Evanston Bicyclist in Motorcycle Crash Dies

Gigi Galich, 55, was a librarian in the Children's Services Department at Evanston Public Library.

Gigi Galich | Credit: Evanston Public Library
Gigi Galich | Credit: Evanston Public Library
An Evanston librarian who was seriously injured when her bike crashed into a motorcycle earlier this week died Wednesday morning, according to an Evanston Public Library press release.

READ: Evanston Bicyclist Critical After Crashing Into Motorcycle 

Gigi Galich, 55, was traveling eastbound in the bike lane along Church Street, when she crossed into the path of the motorcycle, also traveling eastbound, at about 9 a.m. Monday, June 30. Galich, who was wearing a helmet, was seriously hurt and received a head injury that required surgery at Evanston Hospital.

Galich had worked at the library since 1976 when she was hired as a page. She eventually earned a master's degree in Library and Information Science and was promoted to librarian in the Children's Services Department in November of 2013.

"Gigi was energetic, dedicated and passionate," Evanston Public Library Director Karen Danczak Lyons stated in the release. "She will be greatly missed. Her work will on through the many, many children who learned to love reading and coming to the library for books, crafts, stories and fun."

The time and location of services have not been determined yet. 
Teresa Marks Earp July 02, 2014 at 03:56 PM
This is so very very sad! she must've been in a hurry to get to work, as she was crossing the street at the library. peace be to Gigi's memory!
wayne buscombe July 02, 2014 at 04:19 PM
Very sorry to read about it. When I first saw the EP article, I thought she would survive. And it happened just a few days after Steve King, asst. head football coach at E.T.H.S., died suddenly, apparently of a heart attack, while working out at the McGaw Y. May both rest in peace and may their families know comfort and peace in their mourning.
Jennifer Wilson July 02, 2014 at 06:35 PM
So incredibly sad. Many thoughts and prayers for all of her loved ones.
melanie July 02, 2014 at 06:55 PM
Gigi was so kind and helpful and friendly! She will be missed. Praying for her family and friends.
Daé Lovely July 02, 2014 at 08:50 PM
My condolences and prayers to her family and friends.


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