Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Wagner was the first in her family to graduate from college and was an active member of Immaculate Conception Church for more than 75 years.
Wednesday, February 20
The following obituary is from Kelley Spalding Funeral Home. Marilyn Jean Wagner Moran, a lifetime resident of Highland Park, IL was born on March 28, 1923 and passed away peacefully surrounded by her family February 18, 2013. She was preceded in death by her parents Kathryn, nee Johnson and Frank Wagner; brother, Frank “Bub” Wagner; sisters Betty (Hank) Klein and Kay Kunath Foster; and grandson, Matthew Moran. She married the love of her life, John Herbert Moran, and together they shared 53 years of love and devotion. They were an example to all who knew them of what true love could be. Death parted them 16 years ago and now death reunites them. Marilyn was the only one in her family to graduate from college with a degree from National …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Eckert was a life-long resident of Highland Park.
The following obituary is from Kelley Spaulding Funeral Home: Myrtle A. Eckert, 88, life-long resident of Highland Park, passed away February 17, 2013. Beloved wife of the late Richard H.; loving mother of Gerald and Ronald (Kim); cherished grandmother of Stephanie Coffey and great-grandmother of two; dear aunt of many nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held Wednesday, February 20, 2013 from 3-8 pm at Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home, 1787 Deerfield Rd., Highland Park, IL and Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 9:30 am until time of funeral service 10:30 am at Faith Lutheran Church, 680 W. Deerpath Rd., Lake Forest, IL 60045. Interment Northshore Garden of Memories Cemetery, North Chicago, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Deerfield resident was vocational rehabilitation counselor.
Monday, January 28
William “Bill” Newman, 61 of Deerfield died Friday in hospice care after a brief illness. Newman leaves behind family and friends including his wife, Ann, sons Matthew and Michael and his mother Polly. His father was the late Charles Newman. He is also survived by his brothers Allan (Diane) and David (Naomi), and in-laws Violet, Dan, Mark, Mary Jo, Jean, Tom, Chris, Tony, Joy, Kathy and Jim as well as many nephews and nieces. Newman worked for many years as a vocational rehabilitation counselor helping the disabled. He was an avid tennis player and golfer. Services were held Sunday at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 195 North Buffalo Grove Road in Buffalo Grove, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Midwest Palliative & Hospice …
Mines, 77, lived in Highland Park. Her funeral is Wednesday.
Monday, January 28
The following obituary is courtesy of Donnellan Funeral Home: Shirley G. Mines, age 77 of Highland Park, IL, formerly of Shaker Heights, OH. Loving wife of Kenneth A. Mines, Atty.; proud mother of Myrna Traylor-Herndon, Stephanie Elaine Mines and Karen Mines (Steven) Williamson, Atty.; nurturing grandmother of Erica R. Mines, Carlos Herndon and Chase and Dylan Williamson. Shirley was predeceased by her parents Scofield Green and Erin A. (Curtis) Thomas. She is survived by her sister, Constance Holloway, many nieces and nephews and her cousins Dr. Lenora Cole-Alexander, Dr. Anna Bethel Young, Dr. Leonard Bethel and their children, as well as many dear friends. Following her graduation from Miami University, Shirley taught gifted children in…
Friday, January 25, 2013
The announcement this week that women would no longer be banned from military combat was a big talking point for Patch Facebook fans.
An announcement this week that women would no longer be banned from military combat got a rise out of Patch readers who shared their sometimes surprising opinions on our Facebook pages. "I think women should have the option. Not many will choose it, but I think saying that they couldn't isn't right." "It is a bad idea. Women need to stop trying to be men and men stop trying to be women. We are made different for a reason. To deny reality is to deny the truth. Women carry children. Do they really think it is okay to put innocence in combat situations? I swear women have been brainwashed by the liberal news media and have no logical brains left." "Absolutely a good step forward. The key here is everyone has to be trained and held to the same…
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The Internet pioneer passed away this weekend in an apparent suicide. He was a student at North Shore Country Day School and grew up in Highland Park. His funeral is Tuesday morning.
Teachers and administrators at North Shore Country Day School in Winnetka remember former student Aaron Swartz as extremely intelligent and curious. Swartz, an Internet activist, co-creator of social news website Reddit and founder of Demand Progress, was found dead in an apparent suicide on Friday in his apartment in Brooklyn. He was 26. Swartz grew up in Highland Park and attended North Shore Country Day School through 9th grade. “He was a very creative boy and a very clever and bright child,” said Pam Whalley, head of lower school. “He was always engaged in school work. He loved … the creative opportunities he had here.” Whalley also noted that Swartz demonstrated the ability to tackle complex problems at a young age. “He was always …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Funeral services for Lake Forest resident set Tuesday in Deerfield.
Stanley M. Ackerman, 78, of Lake Forest died Friday. He was 78. He was a beloved music educator, conductor, violinist, viola player, chamber music coach and public school orchestra director for over 40 years. He was the beloved husband for 53 years of Charlene (nee Berger) and the loving father of Bruce and Michael Ackerman and the late Shari Leah Ackerman as well as the proud grandfather of Annie Drew and Blake Ackerman. He was also the caring father-in-law of Jennifer Goldmann, the dear brother-in-law of Rosalyn (Morton) Munk and the cherished uncle of Dr. Stephen (Barbara) Munk. Dito Sabaricos was his faithful and devoted caregiver. He had dear cousins and students around the world. He admirably faced kidney dialysis treatments for the …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
The Highland Park native helped create the RSS feed when he was 14. He was facing federal charges at the time of his death. His funeral is Tuesday at Central Avenue Synagogue.
Aaron Swartz, a Highland Park native and activist for free content on the Internet, was found dead Friday in his Brooklyn apartment in an apparent suicide, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. He was 26. Swartz helped create the RSS feed, which allows people to subscribe to information online, when he was just 14, according to an article in the New York Times. He also helped found Reddit, a social news website. He went on to become an activist for free online content, which landed him in trouble with the federal government in 2011 when he was indicted for gaining illegal access to a subscription-based service that distributes literary and scientific journals and then downloading nearly its entire library CNN quoted a statement from Swartz's…
Monday, January 7, 2013
Menoni, of Highland Park, will be remembered with a memorial visitation Monday afternoon and a mass Tuesday.
Monday, January 7
The following obituary is from Kelley Spalding Funeral Home: Sarah E. Menoni, 29, of Highland Park, passed away January 5, 2013. She was a graduate of University of Illinois, Champaign and a Spanish teacher at Antioch High School. Beloved daughter of Debra, nee Kreft and Michael Menoni; dear sister of Michelle; loving fiancé of Charles Brandl; cherished granddaughter of Carol and Henry Kreft and Robert and the late Tina Menoni; fond niece, cousin and friend of many. A memorial visitation will be held Monday, January 7th from 3-8 pm at Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home, 1787 Deerfield Rd., Highland Park, IL. A memorial mass will be Tuesday, January 8th at 11 am at St. James Church, 134 North Ave., Highwood, IL. Interment private. In lieu of …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Weber, 87, of Deerfield, was the associate superintendent of High School District 214 in Arlington Heights and assistant superintendent of District 107 in Highland Park. He served as a B24 flight engineer in WWII.
The following obituary is from Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home: Robert G. Weber, 87, of Deerfield, passed away December 27, 2012. He was a B24 Flight Engineer in the Army Air Corps during WWII. Robert was a lifelong educator, becoming Associate Superintendent of High School District 214 in Arlington Heights, Assistant Superintendent of District 107 in Highland Park and Past President of IASBO. He was a longtime Scout Master for BSA Troop 52. Robert was also a member of the Deerfield American Legion, Optimist Club in Deerfield and an Elder at the Presbyterian Church of Deerfield. Beloved husband of Virginia; loving father of Vicki Weber (Bob) Iliff and James J. (Julie) Weber; cherished grandfather of Megan (Adam) Smallwood and Alexander …