William Richmann Schick, 72

William “Bill” Schick, 72, died at home on June 6, 2015, while preparing to watch the second Stanley Cup game with his wife, Jacqueline Kirley. He had been in hospice care for cancer since February.

Bill was born in Chicago on August 17, 1942, but was raised in La Porte, Indiana, by his mother, Lois Richmann Schick, a nurse, and his grandmother, Ann Richmann. His father, Dr. William R. Schick, was the first United States flight medical officer killed in W.W. II when his plane, traveling to the Philippines, flew into the Japanese bombing attack at Pearl Harbor.

Bill attended Johns Hopkins University and studied accounting at DePaul University. He spent most of his career in the Treasurer’s Office at the Stewart Warner Company in Chicago. Following that, he worked as a trustee for many years.

Bill developed a love of jazz and classical music beginning in high school band. Participation in the high school debate team led to a national competition and a love of verbal sparring. His interest in art, food, wine, and spirits developed over a lifetime.

Bill is remembered by family and friends for his quick wit, extensive reading, love of golfing and passion for train travel in the U.S. and Europe. He was a steadfast friend.

He is survived by his wife, several cousins, and a host of friends. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 27, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Logan Center for the Arts. For more information, contact jkirley01@gmail.com. Memorial gifts may be made to Horizon Hospice, horisonhospice.org org, to FACT, foodanimalconcerns.org.