Thursday, April 25, 2013
Ralph owned a progressive health food store in Wilmette in the early 2000s.
Thursday, April 25
Courtesy of Donnellan Family Funeral Services Ralph E. R. Roberts, age 50 of Wilmette, IL, died suddenly on April 13, 2013. He was born in Peoria, IL to Stewart and Barbara Roberts, and graduated from St. Joseph High School in South Bend, Indiana. He received his BA from the University of Michigan. Ralph began his career in the film editing business in Chicago, but spent most of his working life in the Public Relations business. For a short period of time in the early 2000’s, he had a progressive health food store on Central Ave. in Wilmette. A resident of Wilmette for 19 years, Ralph was very active in the community theater, performing in numerous shows at the summer theater in Gilson Park. He also enjoyed many other outside interests, …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Memorial donations for Kathryn "Kit" Fulgenzi, a Wilmette resident, may be made to the LUNGevity Foundation.
Kathryn “Kit” Fulgenzi nee McMahon age 60, of Wilmette. Beloved wife of Giovanni Fulgenzi; loving mother of Thomas Christopher “TC” Allen; fond sister of Edwin McMahon; devoted daughter of Marguerite and Edwin McMahon, Sr.; dear aunt and cousin to many. Visition will be held on Sunday April 7, from 4-9 p.m. at Donnellan Family Funeral Services in Skokie. Funeral Mass is scheduled for Monday April 8 at 10 a.m. at Saints Faith, Hope and Charity Church in Winnetka. Interment will be Monday April 8 at Mount Carmel Cemetary in Hillside. Memorial donations may be made to the LUNGevity Foundation. Obituary is run with permission from the Donnellan Family Funeral Services.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Nona Cox taught U.S. History, Political Science and Modern China at NTHS, and also studied in England and China.
Nona Cox, age 86 of Chicago was the best friend and sister of the late Adele M. Cox. Miss Cox received a Bachelor’s degree from Loyola University, Chicago, IL and a Master’s degree from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL both in History, with sabbatical studies at Cambridge University, Cambridge, England and in China during the early 1970s. Miss Cox was the former assistant to the late Governor & Ambassador Adlai Stevenson, II and the former teacher of U.S. History, Political Science and Modern China (1965 to 1983) at New Trier High School in Northfield & Winnetka, IL. A memorial service is set for April 11 at 4 p.m. at the Donnellan Family Funeral Services, located at 10045 Skokie Boulevard in Skokie. Interment is private, and will …
The Wilmette resident was the former historian for the U.S. House of Representatives.
Tuesday, April 2
Noted American political historian/biographer and former Historian of the U.S. House of Representatives Robert V. Remini of Wilmette IL passed away on March 28 due to complications from a recently suffered stroke. He was 91. Dr. Remini was born in 1921 in New York City, the son of the late William Remini and Lauretta Tierney Remini. He was the older brother of the late Vincent and William Remini. After graduating from Fordham University, he served as a Lieutenant in the U.S Navy in the Atlantic during WWII before returning to New York to obtain his Masters and Doctorate in History from Columbia University. During these studies in 1948, he married his kindergarten friend and classmate Ruth Kuhner, who passed away in 2012. Together they were…
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 …
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 …
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, …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Mimi Ryan was very involved with the Village of Wilmette, as well as the League of Women Voters of Wilmette.
Friday, January 4
Mary S. "Mimi" Ryan, long time Wilmette resident, public servant and devoted member of the League of Women Voters of Wilmette, passed away on January 1, 2013. Visitation will be held at Donnellan Funeral Home, 10045 Skokie Blvd, on Friday, January 4, from 3 to 8 p.m. Mass will be held on Saturday, January 5 at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Church, 524 9th Street in Wilmette. Mimi spent 12 years in elected service, four as a member of the Wilmette Board of Park Commissioners and then eight years as a member of the Village of Wilmette Board of Trustees (1983-1991). As a Trustee, Mimi was an advocate for Wilmette's ban on the sale and possession of handguns. Upon the ban's approval by the Wilmette Village Board in 1989, she said "To prevent one …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Evans of Lake Forest, 87, was a WWII veteran. He started the Lad and Lassie clothing store in Wilmette, which is now being run by its third generation.
The following obituary is from Kelley Spalding Funeral Home. William T. “Billy” Evans, Sr., 87, of Lake Forest, passed away January 1, 2013. He was a man defined by his undying devotion to hard work, his family, and his faith. His character spoke volumes without having to say a word. He showed his love by enriching the lives of those around him and didn’t expect any credit in return. Billy volunteered in the United States Navy where he proudly served as a radio operator, receiving and transmitting Morse code in the South Pacific during WWII. In 1953, he developed Lad and Lassie clothing store in Wilmette. Billy worked countless hours to turn what was once a small clothing boutique into a successful department store now spanning three …