Obituaries

Sister Antonia Klausner, a neighborhood treasures dies at 93

Date: 
02/06/2012
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Sister Antonia Klausner, who was in her 77th year of service as a member of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth and currently involved in fund raising for an auditorium on the Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center (SMEMC) campus passed away on Feb. 4, at the age of 93.

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Sergeant Paul "Scott" Jaske, 14th Police District, dies at 51

Date: 
01/30/2012
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Sergeant Paul "Scott" Jaske, 51, of the 14th Police District, suffered a heart attack on Jan. 2, as he was heading toward court.

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Congressman Daniel Rostenkowski: his legacy, like the man, is big

Date: 
08/13/2010
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Former Illinois Democratic Congressman, Dan Rostenkowski, died in his summer home in Lake Benedict, WI, on Aug. 11. He served in the U.S. House for more than thirty-five years

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Lincoln Tavern owner William C. Folak dies unexpectedly

Date: 
07/16/2010
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"At times he was quiet but he was called Big Bill for many reasons," Veronica (Ronnie) Folak explained about her father William C. (Bill) who died Monday in the family bar and restaurant, Lincoln Tavern at Wabansia and Wolcott in Bucktown.

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Polish President Lech Kaczynski died April 10 in a plane crash in Russia

Date: 
04/13/2010
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Polish President Lech Kaczynski, his wife and 95 others including dozens of top government officials were killed in a 20-year-old Russian plane that had been recently refurbished.

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Metzger memorial to be held on Mar. 6

Date: 
03/04/2010

Janice Metzger's memorial service will be held in the Northwestern University Settlement House on Mar. 6 at 7 p.m.

In the spirit of Jan and due to the neighborhood. John Paige and Metzger's sons Tim, Andy and Chris request that attendees walk, ride a bike, or take public transportation.  Sreet parking will be limited.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial gifts to Association House of Chicago or the Center for Neighborhood Technology.

 

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Poet Effie Mihopoulos dies of breast cancer at age 58

Date: 
02/25/2010

Efstathia (Effie) Harriet Mihopoulos was born in Chicago to Andrew and Koula Mihopoulos on Feb. 15, 1952. In December 2009 she went to Swedish Covenant Hospital because she was not feeling well; at that time she was diagnosed with breast cancer. In January, Effie was transferred to a Hospice at Weiss Memorial, where she passed away on Jan. 14, 2010.

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Urban activist Janice Metzger dies of lung cancer on February 22, 2010 at age 60

Date: 
02/23/2010
JanMetzgerJanice Metzger lived in Wicker Park for over thirty years amongst the historical grandeur of mansions and humble worker cottages. Metzger had a passion for Wicker Park. She wanted to preserve a little funkiness, make it greener, create a tight knit community and make sure the art community survived.  As a vocal urban activist she had a hand in improving the city's mass transit.
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