Monday, April 1, 2013
Wilmette native Elissa Froman died at age 29 of Hodgkin's lymphoma. Friends and coworkers remember her dedication to social justice and her unusual ability to build community in the personal and political spheres.
Although she didn’t have a rabbinical degree, friends and co-workers who knew Elissa Froman say that her precocious ability to build community and her dedication to social justice made her, in many ways, already a rabbi. Froman, who grew up in Wilmette, died of lymphoma at age 29 on Friday, March 22. She spent her short career advocating for social change as a legislative associate with the National Council of Jewish Women and the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism in Washington, D.C. As her next move, she had hoped to bring her commitment to social justice to the pulpit. Speaking at her funeral, Froman’s boss, Sammie Moshenberg, used the analogy of the princess and the pea to explain Froman’s passion. If Elissa was the princess, …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Services will be held Sunday, March 24, for Elissa S. Froman, who died Friday, March 22 at age 29.
Saturday, March 23
Elissa S. Froman. Beloved daughter of Michael and Gloria nee Salzberg. Loving sister of Rebecca Froman. Cherished niece and devoted friend of many. Service Sunday 10 AM at Temple Beth Israel, 3601 W. Dempster St., Skokie, IL 60076. Interment Sunset Memorial Lawns. Memorials in her memory to Temple Beth Israel, www.tbiskokie.org Or National Council of Jewish Women, 1707 L Street, NW, Suite 950, Washington, DC 20036-4206, www.ncjw.org. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals – Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822, www.cjfinfo.com This obituary was reprinted with permission of Chicago Jewish Funerals.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Julius Wu-Wei Sih, retired president of J.W. Sih and Associates Inc., died at 92. His firm's notable projects include three county courthouses and several CTA structures.
Friday, March 22
Julius Wei-wu Sih, 92, of Kenilworth, Illinois, retired president of J.W. Sih and Associates, Inc., passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013. After earning a civil engineering degree at National Chekiang University in China, he moved to the United States, where he received a master's degree in structural engineering at the University of Michigan. Instead of returning to China, he worked in New York City and eventually relocated to Chicago. Julius W. Sih was the chief structural engineer on the Chicago Federal Center. He established his engineering and architectural firm in 1965. Notable projects by J.W. Sih and Associates, Inc. include Greeley Elementary School, the Sixth District Circuit Courthouse (Markham), Fifth District Circuit …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Cook , 90, was a special education teacher
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Cook , 90, was a special education teacher
Wednesday, February 20
The following obituary is from Donnellan Funeral Home: Barbara Gardner Cook died at home in Wilmette on February 18, 2013. Mrs. Cook was born February 26, 1922 in Providence, Rhode Island. Beloved wife of the late Robert; loving mother of Barry (Sharon), Bruce (Joyce), Brian (Maggie) and David (Bigegul); devoted grandmother of Megan (Erik), Kelly, Toni, Lizzie, Oliver, Bob, John, Ian and Ameena; loving great grandmother of Effie; fond sister of William (the late Barbara) Gardner. Barbara lived in Rhode Island until the 1950's when the family moved to the Chicagoland area and lived in Wilmette for the past 52 years. She was an inspired and devoted special eductaion teacher at Algonquin Junior High in Des Plaines, and always a strong …
Owner Art Falzer, who died in late Jan., is remembered as a friendly, talkative man with a passion for his business.
C.J. Arthur's Bar and Grill, a Wilmette mainstay that closed its doors in September, was, for many, the best place in town to see live music, be with friends and relax — which was exactly how Art Falzer had it pictured. Falzer, 65, died on Jan. 31 after battling ALS for more than a year, according to an article by the Chicago Tribune. Falzer opened the restaurant after the birth of his and wife Cindy Falzer's son, Jason — and the name of the restaurant was a combination of their three names. "He incorporated his love of the restaurant business and his love for his family," Jason told the Tribune about his father. "He loved it because he got to see us all of the time. A private memorial service for Falzer is scheduled for Saturday. …
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Rae Moses, a founding member of Northwestern University’s linguistics department and co-founder of its women’s studies program, died Feb. 7.
Sunday, February 17
The following obituary was submitted by Northwestern University: “Kind, smart, sassy and full of life” is the way Rajka Smiljanic remembers Rae Moses, founding member of Northwestern University’s linguistics department and co-founder of its women’s studies program. Moses died Thursday, Feb. 7. She was married to Leon Moses, emeritus professor of economics at Northwestern. An award-winning teacher, Moses pioneered classes in language and gender, language and prejudice, and language and medicine. She joined the Northwestern faculty in 1966, serving as assistant dean of Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences from 1968 to 1976. She co-founded the women’s studies program (now the gender and sexuality studies program) with the late Professor …
Monday, February 11, 2013
The 101 Wilmette resident was the former manager of the St. Joseph School cafeteria and a longtime caterer on the North Shore.
Obituary courtesy of Donnellan Funeral Home. Mary Thalmann, nee Straub, age 101, beloved wife of the late Peter P. Thalmann; loving mother of Phyllis (Ray) Dempsey, Nancy (Emmett) Fleming, Joan Thalmann and Rita (Bob) Boedeker; dear grandmother of nine; great grandmother of seven. Mary was the former manager of the St. Joseph School cafeteria and was a longtime caterer on the North Shore. Visitation Monday, February 11, 2013 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Tuesday, February 12, 2013 10:30 a.m. from Donnellan Family Funeral Home, 10045 Skokie Blvd. at Old Orchard Rd., Skokie, IL 60077 to Saint Joseph Church, 1747 Lake Ave., Wilmette, Il 60091 Mass 11:00 a.m. Interment All Saints Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Saint …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Patricia "Patt" Galvin passed away at the age of 96.
Courtesy of Donnellan Funeral Home Patricia “Patt” Galvin of Wilmette passed away peacefully at the age of 96 surrounded by loved ones. Beloved sister of the late Mary (Neils) Nielson, Catherine M. Joyce, and Helen (Pat) Barton; loving aunt of Judith Joyce Shanahan, Maureen Barton, Kathy Waldeck and Patti (Clifford) Mumby, Robert (Jackie) Nielson, John (Linda) Nielson, Mary Nielson, Neils (Diane) Nielson, Michael (Donna) Nielson, and Jimmy (Jan) Nielson; beloved great aunt and great-great aunt of many. Visitation Friday, February 8, 2013 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Donnellan Family Funeral Home, 10045 Skokie Blvd., at Old Orchard Rd., Skokie, IL 60077. Funeral Mass 9:30 a.m. Saturday, February 9, 2013 at St. Joseph Church, 1747 Lake Avenue, …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The owner of the Wilmette restaurant died on Jan. 31.
Arthur "Art" Falzer, the owner of C.J. Arthur's, passed away on Jan. 31, an unnamed family friend told Patch. C.J. Arthur's, which closed in Sept., was a longtime favorite location for locals. It billed itself as "Wilmette’s only nightlife!" Falzer owned the business for 23 years. "The Wilmette/Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce is saddened by the loss of Art Falzer and for 25 years, C.J. Arthur’s has been a valued Wilmette business," the Wilmette/Kenilworth Chamber of Commerce said in a statement. "Art and the Falzer family have supported and given back to the community. Young and old remember C.J.’s as a family destination and enjoyed the many great times including the Friday fish fry, lunch after soccer, Karaoke night and music by local …