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Gemma Selman, 77

Gemma Selman, 77

Gemma Selman, a long-time resident of Hyde Park, died unexpectedly of a heart attack on January 23. She was born and grew up in the Netherlands and came to this country with her husband, Rob Selman, in 1964. They and their children lived in Berkeley, Calif. and in Wheaton, Ill. before moving to Hyde Park(…)

Kenwood crowned conference champs in spite of loss to Curie

Kenwood crowned conference champs in spite of loss to Curie

By Joseph Phillips Sports Writer After clinching the Red Central Conference Championship on Saturday, the 4th ranked Kenwood Academy High School Broncos fell to 5th ranked Curie High School 77-76 in their final home game of the regular season. “Thanks to Hyde Park upsetting Curie last week we clinched the conference,” said one Kenwood staff(…)

New CEO for CCCS

New CEO for CCCS

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Dara Munson has been named the new CEO of the Chicago Child Care Society (CCCS), 5467 S. University Ave., as of last week. She is replacing former executive director of the CCCS, Deborah Hagman-Shannon, who has been with CCCS since 2005. “Dara has proven herself to be an effective, motivating(…)

Kale Alonzo Williams, Jr., 1925-2016

Kale Alonzo Williams, Jr., 1925-2016

Kale Alonzo Williams, Jr. died January 7 at home in Boulder, Colorado. He was a long-time resident of Chicago prior to his move to Boulder in 2013. Williams was born in Independence, Kansas on August 7, 1925 and grew up in the small town of Cedar Vale, Kansas, the oldest of seven children born to(…)

Kenneth Martin Wester, 1930-2016

Kenneth Martin Wester, 1930-2016

Long time Hyde Park resident Kenneth Wester died on January 13, 2016. Born April 30, 1930 in LaBolt, South Dakota, Wester moved to Minneapolis at age 15, where he was a hyperactive teenager: delivering groceries (by truck), high school pep band, Lutheran church youth activities, baritone in a male quartet doing live broadcasts weekly on(…)

Lydia G. (Steinway) Cochrane, 1931-2016

Lydia G. (Steinway) Cochrane, 1931-2016

Lydia G. Cochrane (nee Steinway), 87, died in Chicago on January 5 of cardiac arrest, surrounded by family. Cochrane was born in New York to Theodore and Ruth Steinway (nee Davis), the youngest of six children. After attending Dalton, Putney, Smith and the University of Chicago, Cochrane taught French for many years at the University of(…)

Brenda Nelligan Murphy, 1939-2016

Brenda Nelligan Murphy, 1939-2016

Long-time Hyde Park resident Brenda Murphy (nee Nelligan), died peacefully at home with her family on January 8, 2016 after an extended illness. Murphy was born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. on July 21, 1939 to Thomas P. and Jean (Denzig) Nelligan. She graduated from Oakwood School and went on to attend William Smith College in Geneva,(…)

Brenda N. Murphy, 76

Brenda N. Murphy, 76

Long-time Hyde Park resident Brenda Nelligan Murphy, died peacefully at home with her family on January 8, 2016 after an extended illness. Brenda was born in Poughkeepsie, NY on July 21, 1939 to Thomas P. and Jean (Denzig) Nelligan, graduated from Oakwood School and went on to attend William Smith College in Geneva, NY. Postponing(…)