Richard Stephen Berry, a University of Chicago physical chemist who contributed to the understanding of atomic transition and organization and advocated for clean energy use, died on July 26, aged 89.
Lt. Dion Boyd, who led the 2nd District police from July 2018 to February 2020, died by suicide on July 28 at the Homan Square facility, aged 57.
Joan F. Small, who worked 16 years as the first deputy commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs and spent her retirement volunteering for arts, culture and social justice nonprofits, died on June 24 at 78.
Zelda Star, a long-time resident of Hyde Park died on June 20, 2020 at the age of 94.
Dwight Powell, who served as treasurer and on the board of the Jackson Park Advisory Council for a dozen years, advocating for the establishment of the Obama Presidential Center there, died recently of natural causes at the age of 72.
Toussaint G. Toole, a head and neck surgeon who lived in Hyde Park, died recently at the age of 84.
M. Patrice “Pat” Palm Dorsey died peacefully at home on March 25 at the age of 67, after 41 years of marriage to her beloved husband, William Dorsey III.
Marc Loveless, a longtime advocate for LGBTQ African Americans in Chicago who was running as a write-in candidate against Rep. Kambium Buckner (D-26th), died of natural causes Sunday night at the age of 59.
Services for Bo Buntic, 76, a resident of Hyde Park for more than 50 years, will be held Thursday, Feb. 27.
Charles Custer, who stayed in Hyde Park after leaving western Kansas to attend the University of Chicago, married a local woman, had four children and worked in mutual funds, died on Jan. 21 at the age of 91.
Barbara O’Connor, a foot soldier for the independent politics of Hyde Park from its modern inception in the 1950s, died on Jan. 12 at the age of 89 from cancer.
Lois Bobette Brown Best, who moved to Hyde Park in 1967 and was heavily involved with neighborhood organizations, died recently. She was 72.
Allison Kate Hartman, a lifelong Chicagoan and Hyde Park fixture known for her career as an auto mechanic, lawyer and community activist, died on Nov. 13 from complications after a cardiac arrest. It was her 88th Birthday.
Leila “Lee” Botts, 91, a pioneering and widely recognized environmentalist associated with efforts to protect and restore the Great Lakes, died of natural causes on Oct. 5 in Oak Park.