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  • Adrian Da Prato, long-serving CSO musician, dies at 94

     Adrian Da Prato, long-serving CSO musician, dies at 94
    Adrian Da Prato, a member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's violin section from 1946 until his retirement from the CSO in 1996, died on Tuesday in Chicago, according to a statement released by the orchestra on Wednesday. He was 94. The Italian-born,...
  • Anne Frank's cousin Buddy Elias dies at 89

    Bernhard "Buddy" Elias, the first cousin and last close relative of teenage Holocaust diarist Anne Frank, has died at age 89. The Anne Frank Fonds said Wednesday that Elias died peacefully Monday at his home in Basel, Switzerland, surrounded by his...
  • 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...
  • Lloyd Maday, ran auto shop in Evanston, dies at 84

     Lloyd Maday, ran auto shop in Evanston, dies at 84
    Lloyd Maday was just 19 when he and his brother opened Maday Brothers auto shop at Central Street and Broadway Avenue in Evanston in 1951. Both Mr. Maday and the shop became fixtures in the community. He was a coach in Little League, coached football...
  • Mary E. 'Betty' Downs

    Mary E. 'Betty' Downs
    Mary E. "Betty" Downs, a retired educator who had been chairman of the guidance department at City College and was also an accomplished painter, died Monday at her daughter's Mount Washington home of complications of dementia. She was 87. "It was very...
  • Stanley Oles, ran old-fashioned candy store in Pilsen, dies

     Stanley Oles, ran old-fashioned candy store in Pilsen, dies
    For more than six decades, Stanley Oles worked behind the counter of Oles Candy Store in the city's Pilsen neighborhood. Known as "Stas," (pronounced Stosh) Mr. Oles lived in a small apartment behind the store, which carried penny candy, snacks and...
  • Jack Haley, former UCLA and NBA player, dies at 51

    Jack Haley, former UCLA and NBA player, dies at 51
    Jack Haley, who went from surfer to the UCLA basketball team to the NBA, has died of heart disease, according to his family. He was 51. Haley’s family announced his death in a statement, "Our hearts are broken by this sudden, unexpected loss. Jack...
  • Dave Frohnmayer dies at 74; political and academic leader in Oregon

    Dave Frohnmayer dies at 74; political and academic leader in Oregon
    Dave Frohnmayer, a widely respected leader in Oregon politics and academics who was a former attorney general, president of the University of Oregon and candidate for governor, has died. He was 74.------------ FOR THE RECORD: Dave Frohnmayer: The obituary...
  • Recently honored 100-year-old World War II veteran passes away

    Recently honored 100-year-old World War II veteran passes away
    Leonard Goldstein, a decorated World War II veteran who earlier this month received the French Legion of Honor for his military service, died Monday morning, his daughter said. He was 100. Mr. Goldstein, who was born in Chicago and raised his family...
  • Donald Shaner, added business skills to Wheaton school district, dies at 88

     Donald Shaner, added business skills to Wheaton school district, dies at 88
    Donald R. Shaner was a longtime management consultant who made use of his business acumen while on the board of Wheaton Warrenville Community Unit School District 200 from 1997 until 2001. "Don spoke for a great number of people in the community with...
  • Dick Brennan dies at 83; helped run famed New Orleans restaurant

    Dick Brennan dies at 83; helped run famed New Orleans restaurant
    Richard J. "Dick" Brennan Sr., who helped turn Commander's Palace restaurant in New Orleans into a world-famous destination for Creole cuisine, has died. He was 83. A publicist for Dickie Brennan & Co., the restaurant group run by his son, said the...