Catherine Link, 80

Catherine Link, 80, former H.P. teacher

Catherine Link, 80, passed away on April 1.  She was born in Chicago, where she attended public elementary and high schools.  She attended Michigan State University and earned a BA in English.

After teaching in Long Beach, California for two years, she returned to Chicago. She lived for many years near the intersection of 53 Street and Ellis Avenue. She taught at Hyde Park High School as well as at Harlan and Corliss High Schools.

While teaching, she earned a MA in English.  Her joy was introducing students to English literature and sponsoring an annual Renaissance Fair.  Students not only learned about Shakespeare, but also about the Elizabethan age and the role of women at that time.

Link was an avid reader who especially enjoyed mysteries. In addition, she spent many hours doing needlepoint, roaming art fairs, and attending concerts and the theater. She loved sharing meals, libations, and travels with family and friends,

After retiring and moving to Miami, she became active in LIFT, where she enjoyed playing Mahjong.  Her final days were spent in the warm and caring environment of the Palace Royale in Miami.

Catherine was predeceased by parents, Leo and Victoria Link, her brother, Warren, and his wife, Virginia.  She is survived by brother, Ronald (Marian), nephews Bruce and Brian (Leanne), and grandniece Genevieve.