carnegie Recital Hall,
New York 1980. Extensive performance and solo recitals; live
Ann joined the faculty of the Merit School of Music in
1982 as a
piano instructor. She was not
only a brilliant performer but also one of the finest
the faculty. In 1992 she was
appointed Artistic Director at Merit. Her outstanding
and love for Merit was coupled
with her skill and grace in dealing with her colleagues and
students at Merit. She had the unique
ability to set high standards and then help students of all
reach those standards. Her
patience and counseling of Merit students opened so very
for them to improve their
lives through the study of music. She set a
for the students to become not
only accomplished musicians but also productive and
members of society. Her
intelligence and insightfulness has been instrumental in the
growth and success of
Merit over the past twenty years. Ann was a person of
integrity who was universally
respected and adored by Merit's students, parents, faculty,
and members of the
Board of Trustees.
All of the children and students that knew her benefited
that came to her from gangs in the city would learn and go
to Yale, and Indiana University.
Working with kids that many have turned their backs on and
them to feel good about
themselves and their lives is priceless and this wonderful
helped many to do what many
only talk about.
Mrs. Monaco was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on April
She was the beloved
wife of the late composer, Richard A. Monaco and is survived
her stepchildren, Peter,
Gina and Tony Monaco; her siblings, Mary Ellen Rittle, Chad
Jacqueline Rittle Jones, Jonathan Rittle, and Karen Rittle
11 nieces and nephews and two grandnieces.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday (5 p.m. - 9 p.m.) and
(3 p.m. - 9 p.m.)
at Dreshler Brown Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion St., Oak Park.
July 5, 2002
Emerson Teacher Jeff
Moore Dies Unexpectedly
Jeff Moore was a wood sculptor and artist. He brought this
sensitivity, appreciation for life and good
to the classroom, especially
to children who might not have had many
in their school day.
Moore’s quiet presence will be missed by
and staff alike.
The photo above shows Jeff Moore in the
in black showing
a musical instrument that he and his
with the world famous
Bill Close (on the left).
Moore was loved by the children and staff and
will be missed by all the lives that he
Jeff Moore is seen with Dan Gora, another
teacher as they
share a tale or two and help raise money for
Park Arts during
a fundraiser at Garfield Park Conservatory.
Moore suffered cardiac arrest while working in the school on
Friday, July 5th. He did not have any
history of ill
health and exercised regularly.
He usually rode his bike to school from his
Moore’s funeral and burial were private. He is survived by his wife,
Denise Seibert, who works at Julian Middle
in Oak Park.
A memorial service is being planned for
resumes in the fall.
GARY J. MAHER, 45
Gary was born on July 13, 1955 and lived a full life, though
short for all of his friends and family. Gary died on
of a heart attack.
Mr. Maher was on the Oak Park Police and Fire Commission,
position he held since September of 1998. When
was closed to vehicular traffic for several hours, an Oak
Fire Truck parked quietly outside the Dreschler, Brown
Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion St. as presence of
to the man who helped them on the Commission.
Gary Maher was the Cable Television and Communications
Association of Illinois founding President and was
in fighting the telephone companies’ attempt to get into the
market. He had served in Springfield for years with
the Budget in the Illinois governor's office in 1980.
for a time and then went on to lobby for public policy
before the General Assembly. He was very well liked
by all who knew him. I had seen Mr. Maher a few times
Hall over the years and he always had a pleasant smile.
Gary Maher orchestrated the effort to get Mr. Benjamin
elected to our State Supreme Court and then went on to serve
on our current Governor George Ryans’ transition team.
The Village Clerk, Sandra Sokol remembers Gary “ as a well
respected member of the Fire and Police Commission.”
be missed by many who knew him.
Governor George Ryan came into town for the Mass that was
was held at St. Giles Catholic Church in Oak Park.
Our sympathies go to all who knew him and to his wife
their two boys, Jack and Brendan; his dad, Edward; as well
two brothers, Brian and Jeff.
Governor George Ryan Arrives for Mass of his friend
J. Maher, age 45, loving husband of Francesca, nee Marciniak; dear
father of Jack and Brendan; dear son of Edward and the late Marie
Maher; fond brother of Brian (Dianne) and Jeffrey; cherished uncle of
Jeffrey and Kelly Maher, Meagan, Catherine and Elizabeth Brown and
Stephen, Claire and Michael Puiszis; dear son-in-law of Edward and the
Virginia Marciniak; brother-in-law of Catherine Marciniak, Christina
Marciniak (Michael Brown) and Claudia Marciniak (Steven Puiszis).
Visitation 2 to 9 p.m., Wednesday at Drechsler, Brown and Williams
Home, 203 S. Marion St., Oak Park. Prayers Thursday, 9:45 a.m. to St.
Giles Church, 1045 N. Columbian Ave., Oak Park. Mass 10:30 a.m.
Interment Private. Memorial contributions to Wendy Will Case Cancer
135 S. LaSalle St., Suite 1700, Chicago, IL 60603 or YMCA of
Metropolitan Chicago, 801 N. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60610 appreciated.
Ron Lundgren, 6th
August 14, Hatch
School Teacher Mr. Ron Lundgren died
following a brief
He had recently returned from Europe with his
family and was
begin another year of teaching school in Oak Park.
He had been
Oak Park for 26 years and was well liked by all.
He had served
on many committees
during his time in Oak Park and was
a dedicated member
district's Benefit Committee. He will be missed by
those who knew and
him, and those who will not get to meet him.
Ron Lundgren will be Wednesday, August 23, 2000 at St.
Christ, Church and Cottage Hill Streets, Elmhurst, Illinois at
phone number is
lieu of Flowers)
to St Peter's United Church of Chris, Ron's church home
for over 40
290 extension to
West on St. Charles, two block past stop light at York
Road turn right on
Hill. The church is directly across from Wilder Park about
train tracks and the downtown area.
Tringl (38 years old) and his wife
(46 years old) and their
to read the engraving
married couple living
in River Forest
end when the Sport
were driving hit
on the ground and
in the air and into
time was 12:47am on May 18,2000
Killed instantly were
Tringl (38 years
old) and his wife
years old). There was
else in the
vehicle at the time.
to the accident.
deceased are survived
by two young
and six. There is
for the children
that will accept
ones. When police
to inform the
sitter of the
tragedy she went
the dog and
found that the
had died in its
same time as the
ones and friends
of the accident.
There is a
there is an inscription
We are all moved by this
the children. These
and needed too much
Shadrach Pitchford Jr. Dies January 15,
"Junior", as he was known to his
from Tchula, Mississippi to Chicago in
A young man at the time he left the south
a time when people of color had different
drinking fountains and washrooms from the
white folks. He came to Chicago for
and work he found in Oak Park.
in Oak Park for thirty-nine and one half
When he retired in 1997, he had been a
of the Oak Parks Public Works Dept. of
and Sanitation for over a decade. For
on end Junior had breakfast before work at
Jamie's Restaurant (now called Tyme and
and later he moved to George's Restaurant
(on Oak Park Avenue, across the street)
his favorite waitress (Erna Bjork) moved
her new place of employment. The
order at the restaurant for years was
Larry, Sam, Junior, and Tony. Often
would share a chocolate donut with one of
the other men, and laughs would follow
accompanied by claims of being cheap.
Everyone who knew Junior liked him, and
had nothing to say but nice things-real
nice things. He is survived by "two
beautiful daughters" (a patrons
Deborah (Toni) Pitchford of Chicago and
Penny Pitchford of Kansas City, Kansas.
After ceremonies here in Chicago, it was
Juniors wish to be returned to his place
of birth for burial. His body will be
buried in Tchula, Mississippi, but his
will remember him in Oak Park. Thank
Junior for all the years of hard work to
make Oak Park better and thanks to Oak Park
who helped him climb the ladder to success
and recognition. Oak Park First African-
Annetta Delaney Mosley dies at
Annetta Delaney Mosley, 74, who helped
from Oak Park start
a unique theater company in the village,
21, 1999 at her home
Mrs. Mosley's daughter, Ethel Harris,
created and operated
Theater Company, which had long offered
in Oak Park that
spotlighted diversity and creativity until
closed in 1994. Harris
then concentrated on a film and commercial
Born in Mississippi, Mrs. Mosley came
to Chicago in
1955. She married
Ramoth Mosley, and they raised Harris as
In addition to
her interest in the arts and other fields,
worked for many
years in the housekeeping department of
Hospital in Forest
When Harris began the Delaney Theater
Mosley was an
important part of its creation, both
and financially. Mrs.
Mosley also served on Delaney Theater's
board of directors.
Mrs. Mosley is survived by her husband
grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and
Visitation was held Friday at Wallace
Broadview and was followed by a funeral
Dorothy S. McGowan Dies Sept 14, 1999 at
Dorothy McGowan (nee Jones) died at the
age of 80.
Mrs. McGowan had been ill for quite a time
not been expected to even come home from
stay in the hospital. She was a very
will be missed by many. She worked
raise her family and after her husband
died she moved
in with her older sister Mildred Jones, a
and avid reader. Mildred Jones had
this is perhaps where many of her
to love reading. Mildred died many
and was a kind woman too. Mrs.
for Continental Bank, in downtown Chicago
21 years. Dorothy McGowan, with
lived on Pleasant Place in Oak Park.
located where the current Mills Tower Home
Elderly is located. Dorothy was born
J. Theodore and Elizabeth Jones. She
her two sons, David F. McGowan and John W.
Two of her children, Robert McGowan and
had died before her. Her husband
James F. McGowan
in 1956. Dorothy will be interned at
Arthur S. Replogle dies July 12, 1999
I knew Arthur S. Replogle for almost 40
He died of a heart attack on July 12, 1999 in Sturgeon Bay,
He was playing tennis at the time, and I hope he was winning. Mr.
Replogle was a very nice, hard working man, who always had time to help
others. I first met Mr. Replogle on a field trip from Emerson
in the mid '60s. Several classes took a large bus a few miles to
the north east and we had a tour of the Replogle Globe company. I
remember thelarge three footed kind that would someday find a home in
study. The Replogle globes looked like shiny new Cadillacs to
All of the students walked through the factory with the plant manager,
and then Mr. Replogle came out to welcome all of the students and
something about how globes were made. Mr. Replogle left the
in 1974 and took the position of Head of the Oak Park Development
He held that position until 1997, when he retired.
Mr. Replogle belonged to almost every
in town. He was on boards of the Oak Park Y.M.C.A., Local Boy
Oak Park Arts Council, Rotary Club, and about three times that
When I was in the local Oak Park Jaycees years ago Mr. Replogle would
by during dinners and celebrations to give a talk and cheer on the
work that we were doing. He was always bringing in pictures of his
children for printing at Kings Camera Shop. He will be missed,
only by his immediate and extended family, but by thousands of Oak
who had the pleasure to know him.
Visitation at Dreschsler-Brown Funeral Home
Saturday, July 17, 1999 from 2-6pm
Memorial Service at First United
of Lake Street and Kenilworth
Sunday, July 18, 1999 at 2pm
Mr. Emery Walker, Dean of Admission at
College and Claremont McKenna College, Dies at Age 81
Mr. Walker died on June 22 in
Claremont. Mr Walker's
wife Dorothy passed away in 1996. Mr. Walker was born in Oak
Illinois in 1917. He graduated from Oak Park and River Forest
School in 1935. for
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Mr. Stanley Duplessiss
A gentleman who worked for the Oak Park
YMCA for 18
years and a man who was kind and hard working. " He always had a
pleasant attitude, and was very helpful" , a young woman remarked who
known and worked with him.
Visitation Sevice will be held on,
Monday, July 5, 1999
10:00am - 6:00pm & Tuesday, July 6,
9:00am - 11:30pm
at Corbin Colonial Funeral Chapel
5345 West Madison, Chicago, Il.
Burial Services: Mount Glennwood Cemetery
In the Memory Gardens
8301 King Ave.
Willow Spring, Il.
Thomas McBride, 26
Thomas McBride, a bicycle
messenger, was killed
April 26, 1999, in an act of ‘road rage.’
He was riding to work when the incident
A 28-year old Chicago man has been charged with first-degree murder in
connection with the incident.
McBride was remembered the
following Sunday by
over 150 bicycle enthusiasts and messengers who also wanted to call
to the dangers bicyclists face in traffic.
There are several hundred bicycle
messengers in Chicago.
The bicyclists called for peace between riders and drivers and remind
that each of them is one less car in crowded traffic conditions.
McBride grew up in Oak Park and
lived on the
West Side. He is survived by his brother, Robert, who teaches
at Oak Park River Forest High School.