Michael A. McGuire of Hinsdale, 77, predeceased by his wife, Frae McGuire and his son, Matthew McGuire. He is survived by his daughter Reagan Pittman, his partner, Deborah Davis, and many loving friends and family members, including his brothers and sisters Margaret Burns (James), Martin McG…
Jennette Schermerhorn Rader died peacefully in her sleep on June 4, 2022 in Seattle, Washington.
Evelyn Liliane Marsh was born in Kansas City, Missouri on November 4, 1943 to Hans and Eva (Rosenthal) Ekstein, refugees from Hitler’s Germany. The middle of three girls, Evelyn grew up in Hyde Park on Chicago’s South Side, which remained her lifelong home. She attended the University of Chi…
Editor's note: This piece was originally published by In These Times and titled "Rest in Power, David Moberg (1943-2022)."
Hannah (Anne) Hayes, daughter of the South Side, writer, teacher, activist, beloved Hyde Parker, sibling, wife and mother was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Hyde Park, Monday evening, July 11.
Maude Brooks, a longtime parishioner at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church (STA) and singer, died on July 7. She was 100.
Jesse Williams Jr., an arts businessman who owned the Third World Imports shop in Harper Court, and had a lifelong passion for jazz, died on Dec. 24, 2021, of cancer. His family had his memorial service last weekend.
Wayne Walter Whalen was born in Savanna, Illinois on August 22, 1939 to Leo and Esther (Yackley) Whalen. The oldest of five, Wayne grew up in Hanover, Illinois on his family's mallard duck farm, Whistling Wings. Wayne's early jobs, beginning at the age of nine, included detasseling corn and …
Joseph J. Foley died peacefully on May 17, 2022, at the age of 87 surrounded by his family.
Kyoko Inoue was born on January 1, 1935 In Tokyo. Her father was interested in working abroad, so in 1939, her family moved to Shanghai where they lived during WWII. At the end of the war, having lost everything, they were sent back to Japan, where they rebuilt their lives in Tokyo. After gr…
Erl Dordal, age 94, passed away on May 11, 2022 with members of his family at his side. He was born in the Lutheran parsonage in Larimore, North Dakota on September 22, 1927. His father was Rev. Dr. Lars Andreas Dordal (born in Telemark, Norway in 1884). His mother was Clara Wegge Dordal (bo…
Paula Christine Johnson, a Hyde Park fixture and the longtime owner of Divine Creators Beauty Salon along 55th Street, died on April 18 at the age of 68.
Warner Clock White died peacefully at home surrounded by family on Saturday, April 16. He was born in Hampton, Iowa, on October 25, 1926, to Evelyn Laura (Clock) and Russell Peregrine White.
Dr. Kambiz Dowlatshahi died on March 17, 2022, in Chicago. He was 84.
Walter Emil Kaegi Jr., a University of Chicago and Oriental Institute historian known for his scholarship on the the Byzantine Empire as well as the Ancient Romans and early Islam, died on Feb. 24 of natural causes in Chicago. He was 84.
Dr. Alfred L. Baker passed away peacefully in his home on March 1, 2022. He was born Feb. 17, 1940. His father, Smoot A Baker, was a minister and his mother, Ara Brueck, a director of church music.
Diego Damis, an immigrant who became a beloved bartender at The Cove Lounge after years of frequenting the bar, was robbed and killed on Friday morning at the intersection of 49th Street and Greenwood Avenue.
Dr. André LaCocque, Emeritus Professor of Hebrew Bible at Chicago Theological Seminary died on Jan. 28, 2022. He was 94. A revered teacher and a groundbreaking biblical scholar, he reconceived faithful study of a shared scripture, undergirded by interfaith dialogue and deep understanding bet…
Michele Makinen, 76, of Hyde Park, died from complications of ovarian cancer on Feb. 14, 2022, at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Kwesi Preston Lee Hopkins, 72, a lifelong resident of Chicago, passed away Wednesday, January 19, 2022. Kwesi was the third child born April 6, 1949 to the union of Lester B. Hopkins Sr. and Alice M. Hopkins (nee Rogers). Kwesi’s marriage to Rosetta Hopkins (nee Ledbetter) brought forth thre…
Walter “Wally” Jonas, son of William Wolf Jonas and Mina (Frank), passed away October 5, 2021. Wally was born and raised on Chicago’s South Side.
The Very Reverend John Robert (Bob) Orpen, Jr. died peacefully at his home in Chicago on Dec. 16, 2021.
Helen Louise Speight Pearson was born on July 1, 1930 in Farnwood, Arkansas, to Walter Speight Sr. and Arilla Bean Speight. She departed this world on Dec. 17, 2021.
Susan Nohlgren (née Parry) died of natural causes in her home in Lake Katrine, New York, on Dec. 14 at the age of 79.
Helen K. Bailey died on Dec. 7 at the age of 96. Helen K. Niemeier was born in Centralia, Illinois, in 1925 and graduated from Centralia High School in 1943. Helen excelled in singing, spelling, typing and bookkeeping, all skills she applied later in life. Helen married George E. Yoos in 194…
Longtime Hyde Park resident and retired University of Chicago faculty member Dr. Bernard M. Bergmann III passed away on the morning of Friday, Nov. 5, after a long struggle with early-onset Parkinson’s disease.
Edgar Martin Krentz, beloved professor, pastor, and poet, died in Chicago on Oct. 31, 2021, at the age of 93. Author of the influential “The Historical-Critical Method” as well as numerous articles about biblical interpretation, Ed experienced the split in the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod …
Rosemary Snow, 91, died peacefully Oct. 31, with family at her side. She was born September 2, 1930, at the Mescalero Apache Reservation, in New Mexico, daughter of Rosalie and John Mixon, who were pioneering social workers. A life-long Hyde Parker, she was educated at Ray School, Francis Pa…
Linda S. Rothstein (née Smith), 82, died on Oct. 31 in Hyde Park after a brief illness.
Alma Kuby died at home on Friday, Oct. 22, of pancreatic cancer.
The community of Hyde Park mourns the tragic loss of Takintayo “Tayo” Akinbiyi, a recent PhD graduate in statistics from the University of Chicago and a gifted improvisational actor who frequently performed at the historic Revival theater. Tayo was not only a talented young researcher, but a…
Eve Ewing has predicted his legacy will last at least another 100 years
Ella D. Slaughter, who worked as a mental health and opioid counselor for the Brass Foundation in Chicago, died on Friday, Oct. 1, at the age of 83. She was also a loving wife, mother, sister, grandma, great-grandma and friend.
The South East Chicago Commission said he made "Downtown Hyde Park" into a destination, much more than just a brand.
Marilyn Coopersmith, who worked for decades at the University of Chicago’s Department of Economics and performed valuable research for a Nobel laureate, died on May 19, 2021, at the age of 88.
Patricia L. Wilcoxen died peacefully with her family on August 6, 2021, ending an 87-year life dedicated to helping others.
James “Jim” Samuel Stricklin was born on March 27, 1933 in Pontiac, Illinois to Phillip and Harriet (Barnes) Stricklin. The family moved to Bronzeville on the South Side of Chicago when Jim was young, where he attended and graduated from DuSable High School.
"Keith was able to communicate with all of us. He understood people. He cared about people."
Reform of undergraduate education was the hallmark of Sonnenschein’s administration.
Martha Morrow-Vojacek, a longtime resident of the Chicago area, died peacefully at home on June 20, 2021, on her 85th birthday, surrounded by her loving family.
Melvin Orlando Ajtun Calderon, who worked with his parents at Hyde Park’s Dunkin’ Donuts on 53rd Street, was discovered early in the morning Thursday, July 1, in the 5400 block of South Artesian Avenue. According to the Sun-Times, he was fatally shot. Calderon was 29.
Shirley Reddix Vanderpool, 83, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 10, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio, after a prolonged illness.
Bella Ezetta Beach Perlman, 90, a lifetime resident of Chicago’s South Side, died peacefully at home on Monday, June 7, 2021.
World-renowned sculptor and longtime Hyde Parker Amir I. M. Nour, aged 84, died unexpectedly in his home. Nour’s work as an artist, teacher, and scholar has been recognized internationally and is recorded in books, journals and magazines. His sculptures have been exhibited throughout the Uni…
Lorraine Friedman, 97, longtime Hyde Park resident and retired Chicago Public Schools Social Worker, passed away peacefully May 2021 at Montgomery Place.
Please join us for a gathering to celebrate the life of Wendy Gerick. We will gather together on Saturday, June 5, at noon at Harold Washington Park — 53rd Street and Hyde Park Boulevard, at the southeast corner by the tennis courts. Please bring your fondest memories of Wendy to share with …
Joe and Rika Mansueto Library architect Helmut Jahn speaks with University of Chicago Library Director and University librarian Judith Nadler (retired 2014), as the library opens its doors for the first time for use by students and scholars on May 16, 2011.
Nathan Marion Lofton, 91, formerly of Chicago’s Uptown and Hyde Park neighborhoods and principal at Joan F. Arai Middle School, as well as a musician, guitar teacher and U.S. Army Korean War veteran, passed away peacefully April 24, 2021.
Wardell Lavender, a community activist who became known as the “Mayor of Woodlawn,” died of prostate cancer on April 7. He was 80 years old.
Marshall D. Sahlins, an anthropologist at the University of Chicago known for his political radicalism, sharp wit, and groundbreaking scholarship, passed away April 5 in his Hyde Park home. He was 90.
Reine-Marie Flora Rachel Mikesell died on April 3 at the age of 93, at Montgomery Place in Hyde Park. She was born in Tourcoing, outside Lille, France, completing her classical education there with language study in England and Spain. During an extended visit to Morocco in 1956 she attended …
Mrs. Elaine Morris died Sunday, April 11, in her long-time home in Kenwood, at the age of 97.
Jetta Jones, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on April 9 in her daughter Courtney’s home in Pasadena, California. Born February 24, 1926, she was 95 years old.