John G. Turner
John G. Turner, 39, formerly of Deerfield, died March 9, 2006 in Chicago after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.
He was born April 18, 1966 in Evanston.
Mr. Turner graduated from Deerfield High School in 1984 where he played football and baseball. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse and most recently was a mortgage broker in Chicago. He was an avid Cubs fan and enjoyed the game of golf.
He is survived by his parents, Mary Lee and John Turner of Florida, formerly of Deerfield; his sister, Susan (Ray) Lopez; his nephews and nieces; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Wells and Marion Turner; and Walter and Mary Bissell; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
A memorial service was held March 13 at St. Gregory's Episcopal Church in Deerfield. Interment was private.
Donations may be made to Season Hospice, 606 Porter Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016 or a charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements were made by Kelley and Spalding Funeral Home, Highland Park.
Paul E. Hamer
Paul E. Hamer, 81, of Deerfield, died April 15, 2006.
In 1938 at the age of 13 he became Illinois youngest Eagle Scout. He graduated with three bachelor degrees from the University of Illinois and received his Juris Doctor from DePaul.
Mr. Hamer served honorably in both the Navy and Marines during World War II and Korea. He was village attorney for many years of Wheeling and later for Brookfield along with his private practice in Northbrook.
He first came to nationwide attention when he successfully sued Deerfield High School District 113 to allow his son back in school after he was suspended for having long hair in 1967. His lawsuit ended public school dress codes in the State of Illinois and became a model for other suits across the nation. He was praised by the ACLU for his efforts on behalf of students.
His next major case ended the text book fees charged by school districts in Illinois. Taking note of the Constitution of the State of Illinois at that time that required that public education be free of charge his law suit went all the way to the State Supreme court where he won. Later when the Constitution of the State was rewritten lawmakers intentionally instituted a clause that allowed schools to charge fees.
He was a constant champion for reforming property tax assessments and won his long standing law suit with the Lake County Assessor to properly assess the Sara Lee factory in Deerfield and single family property in the county.
He unsuccessfully ran two times for States Attorney on the Republican ticket in Lake County. He worked right up until the end as an arbitrator in the Illinois court system.
Survivors include his wife, June (nee Reistroffer); his children, Paul Jr. (Sis), Mary Catherine (John), Thomas Edward (Christine), John Jones (Dorita), Lady Elinor (Sir Peter); nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Services were held April 18 at the North Shore Unitarian Church, Deerfield.
Pat Haggie, 62, of Highland Park, died April 3, 2006 in the Highland Park Hospital.
He was born Oct. 17, 1943 in Finland.
Mr. Haggie was a long time owner of Highland Park Mechanical.
Survivors include his wife, Karen Haggie, Patrick (Tabitha) Haggie of Lindenhurst and Brian (Angela) Haggie of Chicago; two grandchildren; his mother, Pegi Haggie; his brothers and sisters, Michael, Dennis, Debi Ross and BJ Nerini; his Uncle Tom Mann; his sister-in-law, Pam Grimm.
He is preceded in death by his father, Delroy.
Funeral services were held on April 7 at the Church of St. Mary's, Lake Forest. Interment was in Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville.
Donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements were made by Kelley and Spalding Funeral Home, Highland Park.
Robert M. Foss
Robert M. Foss, 82, of Lake Forest, died April 12, 2006, in Highland Park Hospital.
He was born Aug. 7, 1923 in Chicago.
Mr. Foss served in the Army during World War II in Company B, the 191st tank battalion and was awarded the purple heart. He former owner of C.P. Moyen Company, Skokie.
Survivors include his wife, Charlotte; son, Robert (Lynette) Foss of Lake Bluff; daughter, Linda (Jack) Wiesneth of Libertyville; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; and sister Betty (Bill) Schultz.
Funeral services were held April 18 at Kelley and Spalding Funeral Home, Highland Park.
Memorial donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust, 3725 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076.
Dorothy Nathan Rogers
Dorothy Rogers (nee Nathan), 77, of Lincolnshire, formerly of Manchester, N.H., died April 1, 2006 after a long battle with neuro-muscular disease. She died in Highland Park Hospital.
Born in Melrose, Mass., and a graduate of Simmons College, Mrs. Rogers enjoyed a storied career at Southern New Hampshire University (formerly New Hampshire College.)
Beginning as a part-time instructor in retailing and merchandising, she became the director of the school's Career Center and founded its international internship program, serving on a variety of cooperative education boards.
After leading the most successful fund-raising campaign in school history, she retired from the post of vice president of institutional affairs in 2000 and received an honorary doctorate for her 40-plus years of innovative service.
She authored five college textbooks and ran her own consulting firm.
She was a lifelong member and local past president of Hadassah and active on the boards of the New Hampshire Symphony, the Elliot Hospital and the New Hampshire Visiting Nurse Association, among others.
Though she only moved to the Sedgebrook community in Lincolnshire in October of 2005, she was recently honored by her new home town as a Woman of Achievement in conjunction with National Women's Month.
Survivors include Alan, her husband of 55 years; daughters Joan (Richard) Leopold of Northbrook and Leslie (Ralph) Naftaly of Naperville; two grandchildren; and countless men and women whose careers she helped to shape.
A memorial service is being planned for June at Temple Adath Yeshurun in Manchester, N.H.
Donations can be made to either Moore Center Services, Inc., 132 Titus Ave., Manchester NH 03103 or to the Women's Division of the United Jewish Appeal, Jewish Federation of New Hampshire, 698 Beech Street, Manchester NH 03104-3626.
Seymour Adelman, 78, of Chicago died at Buckingham Pavilion on April 17, 2001.
Mr. Adelman was a prominent mosaic artist. He attended John Marshall High School and Columbia College of Pharmacy.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Shirley Adelman; his children, Evie (Alan Cohen) Adelman, Daniel (Linda) Adelman and Ellen (Stephen Warsh) Adelman; his two grandchildren; and his brothers, Irving and Herman Adelman.
Funeral services were held at Chicago Jewish Funerals, Buffalo Grove. Interment was in Shalom Memorial Park, Arlington Heights.
Doris B. Anderson
Doris B. Anderson, 88, of Lake Bluff, formerly of Edgebrook, Ill., died April 20, 2001 in Lake Bluff. She was born Feb. 6, 1913 in Chicago.
She is survived by her children Elaine (Harvey) Andrews of California and Glenda (David) Benko of Highland Park; grandchildren Jennifer of Maryland, Jill and Corey of California, and Melissa of Madison, Wisc.; brother Gilbert (Jane) Horn of Des Plaines, Ill. She was preceded in death by her husband Bert W. Anderson.
A private memorial service at Acacia Park Cemetery will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements by Kelley Spalding Funeral Home.
Mark Anthony Amato
Mark Anthony Amato, 31, of Highwood, formerly of Brookfield, Ohio died April 15, 2001 in Chicago.
Mr. Amato was born Feb. 10, 1970 to Dominic J. Sr. and Dolores J. Conti Amato of Brookfield. He was a 1989 graduate of Brookfield High School where he played both basketball and football. Mark earned his bachelor’s degree from Youngstown State University in International Finance and Business.
Mr. Amato was a partner in the Michael Hrusovsky Co., an architectural firm based in Chicago.
Mr. Amato was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Lake Forest and its Men’s Club. He also coached their 8th grade boys basketball team. He was a former member of the Church of the Sacred Heart in Sharon, Pa. Mr. Amato belonged to the Italian Bocce Club in Highwood.
In addition to his parents, survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Michael (Cheryl A.) Hrusovsky of Lake Forest, Denise A. Amato of Springfield, Mass., and Robin L. Linhart of Hermitage, Pa.; and one brother, Dominic J. Amato, Jr. and his wife, Kim of Hermitage, Pa; his five nieces and two nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
A Funeral Mass was held April 20 in the Church of the Sacred Heart, Sharon, Pa. A Memorial Mass was held April 24 n St. Mary’s Church in Lake Forest. Interment was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hermitage, Pa. Memorial contributions may be made to Sister Lauren of Holy Family Parish, 501 S. Utica, Waukegan, IL 60085.
Joseph M. Patten
Joseph M. Patten, 71, of Lake Forest, formerly of Highland Park, died April 4, 2001.
Mr. Patten was an active member of Highland Park Jaycees and the Boy Scouts.
Survivors include his children, Christine (Brooks) Sleeper, Timothy (Kathy) Patten, Debra (Kim) Swenson, Barbara Morrill, Jeanne (Jim) Lathrop, Mary (Paul) Sowards, Michael Patten and Anne (Jeff) Jacobs; his 19 grandchildren; and his nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral Mass was held April 9 at Church of St. Mary, Lake Forest. Interment was in Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville. Contributions may be made to Alzheimers Association, 4709 Golf Road, Suite 1015, Skokie, IL 60076 or to Winchester House, 1125 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, IL 60048.
William G. Davis Jr.
William G. Davis Jr., 80, of Ellenton, Florida and a former resident of Highwood for most of his life, died July 23, 2002 in Ellenton. He was born Dec. 17, 1921 in Lake Forest. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific as a Sea Bee. During his forty years as a journeyman plumber he worked in homes all over the North Shore.
He is survived by his wife, Lynda Stinson Davis; sons, William “Skip” Davis and Joseph (Wendy) Davis; seven grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.
Visitation was held July 30 at Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home, Highland Park. Interment was private.
Martha D’ Astice
Martha Orsini Lloyd D'Astice, 65, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, a former 50 year resident of Highland Park, died June 21, 2002 in Fort Lauderdale. She was born April 17, 1937 in Highland Park. Mrs. was a floral designer for Bahrs Flower Shop in Highland Park for over 30 years.
She is survived by her husband Dominic D'Astice; sister, Vera Bertussi; brother, Andrew Orsini; niece, Laura Picchietti; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A funeral mass was offered July 26 at Immaculate Conception Church in Highland Park. Interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Highland Park. Funeral services were handled by Kelley and Spalding Funeral Home.
Judith W. Foss, 78, of Deerfield, formerly of Lincolnshire, died July 18, 2002 at Vher Deerfield residence.
Mrs. Foss was born Feb. 15, 1924 in Columbus, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph.
Survivors include her children, Cindy (Bill) of Denver, Colo., Jean (Bob) of Denver, Jay (Loretta) Foss of Lincolnshire, Westy (Jean) Foss of Cary; and 13 grandchildren.
Visitation was held July 24 at Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home in Highland Park. Funeral services and interment were private. Memorial donations made in her name to the Vernon Area Public Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire, 60069, would be appreciated.