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 …
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…
Monday, January 21, 2013
Manning was beloved by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who affectionately called him 'the old grouch.'
Monday, January 21
The following obituary is from Kelley Spalding Funeral Home: Giles Manning Lowe, 83, of Deerfield, passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family on January 17, 2013 in Libertyville, IL. Born February 5, 1929 in Adrian, GA to Bertha, nee Toole, and Henry Lowe. Giles was patriotic and proud of serving his country and retiring in 1967 as a Master Chief in the United States Navy. He leaves behind many friends in Mission, TX, where he and Helen lived for many years. Giles received great joy from his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He often said to many, “All grandchildren are great grandchildren”, and relished being called “the old grouch” by his grandchildren, who fully acknowledged that he was anything but. He loved exploring and …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The Internet pioneer died 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 neighboring Highland Park and attended North Shore Country Day School through ninth 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…
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 …
Sunday, January 13, 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…
Friday, January 11, 2013
McCarthy, of Deerfield, passed away Jan. 9.
Friday, January 11
The following obituary is from Kelley Spalding Funeral Home: Bradford William McCarthy, 57, of Deerfield, passed away January 9, 2013. Loving father of Caitlin and Kevin; adored grandfather of Alli; beloved brother of Lisa Freeman, Susan (Richard) Baker, Laura Brennan (Norm Luganbiel) and Amy L. McCarthy; dear uncle of many nieces and nephews; and cherished son of the late Elizabeth and Robert W. McCarthy. A visitation will be held Sunday, January 13, 2013 from 11 am until time of service 1 pm at Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home, 1787 Deerfield Rd., Highland Park, IL. Interment private.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Retired McDonald’s CEO Fred Turner of Deerfield, who died Monday at 80, was one of Ray Kroc's first employees. He helped build Village’s Patty Turner Center in memory of his wife.
(Update at 4:45 a.m.) Fred Turner, a longtime Deerfield resident and retired CEO of McDonald’s who died Monday at 80 was the driving force behind the establishment of the Village’s Patty Turner Center. Turner’s late wife, Patty Turner, was an active in senior programming with the Deerfield Park District, according to Park District Communications Director Darla Kuhs. Patty Turner died Oct. 10, 2000, at 67, according to the Chicago Tribune. After his wife’s death, Turner, his family and friends made a large donation toward the establishment of a senior center in Deerfield in partnership with the Park District and the Village, according to Kuhs. “Fred Turner, a long time Deerfield resident, whose wife Patty was very active in Deerfield Park …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Keefer, 77, of Deerfield taught at Holy Cross School for 20 years. Visitation is Thursday and her funeral is Friday.
The following obituary is from Kelley Spalding Funeral Home. Carole J. Keefer nee Lemm, 77, long-time resident of Deerfield, passed away January 1, 2013. Carole taught at Holy Cross School in Deerfield for 20 years. She was a very active volunteer at Holy Cross and St. Malachy’s School in Chicago. Beloved wife of Guy; loving mother Guy William (Maria), Teresa (Stuart) Goldstein and Kathleen (Robert) Parks; cherished grandmother of James Keefer, Cassidy and Nicholas Wilson, Alexander and Kristy Goldstein, Keefer, Michael and Alexander Huffhines and Sara and Sadie Parks; dear sister of William (Nancy) Lemm; dear aunt of Bonnie, Debbie, Karen, Rosemary and Gregory; dear sister-in-law of David (Dorothy) Keefer. She was preceded in death by …
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 …