Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Pioneer Press reporter Nick Katz passed away last week, the newspaper reports.
Wednesday, May 15
Longtime Pioneer Press reporter Nick Katz has passed away, the Morton Grove Champion reports. Katz covered the towns of Deerfield, Park Ridge, Lincolnwood Skokie and Northbrook, as well as Morton Grove, according to the Pioneer Press. At Monday's Morton Grove village board meeting, outgoing Mayor Dan Staackmann heralded Katz, calling him a dedicated journalist. "I sincerely appreciate what he did for journalism," Staackmann said. "People of this caliber, for what they get paid for what they're expected to do, it's just not there like it used to be." Katz had been with the newspaper since 1982, and most recently covered the village of Morton Grove. He died in his sleep at his Evanston home last week. There will be no funeral services or …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Evanston resident Joseph Sullivan died April 30 at age 68. He leaves behind a brother, six nieces and nephews and 11 great-nieces and nephews.
Monday, May 13
Joseph Richard Sullivan age 68 of Evanston. Graduate of Quigley Seminary, University of Chicago and American College at Louvain, Leuven, Belgium. Beloved son of the late Richard and Margaret Sullivan; devoted brother of John (Maureen) Sullivan and the late Patrick Sullivan; caring uncle of Sean (Sharon) Sullivan, Tim (Hillary) Sullivan, Brendan (Beccy) Sullivan, Sheila Sullivan (Eric Miller), Michael (Luisa) Sullivan and Megan (Romeo) Van Buiten; dear great uncle of 11. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Pope John XXIII School, 1120 Washington Street, Evanston, IL 60201. Services were held at Saint Mary Church in Evanston. This obituary was reprinted with permission of Donellan Family Funeral Services.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Keith Woods offered a warm welcome, friendly conversation and good advice for nearly 30 years at the Evanston hot dog shop Mustard's Last Stand. He died Sunday at age 51, after a long illness.
Walk in the door at Mustard’s Last Stand, and Keith Woods could probably identify your order before you could open your mouth—even if you hadn’t been there in two years. “He’d be like, ‘You got a jumbo dog.’” “You’d be like, ‘You got it right, Keith,’” says Lonnie Starkman, co-owner of Mustard’s. Woods, a 6'2" former U.S. Marine who worked at Mustard’s Last Stand for nearly 30 years, died early Sunday morning from complications of several illnesses. He was 51. “Everybody in the neighborhood loved him,” says Starkman, who runs the hot dog stand with his father and brother. “He was a gentle giant.” Woods’ job was to take orders at the front of the stand, where customers looked forward to his friendly greetings, conversation and even …
Evanston resident Sarah B. Friedman died at age 95 on May 3, 2013. She leaves behind three children, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Sarah B. Friedman Loving wife of the late Leonard Friedman Devoted mother of Joyce Jones, Arnold (Gayle) Friedman and Stephen (Lisa) Friedman. Proud grandmother of Lauren ( Scott), Jill (Brian), Daniel, Benjamin and Ryan. Cherished great grandmother of Samantha. Funeral Monday 12 noon at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd. (at Niles Center Rd.) Skokie. Interment Waldheim. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Jewish Child and Family Services, 216 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60606, www.jcfs.org Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals-Skokie Chapel, 847-229-8822, www.cjfinfo.com Obituary reprinted with permission of Chicago Jewish Funerals.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Joseph Richard Sullivan died at 68, leaving behind his parents, two brothers and several nieces and nephews.
Thursday, May 2
Joseph Richard Sullivan age 68 of Evanston. Graduate of Quigley Seminary, University of Chicago and American College at Louvain, Leuven, Belgium. Beloved son of the late Richard and Margaret Sullivan; devoted brother of John (Maureen) Sullivan and the late Patrick Sullivan; caring uncle of Sean (Sharon) Sullivan, Tim (Hillary) Sullivan, Brendan (Beccy) Sullivan, Sheila Sullivan (Eric Miller), Michael (Luisa) Sullivan and Megan (Romeo) Van Buiten; dear great uncle of 11. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Pope John XXIII School, 1120 Washington Street, Evanston, IL 60201. Mass: Saturday May 4, 2013, 2:00 PM, Saint Mary Church Evanston, 1012 Lake Street at Oak Avenue, Evanston, Illinois 60201 Burial: Monday May 6, 2013, 10:30 AM, …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Northwestern University professor and award-winning author Richard Iton died at age 51 of leukemia. He was known for his research on black popular culture.
Monday, April 29
The following press release was submitted by Northwestern University: Richard Iton, a Northwestern University professor of African American studies nationally known for his insights on the ways black popular culture forged community and affected politics, died Thursday, April 2l. Iton, 51, had battled leukemia for 11 years, unbeknownst to his Northwestern colleagues. A political scientist by training, he wrote the award-winning book “In Search of the Black Fantastic: Politics and Popular Culture in the Post-Civil Rights Era” (Oxford University Press, 2008). The Los Angeles Times called it a “fascinating history and analysis of black popular culture and activism from the Jazz Age to the hip-hop era.” The book -- which won the American …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Artist Carolyn Florence Lorence died at age 65 April 23, 2013 at home surrounded by her family. She leaves behind two daughters, a grandson, two sons-in-law and a brother.
Thursday, April 25
Carolyn Florence Lorence, 65, died peacefully April 23, 2013 at home attended by her family. She is much beloved by her daughters, Elena Gonzales and Amelia Bartolotta, her grandson, Emmett Goldbroch, her sons in law Simon Goldbroch and Terry Bartolotta, and her brother, Dennis Lorence, along with many friends and supporters. Carolyn was a deep thinker, a literary force, and a librarian impassioned by books. She led a life dedicated to art. She made clothing and wearable art for herself and her family, as well as professionally. She dedicated her life to making life beautiful for others as well as for herself. Her philosophy was to spend life, not save it. She had a deep commitment to living for the moment. Services: Carolyn's family and …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Leon Carrow, a doctor and faculty member at Northwestern University, died April 10, 2013, at his home in Evanston.
Monday, April 15
Leon A. Carrow, M.D., a distinguished member of the medical faculty of Northwestern Memorial Hospital, died April 10, 2013 at his home in Evanston, IL. Dr. Carrow was 89 years old. Dr. Carrow was Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University until his retirement from both private practice and teaching responsibilities in 1991. He also served as a consultant to the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago from 1955 to 1991. Dr. Carrow was perhaps best known for his strong management and analytical skills, which he brought to bear on the governance of various aspects of Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of Northwestern Memorial Corporation from 1988 to 1996 when he was …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Blanche Bayly, nee Helms, died on April 5, 2013. She leaves behind two children, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Wednesday, April 10
Blanche Bayly nee Helms, age 95, of the Presbyterian Home, Evanston. Beloved wife of the late George Vail Bayly, Sr.; loving mother of George Vail, Jr. (Anne) and Daniel Helms (Pamela); proud grandmother of Brook (Brandon) Rolek, Carolyn (Anders) Hurst, Graham Bayly, Daniel “Mac” Bayly, Birch (Brianne) Bayly and Christopher Bayly; loving great grandmother of Vail Bayly, Bobby Rolek, Poppy Bayly and Abigail, Carter and Jack Hurst; dear sister of the late Daniel (Mary) Helms. Services are pending. Elliott Chapel of the Presbyterian Home, 3131 Simpson Street (Golf Road), Evanston, Illinois 60201. Memorial donations can be made to Winnetka Congregational Church, 725 Pine Street, Winnetka, IL 60093 or Geneva Foundation of Presbyterian Homes, …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Ruzbasan was born in Evanston and became a teacher at St. Thomas School in Crystal Lake. She is survived by her husband of 25 years, her son and two daughters.
Tuesday, April 9
Lori Geralyn Ruzbasan, 49, of Crystal Lake, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 7, 2013, Divine Mercy Sunday, surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 13, 1963 in Evanston, Ill. Lori's love for children and her strong faith drew her to her chosen profession as a grade school teacher in a Catholic school. Lori enriched and inspired the lives of so many of the children whom she taught and truly loved during her 20-plus years as a teacher. Lori's unconditional and unwavering love for her three beautiful children was evidenced by her countless generous actions, her words and her pride in the wonderful people they have become under her gentle guidance. Her bright, cheerful, funny, forgiving, generous and eternally optimistic nature …