The following members of our class are deceased. Please let us know if you are aware of others. Since our 50th reunion, we lost Linda Harris (Haberman), Roger Lange, Greg Kane, Bill Piggott, Richard Sherman, Mark Garfien, Marcia Zientara, Joyce Friesser, Alice (Alyse) Booth, Sherwin Hammer, Howie Zeitz and Karen Rahe (Wildrick).
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
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.
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.
Dear Alice: I'm so sorry to learn of your passing. Your dad was a hero of mine, a real crusader for honesty and fairness in government, and working with him on issues around the Chicago Sanitary District was an eye-opener for a 16-yr-old kid. I wish that you and I had stayed in touch, too.
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 :email@example.com.
Kay L. Bradley, 71, passed away on 12/30/14 at her home in Itasca, IL. She was born in Chicago on 5/20/43, the daughter of the late Samuel Brennwasser and Loretta (nee) La Pres. She was the beloved wife of Frederick C. Bradley for 34 years, and was also survived by her loving sisters Paula Muldowney, Judy (Gene) Dale, her dear brother-in-law Dennis (Kathy) Bradley, loving nephews, Mike (Lauren) Bradley, Matthew Bradley, Paul (Brenda) Muldowney, Mike (Pam) Muldowney, Robert (Alicia) Koernke, Jonathon Koernke, loving nieces Bethany (Travis) Wilye, Rebecca Koernke, Jennifer Koernke, Marnie (Dave) Beamesderfer, Catherine (Michael) Dale-Jablonowski and her cherished grand-nieces, Cindy and Bella Wilye and Frebrenie D. Dale. Kay attended South Shore High School in Chicago and received a BA at Southern Illinois University. She worked most of her career for SSA, Great Lakes Program Service Center as a claims authorizer and manager. Her independent, upbeat, humorous and honorable personality will live on with both friends and family. Kay loved to socialize, travel, dine out, garden and read and was a member of both the Itasca Garden Club and Itasca Library Book Club. She cherished her family and would do anything for them. She also loved animals and consistently contributed to both wildlife protection and environmental groups. A Memorial Visitation will be held on Monday, January 19, 2015 from 6:00 pm until the Memorial Service at 7:00 pm at The Oaks Funeral Home 1201 E. Irving Park Road, (at Prospect), Itasca, IL 60143. In lieu of flowers, memorials contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society . For funeral info: 630-250-8588 or www.theoaksfh.com - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/chicagotribune/obituary
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
I came to this site because I am working on the reunion for SSHS 1966 class, our 50 +1 reunion. Mark was my brother, a great guy. He was an incredible teaser and generally a prankster. He was a tall guy and no one could swing my kids higher in the air. Mark was a great husband, a great dad, a great uncle and a great friend. I miss him every day. I hope this tribute can make it on to your site. Thank you!
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
on May 4, 2017. Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Sister. Linda had a zest for life and lived everyday to its fullest. She touched everyone that knew her in her own special way. Service to be held at Riverside Memorial Chapel, 21 West Broad Street, Mt. Vernon, NY, Sunday, May 7 at 12pm.
Published in The New York Times on May 7, 2017
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.
I'm glad we got to spend some of the colorful years working together. I still have the copper hardhat diver you had built for me in front of our home. I was surprised we lost touch and now I know why. Rest in peace my good friend.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.