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On Friday, February 26, 2021, beloved husband and father Jesse Bradford Jr passed away peacefully at the age of 85, surrounded by close family. Born on April 15, 1935 in Tippo, MS, to proud parents Jesse Sr. and Rosie Bradford, Jesse grew up in a loving home amongst his brothers Levell and C…

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Carol Dunham Strauss was born and grew up in Waterloo, Iowa. An early memory was of being quarantined with diphtheria, with her father climbing a ladder to peer in on her and her sister. She picked out the cello as an instrument and enjoyed playing as an amateur much of her adult life in cha…

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Beloved husband, dedicated father and grandfather, Roger Raymond Fross died February 16, 2021, at the age of 80. Born in Rockford, IL, he attended DePauw University and the University of Chicago Law School. Roger spent over fifty years making Chicago, Hyde Park and his Deerwood community bet…

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Dr. Edward Cohen died January 27, 2021, at the age of 88 after unsuccessfully fighting COVID-19. With his wife, Toba Cohen (née Gold), Ed lived in the Hyde Park-Kenwood neighborhood from 1968 to 2020, when they moved full time to Key West, Florida. 

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Barbara Frei, 81, wife of the late John Frei of Hyde Park, passed away Monday, January 11 in Aarau, Switzerland. Born April 17th, 1939 in Switzerland, she was the daughter of Rudolph and Gertrud Schmid.

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Dusty Trellis was her stage name. If you met her, she might offer you a business card bearing that name. But she had been baptized Elizabeth Rahuba 65 years ago in New Jersey.

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Joseph Earl Wiley, 98, died peacefully on Dec. 11 at the Regency on Whidbey Assisted Living Center on Whidbey Island in Washington state. Mr. Wiley or Joe, as he was known to family and friends, was born on July 12, 1922 in Dayton, Ohio, his mother’s hometown, though he would spend over 70 y…

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Joan Lawson, who overcame racism and poverty to pursue a career in public health and, after retirement, become a beloved volunteer at La Rabida Children’s Hospital, died on Dec. 4 at the age of 84. The cause of death was a pulmonary embolism, according to son Dennis Watson. 

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A World War II veteran, ardent progressive and beloved family man, Eugene (Gene) Krell built community wherever he went. He was an Illinois boy who went to Japan for the war and decided to bring a bit of the world back with him to Hyde Park, where he lived for over six decades. Gene died on …

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Karen Davis died at her home in Hyde Park on October 14th, 2020. Born Karen Ann in 1939 to Arnie and Dollie Schlicht of Sibley, Iowa, she attended local schools and then Grinnell College as an American studies and education major.

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Hilde Staniulis was born in 1920 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, the third of four children. She was forced to leave Germany when the Nazis came to power. She first went to Palestine, where she lived and went to an agricultural school before working at a private farm — quite a change for a gi…

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Margaret “Peggy” Bevington, a longtime teacher at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools nursery, mother of four and avid lover of literature and language, died on Sept. 5 at home hospice in Hyde Park after a period of ill health. She was 87.

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Long-time Hyde Park resident Margaret Poznak Mine died peacefully at age 93 on Aug. 1, at Montgomery Place where she had been a resident since 2014.The daughter of John (Ivan Alexeivitch) Pozniak and Yetta (Yospe), immigrants from Byelorussia (now Belarus) who had met at a left-wing organiza…

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The Rev. Leon Dorsey Finney, Jr., a powerful real estate developer who resisted the advances of the University of Chicago in Woodlawn during the early 1960s and built up a controversial real estate empire only to see it collapse toward the end of his life, died on Sept. 4 at the age of 82.

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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.

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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.