The following members of our class are deceased.  Please let us know if you are aware of others.  Since our 50th reunion, we lost Roger Lange, Greg Kane, Bill Piggott and Mark Garfein.


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Sheila Appell (Wickert)


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SHEILA WICKERT

Sheila Wickert, 67, beloved wife of Steven for 45 years; loving mother of Debbra, Linda (Joe) Koppe and Jeffrey; cherished grandma of Sarah and Hannah Koppe and Joseph, Paige, Michael and Alexis Wickert; dear sister and friend. Graveside service Tuesday 12 noon at Shalom Memorial Park, 1700 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society , 820 Davis Street, Suite 400, Evanston, IL 60201. For Info: Shalom Memorial Funeral Home 847-255-3520
 

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Gail Backer


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Helen Berkovitz


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From Kathy Rand on June 3rd, 2011
Helen was a good friend of mine at South Shore.  She was such a kind and sweet person who died way too young.
 
From Sharon Silverman on August 6th, 2011
 Helen was a wonderful, warm, and loving friend.  She adored her three children and left them a wonderful legacy of loving care, spirituality, and respect.  
 

Robert Bessinger


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From John Burger on January 30th, 2011
Robert was my cousin.  I went him as Bobby.  The Bessingers lived East of the IC at 73nd Street.  I ate Thanksgiving dinners at his house.  I have a picture of our family at a wading pool in Hyde Park at 52nd near the lake.
 

Roger Bogin


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From Steve Mann on May 4th, 2011
I knew Roger from way back and we were on his farewell tour.
He knew that he was dying from the chemicals used in the Vietnam
war and he sought out the friends he wanted to see before he died.
We would get occasional emails over the years and then we got a phone call.
Roger came over for dinner and we spent the evening going over old memories. He knew exactly what was happening to him, and he said that he wanted to spend time with his old friends while he was still here. We were grateful that he included Vicki and me.
 
From Susan Quale on May 14th, 2011
I remember Roger from SSHS and his kindness to me then. One of the nicest things ever said to me was a genuine compliment from Roger at our 25th HS reunion. I will never forget it, or him.
 
From Mary Livingstone Huske on May 26th, 2011
 Roger was such a fun guy.  Over the years he used to call me every now and then from Michigan.  I really enjoyed those calls.  Now I know why they stopped.
 
From Carla Kelson on June 26th, 2011
 Loosing Roger is a profound sadness. His warmth and constancy brightened so many lives.
 
From Sharon Silverman on August 6th, 2011
 Roger's smile and warm, loving ways are a beautiful memory.  Sorry I didn't stay in touch over the years, but I remember him fondly.
 

Mickey Bourbules


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From Bonnie (Zafferas) Selimos on April 4th, 2011
I am so saddened to hear of Mickeys passing. We were great friends in High School and kept in touch after we were married. Last letter I got from Mickey was that she was married and had a few children and was living in Georgia. We were at each others weddings and she even did my hair for my wedding. We  even double dated to the prom.  We were very close friends. If anyone has any more info on where Mickey was and when she passed away I would really appreciate it. My e-mail address is :bondinos@att.net.
 

Margaret Briggs


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From pauline peterson/Lussenhop on September 16th, 2010
Margaret was a good friend in high school.  She enjoyed life and her family.  Memories include the sports we both loved and the many Tri Hi Y dances we went to. One particular night she and Martha had a party while their parents were out somewhere. The laughs and the fun we had that eveing I'll never forget.  Won't give the details, but we were laughing so hard we had to hold our faces.   You are missed.
 
From Judy Pachol Gaines on June 5th, 2011
We were at Bradwell School together, and then South Shore.  Margaret was such a fun loving person!  She and Martha were pretty much ready to do anything!  She was so outgoing and athletic.
She left us much too soon.  She is missed.
 
From Peter Garretson on September 14th, 2011
She was a friend. She is missed.
 

Martha Briggs


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From pauline Peterson/Lussenhop on September 16th, 2010
Martha and I remained friends till she passed away.  her passing was a shock and a heart felt loss.  We had many of the same friends in high school and spent weekends going places and enjoying life as teenagers.
  We both went to Navy Pier togehter, car pooling with Judy Zussman and all 3 majored in Physical Education.  Judy and I went downstate and Martha went to Norhtern Ill.  She married Jim Tylk and moved to Florida where she spent the rest of her life.  Martha and I would always meet at Christmas for lunch when she and Jim would come back to visit his family and their friends.  She was a fun loving person who loved her son and husband and was a good friend to those who knew her.  Her passing was way to soon and she is deeply missed.
 
From Judy Pachol Gaines on June 5th, 2011
We started out at Bradwell together.  We enjoyed South Shore together!  Martha was also very athletic and an upbeat person to be with. 
Martha settled in central Florida, with her husband and her son.  My parents settled about 10-15 miles from them.  So we did have an opportunity to get together every time I went to Fl.  We had some great visits.  She is missed.
 
From Patricia Council on August 10th, 2011
My dearest friend in the whole world.....I miss you. We had so many laughs. So many notes written since we didn't have texting.  I think about you often.
 

Nancy Bronowski


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Deborah Cohen


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Steven Dosick


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From Larry Rodkin on June 28th, 2011
Remembering...

AZA, doubling with you on many occasions, dinners with you, Sandy and Ricki in Florida, telephone calls about everything and anything.

A class act.

Peace.

L.
 

Linda Einbinder


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Linda Einbinder

 


 

Linda Lee Einbinder, loving mother of Margo Kligman; daughter of Howard Kligman; beloved daughter of the late Morton and Rose Einbinder; dear sister of Arlene Demb (Irwin Smiley), Susan Wernick (fiancé, Alan Sternstein), Fred (Martine) Einbinder, Renie (Dr. Michael) Schreiber and Cindy Bellowe; adored aunt and great-aunt of many nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. For funeral time and information, please contact Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, at 847-255-3520.


 

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Susan Eschbach


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From Sandy Williams (Schwien) on March 29th, 2011
One of the nicest people I have known in my lifetime.  She was always kind and thoughtful and brought "sunshine" into everyone's day.  Sue and I went to grammar school together and we had many good times.
 
From Norm Schwarz (June 1960) on June 7th, 2011
I'm so very sorry to hear that Susan has passed away. She was a fun loving, happy girl. She was a next door neighbor for several years and was also a grammar school classmate.
 

Paul Forsyth


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Mark Garfien

- - May 19th, 2014

Mark E. Garfien, age 70, former owner of United States Gear Corporation, beloved husband for almost 50 years of Nancy, nee Israel; loving father of Deborah (Michael) Morris and Charles Garfien; adored Papa of Jackson Ryder Morris; dear brother of Sharlene (Donald) Garfield and Barbara (Robert Berner) Garfien; treasured uncle and friend to many. Service Monday, 12 Noon at The Chapel, 8851 Skokie Blvd., Skokie (at Niles Center Rd.). Interment Shalom Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Honor Flight Chicago, 938 W. Montana Street, Chicago, IL 60614 or American Cancer Society , Lakeshore Division, P.O. Box 7561, Chicago, IL 60680-7561. 
 

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Nancy Gelman (Lasin)


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Sharon Greenblatt


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From Larry Rodkin on June 28th, 2011

Greenie...

I'll always remember dancing with you on The Ray Rayner Show, 8th grade graduation dinner at Fritzel's, Boy Scout dances, AZA parties...

Thanks for the good times.  Peace!

L.

 

Sharon Grossman


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Marsha Gutzait


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From Karen Zabo on July 25th, 2011
 Marsha,  we were best friends for 46 years.  My family and i miss you, and i think of you every day.  You were godmother to my children and i was godmother to yours.  We did some crazy things together which earned us the names of "Lucy and Ethel."  You will always be in my heart.  Love you,  Karen Ripes Zabo
 
From Darlene Goldberg on November 17th, 2011
You were the best Aunt ever.  I remember so much from when I was a little girl, the song you sang to me, and your laugh.  You are so missed.  I only hope you are with my mom (your sister) and dad, as well as your father and mother.  I miss u so much but like I said I still here your laugh when ever I think of you
 

Robert Hinckley

- - 1986


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Fred Holstein


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From Larry Levin on May 28th, 2011
Fred often performed a wonderful song by Eric Bogle.  The chorus seems so fitting for Fred, as well as for the others of our classmates who are no longer with us.

"But to every sailor comes time to drop anchor
Haul in the sails and make the lines fast
You deep water dreamer, your journey is over
You're safe in the harbor at last."
 
From Carla Kelson on June 26th, 2011
 Fred was not only talented, but thoughtful and kind: traits that seldom accompany one another. He was taken way too soon.
 
From Jay Karant on July 10th, 2011
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From Jay Karant on July 10th, 2011
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Marshall Hornstein


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From Kathy Rand on June 3rd, 2011
I remember talking with Marshall at all our past reunions.  I will miss him at our 50th. 
 
From Larry Rodkin on June 30th, 2011
Marshall was a great leadre of JP AZA.  He will be missed
L.
 

Roger Innes


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From pauline Peterson/Lussenhop on September 16th, 2010
Roger and I were in the same division all 4 years.  He was a great kid who went on to serve his country.  He left behind a wife and parents who always hoped he would return from vietnam.  He was an friend and a hero to all who knew him.  He will be remembererd forever.
 
From Gregory Kane on August 2nd, 2011
Roger; Thanks for your servise and sacrifice during an unpopular war. Many of us served our country during that time and honor those that didn't return. It was stirring to me to see Roger's name on the wall in D.C. We should all stand up and salute those in our class that have server in any of our military branches.
 
From Karen Johnson-Piggott on August 14th, 2011
I have thought of Roger many times over the years remembering his family and how they kept the hope alive that he was safe, especially his sister Gail.  Roger was an awesome guy, always friendly and funny. He has been missed for years and we will continue to honor him. 

We lost many in Viet Nam and hold close their memory.  Let's remember to be grateful to all who have served throughout our history, keeping not only our freedom in tact but the freedom of those less fortunate than we as Americans.
 

Susan Isenberg (Solovy)


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Norma Johnson


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Steve Jones


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From Gregory Kane on August 3rd, 2011
 
 

Greg Kane

- - January 8th, 2014

Hi Kathy
 
I am sorry to have to send this to you via email, but this is the only way I know how to reach you.  I wanted to let you know that my father passed away January 8, 2014.  It was quite sudden and he went very fast and without any suffering.  I know you and he worked together on the South Shore High School reunion and thought that you might want to put out the word to your classmates.  As you can imagine, my family is grief-stricken and heart broken.  He was a great man and larger than life - our lives will never be the same without him in it.  I wanted you to know how much he loved South Shore and being a part of the reunion committee.  His service is Thursday, January 23 at our church with a reception to follow.  If you would like any additional information about his memorial fund(s) which we have set up you may contact me via email atgbkane13@gmail.com.
 
He always spoke very highly of you and I thought you and the rest of the "gang" would like to be aware of his passing.
 
Take care,
 
Sincerely,
 
Gillian Kane

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Dennis Kaveshan


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Claudia Kempf


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Starling, Chrystal

 

 

 

Chrystal Starling April 27, 1943 - February 6, 2009 Chrystal Starling, 65, of Grand Junction, CO was released from the physical challenges of dealing with MS on February 6th 2009. She was born April 27, 1943 in Muskogee, Oklahoma to parents, Judge George Vincent Kempf and Eleanor Wright Rushing. She received her bachelor's degrees in both economics and political science, with minors in French and Russian, at Bryn Mawr College. She then pursued graduate and doctoral degrees in theatre and cinematography with minors in international education and comparative religion. Chrystal had a never-ending love of, and lust for, knowledge and information. She was extremely well read and globally travelled, with an in depth knowledge of many subjects. She was an engaging conversationalist and an excellent listener. Her precise memory of dates and times was uncanny. Despite a multitude of physical handicaps, she always wore a warm, loving smile and her contagious laugh brightened many a path. She was an adamant supporter of local cultural events and local businesses. A grand lady will be missed in the Grand Junction community. She is survived by the following relatives, niece, Robin Kempf-Haxton and husband Peter, and daughter, Alison of Topeka, KS; nephew, Lucas Kempf and wife, Purvee, and children, Meerabella and Nicholas of Washington, D.C. Also, sister, Alice Lobato and husband, Nick who reside in Grand Junction. Memorial services will be held at Shepard of the Valley Lutheran Church at 3133 F Road at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday February 26th. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Avalon Theatre.

Published in The Daily Sentinel on 2/22/2009

 

 


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William Klawans


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From Nancy Mark on January 12th, 2011
Saddened to hear of the loss of Billy, whom I knew since our earliest days at Bradwell Elementary School.
 
From Bernard Kerman on April 24th, 2011
What a great guy Bill was! We had such good times together.
May G-d bless you, Bill.

 
From Edward O'Neill on September 28th, 2011
To the family of William Klawans,

We were best friends so many years ago.  I will remember you in my prayers.
 
From David Klawans on November 7th, 2011
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From lori schuyler on November 7th, 2011
He was a good man, a good husband, and a good father
 

Rosilyn Kossiv (Pomerantz)

- - January 26th, 2011


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ROSILYN POMERANTZ

Rosilyn "Roz" Pomerantz, beloved wife of the late Jack S. Pomerantz; devoted mother of Michael, Marty (Jill) Pomerantz and Michele Pomerantz; proud bubbie of four beautiful boys, Maxwell, Zachary, Seth and Jonah Pomerantz; and one gorgeous granddaughter, Mackenzie; dear sister of June Fisher, Edith Lenzo, Mel (Bonnie) Pomerantz and the late Marilyn Smiley; cherished aunt of many wonderful nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, National Headquarters, 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. Service Friday, 9:30 a.m. at the Weinstein Funeral Home, 111 Skokie Blvd., Wilmette. Interment, Shalom Memorial Park Cemetery, Arlington Heights, IL. For info., 847-256-5700

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From Linda (Marks)Ellenburg on March 6th, 2011
Rozzie and I were best friends for so many years.... from 7th grade through high school.  There were so many good times and so many wonderful memories. I know her warm smile and sense of humor is surely missed.
 
From Christine Fotopoulos Georgopulos on May 30th, 2011

In memory of my friend Rozzie:  your love and warm smile will be forever missed!

 
From jerry Gosenpud on June 17th, 2011
 One of my favorite people as I grew up.  I had a chance to remeet her at our 35th reunion. Still wonderful.  I am sad.
 
From SARI SPECTOR on July 20th, 2011
I remember Roz and Jack very well, they were great, I think of them every time I hear 'Blue Moon" their favorite song. I am so glad Roz and I  were able to have dinner together several months ago, little did I know it would be our last. 
 
From Karen Zabo on July 25th, 2011
Roz,  I'm so glad that I came to Chicago to stay with you and support you in your valiant fight against pancreatic cancer.  We still managed to stay up very late, talk about old times, our kids and grandkids, and go through lots of albums showing our fun days together with Marsha, Renee, and Lois.  You were always the cheerful one who found delight in the smallest things.  I miss you, but i know that you are in a better place without pain with Jack, your beloved husband.  
I love you,
Karen Ripes Zabo 
 

Millie Krooth (Gore)


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From Elaine Krasnitz on June 22nd, 2011
BFF.  I miss you still.
 
From Alyce Brown on June 22nd, 2011
Millie was my playmate from the age of 4 until we went to school. We continued to be friends even in high school.

I am so sad to hear she has passed on. Millie, I miss you!
 
From Sandy (Baum) Swan on July 21st, 2011
Millie was not only my best friend but one of the kindest, genuine, and down to earth person I have ever met. 
 
From Kathy Rand on July 23rd, 2011
Millie was one of my closest friends, and she would do anything for you.  I had a new job that I hated.  On my second day at work, Millie called in and said she was me and quit the job for me!  Now that's a friend.  I will always miss her.
 

Roger Lange

May 7th, 1943 - January 19th, 2012

Dr. Roger Lange, devoted his life to cancer patients; at 68
ROGER LANGE
Globe Correspondent / February 12, 2012
 
Rather than seek acclaim within his specialty, Dr. Roger Lange focused on treating one cancer patient at a time. Then, at the end of the day, he went home and spent time with his family.
 “The work that he did was untainted by external rewards,’’ said Dr. Glenn Bubley, who started working with Dr. Lange in the early 1980s. “He was well known amongst the cancer community but not among hoity-toity specialists worldwide.’’
In the community of the seriously ill, Dr. Lange sported a Groucho Marx mustache that made him instantly recognizable, and he offered unhurried compassion each time he spoke with a patient.
“He never rushed you,’’ said Julie Korostoff, an attorney who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001 and was his patient until his death. “He really talked to you and listened to you and didn’t talk over you. He addressed every question with a mix of honesty and seriousness.’’
Dr. Lange, who had been chief of the division of hematology-oncology at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge and also was on the staff of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, died Jan. 19 in Beth Israel of complications of multiple myeloma. He was 68 and lived in Brookline.
Bubley said it wasn’t that Dr. Lange had more time than other doctors to spend on his patients. He just made sure to answer all their questions thoroughly and let the conversation unfold without patients feeling rushed.
“He would calm them down, get them to have a realistic, but more positive view of their illness,’’ he said.
Korostoff said that when she was first diagnosed, she was given plenty of advice on what to eat or drink. When a colleague told her green tea would help, she asked Dr. Lange.
“He said the only thing that green tea will do is make your pee green,’’ she said. “It’s a typical kind of comment: Frank, but funny and honest.’’
Dr. Lange, who also taught at Harvard Medical School, loved to make jokes, Bubley said, but they were almost always at his own expense.
“He came from nothing,’’ said Bubley, who added that no question would prompt Dr. Lange to pass judgment on his patients.
“It was well known in our medical center that he had this capacity, this incredible patient-centered approach to medicine,’’ he said.
Born and raised in Chicago, Roger Frederick Lange went to South Shore High School, where he played baseball and basketball.
He met Lois Platt when she sat behind him in a seventh-grade classroom. In eighth grade, they worked together on the student council, and remained close friends until their senior year, when he asked her to the prom. She had turned down another offer, hoping he would ask her.
“I think his friends said ‘What are you waiting for?’ ’’ she recalled, laughing.
In 1961, when they graduated from high school, Dr. Lange went to Harvard College and she went to Brown University in Providence. They wrote letters two or three times a week and visited frequently.
“By senior year I think we were committed to being together,’’ she said. “We were just good friends, and that carried us along until we were old enough to start thinking about getting married.’’
When they both graduated, she went to Columbia University in New York City for a graduate degree in social work, and he attended Harvard Medical School, graduating in 1969.
In 1967, after she finished graduate school, they married and lived in Boston while he finished medical school and a residency.
They moved to Maryland for two years while he worked at the National Institutes of Health, then lived in St. Louis for a year before returning to Boston.
Dr. Lange began growing his thick mustache around the time their son, David, was born. Soon after, their daughter, Nancy, was born.
“Once he grew the mustache we were a family,’’ she said. “I don’t even think of him without it.’’
David said that for his wedding, the family stocked plenty of Groucho Marx masks, and guests who donned them wanted to pose for photos with Dr. Lange.
Throughout his life, Dr. Lange made exercising a priority. During summers, he and his wife rode bikes and in the winters they went cross-country skiing.
“He was always one to say, ‘Just a few more miles,’ ’’ she said.
When their children were in high school, the family, along with her sister, went to France and biked throughout the country.
“One time in France we were lost in fields of sunflowers, and we had to get to the place we were staying before they stopped serving dinner,’’ his wife said. “I just followed him, and we pulled into the place about 10 minutes before the dining hall closed.’’
Dr. Lange and his wife also played tennis, and he coached his son’s Little League baseball team in Brookline.
For Thanksgiving each year, Dr. Lange made a barbeque turkey on the grill on the back deck of the Brookline house where his children grew up and where he and his wife were living when he died.
“It could be snowing, but we’d go out there and have a drink and bring in the turkey,’’ Bubley said.
“He was such a family man,’’ Bubley said, adding that Dr. Lange “never missed the kids’ soccer and basketball games. He was there for them and his wife through all their pursuits. When I had my children, who are about a decade younger, I tried to emulate that style.’’
Throughout Dr. Lange’s career, his wife said, grateful patients sent him gifts by way of saying thanks.
About 10 years ago, the Langes awakened to find their driveway clear of snow that fell the night before. A few snowsotrms passed before they realized the driveway was cleared by a patient who knew where they lived and wanted to repay Dr. Lange for his help.
During the holidays, Dr. Lange’s daughter said, he always received “more gifts than he could handle.’’
A service has been held for Dr. Lange, who in addition to his wife, Lois, his son, David, of New York City, and his daughter, Nancy, of Jamaica Plain, leaves his brother, Paul of Rehoboth Beach, Del.; and two granddaughters.
As Dr. Lange’s health declined, his wife was overwhelmed by the response from the cancer community.
“One man said that he saw cancer as an excuse to go see Dr. Lange,’’ she said, recalling the response of her husband’s patients. “They consider him a close personal friend. With my own loss, my heart goes out to them, too.’’
© Copyright 2012 Globe Newspaper Company.
 
  

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Roger F. Lange
LANGE, Roger F. One of Boston's pre-eminent hematologist/oncologists, at age 68 after a long illness. He was known for his keen
intellect, expansive knowledge, excellent judgment, and outstanding personal care of his patients. Devoted to family, Dr. Lange is
survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Lois (Platt); son, David M. Lange, and daughter in law, Bernadette Lee; daughter, Nancy E.
Lange, and son-in-law, Anand Vaidya; and his brother, Paul Lange. He also leaves two beloved granddaughters, Maia Vivienne
Lange, 15 months, and Usha Ranjani Vaidya, 2 1/2 weeks. Memorial Service will be held at Stanetsky Memorial Chapel on
Sunday, January 22nd at 2:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dr. Lange's memory may be made to the Roger F. Lange
Research Fund, c/o Lowell E. Schnipper, M.D., Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Rabb 430, 330 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA
02215. Visiting hours at the family home Monday through Thursday from 10:00 to 12:00 A.M. and 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Stanetsky
Memorial Chapel
www.stanetskybrookline.com
Published in The Boston Globe from January 20 to January 21, 2012


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Lois Larson (Ellison)


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From Sandy Schwien on June 8th, 2011
Lois was well liked by everyone that knew her.  She was always so sweet and kind.  A great loss to her family and friends.
 

Michael Lerman


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Steven Levy


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From Jerry Gosenpud on August 13th, 2011
 Steve was a kind and gentle man who was successful active in his community and a good husband and father.  Steve and I were close in grade and high school and his passing at a very early age upset me greatly.  Our runion has brought back memories, fond memories. 
 

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Barbara Maples (Beeman)

- - April 17th, 1995


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From Barbara Lucado Sawyers on June 16th, 2011
Barb was one of my best friends in school. I'm sorry to hear of her passing.
 
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Michael McMahon


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Carol Mehlenbeck

October 20th, 1943 - August 20th, 2001


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Bruce Meyers


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From Nancy Mark on January 12th, 2011
Memories of Bruce all the way back to Bradwell.
My condolences.
 
From Stuart Hoffenberg on January 23rd, 2011
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From Bruce's letter to his family of friends in January 2006: "This is not an invitation to join a fan club but rather the sharing of the greatest power I have ever known. You are the best. I thank God every day for having each of you in my life... and if you are curious, you might just find that knowing one another is the greatest gift that I have to share. I love you all."
 
From Stuart Hoffenberg on January 23rd, 2011
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From Stuart Hoffenberg on January 23rd, 2011
Image Bruce died of Cancer. He was a dear and good cloassmate and friend. Read about him on "Facebook". It is much easier.
 
From Steve Mann on May 4th, 2011
I remember Bruce starting from the early years at Bradwell. He was a very friendly guy with a big smile. I'll miss him.
 
From Dave Delott on November 2nd, 2011
Bruce was one of the nice guys that didn't have anything negative to say about anyone. I hadn't seen him since the reunion of the 62 class.  He was a good guy.
 

Alexander Mitchell

March 3rd, 1943 - March 5th, 2007


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Alexander ‘Mitch’ Bill Mitchell
 
 
Alexander Bill Mitchell, 64, of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, passed away on Monday, March 5, 2007, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Alex was born in Beloit, Wisconsin, on March 3, 1943, the son of Alexander Bruce and Rita Mae (Thorson) Mitchell. He graduated from South Shore High School in Chicago, Illinois, in 1961.
 
On July 10, 1968, Alex, who at the time was stationed with the U.S. Army in Phu Bai, Vietnam, requested an R&R in Hawaii where he married Patricia Ann Tjensvold from Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. They were joined in holy matrimony by Chaplain Wesley V. Gehry at the Fort Shafter Army Chapel in Honolulu.
 
Upon completing his military service and returning to the states, Alex completed his Bachelor of Science in Education degree in History and Mathematics at UW-Whitewater in 1972. The job market for teachers at that time was not good, so he began working as a sales representative and then a Division Supervisor for International Circulation Distributors, a division of the Hearst Corporation.
 
Trained to be a teacher, Alex longed to work with students in the classroom. In 1988, he left his job and went back to UW-Whitewater to become re-certified as a teacher and to complete majors in Mathematics and in Broadfield Social Studies. During that time, he also did substitute teaching for several of the local school districts. The job market in these areas was still very tight, so he decided to return to the publishing business.
 
He joined the Curtis Circulation Company in 1991 as District Sales Manager based in New Berlin, Wisconsin. When the New Berlin office closed, he became Distribution Manager at Southern Wisconsin News in Edgerton, Wisconsin. He retired from there in March of 2005 but still worked at Southern on a part-time basis. He was diagnosed with lung cancer at the beginning of August in 2006.
 
Surviving are his wife, Pat, his father-and mother-in-law, Ray and Jeanne Tjensvold; sisters-in-law Linda Mitchell and Cindy Tjensvold; brothers-in-law Steve and Bob Tjensvold; nephews David and Mark Mitchell and David Tjensvold; and Mark’s children, Magdalyn, Ian, and Anna Mitchell. Alex was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, George Mitchell.
 
Friends may call on Friday, March 9, from 10 a.m. to noon at Nitardy Funeral Home in Fort Atkinson. A private funeral service will be held in the Chapel at Pine Lawn Cemetery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where Alex will be laid to rest.
 
A special thank you is extended to all who gave Mitch and his wife their love, support, and friendship when they most needed it. Anyone planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Countryside Home in Jefferson, Wisconsin.

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From Terrence "Terry" Murphy on January 23rd, 2011
    I knew Alex all through high school and even worked a part time job with for a short while after we graduated from high school. He truely was a great guy and friend. I just wished he never smoked and maybe he would still be alive today but only God would know that for sure. I am glad he found happiness in life and meet the girl of his dreams and lived happy ever after. Those of us who knew him will miss him.
 

John Moeller

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From Diane Roll Moeller on June 18th, 2011

After 42 years of marriage where to begin?  How about high school where many of you remember John as I do--friendly to all, often tardy and without homework,"...tell me about Knitting and Still Knitting."  But what charm!  A "real nice guy" you would recall--

John grew from that modest impression to a fine man and ultimately to those of us who loved him "the most amazing man"

John's generousity captured my heart even in high school;his offer of fun and excitment sealed the deal and we were married in his last year at U of I--

We soon moved to TN where he received a masters degree and began a career in public service--Later we moved to Marietta, GA where he continued as Director of Planning and Zoning in a large growing county in Metro Atlanta--

After career change in 1993 he began his own business as a builder specializing in custom remodelling--

John kept his promises spoken and unspoken--Because of his generous spirit John gave himself wholeheartedly to every endeavour--His only luxury the love of exploration and travel--Our method of seeing the world was often on two wheels--bicycles--slow and easy where we tasted the countryside in our own sweat along with the local cuisine--Fun and excitement we had to the max!

Our slow mode of travel brought adventures of all sorts--Because we liked flexibility in our itinerary we often had no advance reservations--Hence the night spent in a vineyard in the Loire Valley--not a quaint gite but a spot on the ground--Because we did not always understand local signs we were arrested on Wensaslas Boulevard for parking in a trolley stop--We've been lost in the Black Forest; caught in torrential rain in Wasserburg; and without a franc to our name on Bastille Day--an expired ATM card in our pocket........."What me, worry?"  We once lost our shirts in Ireland when they blew off the windowsill on the Irish coast along with our socks and underwear!

It was a rich life--family and friends, travels and toil; work and worship--Two children, John Jr. and Nancy Jean brought us 6 grandchildren--The last born after John's passing and named after 'Pop', John Robert--These along with our two in-law children were the lights and delights of John's life--When the health of my mother took me away, John was often babysitting 5 at one time!

John left a legacy of faith and family, work and play that our children are passing on to their children today--

God has been good to us--

John, you kept all your promises and left us richer for having known and loved you--Thanks for the memories, honey--It was a great ride, and I wouldn't have wanted to miss a thing!

Your ever loving wife, Diane

 

 
From Larry Rodkin on June 30th, 2011
We'll miss you.  But Diane will be there...and you'll be there in spirit.

L.

 

Charles Munson


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Steven Nehf


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Robert Noren


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Raymond Obstfeld

- - 1996


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Maralee Pahn


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Susan Peake (Dick)

- - 1988


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William Peake

June 19th, 1942 - 2011

William had submitted the following for his profile before his death in 2011.


Occupation: Retired - customer service representative
Marital Status: Single
Highlights of your life since graduation:
In 1967, a serious interest was developed in military aircraft photography and historical research. This led to various articles in magazines and the contribution of photos and historical data to a number of books. Then ultimately, a book (McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II: Production and Operational Data) was published by Ian Allan in England in December 2004, and becoming available in this country the following July.

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James Perkins


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From Sandy Williams (Schwien) on March 29th, 2011
Jim was such a great guy and is still missed by his friends.  We speak of him often even though he passed on many years ago.
 
From Betty Theirl (Paul) on May 17th, 2011
Gone but not forgotten-Jimmy was my first real crush and also my first real kiss at age 12.
 

William Piggott

April 2nd, 1943 - July 15th, 2013

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Barry Price

January 5th, 1944 - August 24th, 2008


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Judy Rapacki


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Eric Rasmussen

May 31st, 1943 - April 19th, 2007


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Susan Rosenberg


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Neal Rosenfield


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From Robert L. Johnson on November 12th, 2014
Richie Sato and I were best pals at Parkside School from 2nd through 7th grade (1956) when my family moved to Park Forest and regular contact was lost. He was a genuinely great guy and we lost him must too soon as he had so much promise.  Bob Johnson
 

Sandra Schanks (Levinson)

- - February 4th, 2011


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SANDRA J. LEVINSON
Sandra J. Levinson, nee Schanks. Beloved wife of Alfred; loving mother of Lisa Levinson, Mitchell (Stacy) Levinson and Stacy (Jonathan) Leiter; adoring Nana of Joshua, Sofia, Brynn, Logan, Theodore and Rachel; also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Chapel service Tuesday, 12:15 p.m. at Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 W. Rand Rd., Arlington Heights. Interment Shalom Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cancer charity of choice. For info: 847-255-3520 or www.shalom2.com

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Julian Scheinbuks


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From Steve Mann on April 24th, 2011
Julian was really looking forward to coming to this reunion, but he lost his two year battle with cancer in July, 2010.

A professor of biology, Julian worked as an educator and researcher for Chicago State University for more than 20 years. His true legacy though, comes from his work in recent years with distance learning and online education for CSU. Under his leadership, the number of students participating in these programs grew from 110 to more than 1600 in the last eight years.

Upon his death, Julian donated $1,000,000 to CSU which will be used both for providing scholarships for students pursuing degrees in biology as well as the continued development of online instruction and programming. This donation is the largest gift from a faculty member in the University's history. On May 24, from 11am - 1pm, CSU will hold a memorial service dedicating the new Scheinbuks Center for distance learning.

On a personal note, Julian was my oldest friend. Vicki and I will miss his company at our home, and the many times we went to Theater on the Lake in the summers. So long, old friend. I couldn't have passed 4th grade math without you.





 
From ron alpert on May 16th, 2011
 Julian was my best friend from my early grade school days.  I remember dinners at his parent's home, playing monopoly and piano duets with him.  He was my college room mate and best man at my wedding. My wife met Julian while we were in college and she and  I have been friends with Julian until his passing last year.  We'll miss him.
 

Barry Schmarak


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From Sandy (Baum) Swan on July 21st, 2011
It was so sad that Sharyn was diagnosed with MS just as she was starting her life.  I still think about her.
 

Kenneth Slou

- - 1992


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Morton Solomon


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Morton Solomon

Morton Solomon, 66, dear brother of Ethel (Joel) Weiss and the late Rosetta June (Melvin H.) Sorkin; fond uncle of Mark (Caron) Sorkin and Becky (Michael) Lamb and Eric Weiss; great-uncle of Jacqueline and Michael Sorkin and Joel Weiss. Graveside Services Monday, 11 a.m., at Waldheim Jewish Cemetery (Gate 86, enter cemetery East on Greenberg Rd., from Des Plaines Ave.,) South of Roosevelt Rd., Forest Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his memory to the charity of your choice. Arrangements by: Chicago Jewish Funerals, 847-229-8822, www.cjfinfo.com 
 

Published in Chicago Tribune on November 22, 2009

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From Judy Wodis Rosso on October 10th, 2010
10 October 2010
I just read that Morton Solomon died. I would like to say to his family and friends how very sorry I am. He was my first boyfriend when I was 7 or 8 years old and I believe I was his first girlfriend. I have very tender memories of him taking me to see a movie on 75th Street and I remember exactly where we sat and the ice cream we enjoyed and that I was much taller than he was and that I thought he was the kindest person in the world.
As you can see, I have been carrying him in my heart all these years and I will continue to do just that.
With my best wishes, Judy Wodis Rosso
 

Joseph Sonneman


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From Ray Quisenberry on January 11th, 2011
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Juneau [Alaska] Empire
Longtime Juneau political activist Dr. Joseph Sonneman died early March 8, 2009, at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Wash., after a three-year struggle with ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. He was 64.
He was born in Chicago in 1944, and attended Chicago public schools.
After serving in the U.S. Army from 1963 to 1966, including service as a radar repairman in Korea, he earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and master's and doctorate degrees from Claremont graduate school. While in the master's program in government finance, he was an intern at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston. He first came to Juneau in 1971 to conduct research for his doctoral dissertation on the effect of oil income on Alaskan government financial decisions.
 
When he finished graduate school, he returned to Alaska where he worked as a photographer, budget analyst, taxi driver, heavy equipment oiler on the Alaska pipeline, postal worker, and university instructor. He became interested in the law and earned a J.D. degree from Georgetown School of Law in 1989. He was a member of the Alaska, Hawaii and Washington, D.C. Bar Associations and conducted a law and legal research practice in Juneau.
He was active in politics all his life, and served on numerous local and state Democratic Party committees and as Alaska Democratic Party treasurer. He ran for Mayor of Juneau in 1973. He also ran in the primaries for the U.S. House in 1974, and for the U. S. Senate in 1978, 1992, 1996, and in 1998 succeeded in becoming the Democratic Party nominee for U.S. Senate but lost the election to Republican incumbent Frank Murkowski.
He was a member of Veterans of Foreign War Post 5559; Pioneers of Alaska Juneau Igloo Number 6; Juneau World Affairs Council; Juneau Chapter of AARP; and Paralyzed Veterans of America, and served on the Juneau Commission on the Aging.
As a photographer, he followed the example of Klondike Gold Rush photographer A. E. Hegg, and documented the construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline with an 8-by-10-inch view camera. Over his career, he had one-person shows at the San Jose Museum of Art, the University of Oklahoma Museum of Art, the Alaska State Museum, the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry and Harper Hall at Claremont Graduate University.
After his diagnosis of ALS, he moved to Washington to be closer to family members. He lived for two years at the Washington State Veterans Home near Seattle and was also an intermittent patient at the Veterans' Administration hospital in Seattle.
Survivors include his mother, Edith Sonneman of Chicago; and sisters Eve Sonneman of New York, Toby Sonneman of Bellingham, Wash., and Milly Sonneman of Sausalito, Calif.
Burial will be at the Sitka National Cemetery with Jewish graveside services at a date yet to be determined. Arrangements are also pending for a Juneau memorial service.
Donations in Dr. Sonneman's memory may be made to the Joe Sonneman Prize In Photography Endowment c/o David Carpenter, Claremont Graduate University Advancement Office, 165 10th St., Claremont, CA 91711.
 
From Ray Quisenberry on October 1st, 2011
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Friday, March 13, 2009

Another Joe for Juneau

 
-- by Dennis Harris
[From the Progressive Alaska Blogspot.com]

Early in the summer of 1971, the Juneau blues/rock band that I had played in broke up as key members moved away from Alaska. I was trying to find enough blues players to form my dream blues/R&B band --- a band with a horn section, and with my blues harp as the lead instrument.


One day in early June, I spotted a new face on the street, a guy with a big smile and and oversized Afro hair. I asked him if he played trombone or sax, and he replied “No, but do you know a place where I can plug in my camper van?”. The bearded, bozo-headed humorist was Joe Sonneman, who had just arrived in Juneau to do research for his doctoral dissertation at Claremont Graduate School. An economics major who retained his Keynesian roots through his undergrad days at Milton Friedman’s University of Chicago lessez-faire department, he was analyzing the effects of oil income on Alaska’s public finances.


I referred Joe to some hippy friends at the end of Mendenhall Peninsula who had electricity at their parking pad, and invited him over for dinner. He eventually met most of the other members of Juneau’s alternative and activist community over the next few months. When he discovered that we wouldn’t be having a marching band for the Fourth of July parade, he and Cynthia Streeter organized a 30 member kazoo band to play Souza favorites, with Cynthia as drum majorette and Joe conducting in his clown suit.


By the end of the summer, Joe knew that he had found his home in Alaska, and returned to Claremont only when he needed to. In the spring of 1972, he had changed his voting registration to Juneau, and was one of the Ad Hoc Democrats that unseated party regulars when we packed the Juneau, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Sitka, Kenai, and Mat-Su caucuses, district conventions,and the State Convention. One of my favorite memories of that convention, held at the UAF Wood Center, is Joe in his clown suit, attempting to hand Mike Gravel an anti-Vietnam War petition, and Gravel trying to avoid recognizing or looking at him (this was a year before Gravel’s grandstanding with Daniel Ellsberg’s Pentagon Papers).


 

When the opportunities of pipeline wages came along, Joe took oiler training and joined Operating Engineers Local 302. He worked the summers of 1974 and 1975 oiling equipment at the camps and pump stations from Delta south to Thompson Pass, and documenting construction of the line with his 8 x 10 inch view camera, in the same manner that Gold Rush photographer A. E. Hegg documented the Klondike Gold Rush.


Joe returned to Juneau and bought a tiny white house with green trim on Willoughby Avenue, in a commercial zone next to what was then Laura Lee’s Bar-B-Q, and what is now Bullwinkles Pizza. Over the next 30 years, it was his photo studio, law office, boarding house, where the door was always welcome to his many friends.


Joe was active in politics from his early days in Juneau. He often ran for office when no one else would oppose an entrenched but widely disliked candidate, starting with Juneau’s Mayor William Macomber in 1973, when he used photo self-portrait posed like pictures of Juneau founding father Richard Harris with the slogan “Another Joe For Juneau”. He continued by running in Democratic primaries, for the house in 1974, and for the U.S. Senate in 1978, 1992, and 1996, finally winning the nomination in 1998, when he was defeated by the entrenched Frank Murkowski. The only time he lost and felt bad about it was when he lost to Teresa Obermeyer in 1996.


As a postal workers’ union steward, he became interested in labor law, and took some paralegal courses at UAS that convinced him to attend law school. He told me that his three years at Georgetown were a great exercise in sleep deprivation, but he reveled in attending a school where Sam Dash taught ethics and students could easily attend Supreme Court oral arguments. He easily passed the Massachusetts, D.C, Alaska, and Hawaii bar exams.


He was obstinate, and a man of such conviction that he sometimes alienated his strongest allies at Democratic Party conventions and meetings. He served the Party on precinct and district committees, and served several years as State Treasurer.


In 2006, he was having trouble with what he said was weakness in his arms. After numerous visits to the Anchorage VA clinic and the Seattle VA hospital, he was diagnosed with ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, which slowly attacks the motor nerves and results in gradual paralysis.


Years before, Joe had been a strong advocate for an Alaska Veterans Home, similar to the one he had visited in Washington State, but when the Alaska Legislature created a Veterans Wing at the Palmer Pioneers home, they left the age of admission at 65. When Joe was diagnosed, he was 62, he had to move to Washington and become a Washington resident to get admitted to the Washington Veterans Home at Retsil, where he lived for 2 years because there was no place in Alaska where veterans under 65 could obtain assisted living care.


He was a loyal Chicago Democrat to the end. I visited him last November, and when he told me he would be buried in the Sitka National Cemetery, he said he had considered burial in Chicago so he could keep voting Democratic.


He has inspired me to continue his work in several ways, including advocating construction of a real Alaska Veterans Home, open to disabled military veterans of any age, and advocating more funding for research for a cure for ALS, a disease that occurs 40% more often in our military veterans than in the general population.


But what I will miss most is the smile, the unasked-for (and sometimes unwanted) advice, and the incredible sense of humor.

 
From Ray Quisenberry on June 23rd, 2012
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Over the weekend the Alaska Democratic Party met in Sitka for its biennial convention. We visited Joe in the National Cemetery there. He's in a beautiful spot. We miss him--his presence was especially noticed during the meeting of the Resolutions Committee, always his favorite place to be!
[for further information, contact Ray Quisenberry]

 

Judith Stiefel (Heyman)

1942 - 2002


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From pauline lussenhop on March 29th, 2011
Image Carolyn you are so missed by your friends. Your life ended way too soon.  I have so many fun memories of our time together at Dowagic Michigan, the dunes beach, parties in your basement and our really fun high school times togehter driving by all our boyfriends houses at 11:00 at night.  Your wedding to Butchie was beautiful and you were a beautiful bride.  We will meet in heaven and have some more laughs.
 
From Mary Livingstone Huske on May 26th, 2011
 I remember Carolyn's great sense of humor from Dixon, Hirsch and South Shore.  So sorry to hear of her passing.
 

Sherwin Swidler


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From beverly price on April 30th, 2011
I met him in the halls of south shore high school. I found him to be a very kind and caring person. I left the state shortley after graduation.I never saw him at any of the reunions.I am sad !!B Price
 

Michael Thornton


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Georgiana Walas (Fogleman)

June 2nd, 1943 - January 4th, 2004


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From Joyce Friesser on February 11th, 2011
From Joyce Friesser (Downing) on October 10th, 2010
 Georgie was a wonderful friend in high school, who remained friends with Louise O'Donnell (Freitag) and I long after graduation.  She loved to laugh and have fun.  Unfortunately, She left us much  too early,  is lovingly  remembered  and sorely missed.
 
 

Stuart Weisberg


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From Bernard Kerman on April 24th, 2011
What a super guy Stuart was and what a great time we had in Eagle River, WI fishing one late August weekend with a couple of our buddies from South Shore!
To those of you who are unaware, Stu was a Warrent Officer during Viet Nam and flew many medical helicopter resue missions. He later died of cancer and left three children. 
G-d be with you, Stu.
 

John Yates

April 12th, 1943 - November 13th, 2010


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From Norm Schwarz on April 2nd, 2011
John and I were classmates ever since James Madison elementary school. He married his South Shore High School sweetheart, Marianne Johnson (deceased), and also worked with me for a number of years at the Illinois Central Railroad. John loved all types of sports, fishing, and traveled quite a bit after his retirement. There are many fond memories of John and Marianne. Both are missed and left us much too soon.
 
From Judy Pachol Gaines on June 5th, 2011
I remeber John Yates and Marianne.  They were both such fun loving people.  I am truely saddened at their passing.
 

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