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  • Retired judge Henry A. Budzinski dies at 91

     Retired judge Henry A. Budzinski dies at 91
    Henry A. Budzinski was the longtime presiding judge of Cook County's probate division and oversaw cases involving the estates of the son of Chicago Bears founder George Halas, vanished candy heiress Helen Brach and Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad....
  • Jerry Freeman

    Jerry Freeman passed away on March 25, 2015 at the age of 70 after a long illness.  His wife Gail and friend Glenn Williams were at his side. Jerry became a musician at a young age and played all over the United States. In the late 70’s he...
  • Gary Dahl dies at 78; creator of Pet Rock, 1970s pop culture icon

     Gary Dahl dies at 78; creator of Pet Rock, 1970s pop culture icon
    Over beers in a Los Gatos bar, Gary Dahl's drinking buddies spewed tales about incontinent dogs, destructive cats, overly fecund gerbils and vacations foiled because no one could baby-sit the bird. Everyone had problems with a pet except for Dahl, who...
  • Charlene Sennett, radiology professor at U. of C. and breast imaging specialist, dies

     Charlene Sennett, radiology professor at U. of C. and breast imaging specialist, dies
    Dr. Charlene Sennett, associate professor of radiology at the University of Chicago Medicine, was a clinical specialist in breast imaging who worked closely with research colleagues to improve the acquisition and computer-aided analysis of diagnostic...
  • Cynthia Lennon, John Lennon's ex-wife, dies at 75

    Cynthia Lennon, John Lennon's ex-wife, dies at 75
    Cynthia Lennon, the former wife of Beatle John Lennon, died on Wednesday at her home in Mallorca, Spain, a representative for her son confirmed. She was 75. She died after a "short but brave battle with cancer" and her son, Julian Lennon, was at her...
  • Dr. Paul Dunn, who helped start Montessori school in Oak Park, dies at 95

     Dr. Paul Dunn, who helped start Montessori school in Oak Park, dies at 95
    After reading an article in Jubilee Magazine about a Montessori Method school in Connecticut, Dr. Paul J. Dunn and his wife gathered a group of friends who also had large families on New Year's Eve 1960 to discuss the possibility of starting such a school...
  • Tuskegee Airman Leslie A. Williams dies in California at 95

    Leslie A. Williams, a former member of the Tuskegee Airmen, which broke the military color barrier during World War II, has died in California. He was 95. Williams died Monday of natural causes at his home in Patterson, said his daughter Penny Williams....
  • Bill Badger dies; tackled Jared Loughner after attack on Gabrielle Giffords

    Bill Badger dies; tackled Jared Loughner after attack on Gabrielle Giffords
    Bill Badger was a hero even before he helped save people's lives during the Jan. 8, 2011, shooting in a grocery store parking lot that killed six people and injured 13, including former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. The Army veteran died Wednesday...
  • 'Dr. George' Fischbeck dies at 92; popular weatherman at KABC-TV

    'Dr. George' Fischbeck dies at 92; popular weatherman at KABC-TV
    George Fischbeck, a science teacher turned weatherman who joined KABC-TV in 1972 and spent nearly two decades exuberantly delivering the local forecast, has died. He was 92. Fischbeck, who was known as "Dr. George," died of natural causes early...
  • Kenneth K. Gill, engineer

    Kenneth K. Gill, engineer
    Kenneth K. Gill, former president of a family-owned electrical engineering and construction firm, died March 6 at the Edenwald retirement community in Towson of heart failure. He was 92. The son of Earl G. Gill Sr., an electrical engineer, and...
  • Roger Mayer dies at 88; movie exec was key player in film preservation

    Roger Mayer, a movie executive who became a forceful advocate for film preservation after inspecting storehouses packed with decaying negatives on an MGM lot, has died. He was 88. Mayer, who held top positions at MGM and at Turner Entertainment, had a...