Spencer Loomis of Lake Zurich was an honored World War II vet and recipient of the Studs Terkel humanitarian award for Lake County.
Daily Herald file, 2002
Douglas Challos, former Hawthorn Woods mayor and retired Navy commander. Here, he joined sailors on a visit to children at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge in 2002.
Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer, 2002
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Dr. Harold Banser, the first superintendent of Adlai E. Stevenson High School District 125, died Tuesday in Peru, Illinois at the age of 84.
Memorial services will be held Saturday for Jose M. Martinez,who served Ela Township as a laborer and highway commissioner for more than 30 years.
Charles Hendricks was a former Buffalo Grove trustee.
Nancy Pesz, a 20-year veteran of the Wauconda Unit District 118 school board, died in 2012 at age 76.
Robert Devery was remembered as a dedicated engineer and a fun-loving husband. He served as Wauconda's village engineer before passing away Wednesday at age 60.
Longtime Fox Lake resident Bob Irwin is remembered for his love of family and community involvement. Irwin, 80, was surrounded by family members when he died after a lengthy illness.
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Douglas Challos, former Hawthorn Woods mayor and retired Navy commander, joined sailors on a visit to children at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge in 2002. Challos, who also was a public affairs officer at Great Lakes Naval Station, died in 2012.
PADS Lake County Executive Director Cathy Curran died unexpectedly Wednesday.
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Several well-known Lake County residents died in 2012, leaving behind impressive accomplishments and years of service as their legacy. The list includes politicians, philanthropists, historians and even a newspaper reporter, each of whom had a lasting influence on communities across the county.