Robert A. “Bobby” Sengstacke, photojournalist and grand-nephew of Chicago Defender Robert Abbot Sengstacke, died March 7, in Hammond, Ind. He was 73. Sengstacke was born in Chicago and attended Hyde Park High School and University of Chicago Lab School among other institutions before becoming a student at Bethune Cookman College in Florida. Returning to Chicago, he became […]
Long time Hyde Park resident Marcia Guthridge died on March14, 2017. She received a doctorate in English from the University of Chicago, and subsequently taught at the Blue Gargoyle and Harold Washington College. She published a number of well-received short stories. She is survived by her son Bart Gibbons and his wife, Huyen Nguyen, grandson Gus Gibbons, her son Max […]
CHRISTOPHER AMATI Staff Writer Ross Lathrop, who served as 5th Ward Alderman from 1976 to 1980, died in his Wheaton, Ill. home February 24. Lathrop, 84, moved from Hyde Park in 2001. One of a handful of independent aldermen to oppose Mayor Richard J. Daley, Lathrop won the Fifth Ward aldermanic seat by less than […]
Eugene (Gene) Williams passed away February 6, 2017, after a bout with pneumonia he was 84. Williams known to friends and family as Gendu the Magician was a long time Hyde Park resident with many talents. Williams served in the Korean War. He conducted research for hair care products for the Gillette Company then launched […]
Hyde Park resident Sherman Paulette died Thursday, Feb. 23. The family will be planning a private memorial.
Susanna Rudofsky, former Research Assistant at the University of Chicago and Art Historian at the Art Institute of Chicago, died on February 12, 2017. She is survived by daughter Diana von Rudofsky and son Peter Rudofsky. A Memorial Mass was held at 11a.m. Friday, March 3 at Thomas the Apostle Church, 5472 S. Kimbark Ave.
Hyde Park resident James Charles Bruce, died January 26, 2017 in Hyde Park at the age of 87. Bruce, who was a graduate of the University of Chicago (U. of C.) and a teacher of German at the U. of C. for 28 years, was the first African American Professor to teach at the undergraduate […]
By TONIA HILL Staff Writer Martha Marie Pederson, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the age of 49. Pederson was born to Virgil and Darlene Pederson in Chicago on April 9, 1967. She was the second youngest of seven children. Pederson was raised in Hyde Park and lived in Chicago all of her life […]
Longtime Hyde Parker, Jane Beedle Hildebrand, passed away, Feb. 3, at 95 years old. Hildebrand was an active community member in Hyde Park, serving on the Ray Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association, being a member of the Hyde Park Garden Fair, serving as the longest serving docent emerita at the Oriental Institute Museum and serving as […]
Sam Creinin, the owner of former Hyde Park establishment, Creinin’s Unique deli, passed away on Dec. 18, 2016. He opened the local neighborhood deli with his brother, Al, in 1946 at 53rd Street and Harper Avenue, and in the mid-70s opened another deli in the south suburban neighborhood, Homewood. Creinin met his late wife, Ruthe, […]
Brian J. Thomas, born in Sparta, IL and raised in Lenzburg, IL, passed away at home in Chicago, December 27, 2016, following a lengthy battle with cancer. After graduating from Marissa High School (1979), earning his B.S. in Computer Science from University of Missouri – Rolla (1983), Brian worked as Director of Application Development at the […]
Bess Donaldson, longtime Hyde Park resident of the Barclays Condominiums, passed away on December 10, after a prolonged illness. Donaldson, who was born in Gary, Ind., spent most of her work life in Chicago in a number of senior level positions—first with Social Security and then the Department of Housing and Urban Development. In 1984, […]