Monday, April 8, 2013
The former Wilmette school principal died March 27 at the age of 81.
Former Glencoe resident Barbara Savitt, who served for 27 years at Wilmette Public Schools District 39, passed away at the age of 81 on March 27, after a brief battle with cancer, Wilmette Life reported. Cathy Flemming, a former Harper Elementary School teacher while Savitt served as the school’s principal, says Savitt was great at spontaneous community building, as well as supporting students and teachers through her decades of teaching and administration, Wilmette Life reported.
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. 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 be held at Calvary Cemetary …
Monday, April 1, 2013
New Trier High School graduate 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. For more stories like this, sign up for our free, daily newsletter. Speaking at her funeral, Froman’s boss, Sammie Moshenberg, used the analogy of the princess …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Northfield resident Lloyd G. Shore died at 93 on March 22, 2013. He served in World War II and founded Central Transformer Co., later renamed Northlake Engineering.
Saturday, March 23
Lloyd G. Shore, age 93, passed away on March 22, 2013. He was the beloved husband for 69 years to Judith (nee) Kerman; dear father to Sandra (Kevin) Moore, Richard (Suzanne) Shore, Max (Michiyo) Shore; cherished grandfather of David (Alison), Matthew (Jacqui), Molly, Joey, Mark, and Adrien; fond uncle to many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Max and Minnie Shore and his sister Thelma (Ira) Marland. Born in Chicago on May 5, 1919, he attended Senn High School, the University of Illinois, and M.I.T. After military service during WWII, he worked briefly at Argonne National Laboratory. Shortly thereafter, he and his best friend, the late Morton (Fran) Whitman, established Central Transformer Co., later renamed …
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, January 24, 2013
Lind, of Winnetka, founded one of the nation’s largest discount futures brokerages. He was hit by a car in California Wednesday.
Winnetka resident, monetary markets pioneer, co-creator of the International Monetary Market and former Chicago Mercantile Exchange board of directors member Barry Lind, 74, died after being hit by a car in Rancho Mirage in California on Wednesday night, the Chicago Tribune reported. Authorities in Riverside County, CA. told the Chicago Tribune that Lind was crossing a street to assist someone else that had been involved in a traffic accident when he was hit by a car. While the accident remains under investigation, it dos not appear that alcohol was a factor in the crash. Lind began working at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in 1962 and founded the brokerage firm Lind-Waldock and Co. in 1965, which was one of the first firms to market …
Monday, January 14, 2013
The Internet pioneer passed away this weekend in an apparent suicide. He was a student at North Shore Country Day School and grew up in Highland Park. His funeral is Tuesday morning.
Teachers and administrators at North Shore Country Day School in Winnetka remember former student Aaron Swartz as extremely intelligent and curious. Swartz, an Internet activist, co-creator of social news website Reddit and founder of Demand Progress, was found dead in an apparent suicide on Friday in his apartment in Brooklyn. He was 26. Swartz grew up in Highland Park and attended North Shore Country Day School through 9th grade. “He was a very creative boy and a very clever and bright child,” said Pam Whalley, head of lower school. “He was always engaged in school work. He loved … the creative opportunities he had here.” Whalley also noted that Swartz demonstrated the ability to tackle complex problems at a young age. “He was always …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
The Highland Park native and North Shore Country Day alum helped create the RSS feed when he was 14. He was facing federal charges at the time of his death. His funeral is Tuesday at Central Avenue Synagogue.
Aaron Swartz, a North Shore native and activist for free content on the Internet, was found dead Friday in his Brooklyn apartment in an apparent suicide, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. He was 26. Swartz helped create the RSS feed, which allows people to subscribe to information online, when he was just 14, according to an article in the New York Times. He also helped found Reddit, a social news website. He went on to become an activist for free online content, which landed him in trouble with the federal government in 2011 when he was indicted for gaining illegal access to a subscription-based service that distributes literary and scientific journals and then downloading nearly its entire library CNN quoted a statement from Swartz's …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
A temple service will be held on Wednesday at North Shore Congregation Israel in Glencoe.
Tuesday, January 8
A service will be held at noon on Wednesday for Harriette Warren (nee Benjamin), 89, of Glencoe. She was the beloved wife of Harold for 66 years, the loving mother of Deanne Basofin, Jeffrey (Monica) Warren and Marcy (Steven) Lerne and the proud grandmother of Rachel (Gerald) Burstyn, Joshua Basofin and Michelle Warren. She was also the cherished great-grandmothe rof Chana, Shmuel and Orly Burstyn, the dear sister of the late Ida (the late Edwin) Sabath, the late Edward (the late Florence) Benjamin and the late Meyer (the late Bertha) Benjamin. She will be missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. The temple service will be held at North Shore Congregation Israel in Glencoe, interment at Shalom. In lieu of flowers, memorials may…
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Services for the Wilmette resident will be held at 10 a.m. Friday.