William Jerry Casey III
William Jerry Casey III., 80, life long resident of Highland Park, died Oct. 14, 2005.
He was born Jan. 20, 1925 in Highland Park.
Mr. Casey attended Ravinia School and graduated from Highland Park High School in 1943. He was a starting lineman and place kicker for the school, the only undefeated, untied football team under Coach Floyd. After high school, he attended MIT as part of the Navy's V-12 program earning a BSME in 1946. He was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity and member of the Sigma Xi Honorary Society and captain of the MIT track team.
After college and the war, Mr. Casey joined Amsted Industries where he spent his entire 46 year career designing and selling railway equipment worldwide. He traveled extensively in South Africa, Australia, Africa, Europe and Asia for Amsted Industries. He retired as President of Amsted International in 1992.
An avid sailor since 1950 he enjoyed sailing with family and friends from Wilmette Harbor.
Survivors include his children, William (Ilyse), Nigel (Leslie) and Kathleen (Gordon) Carter; six grandchildren; nephew, Brandt (Patricia) Casey; and special friend, Beth Hurt.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William "Doc" and Mae Casey; his brother, Brandt; and his wife, Laura.
Funeral services were held on Oct. 18 at Kelley and Spalding Funeral Home with interment in North Northfield Cemetery, Northbrook.
Donations may be made to the Salvation Army, 1403 Sherman Ave., Evanston, IL 60201.
Mathilda "Mady" Castro, 95, formerly of Wilmette, died Oct. 14, 2005 in Morganton, N.C.
Mrs. Castro was born Jan. 4, 1910, in Vienna, Austria.
Survivors include one son, Richard "Dick" (Robin) of Deerfield; two daughters, Diane (Garrett) Walker of Morganton, N.C., and Carolyn (Carl) Gebuhr of North Muskegon, Ill.; and eight grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Orlando.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 28, 2005 in the Interment Chapel at All Saints Cemetery, 700 N. River Road in Des Plaines.
Interment will be in All Saints Cemetery.
Sherman Noble III
Funeral services for Sherman Noble III, 34, of Hoffman Estates, were held Nov. 1, 2003 at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Barrington. Born Nov. 2, 1968, in Chicago, he died suddenly Oct. 28 in New York City.
Mr. Noble was a graduate of Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn., with a bachelor's degree in music. After graduation he worked as a manager for the Pepsi Co. and for the past seven years worked as a flight attendant for Northwest Airlines. He enjoyed traveling, music, theater and gourmet cooking.
Mr. Noble is survived by his parents, Sherman Jr. and Doris (nee Bundy) of Hoffman Estates; two sisters, Pamela (Macke Bentley) of Cleveland and Lynette of Deerfield; his aunts, Shermaine Millard of Tulsa, Okla., and Maggie Brunner of Wewoka, Okla.; a niece, Noel; and a nephew, EMack Bentley.
Interment was private. Memorials may be made to the United Negro College Fund, 8260 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Fairfax VA 22031, Attn: Tamala Scott. Arrangements were made with the Davenport Family Funeral Home, Barrington.
Umberto Ugolini, 95, of Highwood, died Nov. 6, 2003 in Necedah, Wis.
Mr. Ugolini was born Sept. 27, 1908 in Santana, Italy. He is survived by his daughter, Janet (Richard A.) Bowden of Necedah, Wis.; his grandchildren, James Bowden of Highwood, Richard L. (Tammy) Bowden of Deerfield, Bruce (Maria) Bowden of Wheeling and Joseph (Carol) Bowden of Salem, Wis.; three great-grandchildren, Kimberly, Sean and Bryan; and a great-great grandson, Nathan.
Funeral services were Nov. 12 at Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home, Highland Park. Interment was in St. Mary's Cemetery, Highland Park.
Mary "Molly" E. Hutchins, 96, of Northbrook, died Nov. 7, 2003 at Whitehall Nursing Home in Deerfield.
Mrs. Hutchins was born April 30, 1902 in Harrisburg, Pa. She and her husband owned the Heath Fare Restaurant in Glenview for many years. She attended the Village Presbyterian Church of Northbrook.
She is survived by her two daughters, Elaine McGahan of Wheaton and Beverly (Larry) Dean of Tucson, Ariz.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Hutchins.
Funeral services were Nov. 12 at Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home in Highland Park. Interment was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Skokie. A guest book may be signed at Kelleyspaldingfuneralhome.com.
Douglas W. Nelson, 73, of Buffalo Grove, died Nov. 7, 2003 at his home.
With his beloved late wife Barbara, Mr. Nelson lived in Deerfield for 40 years, where they raised their four children, Mark (Jeanne), Katherine (Michael) O'Reilly, Karen (Ken) Rechtoris and John (Cheryl). Douglas took delight in his eight grandchildren, Emily and Laura Nelson; Anne, Thomas and Christopher O'Reilly; and Matthew, Mary and Maggie Rechtoris. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hildegarde and Lester D. Nelson.
Mr. Nelson was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He worked for Sears Roebuck in marketing management for 40 years. Mr. Nelson was active in the Deerfield Youth Baseball Association for many years as a manager and umpire. After his retirement, he was involved in the Deerfield Senior Men's Club, enjoyed traveling, playing bridge and spending time with family and friends.
A funeral Mass was offered Nov. 11 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Lake Forest. Interment was in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Northbrook. Funeral arrangements were handled by Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home, Highland Park. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Palliative Care Center & Hospice of the North Shore, 2821 Central Ave., Evanston IL 60201, would be appreciated.
Melvin T. Schmidt, 79, a resident of Deerfield since 1952, died Nov. 4, 2003 at Highland Park Hospital.
Mr. Schmidt was born June 18, 1924, in Portland, Ore. He was a member of the Chicago Federation of Musicians for 50 years.
He is survived by his daughter, Donna (the late Bryan) Meadows of Deerfield; and his sister, Gwendolyn Ericson of Algonquin.
Funeral services were private. Interment was in Ridgewood Cemetery, Des Plaines. Funeral arrangements were handled by Kelley & Spalding Funeral Home, Highland Park.
Roy Leslie Neely, 77, died Oct. 15, 2003 in Naples, Fla.
Mr. Neely was a Chicago native and spent the majority of his life in the Chicago area until his retirement and move to Florida in 1989. He served his country in World War II with the First Marine Division in the South Pacific. In later years Roy's enthusiasm for the Boy Scouts of America brought him along on many weekend adventures with Deerfield's Scout Troop 150, where he held the position of Assistant Scoutmaster and went on to become a District Committeeman for the Northeast Illinois Council.
He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Dot; a son, Tod, and daughter-in-law, Marijke, of Highland Park; two sisters, Marjory and Miriam; and countless friends who have been so supportive.
A ceremony is planned for May at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
Michael S. Sullivan
Michael S. Sullivan, 73, of Arlington Heights, died Oct. 30, 2003 at The Moorings Health Center. He was born Oct. 5, 1930, in Bemidji, Minn.
Mr. Sullivan was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. An all-star basketball player while serving in the military, he was also scouted by the Philadelphia Phillies as a baseball pitcher. He was employed as an electrician with Hiram Electrical Co. of Chicago and was a member of IBEW Union #134.
Mr. Sullivan is survived by his wife, Maureen S. (nee Cunningham); his children, Cathleen (Jeff) Anderson of St. Louis, Sharon (Ed) Walsh of Evanston, Michael (Gricel) of Deerfield and Christine of San Francisco; his grandchildren, Stacey Anderson, Brian Anderson, Maura Walsh, Jack Walsh, Patrick Walsh and Connor; and a great-grandchild, Kylie Anderson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Stewart R. and Katherine (nee DeVries).
Funeral services were held Nov. 3, 2003 at the Lauterburg & Oehler Funeral Home, Arlington Heights. Interment was private. Memorials may be made to Rainbow Hospice, 444 N. Northwest Highway, Suite 145, Park Ridge IL 60068; or to a charity of one's choice.
George DeMars, 73, of Deerfield, died Nov. 8, 2005 of silent heart disease.
Mr. DeMars was a resident of Deerfield for over 35 years and most recently lived at One Deerfield Place. He was a veteran in the Korean War.
Survivors include his wife, Frances; his daughters, Desiree and Lisa; and son, Steven.
Interment was held in St. Adalbert Cemetery, Niles, Ill.
Elizabeth Gepson (nee Shearer), 91, of Deerfield, formerly of Wellesley, Mass., and Omaha, Neb., died Nov. 12, 2005.
Surviving is her son, John E. (Lolly) Gepson; and daughter, Mary G. Liberman; her grandchildren, Cathy (David) Burnham, Suzanne Gepson, Anne (Phil) Crockett, Tiffany (Terry) Nelms, Amy Moolten, and Viridiana Liberman; nine great-grandchildren; and her sister, Katharine Patterson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John M. Gepson and her brother, William Shearer.
Services were private.
Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, PO Box 806457, Chicago, IL 60680-4125 or KAPPA ALPHA THETA Foundation, 8740 Founders Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268-1300 or The Omaha Home For Boys, 4343 North 52nd Street, Omaha, NE 68104.
Funeral arrangements were made with N.H. Scott and Hebblethwaite Funeral Home.
Hinda B. Foreman
Hinda B. Foreman, 84, of Highland Park, died Nov. 19, 2005.
She was born June 14, 1921 in Terre Haute, Ind.
Survivors include her husband, Harold E. Foreman; her children, Michael Loeb, Nancy Presant, Peter, Ronald and Kenneth Foreman; her grandchildren, Ali, Steven and Dyanna Loeb and Sara and Amy Wilbraham; her siblings, Herman Becker and Ruth Powell-Wasserman.
Funeral services were private.
Donations may be made to the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL 60022 or to a charity of your choice.
Funeral arrangements were made by Kelley and Spalding Funeral, Highland Park.
Virginia C. DeGeorge
Virginia Catherine DeGeorge, 77 of Deerfield, died Nov. 14, 2005 at Midwest Palliative and Hospice Care Center, Skokie.
She was born July 3, 1928 in Chicago and was a Deerfield resident for 52 years.
Mrs. DeGeorge worked as a florist on the North Shore and she had a passion for art, music and dancing.
Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Lou; a son, Timothy of Arlington Heights, two daughters, Lisa (Patrick) Stanley of Lake Forest and Kimberly DeGeorge of Chicago; and four grandchildren, Aaron, Jamie, Jessie and Jake.
She was preceded in death by her son, Scott DeGeorge; a brother, Bob (Carolyn) Rygel; and her parents Leonard and Catherine Rygel.
Memorial services were held Nov. 18 at Trinity United Church of Christ, Deerfield with Rev. Susan Smith officiating.
Funeral arrangements were made by Seguin and Symonds Funeral Home, Highwood.