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  •  Comedian David Brenner

    Notable deaths last weekMar 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Comedian David Brenner; Hollywood reporter Bob Thomas; ex-Florida governor Reubin Askew are among the deaths of note this past week.

  •  Dellaina Grundy places flowers on her father’s headstone, Army veteran Leroy Metcalfe, last Saturday at the Dayton National Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio. Grundy isn’t sure whether any or all of the cremated remains buried in the grave are his and knows that mystery will never be solved.

    After ashes found, daughter asks: Who did I bury?Mar 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    A box with Leroy Metcalfe’s name was among 55 boxes of cremated remains found there in 2012 — a decade after his family buried what they believed to be the Army veteran’s ashes at Dayton National Cemetery

  • The remains of the pickup truck that was going the wrong way on Rand Road on Monday.

    Second man dies from injuries in wrong-way Arlington Hts. crashMar 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    A second man has died from his injuries after the crash caused by a wrong-way driver in Arlington Heights on Monday. Anatoliy Elkind, 48 of Vernon Hills, died at 5:07 p.m. Wednesday,

  • Michael F. Maude

    Founder of Barrington housing charity diesMar 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Families across the Northwest suburbs may not recognize his name, but Michael Maude, Sr. was behind a Barrington-based agency that works behind the scenes to make transitional housing accessible for people in need of a place to stay. More than 20 years ago, its original board members named their organization the Michael Joseph Foundation after Maude and St. Joseph, the patron saint of carpenters.

  • Wauconda residents Sarah Stendebach, left, of Kendall Welton light candles and watch a procession of police and sheriff’s cars as they escort the body of Wauconda police officer Eric Schultz through downtown after a funeral was held at the Wauconda High School Thursday night. Schultz died after a lengthy battle with cancer.

    Procession honors Wauconda police officer Eric SchultzMar 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Wauconda police officer who died last weekend after a long battle with cancer was honored with a law-enforcement procession through the village Thursday night.

  • John Melaniphy Jr.

    Melaniphy brothers die within weeks of each otherMar 12, 2014 12:00 AM
    John Melaniphy II, a well known retail analyst, and his brother Mel Melaniphy, an equally respected commercial real estate experts in the suburbs, both died within weeks of each other.

  • They were together until almost the end. “Your mom is by my bed,” Ron McCurdy told his daughter Lori McCurdy Janicke, in the days after his wife Mary Lou's death. “She wants me to come with her”

    Married nearly 63 years, Carol Stream couple die days apartMar 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    They started dating as teenagers. They stayed together when he served in the Navy. They worked together at Wheaton College. Together, they experienced tragedies and triumphs. They moved into a nursing home together. And, after nearly 63 years of marriage, Ron and Mary Lou McCurdy shared death together.

  • Sheila MacRae arriving at the 16th Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Los Angeles.

    Notable deaths last weekMar 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    Sheila McCRae, the last 1960s' ‘Honeymooners’ survivor and Dr. Frank Jobe, a pioneering sports surgeon who invented 'Tommy John surgery', are among the deaths of note this past week.

  • Harold Lipofsky took over Lipofsky’s Department Store in Barrington when he returned from service in World War II.

    Barrington “ambassador” Harold Lipofsky, 91, diesMar 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    The village of Barrington lost one of its biggest ambassadors last week with the passing of Harold Lipofsky. A founding member of both the Barrington Rotary and Chamber of Commerce, he was 91. “He loved being involved in the community and he loved getting other business leaders involved,” said Alexis Portugal, president of the Barrington Rotary Club.

  • Actor/director Harold Ramis celebrates The Second City’s 50th anniversary in Chicago in 2009.

    Notable deaths last weekMar 1, 2014 12:00 AM
    “Caddyshack.” “National Lampoon’s Animal House.” “Ghostbusters.” “Groundhog Day.” “Stripes.”Those titles are some of the most beloved and widely quoted comedy classics of the last 30 years. They’re also Harold Ramis’ filmography.Ramis leads the people of note who died this past week.

  • Jean Grotberg: A life of music, teaching and politicsFeb 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    Elizabeth Jean Grotberg's life was built around music and teaching in St. Charles. She shared her music with four first ladies, and was a favorite pianist of designer Oscar de la Renta at this charitable fundraisers.

  •  Garrick Utley, president of the State University of New York Levin Institute and a former TV journalist, speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations, in New York. Utley has died. He died of cancer, the network said. He was 74.

    TV newsman Garrick Utley dies at 74Feb 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    In recent years, he was a senior fellow and professor of broadcasting and journalism at the State University of New York, Oswego.In 2000, he published a memoir, “You Should Have Been Here Yesterday: A Life Story in Television News.”Standing a lanky 6-foot-6, Garrick Utley was known for his courtly and knowledgeable on-the-air manner. An opera buff, for a time he hosted PBS’ “Live From the Met.”

  • Bob Casale performing live at The 2010 KROQ Weenie Roast in Irvine, Calif. Casale, the guitarist for the band Devo, died Monday from conditions that led to heart failure.

    Devo guitarist Bob Casale dies at age 61Feb 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    Bob Casale, the guitarist for Devo, best known for the 1980 hit “Whip It,” died of heart failure, his brother and band member Gerald Casale said Tuesday. He was 61.

  • Harold Weary

    Harold Weary, one of Mount Prospect’s most honored citizens, dies at 105Feb 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Mount Prospect lost one of its best-known, most-decorated citizens Friday when Harold Weary, 105, passed away. “We were truly blessed to have him in our community for so long. He was an example to all of us and will be deeply missed,” said village Trustee Paul Hoefert.

  •  Imogene Coca, right, and Sid Caesar after Coca won the female Life Achievement in Comedy award at the American Comedy Awards in Los Angeles.

    Notable deaths last weekFeb 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Sid Caeser, Shirley Temple, Ralph Waite and Jim Fregosi are among the notable deaths this past week.

  • Irene Larson with several other female police officers in Arlington Heights. Top row, from left: officer Valerie Andrews, officer Brandi Romag, Sgt. Stephanie Mack, Larson and officer Carrie Rorer. Front row, from left: officers Nancy Hundrieser and Sally Ward.

    Services Saturday for Arlington Hts. first female police officerFeb 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Irene Louise Larson, the first female police officer in Arlington Heights, will be remembered at a memorial service on Saturday, Feb. 15, in Schaumburg. Larson died on Feb. 7 at age 67.

  • This March 1968 file photo shows Jim Fregosi of the California Angels in Palm Springs, Calif. Fregosi, a former All-Star who won more than 1,000 games as a manager for four teams, has died after an apparent stroke. He was 71. The Atlanta Braves say they were notified by a family member that died early Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, in Miami, where he was hospitalized after the apparent stroke while on a cruise with baseball alumni.

    Former White Sox manager Jim Fregosi dies at 71Feb 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Jim Fregosi, a former All-Star who won more than 1,000 games as a manager for four teams, died Friday after an apparent stroke. He was 71. Fregosi managed the Chicago White Sox, Philadelphia Phillies, California Angels and Toronto Blue Jays.

  • Howard E. Branding

    Funeral set for Lake Zurich business owner Howard Branding, 73Feb 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    Howard E. Branding, the former owner of one of downtown Lake Zurich's more popular eateries, is being remembered for his easygoing style — and a favorite breakfast dish. He died this week at age 73.

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