Thoughts of our lost friends  

THEY WILL BE IN OUR MEMORIES FOREVER

 MARILYN AHRENS VARLEY 2000
 BILL ARCHIBALD 2011
 SAM ARNOFF 2007
 JOHN BARR
 ELLIE BERNSTEIN KARLIN  2016
 RALPH BIANCHI
 ALICE BLANCK  1998
 BRIAN BLENDER
 BETTE BREEN LUBER  2001
 PATRICIA BRONIS
 SHERRIE BRONSTEIN GOLDSTEIN
 GERRY BROWER   2004
 A. PETER BROWN  2003
 GLENN CARLSON   2008
 RON CATELLIER
 GLORIA CHERRY STERN
 STEWART COHN 
 KERMIT CREAGER 2012
 RAY CYBURT 1997
 DOMINIC DEMARTINO  2015
 ELAINE DETHLEFSEN 1982
 DEAN DONILE  1992
 OLIVE DUBMAN
 DONALD EDWARDS 1/18/2011
 DOROTHY EIDENBERG  1999
 DON EILERS   1999
 JACKIE ELKE MULLER  2013
 SHARON EVEY 1995
 BOB FEINBERG  2017
 BOB FOGEL  2006
 CAROL FLAHERTY BERENS  2010
 JOHN FRANKS  2010
 GLORIA GALSKY FEDERMAN  2016
 SUSANNE GLASS 2005
 SYDNEY GOLDBERG GRAY  2008
 SUSAN GOLDMAN 2006
 JOAN GORDON SLOWIK   2012
 ARNOLD GREEN 2008
 JOY GREENBERG
 LENNY HALPERIN  2007
 NEAL HANDWERKER  2000
 BOB HANSON  2010 
 DONALD HIGGINSON   2010
 GEOFFREY HARDEL
 BARBARA HARRISON HEDQUIST  2005
 CONRAD HAUSER 2011
 GLENN HIGGS  2002
 MARILYN HIRSCH
 JOYCE HODGES BUSSCHER 2015
 SUSAN HOJNACKI 2007
 MIKE JANIS      2017
 JUDY JENKINS BACH  2010
 MARILYN JENSEN KAISER
 GORDON JOHNSON  2003
 RON JORND  2002
 TOM KARR  1995
 MARGOT KELLER
 Elizabeth "Betsy" Kiso Troyer 2013
 JIM KITCH  5/30/2010
 LINDA KLAVETER CATELLIER 2005
 JACKIE KOFOED DENKMAN 2012
 BARB KOLDERUP GARAZIN  2013
 BOB KRAMARCZYK  2003
 SANDRA LEMANSKI JACOBSEN
 MARSHALL MARNSTEIN  2002
 JEFF MARTIN      2004
 PAT McAVOY 1992
 TEDDIE MEADOWS   2009
 ROBERT MEISNER     2014
 LOIS MENDEL RUBIN  2002
 DONNA MILLER HITCHENS  2016
 MARGARET ANN MILLER
 PAUL MILLER  2006
 LARRY MILLS  2015
 JOAN MURLAS KARAFOTAS 1988
 DIANE MANASSA SCHACTER 2011
 STEVEN NISON 1977
 RON NOVOTNY   2017
 JEFF ORZOFF  1992
 STEVE OSERMAN  1998
 NINA PANICO HALL  2007
 DALE PAQUET  2003
 RON PENN  2008
 SHARON PETERSON FOY
 PAULETTE PLEASON MARKMAN 2010
 REX RASMUSSEN  2009
 TERRY REGAN  2003
 DICK REHWALDT 2013
 GERRY REINER
 MALLORY ROME GARTI
 ED SABEY  2006
 RICHARD SACKS
 JIM SAFRANIC  2005
 SUSAN SAXON WINDMILLER  2009
 ANN SCHRAMM 2008
 RON SCHROEDER
 SHARON SCHULTZ WACH 2008
 BARRY SCHWARTZ
 WINIFRED SHAPIRO--2009
 BILL SHER  2008
 TERRY SHEVELENKO--2017
 JUDY SHOLIN 2009
 RICK SHULMAN  2009
 DOLORES SIEBER
 DEWEY SIMS 1970
 JIM SLACK    2012
 ANTHONY SPINNATO 1994
 JOAN STADLEMAN
 FRED STANSFIELD 1980
 BOB STENGL  2016
 EVALINE   STISKA    1990
 DALE SWANSON  2005
 STEVE TAITEL      2012
 JIM TUNE  2004
 JOHN TWOROGER  2008
 MADELYN VOSS MARTINO 2007
 JANICE VON HOLDT ANDERSON  2016 
 WILSON WASHKUHN   2008
 JEAN WEDGE DOUGLAS 2008 
 BOB WEGERMAN
 LEON WEISBERG
 SHIRLEY WESLEY
 PAM WILLIAMS
 WAYNE W. WILLIAMSEN  2005
 RON WOLFSTYN 1989
 CHUCK WORTHINGTON 2001
 DONNA ZALUD  2003
 DONALD ZASTROW 2003
 MARY ZIEMBA HOPP
 GALE ZIMMER  2001
 JOYCE ZOLEZZI
I am writing this email on my mother's behalf (Judy Sholin).  Unfortunately she passed away last night, Thursday, June 11, 2009.  She had been in the hospital for almost a week (out of town while visiting her daughter in California).  They were having a very hard time figuring out what was going on, but by the time they did it was too late (a small tear in an artery in her heart)....
 
I've just been trying to notify everyone I can in any way I can.
 
Natalie McGrath
Bob Kramarczyk passed away on June 29, 2003 after a long battle with diabetes.  Bob was an engineer at WGN Television and Radio from 1968 to 2002, having worked on programs such as “Bozo’s Circus” and “Donahue.”  He also was a consulting engineer for other Chicago area radio stations.
Mallory Rome passed away about 8-10 years ago from Colon Cancer. Mal and her husband
came to LA about once a year and usually stayed at my house. Izzie remarried about
4yrs ago. Her married name was Garti.
Judy Greenspon Fidler
ARNOFF, Samuel Abba
 
On September 28, 2007, SAMUEL ABBA ARNOFF, beloved son of the late Rabbi Nachman and Sarah (nee Pearlman) Arnoff Mishkin.  Also survived by cousins; Sandra Shafran, Sharon Deutsch, Bill Pearlman and Barbara Pearlman.
 
Funeral services and interment will be held at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery-Garrison Forest, Garrison Forest Rd. on Tuesday, October 2, at 10:45 A.M.  Please omit flowers, contributions in his memory may be directed to Chevrei Zedek Congregation, 3101 Fallstaff road (21209) or the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland, 1107 Kenilworth Dr., Suite 202, Towson, MD (21204).  Arrangements by Sol Leveinson and Bros., Inc.
Columbus Dispatch, The (OH) - April 9, 2002
Deceased Name: Ronald W. Jornd
JORND Ronald W. Jornd, passed away in his home following a long illness on Saturday, April 6, 2002. Ron was born December 7, 1942 in Chicago, Ill. Ron is survived by his devoted wife, Rita; his father, Russell Jornd; his daughter, Tammy (Andy Riffle); and his grandchildren, Cameron and Bryn. He was preceded in death by his daughter Stacey, mother Frances Jornd and brother Richard Jornd. Ron held many civic positions. He was an Air Force Veteran where he worked as an Air Policeman. 1966-1976, Ron worked at The Ohio State University as Campus Police Patrolman then moved to the University of Houston in 1976-78, where he worked as assistant chief in charge of operations. 1978-1983, Ron worked in the Attorney General's, Police Officer Training Academy where he taught law enforcement courses relating to mid-management and supervisory courses. He instituted the first police chiefs study course which covered extensive criteria. While there Ron developed and
 taught a course on the evolving career of women in law enforcement. Ron then moved to Minerva where he was the police chief from 1983-87. As chief of Ottawa Hills (1987-2001), Ron served as lead assessor and conducted promotional exams to determine professional qualifications for various municipalities. He served as chairman of the Police Officers Training Council. Ron retired from the Ottawa Hills Police Department in 2001. Ron is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints where he has served as a scout master for several years. He loved to camp, bike and fly. Woodworking was something he excelled at and his finished furniture was much enjoyed. Ron was the President of Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police, 1994-95. He was the first recipient of the Ted Jones Award in 2001, for dedication and professionalism in his career - the award states, "A Chief among Chiefs". He was the Chairperson of the Law Enforcement Board during this same
 time. He was a member of the International Association of the Chiefs of Police and held chairmanship of their training committee. Frank Pincin, his grandfather, was killed in the line of duty as a policeman in Mt. Union, Pa. Frank was memorialized on the Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, D.C. Ron was proud to have his maternal grandfather's name inscribed on the wall. Ron earned a BS at Franklin University in Columbus and an MA at OSU. Ron was a Professor who taught courses at the Criminal Justice Training Education Center, Tiffin University and Owens Community College. He received awards as Chairperson of Ohio Peace Officer Training Council among many, many other accomplishments. The family will receive friends from 2-9 p.m. on Tuesday in the ANSBERG WEST FUNERAL HOME, 3000 Sylvania Ave., Toledo, Oh., 419-472-7633, where service will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Interment Union Cemetery, Columbus, Oh.
Chuck Worthington was my good friend going back to 6th grade at Lincoln School. Chuck was a good athlete exceling in basketball and golf. We played on the basketball team for NTHS and, along with Emil Lazar, developed a lifelong friendship. After high school Chuck went into the Marines. After his military commitment ended Chuck came home and married Judy, raising 2 lovely daughters. They moved to Florida for a while but returned to Wisconsin where he became President of Valley Bakers, a food cooperative. Chuck, Emil and I would golf and fish often in Wisconsin. On a day I will remember forever (Dec. 10, 2001) I received a call from his workplace telling me that Chuck had passed away from a heart attack. I know he would have loved to be at this reunion. Rest in peace good friend, Keith Anderson
Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL) - January 1, 2006
Deceased Name: Linda Gale (Klaveter) Catellier of Arlington Heights
Linda Gale Catellier of Arlington Heights The visitation for Linda Gale Catellier (nee Klaveter), 63, will be from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 12 noon Tuesday, at Kolssak Funeral Home, 189 S. Milwaukee Ave. (two blocks south of Dundee Road), Wheeling. Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines. Born Nov. 29, 1942, in Chicago, she passed away Friday, Dec. 30, 2005, in Arlington Heights. She was the beloved wife of the late Ronald D. Catellier; loving mother of Robert (Michele) and the late Catherine Catellier; dearest grandmother of Ronnie, Cassandra and Ainsley; and fond sister of Joan Klaveter and Kenneth Klaveter.

Austin American-Statesman (TX) - February 12, 2008
Deceased Name: John Tworoger
May 14, 1943 - Feb. 7, 2008
John Tworoger of Austin and San Diego, passed away on February 7.
A dedicated family man and successful entrepreneur, John approached all aspects of life with incredible passion, integrity, and perseverance. Founder of the powerhouse commercial real estate investment and development firm Aspen Properties, the company's tag line, "a legacy of quality development," sums up well the kind of honorable reputation John built both personally and professionally.
   After growing up in Chicago, John earned degrees in chemistry and psychology from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. He then served in the U.S. Army as a captain in Vietnam where he was awarded a Bronze Star. John went on to receive his MBA from the University of Southern California.
   It was there in California when John's foray into real estate began. This was the field in which he would ultimately build a well- rounded, thriving, multi-state portfolio. In the beginning, he was a one-man operation that purchased apartments in need of repair and repositioning. A self- made man, John took great pride in maintaining a hands-on approach to all aspects of business from that point on.
   In 1976, John founded Aspen Properties, where he controlled millions of square feet of office, industrial, retail and residential properties that he developed or acquired. The company was particularly active in the Austin and San Diego markets. Even as the company's owner and top executive, John never gave up the practice of keeping a plumbing snake in the trunk of his car. As he put it, why pay for a plumber to fix a toilet he could unclog himself.
John married his wife and true soul mate, Brenda, in 1998. John had the utmost regard, respect and belief in his wife, and regularly acknowledged much of his success was due to simply doing as she told him. The two enjoyed a 9 year marriage and worked side by side in business together.
   In addition to Aspen Properties, John was a franchisee and partner in many Burger King restaurants in the San Diego area. Along with his business partner, Roger Swift, they developed numerous Burger King restaurants from the ground up.
   John was an active member and leader of the Board of Trustees for his alma mater, North Central College. He was also an active participant and donor to the Boys and Girls Club and supporter of other groups like the Hill Country Conservancy.
   John was passionate about the field of real estate, and identifying and fostering growth in others. He intently went about hiring the finest talent as a way of building the best business. This resulted in the creation of a company with many loyal and longtime employees.
   In his free time, John enjoyed good conversation, fine wine, entertaining, playing golf, a good cigar, traveling and most of all spending time with family and friends.
   John leaves a vast void in the lives of innumerable family members, friends, employees and professional associates. He is survived by wife Brenda, and two children: Patrick Tworoger and Stacy Tworoger. Other survivors include: brother, Pete Tworoger, nephews Michael Tworoger and David Tworoger.
Peoria Journal Star, The (IL) - December 11, 2008
Deceased Name: Wilson Washkuhn
PEORIA - Wilson C. Washkuhn of Peoria Heights passed away Monday, Dec. 8, 2008, in Peoria.

He was born Dec. 28, 1942, in Chicago, Ill. He was the only son of Waldemar R. and Dorothy J. Pless Washkuhn. He grew up in Morton Grove and was a graduate of Niles Township High School. Mr. Washkuhn married Linda Beth Bruninga on July 23, 1966, in Springfield, Ill. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, John W. of Hoboken, N.J., and Reeve W. (Erin L.) of Aurora, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Mr. Washkuhn was a 1965 graduate of Millikin University. He graduated with high honors from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1969 and was a member of the Order of the Coif.

He was a founding partner of Sutkowski & Washkuhn Ltd., and practiced law in Peoria, central Illinois and beyond for more than 35 years. His focus of expertise was real estate, estate planning and business/corporate law.

He held memberships in the Illinois State and American Bar Associations. Upon retirement, he was of counsel with Sutkowski & Rhoads Ltd. (formerly Sutkowski & Washkuhn Ltd.).

Mr. Washkuhn served the Peoria community and assisted city government in many capacities over his lifetime. He was currently chair of the Illinois Heart of Peoria Commission.

He was a member of First Federated Church of Peoria.
St. Petersburg Times (FL) - March 25, 2005
Deceased Name: SWANSON, DALE O.
SWANSON, DALE O., 61, of St. Petersburg, died Monday (March 21, 2005) at Bayfront Medical Center. He was born in Chicago and came here in 2004 from Crested Butte, Colo. He was a finish carpenter. He also wrote articles for the Crested Butte Times and the St. Petersburg Times and enjoyed reading. He was a Marine Corps Reserves veteran and an avid mountain climber, hiker and skier. Survivors include two sisters, Donnalee Hicks, Cleveland, Tenn., and Barbara Simon, Crossville, Tenn.; his mother, Florence Swanson, St. Petersburg; and five nephews. 
Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI) - December 19, 2006
Deceased Name: Sabey, Edward R.
CAMP DOUGLAS - Edward R. Sabey, age 63, of Camp Douglas, died on Monday, Dec. 18, 2006, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse. He was the son of Marvin and Evelyn (Thorsen) Sabey and was born on Oct. 11, 1943, in Fort Sill, Okla. Ed was united in marriage to Laurel Rechtermann, his wife of 42 years. Ed lived in the Chicago area until 1969 when they moved to New Lisbon. Ed taught social studies more than 35 years at New Lisbon High School. He was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Tomah, and the board of directors of Hess Memorial Hospital. Ed coached basketball, football and baseball at New Lisbon for many years. He also refereed basketball and umpired many baseball games. He ran the New Lisbon "Summer Rec Program" for many years. Ed also enjoyed fishing, and playing softball for Bunker Ford and later for Hare Funeral Home's over 30 team. Ed liked playing the keyboard at the Alaskan and at other local events. He also served his
 country in the National Guard for several years. He is survived by his wife, Laurel of Camp Douglas; his children, Karyn (Tim) Bell of Camp Douglas, Edward (Rena) Sabey of Merrill, and Janet Sabey (fiance, Jim Kriesel) of Tomah; his mother, Evelyn Sabey of New Lisbon; his brother, Gary (Karen) Sabey of Waverly, Iowa; his three grandchildren, Amy Lynn Bell, Jessica Sue Sabey and Jacob Edward Sabey; three nieces, Cheryl Badura, Teri Miller and Erika Sabey; other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TX) - October 16, 2003
Deceased Name: Terry Vincent Regan
FORT WORTH -- Terry Vincent Regan, 60, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2003, at home.

Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Andrews Catholic Church. Rosary: 7 p.m. Thursday in Mount Olivet Chapel.

Memorials: MDA Lou Gehrig's North Texas Chapter.

Terry was born Dec. 6, 1942, in Chicago, and had lived in Fort Worth for five years. Terry worked for Virback Corporation for many years, and then owned and operated a local Pack N' Mail stores. He was a member of St. Andrews Catholic Church.

Survivors: Wife, Cathleen Regan of Fort Worth; sons, Michael Regan of Lake in The Hills, Ill., Timothy Regan of Boling Brook, Ill., John Regan of Addison, Ill.; daughters, Ruth Horndasch of Mundelein, Ill., Shannon Kulbersh of Des Plaines, Ill., Bridget Wesley of Prospect Heights, Ill., Casey Regan of Chicago; stepson, Cathan Kramer of Burleson; stepdaughters, Lauriann Randell and Caitlin Kramer of Fort Worth; brothers, James Regan of Dallas, Bob Regan of Arlington Heights, Ill.; and 11 grandchildren.
Chicago Tribune (IL) - June 23, 1988
Deceased Name: JOAN MURLAS KARAFOTAS, PATIENT ON INTERFERON
Joan Karafotas, 45, a Lincolnshire mother of three, was the first human cancer patient to be treated with synthetic interferon.

Services for Mrs. Karafotas, who suffered from cancer of the lymph nodes, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, 2727 W. Winona St. She died Tuesday in Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge.

In January, 1981, Mrs. Karafotas participated in the world's first treatment of humans with interferon, a genetically engineered substance doctors use as an alternative to natural interferon, which the body produces in tiny amounts.
''We've made a lot of progress, but when something like this happens it makes you realize how far we have to go,'' said Dr. Jordan Gutterman of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Gutterman supervised the research program in which Mrs. Karafotas participated.

Linda Witt, a friend of Mrs. Karafotas and a columnist for Gannett News Service, said Mrs. Karafotas ''found out all she could about cancer and cancer treatment.''

''She decided she'd become the poster girl for genetically engineered interferon,'' Witt said of Mrs. Karafotas, who worked as a model even after she got the disease.

Survivors include two sons, Paul and Peter; a daughter, Joanna; her parents, Nicholas and Mary Lou Murlas; and a brother, John N. Murlas
Chicago Tribune (IL) - May 18, 1987
Deceased Name: GLORIA CHERRY STERN
Services for Gloria Stern, 43, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Niles Township Jewish Congregation, 4500 W. Dempster St., Skokie. She died Friday at her home in Morton Grove. Mrs. Stern was active in North Boundary Hadassah, serving as staff president and medical organization vice president. In 1982, she was the group's Israel Bonds honoree. She was a professional photographer at the time of her death, and she had a cameo role in the movie ''Skokie.'' She is survived by her husband, Larry; three sons, Spencer, Darryl and Corey; her mother, Dorothy Cherry; and two brothers
St. Petersburg Times (FL) - August 12, 2000
Deceased Name: VARLEY, MARILYN
VARLEY, MARILYN, 57, of Port Richey, died Thursday (Aug. 10, 2000) at home. Born in Skokie, Ill., she came here 15 years ago from Fort Lauderdale and was a supervisor/service manager for J. Byron Department Store. She was a member of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Fort Lauderdale, River Ridge Presbyterian Church, New Port Richey, and the Alpha Xi Delta Sorority. Survivors include her husband, Richard; two sons, John, Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Chris, New Port Richey; two brothers, Robert and Leonard Ahrens, both of Evanston, Ill.; and one grandson.
Chicago Tribune (IL) - May 4, 2008
Deceased Name: Death Notice: RONALD H. PENN
Ronald H. Penn, age 64, of Rio Linda, CA, formerly of Chicago, IL. Born July 4, 1943, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2008.

Born in Chicago, he had lived in Rio Linda for the past two years.

Mr. Penn was a Veteran of the Army and was employed many years in the I.T. Industry.

He was preceded in death by his parents Dorothy and Milton Penn.

He is survived by his two sisters, Judi (Joel) Wolf of Del Ray Beach, FL, Ina (Dennis) Hammel of Huntington, WV; cousin Nancy Cowall Cutler of Palo Alto, CA; and many nieces and nephews.

Ron was the dearest friend of the late Stephen Jones of Rio Linda, CA, Bonnie
and Jeffrey Herden of Chicago and Michael Spiro of Chicago.
New Haven Register (CT) - August 29, 2002
Deceased Name: Glenn E. Higgs, 59
Glenn E. Higgs, 59, of Coppermine Road died Aug. 26. He was the husband of Maria Higgs. He was a handyman and an electronics engineer for Bunker-Ramo in Trumbull. Besides his wife, he leaves a son, Carl Higgs of Endicott, N.Y.; daughters Jennifer Falaro of West Milford, N.J. and Cindy Straka of Gardner, N.C.; a half-sister, Shelly Larson of Chicago and six grandchildren.
Hirsh, Marilyn

Born: January 1, 1944, in Chicago, Illinois

Died: October 18, 1988, in New York City, New York

Vocations: Children’s Book Author, Illustrator, Historian, Teacher, Professor

Geographic Connection to Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh, Allegheny County
 
Keywords: Carnegie Mellon University; Children’s Books; Peace Corps; New York University
Abstract: Marilyn Hirsh, a children’s author and illustrator, incorporated her Peace Corps experience in India and her Jewish heritage into much of her work, written and visual. Her interests in art and history also surfaced at the Indian art courses she taught at two New York colleges. In 1988, she died of cancer at the young age of 44.
 
Biography:
Marilyn Hirsh was born to parents Eugene and Rose Hirsh on January 1, 1944, in Chicago, Illinois. Attending Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Hirsh completed her undergraduate studies with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. In the same year of her graduation, 1965, she left for Nasik, India as a member of the Peace Corps. She taught English and art and also worked as a writer and illustrator for the Children’s Book Trust in New Delhi.
Hirsh’s two years in the Peace Corps ended in 1967, and she returned to the United States. Pursuing further education, she enrolled at New York University and received a Master’s degree in 1974. Specializing in Indian and Buddhist art history, she remained in the city to teach at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts and the Cooper Union School for the Advancement of Science and Art. She married James H. Harris, but the couple did not have children.
 
Hirsh continued to write and illustrate children’s books, exploring both the Indian culture she had experienced in the Peace Corps and her own Jewish heritage. In 1978, she received both the Asian Cultural Center UNESCO prize and the Noma Concours Award for children’s picture book illustrations for The Elephants and the Mice. The next year, she won the Sydney Taylor Body-Of-Work Award, and in 1986 Joseph Who Loved The Sabbath earned the Sydney Taylor Children’s Book Award. She garnered several other awards for her writing and illustrating before her death in October of 1988.
 
Works:
Books Written
    * The Elephants and the Mice: A Panchatantra Story. New Delhi: Children’s Book Trust, 1967.
    * The Pink Suit. New York: Crown, 1970.
    * Ben Goes into Business. New York: Holiday House, 1973.
    * The Rabbi and the 29 Witches. New York: Holiday House, 1976.
    * Captain Jiri and Rabbi Jacob. New York: Holiday House, 1976.
    * Deborah the Dybbick: A Ghost Story. New York: Holiday House, 1978.
    * The Tower of Babel. New York: Holiday House, 1981.
    * I Love Hanukkah. New York: Holiday House, 1984.
    * I Love Passover. New York: Holiday House, 1985.
    * Joseph Who Loved the Sabbath. Illustrated by Devis Grebu. New York City: Viking Kestrel, 1986.
Books Illustrated
    * Adams, Florence. Mushy Eggs. Putnam, 1973.
    * Pine, Tillie S. and Joseph Levine. The Polynesians Knew. McGraw, 1974.
Sources:
    * “Marilyn Hirsh.” The Gale Literary Database: Contemporary Authors Online. 26 Oct. 2001. 17 May 2006. <http://www.galenet.com>.
    * “Marilyn Hirsh; Writer, 44.” New York Times 22 Oct. 1988: 10.
This biography was prepared by Shannon Macken, Summer 2006.


 BARBARA J. HARRISON HEDQUIST,
Barbara J. Hedquist, nee Harrison, age 59, of Lincolnwood, suddenly, beloved wife of Richard; dear mother of Barbara, Karen, Clifford (Christine), Christopher and Steven; loving grandmother of Dana and Eric Clifford. She was a bookkeeper for Walgreen's Drug Stores.
Nina Panico Hall, 64, of Palatine, IL, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2007 at her residence.
She was born May 31, 1943 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of the late Vinzenzo and Antoinette Panico. She is survived by her husband, Freer R. Hall Jr., formerly of St. Marys; six siblings, Cuono Panico, Marie Selmer, Vincent Panico, Nick Panico, Antoinette Smith and Carmella Lange; four brothers-in-law, Richard (Carolyn) Hall, Roger (Sara) Hall and Jerry (Cynthia) Hall, all of St. Marys, and Alan (Karen) Hall of Williamstown; one sister-in-law, Randa (Johnny) Gregg of St. Marys; three step-children, Kay, Freer Randal Ill and Charlie; several step-grandchildren; , and several nieces and nephews. Palatine memorial visitation is Thursday, Nov. 29, at 6 p.m. at the First Assembly Church of God. The family requests gifts and flowers be omitted.
Madelynn (Voss) Martino, age 63, of Lansing, IL, passed away on Wednesday, May 30, 2007. She is survived by her three nephews: Tom (Karlene) Runge, Greg and Bruce Voss; niece, Karen Bruce; and sister-in-law Diana Voss. She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Martino; her brother, Harold Voss; her sister, Verna Mae Runge and parents, Fred C. Voss and Amanda I., nee Schultz. She was a school teacher for 36 years and retired from Lane Tech in Chicago. She also officiated Track and Field and Swimming events statewide and is a recent inductee to the Illinois Track and Cross Country Officials Association Hall of Fame. Madelynn was a longtime Lansing resident and a member of St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church. She enjoyed swimming and running and was a fan of women's basketball. A memorial service was  held on Saturday, June 16, at 11 a.m. at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church in Lansing, 18100 Wentworth Avenue. Private Interment followed at Ridgewood Cemetery in Des Plaines, IL. 
James Evan Tune, born April 1, 1943 in Chicago, IL and a death date of March 16, 2004, in Murfreesboro, TN.  It listed his father as Robert Clifton Tune - no other info on him.  He was survived by his wife Sarah, sons, Alex and Toby, brother, Robert, Jr. and sister Penny.  They listed two source citations:  U. S. Veterans Gravesites and the SSDI.  The Veterans  listing had the same birth and death dates; that he served in the US Navy in Vietnam and that he was buried in Nashville National Cemetery in South Madison, TN, and that his service start date was Dec. 1, 1966.
About Steve Oserman....


Steve Oserman grew up in Skokie, attending Cleveland School
and graduating from Niles East in 1961. He received his
undergraduate degree from The University of Illinois at
Urbana/Champaign and did graduate work in psychology at
Southern Illinois University.Steve first worked at the
Skokie Public Library in 1960 while still in high school, 
returning occasionally for summers during college. Steve 
started as a reference librarian in December, 1972, and 
soon became a recognizable presence as library users referred
to "the helpful man with the ponytail". Steve was a sought
speaker for presentations to community groups, talking on
diverse subjects such as dreams, oriental philosophy and
the stock market. In the late 1980's he saw that people 
needed more assistance with career transition and job
placement. He responded in 1987 by founding the Employment
Resource Center which became a national model. 
Other significant professional achievements for Steve 
included his service as co-chair of the Job and Career
Information Services committee of the Public Library 
Association, his successful career series at the Skokie
Public Library and popular programs which he arranged for
the Public Library Association. Steve was particularly
proud to have co-authored the Guide to Internet Job Searching. 
If he were speaking of his own accomplishments, however, he
would probably speak of the individuals he helped to find
a job and the people he brought together to share ideas. 
Fundamentally he valued the people.
Rex D. Rasmussen Jr., beloved son of Vada B., nee Collier, and the late Rex D. Rasmussen Sr.; loving brother of Rexene (Arnie)Carlstrom; dear uncle of Trey (Melissa) and Scott Carlstrom; great uncle of Devin and Colin Carlstrom.
He will be fondly missed by his family who lives afar and by Joseph Warren who fondly referred to him asUncle Rex, Nancy his partner for many years and Elizabeth who was always there for him.
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  This is a very sad and beautiful story about our classmate,Ted Meadows.

Dennis McCarthy, L.A. Daily News
Updated: 11/17/2009 07:39:11 PM PST
Ted and Sherry Meadows were married by Chaplain Donna Mihalsky in the chapel at Northridge Hospital Medical Center, Tuesday, November 16, 2009. 
 Man weds long-time sweetheart
 Why hadn't they married before? The substitute teacher in the Simi Valley School District smiled and gave an honest, from-the-heart answer. 
"Why change what's not broken?" she said. "We have friends who have been married three or four times in the 35 years we've been together." 
Nurse Desiree Benkmann gently touched her arm and said she'd asked Ted on Sunday what he wanted to do. 
"He had tears in his eyes and said he just wanted to make you happy," Benkmann told Sherry. "To me, that's love." 
It's been a race against time to make this wedding happen. 
They couldn't get married Saturday because they didn't have a marriage license. And Sherry couldn't get one when she went to the Van Nuys Courthouse on Monday because Ted wasn't with her. 
Mihalsky met Sherry at the courthouse on Tuesday and swore she would be performing the wedding ceremony, allowing the marriage license to be issued. 
It was 2 p.m. by the time they got the license and got back to the hospital, where Ted was receiving another dialysis treatment on the fourth floor. 
At 3:30 p.m., he was wheeled down to the chapel, eyes closed and in obvious pain. 
But when the chaplain asked if he took Sherry to be his lawfully wedded wife, Ted fought to open his eyes a bit, and whispered, "I do." 
He made it. 
And when they meet again, it will be as husband and wife. 
With the last ounce of strength in his body, Ted Meadows said "I do" on Tuesday to Sherry Nygren. 
Surrounded by teary-eyed nurses, the couple married in the chapel at Northridge Hospital Medical Center, with relatives listening to the ceremony via cell phone. 
There wasn't time for them to fly in from Chicago and Sacramento. There was barely time for the ceremony. 
A kidney transplant Ted received five years ago failed last week. He was admitted to the hospital on Friday, and had been fighting to stay alive ever since. 
But before he leaves this world, the 66-year-old Reseda man wanted only one last thing from the woman whom he's loved and shared a home with for the last 35 years. 
"We talked about when we meet again in heaven, it will be as husband and wife," Sherry said, leaning down to remove her husband's oxygen mask and give him a kiss after chaplain Donna Mihlasky finished the service. Ted passed away shortly after that ceremony.
Those of you who knew Teddie can reach Sherry by e-mail to maybe share stories or experiences with Ted. Her e-mail is: curlylocks13@att.net
Nicholas Michael "Coach O" Odlivak, age 85, of Skokie, IL, died Sunday, May 9, 2010, at Midwest Palliative and Hospice CareCenter, Skokie. He was born August 27, 1924, in Caldwell, OH, to Stephen and Susan(Pribish) Odlivak. The family moved to Aliquippa, PA, where he found his passion for sports, beginning in junior high, and continuing at Aliquippa High School as a 3 sport star. Mr. Odlivak enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving in the South Pacific Theatre during WWII. Following his return, he was recruited, through the efforts of Ambridge, PA coach Moe Rubenstein, to play football for Coach Bear Bryant at the University of Kentucky, playing five positions and in 2 bowl games, The Great Lakes Bowl (1947) and the Orange Bowl (1950). He went on to teach and coach at both Atherton and DuPont Manual High Schools, in Louisville, KY. He was recruited to teach and coach at Niles Township High School, Niles East (1955-1980) and Niles West (1981-1985), where he taught U.S. History, P.E. and Driver's Ed., but his true love was coaching through which he guided and inspired hundreds of young men in football, baseball, wrestling and swimming. during his last 2 years he also coached girl's softball. His honors include the Aliquippa Sports Hall of Fame (1977) and the Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame (1991). 
Bach, Judith (Judie) Jenkins, 66, of Scottsdale, passed away June 24, 2010.  Born in Chicago, Illinois to Morton and Evelyn Jenkins, Judy made Arizona home 13 years ago.  She is survived by her parents; husband Arthur Bach; son, Jerry Strange; daughter Laura Kenton; grandchildren, Heather and Dustin Kenton.  Funeral Services are scheduled for 12 Noon Saturday, June 26th at Messinger Mortuary, 7601 E. Indian  School road, Scottsdale, followed by interment at Paradise Memorial Gardens, 9300 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale.  Memorial contributions may be made in her honor to your favorite charity or the American Cancer Society, 4550 E. Bell Road, #126, Phoenix, AZ  85032.
Robert H. Hanson, Jr., age 67, of Skokie, beloved husband of Judith K., nee Hebson; loving father of Robert (Tina) Hanson III, Richard (Victoria) Hanson and Christopher (Loree) Hanson; cherished grandfather of Brittany, Matthew, Tyler, Johanna, Kelly and Daniel; loving son of the late Robert and Josephine Hanson; fond brother of John R. Hanson; dear brother-in-law and uncle of many. Visitation Tuesday, from 3 to 9 p.m., at HABEN Funeral Home & Crematory, 8057 Niles Center Rd., Skokie. Funeral Wednesday, 10:15 a.m., from the funeral home, for Mass, 10:30 a.m., at St. Peter Church, Skokie. Interment St. Peter Cemetery, Skokie.
For Carol Flaherty Berens 
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Paulette Pleason Markman died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010, after a brave battle with cancer. She was born Aug. 14, 1943, in St. Paul, Minn., to Louis and Ann Pleason. She was raised in Chicago and graduated from Niles East High School in 1961. She received a psychology degree from the University of Houston in 1967, where she also was involved with starting a chapter of the Sigma Delta Tau sorority.
She was a bodily injury claims adjuster with Allstate Insurance for several years. She was a wonderful cook and a great storyteller and loved playing mah-jongg with her great friends.
She was predeceased by her parents and her brothers, Marvin and Donald Pleason, and is survived by her sons, Robert and Jeffrey Markman; nephews Marvin and Danny Pleason; nieces Claudia Selzer and Patti Dennenberg, and sister-in-law, Joan Pleason, all of Houston.
Special thanks to all of her friends for their great support. She will be missed.
Graveside service was held at Emanu El Memorial Park, on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, with Rabbi Roy Walter officiating.
Donations may be made to The American Cancer Society.
A. Peter Brown   1943-2003
Like many musicologists, A. Peter Brown began his academic career as a performer.   As an undergraduate and M.M.E. student at Northwestern University, he studied French horn with Chicago Symphony players Philip Farkas and Christopher Leube.  Inspired by the performances of Fritz Reiner, he also developed an interest in conducting, but, with the encouragement of Northwestern University musicologist John Ohl, ultimately decided to pursue the Ph.D. in Musicology.  After graduation, he embarked on a career as a scholar and teacher, first at the University of Hawaii, then at Indiana University School of Music.  During his career, he held fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and since 1997 had served as chair of the musicology department at Indiana University’s School of Music. 

       Though he chose musicology over performance, Brown never lost his interest in making the music he studied come alive.  Not only did he turn his scholarship to practical tasks, he also organized and conducted concerts.  Brown pursued his scholarship with dedicated intensity and was best known for his articles and books on Haydn, among them Performing Haydn’s The Creation: reconstructing the Earliest Renditions and Haydn’s Keyboard Music: Sources and Style (both 1986).  He published widely on eighteenth-century topics from Antonio Caldara to Carlo d’Ordonez, and made occasional forays into the nineteenth century.  In 1994, he began writing a history of the symphonic repertoire (published by Indiana University Press) but was able to complete only three of the five volumes before his untimely death.  His scholarship was recognized not only by musicologists but by performers and conductors as well: his edition of Die Schöpfung has been conducted and recorded by Christopher Hogwood, John Eliot Gardiner, and Sir George Solti, among others.  

       Brown was a much-loved and much admired teacher, and those who studied and worked with him learned to value not only his awe-inspiring command of the field but also his unexpectedly dry wit. 
Donald J. Edwards, 67, of Buffalo Grove, beloved husband of Charlotte; dear father of Daniel (Sue) and Christie (Orrin) Wolf; loving grandfather of Daniel "JR", Ben, Aaron, Ethan, Zachary and Rebecca; fond brother of Marilyn (Arnie) Wendel. 1/18/2011
CONRAD H. HAUSERConrad H. Hauser, age 67, of Northbrook, IL, passed away suddenly on February 16, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Sandy; his son and daughter-in-law, Patrick and Kristin; his grandsons, Cooper and Brady; his sister, Eleonore Hauser; his sister and brother-in-law, Stan and Christa, Lohmeier, and many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his brother, Norbert Hauser. Between his family business at Hauser Plastech and current partnership at X-Ten, he spent over 30 years developing his golden touch in sales. He was a member of Prime Advantage and many other plastic industry organizations. He was actively involved in Ridgemoor Country Club for 35 years. He loved the camaraderie, golf, and gin rummy. Visitation Sunday, from 3 to 9 p.m., at Colonial-Wojciechowski Funeral Home, 8025 W. Golf Road, Niles. Funeral Monday, 10:30 a.m., from the funeral home to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Mass 11:30 am. 1123 Church St., Glenview. Interment All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Evans Scholars Foundation, 1 Briar Road, Golf, IL 60029. Info., 847-581-0536
Dear Nilehi friends,
 
It is with a heavy heart to inform you that I attended the funeral yesterday of our classmate and my old friend, Conrad Hauser.  He was 67 and died suddenly on February 16, 2011 during a business trip to St. Louis.  Evidently, Conrad was with a customer while waiting in line at a restaurant when he collapsed.  So very sad as it was totally unexpected.
 
Connie is survived by his wonderful wife, Sandy and equally wonderful son, Patrick from his previous marriage to Jan.  Patrick is married to Kristin who gave him his grandchildren, Cooper and Brady who enjoyed letting Conrad play his role.  The service was beautiful and our thoughts and prayers are with Sandy and the entire Hauser family.
 
Conrad transferred in as a sophomore and his wide smile and German background was a natural fit for us to become fast friends.  We of course took German classes together and I'll never forget going on field trips with our teacher, Miss Sauch, to foreign language films on Howard street.  For those of you who remember Miss Sauch, you can understand why we were more interested in our teacher than learning the language!  I mean come-on, we were teenage boys and she was beautiful!
 
Conrad had a great wit and was usually up for anything.  I seem to recall my first visits to the burlesque houses on south State were with him.  Anybody remember "Teddy Bare"?!  
 
After high school, Con degreed in business from Loyola University and became VP of sales and marketing in his dad's plastic injection molding and die cutting business.  I worked at Hauser Products one summer and learned more of the German ways.  He became one of the most recognized leaders in the injection molding industry after he and his brother Norb took over the business when their father died.  He was past president of the Plastic Molders Association and they sold the business in 2000 to Xten Industries in Kenosha, Wisconsin where he stayed on as VP of sales.  Conrad loved golf, playing cards, sailing and skiing.  He was a lifelong member at the Ridgemoor Country Club.  Although we went our separate ways, we kept in touch and occasionally shared a good German meal.  He was definitely coming to the reunion.
 
Rest in peace my friend,
 
Dick Rehwaldt
WILLIAM ALLEN ARCHIBALD Jr.   
 

William Allen Archibald Jr., 68, was called to the Lord, March 3, 2011. Cherished son of William Sr. and the late Lottie, nee Niedjelska; loving brother of Julie; loyal friend and supporter of many. Bill graduated from Niles East H.S. and attended college in Defiance, Ohio. Retired employee of Porth Plastic. Visitation at Simkins Funeral Home, 6251 Dempster St., Morton Grove, IL 60053, Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. until time of service 11:30 a.m. Entombment St. Adalbert Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to charity of your choice or The Morton Grove Lions Club, P.O. Box 164, Morton Grove, IL 60053 appreciated. Sign online guestbook at www.simkinsfh.com. 847-965-2500 


Rick Shulman  Jan 3, 1944 to November 10, 2009
                        WHEN I DIE
When I die, if you need to weep, cry for someone walking the street beside you. And when you need me, put your arms around others, and give them what you need to give me.
You can love me most, by letting hands touch hands, and souls touch souls.
You can love me most, by sharing your Simchas (special occasions) and multiplying your Mitzvahs (good deeds).
You can love me most, by letting me live in your eyes, not in your mind.
And when you say Kaddish (prayer for someone who has died) for me, remember what our Torah teaches- Love doesn't die-people do.
So that all that's left of me is love, give me away.
I wanted to pass on the sad news from Larry Subrin that on May 24th Diane (DeDe) Manassa Shacter died from pancreatic cancer. Our condolences  to her husband and family.
Tom Rakowski said Richard Sacks (former fun grammar school friend) is deceased (cancer).  He use to catch butterflies in the empty lots around Skokie; one of which was across from my house.  I would look outside my bedroom window and see his butterfly net up in the air, but his tall lean body (even at the ripe old age of 13) would be camouflaged by the even taller weeds.   Also reminds me how my small dog would go into the empty lot next to our house until we could no longer see her, and then suddenly re-appeared twenty to thirty minutes later.  She too loved being in Skokie's
 fields.

Richard lived very close to where my husband lived; although my husband was on the Evanston school district side of Skokie.  When we reminiscence about Skokie's empty lots, Richard's butterfly net always comes up.  I am sure others remember these special moments of Richard. I thought of him when we went to butterfly exhibits, and now forever more.  

Great Times!!!
Richard Sacks Died at his home in Ann Arbor from cancer at the age of 63.  He was born in 1942 as the only child of Lillian and Benjamin Sacks.  He leaves behind his loving and devoted wife Kristine Stewart and his daughter Jenny.  After being retained in both 3rd and 5th grades, with the belief and encouragement of his parents he went on to the University of Illinois.  After finishing his doctoral degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1969, Richard proudly joined the faculty at the Chemistry Department at the University of Michigan.  In his 36 year career he dedicated himself to educating and encouraging chemistry students, both as a teacher and research director.  His research was powered by the students he loved, the collaborators he valued, and the excitement he generated for the pursuit of new and exciting science.  His passion, however, was not limited to experimental designs and complex theories.  His delight and enthusiasm also extended to a love for art, music, nature, language and a keen interest in the world around him.  Richard leaves a rich legacy for friends, family, the scientific community, and a world that was truly brightened by his presence.  A memorial service will be held on March 9th at 2 p.m. in the Vandenberg Room at the Michigan League.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dr. Richard Sacks Memorial Travel Award Fund.  This fund will allow analytical graduate students to attend national meetings.
THE MEMORIAL TABLE  As Presented By Reverend Richard Selby

This table honors our classmates whose lives ended before tonight.
 We remember them for what they meant to us, how they were cherished by those
who loved them, and we remember that where they lived their lives they left their
mark in history. These are classmates who are missed. And tonight we remember them.
Here we have the children of parents, and the parents and grandparents of children.
Here we have beloved friends, some of those friendships beginning before high school.
Here we have beloved husbands and wives.
Here we have people who offered their God-given talents to their families and to the world.
They have learned and taught.
They have entertained.
They have protected our nation.
They have protected local communities.
They have excelled in business.
They have practiced law.
They have worshiped in churches or synagogues.
They have bravely battled against illness.
They have served in the Peace Corps.
They have helped others prepare for future employment.
They have caught butterflies.
They have performed music.
They have played golf and other sports.
Here we have classmates who planned to be with us tonight.
Tonight we will remember them with our tears and our laughter as we tell stories about them.

Dear Keith and classmates,Jackie went to be with her Heavenly Father on Saturday morning, Feb 18, 2012.  She was at peace as she took her last breath.  I will miss her and always love her.  Someday we will be together again.  Jackie wouldn’t want her family or friends to be sad because of this news.  Jackie knows that heaven is a wonderful place and is her eternal home now.  God ended the suffering and called her home.  Below is Jackie’s obituary.  May God bless you, your family and all of Jackie’s classmates.Fred Denkman
To contact Fred go to Responses 2 #67
The obituary for Barb Kolderup Garazin can be found at: BARBARA KOLDERUP
JACQUELINE GAIL ELKE MULLER (1943 - 2013)

Jacqueline Gail Elke Muller, died Sunday, October 27, 2013. Loving wife of the late Richard; dear mother of Kathleen (Mark) Dippner, Deborah (Jim) Yachinich, and Susan Nikolai; proud grandmother of Nicholas, Emma, Jessica, Otto, and Jacob; loving sister of Richard (Barb) Elke; aunt of Robyn, Joanna, and Krista. Memorial visitation Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 3:00-8:00 p.m.at the Countryside Funeral Home and Crematory, 1640 Greenmeadows Blvd (at Barrington Road), Streamwood/Schaumburg, Illinois. Memorial Service Thursday, 11:00 a.m. Cremation was private at the Countryside Crematory. In lieu of flowers, donations to Midwest Palliative Hospice Care Center, 2050 Claire Ct., Glenview, IL 60025 or German Shepherd Rescue Alliance of WI, P.O. Box 7354, Madison, WI 53707 would be appreciated.
A followup to Dick Rehwaldt's passing. I spoke with Maureen last night and she said that a 2 hour visitation/viewing will occur this Sat., 30 Nov., beginning at 10 am with a service to follow at noon. All of this will occur at the Willow Creek Church in S. Barrington, in the Chapel.  A creamation will follow with internment on the 15th, one day before their anniversary.  Dick was first diagnosed in 2009 and fought hard, even driving himself to the hospital a few days before he developed double pneumonia which finally took him home. An extra hug this Thanksgiving in memory of Dick to all of us who knew and loved him. We miss him already. To Maureen we say thanks for loving him so well these past few years, and a "Well Done", to both Dick and Maureen for all your strength and courage. Good bye, old friend… I'll see you later.  Bob Deck
Dr. Charles R. Groeling, age 84, of Oak Park, formerly Apr. 25, 1929 - Jan. 18, 2014
of Morton Grove and Evanston, veteran U.S. Army,
Korea; beloved husband of Carol nee Rosenthal;
loving father Katherine and Richard (Lynn) Groeling
and Barbara (Steven) Downs; loving grandfather of
Christopher, Claudia and Grace Groeling, and Emma
Downs; former husband of the late Alice Groeling.
Charles, a music educator for over 54 years, taught at
Fond du lac High School, Niles East and West High
Schools, Roosevelt University and Triton College, he
also performed and conducted for various orchestras
in the Chicago area for many years. His passion for
music touched countless lives. Memorial visitation
Wednesday Jan. 22 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Drechsler,
Brown & Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion St.,
Oak Park. A Memorial service will be held on
Saturday Jan. 25 at 1 p.m. at United Lutheran Church
409 Greenfield St., Oak Park. Interment is private. In
lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the American
Cancer Society or the United Lutheran Church are
appreciatd.Dr. Charles R. Groeling, age 84, of Oak Park, formerly Apr. 25, 1929 - Jan. 18, 2014
of Morton Grove and Evanston, veteran U.S. Army,
Korea; beloved husband of Carol nee Rosenthal;
loving father Katherine and Richard (Lynn) Groeling
and Barbara (Steven) Downs; loving grandfather of
Christopher, Claudia and Grace Groeling, and Emma
Downs; former husband of the late Alice Groeling.
Charles, a music educator for over 54 years, taught at
Fond du lac High School, Niles East and West High
Schools, Roosevelt University and Triton College, he
also performed and conducted for various orchestras
in the Chicago area for many years. His passion for
music touched countless lives. Memorial visitation
Wednesday Jan. 22 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Drechsler,
Brown & Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion St.,
Oak Park. A Memorial service will be held on
Saturday Jan. 25 at 1 p.m. at United Lutheran Church
409 Greenfield St., Oak Park. Interment is private. In
lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the American
Cancer Society or the United Lutheran Church are
appreciatd.
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Larry Russell Mills, age 72, beloved husband of the late Diane nee Brown; loving father of Kurt (Amanda) Mills, Stacy (William) Pernell, Kent (Heather) Mills, and Morgan Mills, dear grandfather of Adam, Austin, Brett, Ryan, Trevor, and Ashley; brother of Allan (Christine) Mills; uncle of Kate (David) Schuster; son of the late Esther and late Russell Mills; loving companion of Karen Greene; former spouse of Kendra Mills. One of his great loves was golf. He spent the majority of his weekends on the course surrounded by friends and family. If he was not on the golf course, he was in the kitchen cooking one of his famous dishes. Larry was known for his outgoing personality, storytelling, and his passionate drive for his career (he was a proud member of the Mid-West Fastener Association). Larry was always thinking of those important in his life and he had an overwhelming love for those close to him. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him and will forever be a part of our lives. Memorial visitation Thursday, June 4 from 3pm until time of service, 8pm at Hallowell & James Funeral Home, 1025 W. 55th St., Countryside. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Dominic C DeMartino, 71, of Orange City, FL. passed away on March 25, 2015. Dominic was born in Chicago, Illinois and moved to Orange City in 1975. He retired from the Food Service Industry.
Dominic was a devoted family man and was loved by everyone. He never met a stranger and was very outgoing.
Dominic is survived by his mother, Anna Arrigon & step-father, Robert Arrigon of Niles, IL; brother, Victor DeMartino of Elgin, IL;. sister, Suzanne Durso (Lee) of Des Plaines, IL; his wife of 40 years Marion, 2 daughters, Jennifer & Angela DeMartino of Orange City, FL., former wife, Lydia Martin of DeLand, FL. and their 4 children, Carol DeMartino of Gainesville, GA., Dominic DeMartino Jr. (Heather) of Bozeman, MT., Annie Hunter (Mike) of DeLeon Springs, FL and Lisa Proctor of DeLand, FL and 10 grandchildren.
Donna Hitchins age 73 of the Tellico Village Community, Loudon, TN passed away May 1, 2016 at her home surrounded by her husband and children.

Donna was a member of Christ our Savior Lutheran Church in Loudon. She was an avid golfer and sang in the Maryville College Community Choir. Donna co-founded Mountain Echos Dulcimer Club and Simply Strings Dulcimer Club and had a passion for giving dulcimer lessons. Donna loved outdoor activities, and especially running "Camp Donna" for her grandchildren.

Donna was a devoted wife to her husband of 53 years, Ron Hitchins; a loving mother to her children Kim Wickersham; Kris Gallagher (Dave); Kathi McMahon (Dan) and Scott Hitchins; a fun-loving and energetic grandmother to her grandchildren Randi, Cory, Aaron, Brook, Katie, Nick, Kayci, Ian, Quinn, Chase, Shaine, and Merritt. She is also survived by sisters Lynn, Susan and Joan.

A Memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church, 260 Wade Rd W, Loudon, TN 37774.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Tennessee or Christ our Savior Lutheran Church.
Janice (Von Holdt) M. Anderson, 72 of Highland Park, formerly Northbrook, IL, passed away peacefully July 10, 2016. Loving and devoted wife of 50 years to Theodore (Ted) Anderson; wonderful mother to Cristin (Jeffery) Newton; adoring grandmother to Cameron and Kiele. Janice is a graduate of National Louis University and Niles Township High School who enjoyed traveling, reading, and playing cards with family and friends. A visitation will be held Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 4-8 pm at Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home, 1787 Deerfield Road, Highland Park, Il.

A service was held Friday, July 15, 2016 10 am at Trinity Episcopal Church, 425 Laurel Ave., Highland Park, IL, 60035. Janice was a supporter of many charitable organizations, and in lieu of flowers would appreciate donations in support of Heifer International, 1 World Avenue, Little Rock, AR/USA 72202 or Lurie Children’s Hospital, 225 E. Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL 60611.