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John Stacy III

November 12th, 1947 - July 21st, 2017

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John F. Stacy 111, 69, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL "John" to his Florida friends & work associates. "Jeff ' to his family. "Stace" to his friends that he grew up with in Glen Ellyn. Born in Chicago November 12, 1947. Died in Ft. Lauderdale July 21, 2017. Son of John F. Stacy II and Marjorie C. Stacy from Glen Ellyn, ILL. Survived by his sister Sandra S. Rowland of Dayton, OH. And by his nephew Scott Rowland, and Scott's family Jennifer, Brandon, and Dominic. He attended Glen Ellyn schools, Glenbard West HS, then graduated from Whitewater University, WI. He was a realtor in Florida for a number of years. He worked
for Eastern Airlines, later American Airlines, and finally Jet Blue Airlines. He played tennis every morning, watched a lot of football, and enjoyed gardening. Always a free spirit, he flew to many destinati ons, but his favorite place was his condo on the bay in Florida. Our memories of him will never di e, nor will they fade as time goes by.
 
 

 

       
   

Publishedin Sun-Sentinelfrom Aug. 22 to Aug. 23, 2017

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From Bob Biemeck on August 25th, 2017
Jeff (John) and I were best of friends since 7th grade.  He was loyal, funny and will be very sadly missed.  We spent many good times together and even went to college together (Ken Frost, Dave O'connor and John Hilgert too).  After that we remained as close as we could despite his moving to Florida about 30 years ago.  Dave Strieff and I would go down to Fort Lauderdale and visit him, or Jeff would come up here from time to time.  We always stayed in contact via phone or internet. He was a good soul, lots of laughs and a trusted friend all those years.  I miss you buddy!  Biemo
 

David Strieff

1947 - June 1st, 2017

  Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 11:22 AM
> Thank you, again, for> walking this road together with David.
None of us thought it  would look this way or end this way.  So we're all left with our own private and communal ways of dealing with our
 grief. I hope you all reach out to someone, even if it's
 only one person, to walk with you during this time of profound sadness.  
 May David's memory provide you with
 tenderness, laughter, a desire to think deep thoughts, and
 -- most of all for him -- an awakening or deepening
 desire to know God.  He loved his God in an almost
 childlike way, full of wonder and awe. And he spent time
 each day opening up space in his life to let God in to the
> places that cried out for something new. And he often
> received something....a word of comfort, a whisper of
> God's unconditional love, a reminder to be loving
> to others, an encouragement to trust God, a challenge to
> believe that everything that was happening would ultimately
> be for his own good and the good of those he
> loved.
> David wanted every day of his life to be a
> greater man for the sake of those in his life.  He often
> agonized that changing from a self-centered person to a
> person who thought more of others took so much time.  He
> longed to be better sooner! If he was here, he would tell
> you he loved you to the end and that he wishes he could have
> thought less of himself and more of you.  If we ponder the
> place that God had in making David such a good friend, he
> would say his life and his death would have been
> worth it all.
> Blessings to each and every one of David's tribe
.Dalene Strieff

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David Hall Strieff, 69, died peacefully but too soon on June 5th due to complications from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. He was born in Harvey, IL, graduated from Glenbard West and Coe College.

A loving father and grandfather, he loved providing opportunities to enjoy the beaches of Sanibel, or a few days at Christmas in Savannah or Tucson. He loved travel and had many destinations still to be experienced when his time on earth ended. As a retired copywriter, David enjoyed working for the Transforming Center as liturgist and resources manager. He found great fulfillment in using his voice and love of reading to bless others. An avid bicyclist, he biked his age in years on each birthday. 

Someone once called him a “charming man.” Another a “righteous man” and it made him happy for those qualities to be his epitaph. When his illness became more severe at the end, hundreds of people expressed their sadness and the impact knowing David had on their lives. His was a life well lived.

Preceded in death by his parents, Ruth (Hall) and David T. Strieff, David is survived by his wife, Dalene, daughters Sarah Strieff and Rachel (Ryan) Melyon, grandchildren Lincoln and Beau Melyon, sister Mary Strieff, nephew Jonathan Strieff, his step-sons John Morgan and James Morgan, and many other extended family, childhood friends and fellow life journeyors who loved him deeply.

A service celebrating his life will be held July 1, with time and location to be announced. In lieu of flowers, David requests donations may be made to either: Transforming Center, 209 S. Naperville Rd, Wheaton, IL 60187 [transformingcenter.org]; or Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation [pulmonaryfibrosis.org; click “Honor a Loved One” then add his name to the list of Tributes]. Arrangements handled by Yurs Funeral Home, Geneva, IL, 630-232-7337. Visit 

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From Steve Reardon on June 7th, 2017
I am very devastated by David's untimely death---- it took 45 years (and a reunion) for us to re-connect again,and I was so pleased that we were able to become close friends after all these years. My condolences to Mrs Strieff, his sister and children and his grandchildren. He will be missed by so many people. Rest in peace, my good friend!    
 
From JOHN STEBE on June 14th, 2017
Known this man since 1961, I've been listing the dumb things we did over the years and just finished page 65, at this rate it may hit 100 pages and I'll attempt to have it published. We're  past the age of crusing the suburbs but thanks to Dave we'll always slow down and watch the mirrors just incase, passing Glenbard West we'll crack a smile remembering youthful disgressions from yesteryear. Dave's desire to help others when possible has rubbed off on myself realizing that the reward is the good feeling derived from the deed
 
From Robert Biemeck on June 26th, 2017
Dave and I were best of friends for 57 years.  We were together through thick and thin.  My memories of Dave will last forever, as it should with a true friend.  He was a dedicated and loving, husband, father, grandfather and friend.  It was antics when we were young, life's more serious moments as we aged.  There was always room for humor and when needed, there was spirituality and a helping hand.  He touched so many lives and received respect and love in return.  God bless you forever, my friend.
 

Terry Stone (Arends)

September 7th, 1947 - April 10th, 2017

T L was a Career Banker and was also very active in her community as, Bartlett Park District Commissioner 1979-1991, Chairman Bartlett Unit Salvation Army 1982-2009, Bartlett Chamber of Commerce President 1984, Bartlett Park District Board President 1986, Bartlett Economic Development Commission 1986, Bartlett Zoning Board of Appeals 1987, 1st female member Bartlett Lions Club 1987-Present, President Elgin High PTO 1990, Co-Chairperson Bartlett Centennial 1991, named Bartlett Living Legend 1991, Founder and 1st Chairperson Bartlett 4th of July Committee 1993-1994, Bartlett Veterans Memorial Foundation board 2006-2009, Bartlett Rotary 2007- Present, Bartlett Rotary President 2009,Bartlett Village Trustee 1991- Present, foundation Board at Elgin Community College and many other organizations.

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From Nancy Stark Lake on May 4th, 2017
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What a huge loss for so many! TL, or Terry, as a lot of us knew her, was one of a kind. She gave so much of herself to her family and the people of Bartlett, Ill and was awarded a permanent city plaque in November: http://www.village.bartlett.il.us/Home/Components/PhotoAlbum/PhotoAlbum/24/241#ad-image-0

The memories of the mischief we got into together during our years at Glenbard came rushing back when I heard of her death. She was always a bright ball of energy, from her beautiful white hair, to her twinkling eyes and easy laugh. She had the best sense of humor! We kept up our friendship throughout the years, and she and Tom visited us in our log house when we did our urban escape in the mountains of Colorado. She also won big at the slots in Cripple Creek, as I recall!

She had been battling health issues for the past ten years, but she always kept her optimism and happy smile. We will all miss you, dear friend!

 

Dan Pontious

April 28th, 1947 - December 14th, 2015

 
Dan passed away on December 14, 2015, due to cancer, at the age of 68.
His loving wife and terrific son and daughter survive him. Dan was an F-4
fighter pilot in VietNam, and flew O-2s in Central and South America.
After his 10 years in the Air Force, he was a Continental Airlines
pilot/instructor for 28 years. Dan and family resided in Centennial,
Colorado for almost three decades.

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Jim Eckhardt

April 24th, 1947 - August 13th, 2015

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James William Eckhardt, 68, Inverness, Florida, passed away at home Aug. 13, 2015, following a lengthy illness. Jim was born in Aurora, Illinois, April 24,1947, to the late Frederick and June (Oneson) Eckhardt and spent much of his childhood in that area before moving to Florida. He was a retired Financial Planner and practiced in Pasco and Pinellas County. After moving to Inverness, he was employed by the former South Trust Bank and Barnett Bank. Jim and his wife enjoyed traveling, scuba diving, and riding their motorcycles. They especially enjoyed diving in the Keys where they were married 21 years ago. Both Jim and Lynn enjoyed the company of their two dachshunds.
Jim is survived by his wife, Lynn Eckhardt of Inverness; and his sister, Karen Bowler and her husband, Jim of Schaumburg, Illinois. Jim's father passed away in 2007 and his mother in 1996.
At Jim's request, there will be no services. Following cremation, his ashes will be spread in one of his favorite locations. In Jim's memory, friends may send memorials to: Citrus Aid Cancer Foundation, 522 No. Lecanto Highway, Lecanto, FL 34461. Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home With Crematory is assisting the family.
 
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Aug. 18, 2015.

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Allan Haberkamp

September 24th, 1946 - July 19th, 2015

He and I drove to school together for two years switching cars, his and mine each day.
He was in my wedding party
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Allan E. Haberkamp 
(September 24, 1946 - July 19, 2015)
Allan E. Haberkamp, 68, of Kingston, IL, formerly of Cloverdale, Illinois died on July 19, 2015, at DeKalb County Rehab and Nursing Center.
He was born on September 24, 1946, in Aurora, IL, the son of Edwin A. and Mary V. (Hahn) Haberkamp. Allan was a graduate of Glenbard West High School in Glen Ellyn, IL. After high school he joined the United States Army to serve our country during the Vietnam War, while being stationed in Germany. On October 10, 1970, he married Barbara Abraham at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, in Winfield. Allen worked as a service technician for Sears & Roebuck for 42 years.
Allan was a member of St. Catherine of Genoa. He also was a 30 year member of the Northern Illinois Steam Power Club and an American Legion member for 40 years. He was an avid Green Bay Packers fan and also enjoyed gardening.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara of almost 45 years; his son, Brian (Krista) of Kingston, IL; one daughter, Theresa Johnson of Genoa, IL; three grandchildren, Megan, Kyle, and Kailey; one sister, Alice Blackwell of Bloomingdale, IL; along with numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 25, 2015, at St. Catherine of Genoa, 340 S Stott St., in Genoa, IL with Father Donald M. Ahles officiating. Burial will follow at St. Catherine Cemetery. Visitation will be 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, July 24, with a wake service at 7:45 p.m., at Slater-Butala Funeral Home, Genoa.

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Gary Greger

May 18th, 1947 - May 23rd, 2015

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Neil Abrahamson

January 28th, 1947 - February 5th, 2014

You gave us all hope and grace as we aged into the next century.

Along the way you made countless friends, who have each added a tribute to you for your kindness and friendship.

I knew you from our early days at Glenbard, worked with you as you helped add your artistic talent to the class web site.

It was you who told me that we needed to update the Memorials section with new graphics and different photos
 
Rest in peace.   You made a giant difference in many lives!!!

 

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From nancy little on February 12th, 2014

Neil,   
Such a fine man.  He was funny and cute as a  boy in high school.  I don't remember him as anything other than kind,curious and able to talk to anyone (regardless of their level of "coolness").   He always had a smile on his face and I had hoped to see that again when I travel down to Silver City.   I am sure he had many friends as he walked life's path. Memories of Neil will never fade.

 
From Linnea Charney Sexton on January 28th, 2015
Happy Birthday, Neil..... Thanks so much for connecting the last few years.and all the cards. 
You are gone but not forgotten and live in our hearts every day.
 

Deanna Ryan (Troutman)

1947 - 2013

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Deanna Ryan (Troutman)

1947 - 2013

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Allan Haberkamp

1946 - 2013

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Douglas Buethe

January 8th, 1947 - August 11th, 2012


One of the fellas that I have afternoon coffee with was talking about a fatal crash that took place here in West Chicago, on Sunday, between a van and a motorcycle. We are friends with some of the police and they feel that there is a possibility that one of the drivers may have been distracted by the B-29 bomber that was flying in for the air show at DuPage airport, as both events took place at around 9:30a.m. and the planes path takes it right over the rail road bridge on Kress rd., which is where the head on collision took place. The impact was so bad that it still has not been determined as to which driver crossed the double yellow.
So my friend asked since the driver of the motorcycle was my age, 65, and lived in Winfield, if perhaps I knew him. Sadly,I do, it was our classmate Doug Buethe. I didnt know that he had moved to Winfield and have not seen him since either our school days or I vaguely recall seeing him at one of our early reunions. No matter. What is coincidental is watching the Olympics, as I always do, I did give thought to Doug, as he was on the Glenbard team. I remembered him paling with Chuck Weber, an upper classman, both were on the high bar. I was friends with Doug in those days and remember going to his parents house on Taylor Av.

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Douglas A. Buethe of Winfield for 12 years Douglas A. Buethe, 65, was born Jan. 8, 1947, in Chicago, and passed away Aug. 11, 2012, at Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield. He enjoyed motorcycles, theater, shooting, scuba diving and dogs. He is survived by his life companion, Susan Carr of Winfield; son, Skylar Watson of Tempe, AZ; daughters, Lara (Juan) Hernandez of West Chicago, IL and Jennifer (Dan) Guerrero of St. Charles, IL; three grandchildren; brother, Robert (Karen) of Fairfax, WV; sisters, Marybert (Stan) Zelesnik of Glen Ellyn and Ellen (Michael) Matheu of Arvada, CO; and dogs, Gibson and the late Max. A memorial service will be Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 11 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 21W 500 Butterfield Road, Lombard, IL 60148. Inurnment is private. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Wheaton Drama, Inc., 111 N. Hale St., Wheaton IL 60187, appreciated

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Joel Hannold

January 24th, 1947 - February 12th, 2012


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Dan Kane

1947 - October 19th, 2011

Dan kane was a friend to anyone who knew him. He was a helping hand to many of our class reunions, driving in the various parades, always telling a story or two along the way. 

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Dan passed away on October 19, 2011, age 65. Cherished and very proud father of Dan (Laura) Kane,Heather (jason) Parsons, and Shannon (Jason) Rathke, as well as his brother Bill.
Dan was a car and motorcycle enthusiast who spent his life making people laugh.
Retired U.S. Navy Chief (29 years), lifetime member of Model"A" Club, HOG, and ASQ. Collector of pretty much everything.

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From Louise Jacobson Butler on June 20th, 2012
Dan and I were sweethearts our freshman year. We emailed and saw each other again around 2000 when he visited San Antonio. He was fun and really loved his kids. We spent a nice day together. I'm shocked to hear of his death at so young an age.
 
From Eero Ravantti on August 9th, 2015
Image In 2010 - five years go - one of the highlights of that year in my life was our 45th class reunion, where I had a unique opportunity to enjoy the Homecoming Parade riding in Dan's old style car. I also noticed that he had a good sense of humour and an ability to create an easy going positive atmosphere around him. Silently in my mind I was looking forward to meet him again and repeat this unmemorable ride in our next class reunion. He is gone but sunny memories stay.
R.I.P. Dan
Eero
 

Dan Laffey

December 4th, 1946 - June 13th, 2011


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Daniel Laffey passed away peacefully at his home, Monday June 13th in Raleigh, NC with his family by his side after courageously fighting lung cancer for over a year. A Chicago, Illinois native, Dan is survived by his wife Sherrill Laffey; children Donovan and Brenna Laffey; and siblings Mary and Tom Laffey.

Dan was a videographer, photographer and production editor producing documentaries and hard news around the world. In his most recent years, he was a television/digital media production teacher at Athens Drive High School.

Another very important part of his life was his passionate interest in the world of illusion. As a magician he performed over 100 live magic shows on local and national TV and for thousands on stage, at parties, and corporate events. He was also co-founder of the Stouffville Magic Festival, booking some of the greatest magicians from around the world.

After receiving his BA in Multimedia from Columbia College Chicago he soon relocated to Ontario, Canada where he worked for Global Television Network as Senior Cameraman from 1973-1998. In 1998 he worked to create one of the first digital media studios for Total Sports, a Raleigh based internet startup, and worked as an independent production manager for the first Big Brother Production in the UK, the Miss World Pageant, and the International Rochester Jazz Festival.

Dan was a hard worker his entire life and a positive role model for students, friends and family. He was a great teacher, devoted husband, outstanding father, teammate and friend. He was a man who by his day-to-day actions and sense of humor left a positive energy throughout the world. He loved his family and was proud of their success and accomplishments. He always put others first with his patience and graciousness and loved life. 




 

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From A Friend on June 18th, 2011
www.cremationsocietync.com/sitemaker/sites/Cremat2/obit.cgi?user=400361Laffey
 

ROBERT PIERCE

- - August 27th, 2010


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PIERCE, Robert "Bob" Of Littleton, MA, passed away peacefully Friday, August 27, 2010, surrounded by his family. Bob was born May 6, 1947 and raised in Glen Ellyn, IL. He received his Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue Universityand has been a resident of Littleton since 1979. He lived previously in Redondo Beach and Lake Tahoe, CA. Bob was a lover of soccer, cars, sailing, and all things New England. He enjoyed spending time with his family and was actively involved in his children's activities. Bob is survived by his wife of 34 years Chloe, his daughter Anna Pierce of Cambridge, MA, his son Ben and daughter-in-law Marie Pierce of Merrimack, NH, and his mother Martha M. Pierce of Glen Ellyn, IL. He was predeceased by his sister Judith Pierce of Beverly, MA. The family has chosen to keep this time private and there will be no services. Donations may be made in his memory to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (online at www.dana-farber.org/how/gifts, by phone at 1-800-52-JIMMY or via regular mail to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 10 Brookline Place, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445-9924) or to the charity of your choice.
 
We all knew him as "Rob." I am pretty sure he was at the 20th Reunion and I kept in touch with him for a while after that. He did his BS in EE at Purdue. I roomed with him one semester, but moved out because of his pipe smoking! His home in Glen Ellyn was somewhere a couple blocks east of Main Street around Forest Glen.
 
- Frank
 
 

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William Bergvall

December 19th, 1946 - June 19th, 2010

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William A. Bergvall Resident of Walnut Creek Bill, 63, passed away June 19, 2010. Born Dec. 19, 1946 in Glen Ellen, IL to John and Martha. Bill earned his MBA at Drake University. He was Executive VP for Dillingham Corp and President of Diltrust, AJ Land, Harvard Gold, Motion Factory, and American Forest Products. Bill is survived by his wife of 28 years, Debbie; their son, RJ; and daughter, Nickie. Bill's community involvement included Little League coach, developing Castle Rock Youth Sports Fields, Fountain for Youth, Scottsdale Swim Club, Friends of the Ygnacio Valley Library, and Northgate High School Booster Club. Bill will always be remembered by his family as their "Beloved Humble Hero". Hawaii and mainland friends remember him with fond aloha. Celebration of Life will be held at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 399 Wiget Lane, Walnut Creek on Saturday, July 31, 2010 at 10:30am. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be sent in Bil

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Richard D'Andrea

January 15th, 1947 - March 22nd, 2010


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From Tom Engh on June 12th, 2010

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Richard “Rocky” D’Andrea, 63, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, passed peacefully March 22, 2010, in his home in Maine.

Mr. D’Andrea was born Jan. 15, 1947, in Chicago, Ill., to Tony and Pearl D’Andrea, the third of four children. Following high school graduation in Illinois, he pursued his college education in Nebraska. In 1970, he was drafted into the Army, proudly serving as a medic and physical therapist. He completed his military service and settled in Beatrice, Nebraska in 1974.

Mr. D’Andrea’s loyalty and strong work ethic were demonstrated during his 30 years of employment in Beatrice, which included ownership and operation of two successful businesses. Mr. D’Andrea strongly believed in community volunteerism, serving as a Beatrice City Councilman and participating with multiple organizations and charities.

Devoted to helping those in need, Mr. D’Andrea ran group homes for handicapped and underprivileged children and young adults. He opened his home to foster care children and provided direct assistance to at least 66 individuals over 20 years and acted as a positive father figure to countless others.

Mr. D’Andrea enjoyed athletics, camping, motorcycling, four-wheeling and aviation. His love for the outdoors prompted his relocation to Maine in 1997. He had a secure relationship with God and was dedicated to living a life of integrity. Mr. D’Andrea demonstrated unyielding loyalty, strength, charisma, and support for those he loved.

Mr. D’Andrea is survived by his wife of 12 years, Theresa D’Andrea; his children from a previous marriage: son Dennis Hoaglin (and Melissa) of North Carolina; son, Rocky D’Andrea (and Tracy) of New Hampshire; son, Michael D’Andrea (and Manda) of Colorado; daughter, Angela Fortier (and Steve) of Maine; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He is further survived by brother, Angelo D’Andrea (and Catherine) of Illinois; sister, Lucrezia Heighway of Wisconsin; sister, Laura Galto (and Jim) of Illinois; nieces; nephews; other relatives; and countless friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Tony and Pearl D’Andrea; and brother-in-law, John Heighway.

A memorial service for Mr. D’Andrea will be held Monday, April 12, at 10 a.m. at St. Matthew’s Church in Limerick, Maine.

 
From Bill Morris on June 19th, 2011
DA, We'll all miss you. At Wagner you were the rock. A kind gentle man the world is lesser for losing. I remember all the good times we had and kindness you showed everyone. Making me your campaign manager in the 7th Grade when I was the new kid in class was a very generous thing to do and I’ll remember it always, even if I didn’t know at the time what “stuff the ballot box” actually meant! I’ll miss you man; see you on the other side. –Bill
 

Kent Dreyfuss

1947 - March 24th, 2009


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From A Friend on October 23rd, 2013

Kent William Dreyfuss, age 61, of Trumbull, CT, formerly of Glen Ellyn. He is mourned by his brothers Dale and Bruce; nephews Justin and Alexander; and niece Rebecca. No visitation. Graveside service & interment Thursday 1 p.m. at Forest Hill Cemetery, Glen Ellyn. 1965 graduate of Glenbard West High School, former employee of Reuben H. Donnelly Co and Citibank. If desired, memorial gifts to St. Olaf College, 1520 Saint Olaf Avenue, Northfield, MN 55057 appreciated. Arrangements are with Leonard Memorial Home, Glen Ellyn 630-469-0032.

 
Published in Chicago Tribune on Mar. 24, 2009
 

Bruce Hupfer

1947 - February 10th, 2006


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From Steve Reardon on October 4th, 2010
A really good friend while at Glenbard West!
 
From A Friend on November 14th, 2013
http://www.everydayhealth.com/prostate-cancer/michelle-hupfer-fighting-her-fathers-war-against-prostate-cancer.aspx
 
From Eero Ravantti on August 7th, 2015
When I joined the Hilltoppers as an AFS exchange student from Finland, Bruce was one of those class mates who made me  feel at home from the very beginning. It didn't take long that we became close friends. We shared  a lot of things together and went to a number of activities and places together including chess club and skating on Lake Ellyn. Both of us were great hockey fans. This was natural as Bruce's ancestors came from Finland. 

Bruce, you contributed so much to my experience in Glen Ellyn during my stay in 1964-65. Thank you for your friendship and support!

Eero 
 

Sara Wright (Zaluga)

February 21st, 1947 - November 29th, 2005


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From A Friend on August 28th, 2010
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Sara Wright Zaluga
February 21, 1947- November 29, 2005

Visitation:
Wednesday December 7, 2005
12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home

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Wednesday December 7, 2005
Service 2:00 p.m.
Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home

 

Sara Wright Zaluga age 58 of Scottsdale, AZ, passed away on November 29, 2005. She was born in DeKalb, IL, the daughter of Rodney and Dorothy (Thiele) Wright on February 21, 1947. Sara earned her Undergraduate degree from Monmouth College and her Masters degree in Early Childhood Education from Northern Illinois University. She taught 3 rd and 4 th grade for 12 years before moving to Arizona 11 years ago, where she worked as a substitute teacher. She was also an Officer of the Day Volunteer at Scottsdale Healthcare Shea and was active at Scottsdale Bible Church.

Sara was a devoted single mother who had the strength and determination to fight pancreatic cancer for 15 months so she could see both daughters graduate from college. She also battled Multiple Sclerosis for 28 years. Her daughters, Amanda and Anne Zaluga of Scottsdale, her sister, Patti (Kevin) Cronin of Madison, WI, and one aunt Betty Landreth of New York, and her dog, Codie, survive Sara.

The family of Sara Wright Zaluga will be receiving friends at a visitation from 12:00PM till 2:00PM on Wednesday December 7, 2005 in the Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be at 2:00PM Wednesday with Reverend Laura Crites of the First United Methodist Church of DeKalb officiating. Burial will follow services in Fairview Park Cemetery DeKalb. Memorials may be directed to PANCAN, which can be found at: www. pancan.org or Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St. Phoenix, AZ. 85014. Arrangements were entrusted to: Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home 310 Oak St. DeKalb, IL 60115 (815)758-3841. To send online condolences visit: www.ronanmoorefinch.com .

 

Hank Friebus

1947 - November 29th, 2005


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From A Friend on August 24th, 2010
December 10, 2005
Henry J. "Hank" Friebus, 59, of Centennial, CO, died in a car accident in Wyoming on Nov. 29, 2005. Hank lived in Glen Ellyn, IL until the age of 19, when he joined the U.S.M.C. He was married to Maxine Barron in 1969. Upon his military discharge in 1970, he moved to Salt Lake City and completed his education. In 1975 he moved to Denver while employed with J.C. Penney. He was divorced in 1980 and did not remarry. Father of Michael, 27, of Denver and Cheri, 26, of Frisco; brother of Sandy Belcher of Greenville, NC; and uncle of Laura of Charlotte, NC, Mindy of Raleigh, NC and Patty of East Stroudsburg, PA. He was currently employed at Trans West "American La France".
 

Peter Abt

1947 - October 24th, 2005


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From Bill Barry on July 14th, 2015
Peter was a childhood Friend,  I always hoped that we could get together and talk about old times. I have his foreign coin collection and over the years it has grown alot larger. I think I won the collection playing cards years ago behind his house. I can't remember the street anymore, I, too was born in 1947. The sad thing now is that the date of 2005 found me visiting Glen Ellyn, IL on a regular basis and had he been there and had a I looked for him, I could have seen him one more time. So long Peter, I'll see you later in a different world, and then maybe we can finally catch up. RIP my friend. May God be with you..
 

Edward Kepka

1947 - December 27th, 2000


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From A Friend on October 21st, 2013
Edward A. Kepka, 53, of Skidmore, Mo., and formerly of Glen Ellyn and Lombard, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, in an automobile accident in DeKalb County, Ill. Born in Oak Park, Mr. Kepka was a maintenance worker for Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Mo. Mr. Kepka served in the Army during the Vietnam War, was a member of VietNow and had moved to Missouri seven years ago. Mr. Kepka is survived by his wife, Karen; four daughters, Lorry Exstrom, Kelly Hamel, Heather Llewellyn and Jennifer; his parents, Edward and Alta; and four grandchildren. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday in Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, where services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday.
 

Dale Hanck

1947 - 1999


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From A Friend on December 25th, 2013
Birth: January 03, 1947
Death: December 08, 1999
 

Stuart Riordan

1947 - September 9th, 1995


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JOHN DIPENTINO

1947 - July 18th, 1995


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From Jacqueline Fiore on September 19th, 2010
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David Schaal

1947 - 1994


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Dennis Di Biase

February 25th, 1947 - November 16th, 1992


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Catherine Roan (DeTurk)

1947 - February 27th, 1990

Unfortunately it is sad news about Catherine Roan.Unfortunately, Catherine Anne Roan DeTurk passed away on February 27, 1990 in Chesterfield, MO. She was 43. After high school she attended Colorado Women's College in Denver, Colorado. She married Robin DeTurk in 1967 after he graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1967. She was a military wife. Robin retired in Chesterfield, MO. and that is where she passed away. She had two sons, Christopher and Jonathan.
I am sorry I had to deliver such sad news, but I thought her classmates would like to know. I attended Colorado Women's College with Cathey. Carolyn Denham

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From a classmate? on August 1st, 2015
Who is this, please?
 

Vicky Anholt

April 13th, 1947 - December 15th, 1989


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From Pamela Spear Bulat on September 11th, 2010
Vicky and I were co- captains of the tennis team our senior year.  She was a lovely person....very kind.  She was the type of person you would want as a friend.
 
From Louise Jacobson Butler on June 20th, 2012
So sorry to see Vicky in the Memorials.  We were great friends in Jr. Hi and even went to camp Chippewa Bay as tentmates after 8th grade. Lost touch after high school. She was a good person and friend.
 

Carl Wallen

1947 - 1980


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Ken Kant

February 26th, 1947 - 1974


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Lawanna Murphy

- - 1965

IN MEMORIAM
WE, AS SENIORS OF GLENBARD, WISH TO KEEP ALIVE THE MEMORY
OF ONE OF OUR FELLOW STUDENTS, LAWANA MURPHY.
SHE WAS THE VICTUM OF A TRAGIC AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT IN MARCH OF HER SENIOR YEAR. LAWANA LOVED LIFE AND LIVED IT TO THE FULLEST, AND IN TRIBUTE TO HER, WE MUST STRIVE TO LIVE EACH MOMENT OF OUR LIVES TO THE FULLEST.

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Don Schulz


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From A Friend on April 30th, 2011
to 1967
 

Cathy Chase


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From Pamela Spear Bulat on September 11th, 2010
Cathy was a real trouper.  She developed a deadly illness quite young, but kept going and doing. She was also very intelligent with a wry sense of humor.  You are missed, Cathy.
 
From A Friend on November 30th, 2011
GUSTAFSON, KATHY C21 Feb 194719 Dec 1998
 

William Scaife


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From A Friend on September 22nd, 2011
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William Scaife

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May 23, 1947 - September 8, 2011 OKLAHOMA CITY Sept. 8th, William M. "Bill" Scaife passed away of natural causes while biking at Lake Hef-ner. He was born May 23, 1947, in Glen Ellyn, IL to Margaret & Reid Scaife and grew up in a boisterous household with brothers, Bob, Tom & Dave. Bill graduated from Glen Ellyn H.S. and DePauw Univ. where he played football and participated in ROTC. He received his Master's Degree from Colorado Univ. Following in his father's footsteps, he was commissioned a 2nd Lt. in the USAF and began a career as an Officer with early assignments in flying units. In '79 he was assigned to the 552nd ACW at Tinker AFB as commander of the wing headquarters squadron. Bill and Charlotte Winsett Little met professionally through their careers at Tinker. They married on New Year's Eve in 1980. Bill became a weapons director on the 552nd E-3 aircraft and subsequently became a mission crew commander. He flew missions all over the world, had additional assignments in Saudi Arabia and Langley AFB, VA, and retired a Lt. Col. in '90. Upon retirement, Bill accepted a position in Saudi Arabia as a civilian contractor training Saudi E-3 aircrews. Bill returned to OKC after 2 yrs and he and Charlotte settled in to "normal" civilian life which for Bill meant no coat and tie. While Charlotte continued her career as a social worker for the military and VA Hospital, Bill worked at nurseries happy with his no coat and tie work attire. Bill loved plants, flowers and working in his yard. Anyone visiting the Scaife home knew a gardener lived there. Bill and Charlotte enjoyed vacationing in WS where Bill also pursued his love for hunting and fishing. Bill is survived by his wife, Charlotte; sons, Dan & Rick & wife Lisabeth & grandson William & Lauryn & Haley; brothers, Bob & Tom; and Charlotte's children, Lauren Greer & husband Jerry & Braxton Little & wife Nance; grandchildren, Charlee Greer Johnson & husband Micahel, Jerry Greer, Skyler, Heartleigh & Phoebe Little. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, & brother, Dave. Everyone who met Bill knew they met a friend. He had the unique ability to fit in anywhere, but made no pretense that he was someone other than Big Bill Scaife, who was bigger than life, loved his wife & family, loved his little dog, Schatzi, told a good story, laughed at a good joke, and always had a root beer for the little boy down the street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans. Bill's family will be hosting a celebration of his life on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011 at Smith & Kernke from 2-5 pm, where they will greet friends. The family wishes to express gratitude to those who helped Bill at Lake Hefner and called 911.
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William Scaife

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May 23, 1947 - September 8, 2011 OKLAHOMA CITY Sept. 8th, William M. "Bill" Scaife passed away of natural causes while biking at Lake Hef-ner. He was born May 23, 1947, in Glen Ellyn, IL to Margaret & Reid Scaife and grew up in a boisterous household with brothers, Bob, Tom & Dave. Bill graduated from Glen Ellyn H.S. and DePauw Univ. where he played football and participated in ROTC. He received his Master's Degree from Colorado Univ. Following in his father's footsteps, he was commissioned a 2nd Lt. in the USAF and began a career as an Officer with early assignments in flying units. In '79 he was assigned to the 552nd ACW at Tinker AFB as commander of the wing headquarters squadron. Bill and Charlotte Winsett Little met professionally through their careers at Tinker. They married on New Year's Eve in 1980. Bill became a weapons director on the 552nd E-3 aircraft and subsequently became a mission crew commander. He flew missions all over the world, had additional assignments in Saudi Arabia and Langley AFB, VA, and retired a Lt. Col. in '90. Upon retirement, Bill accepted a position in Saudi Arabia as a civilian contractor training Saudi E-3 aircrews. Bill returned to OKC after 2 yrs and he and Charlotte settled in to "normal" civilian life which for Bill meant no coat and tie. While Charlotte continued her career as a social worker for the military and VA Hospital, Bill worked at nurseries happy with his no coat and tie work attire. Bill loved plants, flowers and working in his yard. Anyone visiting the Scaife home knew a gardener lived there. Bill and Charlotte enjoyed vacationing in WS where Bill also pursued his love for hunting and fishing. Bill is survived by his wife, Charlotte; sons, Dan & Rick & wife Lisabeth & grandson William & Lauryn & Haley; brothers, Bob & Tom; and Charlotte's children, Lauren Greer & husband Jerry & Braxton Little & wife Nance; grandchildren, Charlee Greer Johnson & husband Micahel, Jerry Greer, Skyler, Heartleigh & Phoebe Little. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, & brother, Dave. Everyone who met Bill knew they met a friend. He had the unique ability to fit in anywhere, but made no pretense that he was someone other than Big Bill Scaife, who was bigger than life, loved his wife & family, loved his little dog, Schatzi, told a good story, laughed at a good joke, and always had a root beer for the little boy down the street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans. Bill's family will be hosting a celebration of his life on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011 at Smith & Kernke from 2-5 pm, where they will greet friends. The family wishes to express gratitude to those who helped Bill at Lake Hefner and called 911.
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William Scaife

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May 23, 1947 - September 8, 2011 OKLAHOMA CITY Sept. 8th, William M. "Bill" Scaife passed away of natural causes while biking at Lake Hef-ner. He was born May 23, 1947, in Glen Ellyn, IL to Margaret & Reid Scaife and grew up in a boisterous household with brothers, Bob, Tom & Dave. Bill graduated from Glen Ellyn H.S. and DePauw Univ. where he played football and participated in ROTC. He received his Master's Degree from Colorado Univ. Following in his father's footsteps, he was commissioned a 2nd Lt. in the USAF and began a career as an Officer with early assignments in flying units. In '79 he was assigned to the 552nd ACW at Tinker AFB as commander of the wing headquarters squadron. Bill and Charlotte Winsett Little met professionally through their careers at Tinker. They married on New Year's Eve in 1980. Bill became a weapons director on the 552nd E-3 aircraft and subsequently became a mission crew commander. He flew missions all over the world, had additional assignments in Saudi Arabia and Langley AFB, VA, and retired a Lt. Col. in '90. Upon retirement, Bill accepted a position in Saudi Arabia as a civilian contractor training Saudi E-3 aircrews. Bill returned to OKC after 2 yrs and he and Charlotte settled in to "normal" civilian life which for Bill meant no coat and tie. While Charlotte continued her career as a social worker for the military and VA Hospital, Bill worked at nurseries happy with his no coat and tie work attire. Bill loved plants, flowers and working in his yard. Anyone visiting the Scaife home knew a gardener lived there. Bill and Charlotte enjoyed vacationing in WS where Bill also pursued his love for hunting and fishing. Bill is survived by his wife, Charlotte; sons, Dan & Rick & wife Lisabeth & grandson William & Lauryn & Haley; brothers, Bob & Tom; and Charlotte's children, Lauren Greer & husband Jerry & Braxton Little & wife Nance; grandchildren, Charlee Greer Johnson & husband Micahel, Jerry Greer, Skyler, Heartleigh & Phoebe Little. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, & brother, Dave. Everyone who met Bill knew they met a friend. He had the unique ability to fit in anywhere, but made no pretense that he was someone other than Big Bill Scaife, who was bigger than life, loved his wife & family, loved his little dog, Schatzi, told a good story, laughed at a good joke, and always had a root beer for the little boy down the street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans. Bill's family will be hosting a celebration of his life on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011 at Smith & Kernke from 2-5 pm, where they will greet friends. The family wishes to express gratitude to those who helped Bill at Lake Hefner and called 911.
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William Scaife

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May 23, 1947 - September 8, 2011 OKLAHOMA CITY Sept. 8th, William M. "Bill" Scaife passed away of natural causes while biking at Lake Hef-ner. He was born May 23, 1947, in Glen Ellyn, IL to Margaret & Reid Scaife and grew up in a boisterous household with brothers, Bob, Tom & Dave. Bill graduated from Glen Ellyn H.S. and DePauw Univ. where he played football and participated in ROTC. He received his Master's Degree from Colorado Univ. Following in his father's footsteps, he was commissioned a 2nd Lt. in the USAF and began a career as an Officer with early assignments in flying units. In '79 he was assigned to the 552nd ACW at Tinker AFB as commander of the wing headquarters squadron. Bill and Charlotte Winsett Little met professionally through their careers at Tinker. They married on New Year's Eve in 1980. Bill became a weapons director on the 552nd E-3 aircraft and subsequently became a mission crew commander. He flew missions all over the world, had additional assignments in Saudi Arabia and Langley AFB, VA, and retired a Lt. Col. in '90. Upon retirement, Bill accepted a position in Saudi Arabia as a civilian contractor training Saudi E-3 aircrews. Bill returned to OKC after 2 yrs and he and Charlotte settled in to "normal" civilian life which for Bill meant no coat and tie. While Charlotte continued her career as a social worker for the military and VA Hospital, Bill worked at nurseries happy with his no coat and tie work attire. Bill loved plants, flowers and working in his yard. Anyone visiting the Scaife home knew a gardener lived there. Bill and Charlotte enjoyed vacationing in WS where Bill also pursued his love for hunting and fishing. Bill is survived by his wife, Charlotte; sons, Dan & Rick & wife Lisabeth & grandson William & Lauryn & Haley; brothers, Bob & Tom; and Charlotte's children, Lauren Greer & husband Jerry & Braxton Little & wife Nance; grandchildren, Charlee Greer Johnson & husband Micahel, Jerry Greer, Skyler, Heartleigh & Phoebe Little. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, & brother, Dave. Everyone who met Bill knew they met a friend. He had the unique ability to fit in anywhere, but made no pretense that he was someone other than Big Bill Scaife, who was bigger than life, loved his wife & family, loved his little dog, Schatzi, told a good story, laughed at a good joke, and always had a root beer for the little boy down the street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans. Bill's family will be hosting a celebration of his life on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011 at Smith & Kernke from 2-5 pm, where they will greet friends. The family wishes to express gratitude to those who helped Bill at Lake Hefner and called 911.
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William Scaife

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May 23, 1947 - September 8, 2011 OKLAHOMA CITY Sept. 8th, William M. "Bill" Scaife passed away of natural causes while biking at Lake Hef-ner. He was born May 23, 1947, in Glen Ellyn, IL to Margaret & Reid Scaife and grew up in a boisterous household with brothers, Bob, Tom & Dave. Bill graduated from Glen Ellyn H.S. and DePauw Univ. where he played football and participated in ROTC. He received his Master's Degree from Colorado Univ. Following in his father's footsteps, he was commissioned a 2nd Lt. in the USAF and began a career as an Officer with early assignments in flying units. In '79 he was assigned to the 552nd ACW at Tinker AFB as commander of the wing headquarters squadron. Bill and Charlotte Winsett Little met professionally through their careers at Tinker. They married on New Year's Eve in 1980. Bill became a weapons director on the 552nd E-3 aircraft and subsequently became a mission crew commander. He flew missions all over the world, had additional assignments in Saudi Arabia and Langley AFB, VA, and retired a Lt. Col. in '90. Upon retirement, Bill accepted a position in Saudi Arabia as a civilian contractor training Saudi E-3 aircrews. Bill returned to OKC after 2 yrs and he and Charlotte settled in to "normal" civilian life which for Bill meant no coat and tie. While Charlotte continued her career as a social worker for the military and VA Hospital, Bill worked at nurseries happy with his no coat and tie work attire. Bill loved plants, flowers and working in his yard. Anyone visiting the Scaife home knew a gardener lived there. Bill and Charlotte enjoyed vacationing in WS where Bill also pursued his love for hunting and fishing. Bill is survived by his wife, Charlotte; sons, Dan & Rick & wife Lisabeth & grandson William & Lauryn & Haley; brothers, Bob & Tom; and Charlotte's children, Lauren Greer & husband Jerry & Braxton Little & wife Nance; grandchildren, Charlee Greer Johnson & husband Micahel, Jerry Greer, Skyler, Heartleigh & Phoebe Little. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, & brother, Dave. Everyone who met Bill knew they met a friend. He had the unique ability to fit in anywhere, but made no pretense that he was someone other than Big Bill Scaife, who was bigger than life, loved his wife & family, loved his little dog, Schatzi, told a good story, laughed at a good joke, and always had a root beer for the little boy down the street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans. Bill's family will be hosting a celebration of his life on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011 at Smith & Kernke from 2-5 pm, where they will greet friends. The family wishes to express gratitude to those who helped Bill at Lake Hefner and called 911.
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William Scaife

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May 23, 1947 - September 8, 2011 OKLAHOMA CITY Sept. 8th, William M. "Bill" Scaife passed away of natural causes while biking at Lake Hef-ner. He was born May 23, 1947, in Glen Ellyn, IL to Margaret & Reid Scaife and grew up in a boisterous household with brothers, Bob, Tom & Dave. Bill graduated from Glen Ellyn H.S. and DePauw Univ. where he played football and participated in ROTC. He received his Master's Degree from Colorado Univ. Following in his father's footsteps, he was commissioned a 2nd Lt. in the USAF and began a career as an Officer with early assignments in flying units. In '79 he was assigned to the 552nd ACW at Tinker AFB as commander of the wing headquarters squadron. Bill and Charlotte Winsett Little met professionally through their careers at Tinker. They married on New Year's Eve in 1980. Bill became a weapons director on the 552nd E-3 aircraft and subsequently became a mission crew commander. He flew missions all over the world, had additional assignments in Saudi Arabia and Langley AFB, VA, and retired a Lt. Col. in '90. Upon retirement, Bill accepted a position in Saudi Arabia as a civilian contractor training Saudi E-3 aircrews. Bill returned to OKC after 2 yrs and he and Charlotte settled in to "normal" civilian life which for Bill meant no coat and tie. While Charlotte continued her career as a social worker for the military and VA Hospital, Bill worked at nurseries happy with his no coat and tie work attire. Bill loved plants, flowers and working in his yard. Anyone visiting the Scaife home knew a gardener lived there. Bill and Charlotte enjoyed vacationing in WS where Bill also pursued his love for hunting and fishing. Bill is survived by his wife, Charlotte; sons, Dan & Rick & wife Lisabeth & grandson William & Lauryn & Haley; brothers, Bob & Tom; and Charlotte's children, Lauren Greer & husband Jerry & Braxton Little & wife Nance; grandchildren, Charlee Greer Johnson & husband Micahel, Jerry Greer, Skyler, Heartleigh & Phoebe Little. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, & brother, Dave. Everyone who met Bill knew they met a friend. He had the unique ability to fit in anywhere, but made no pretense that he was someone other than Big Bill Scaife, who was bigger than life, loved his wife & family, loved his little dog, Schatzi, told a good story, laughed at a good joke, and always had a root beer for the little boy down the street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans. Bill's family will be hosting a celebration of his life on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011 at Smith & Kernke from 2-5 pm, where they will greet friends. The family wishes to express gratitude to those who helped Bill at Lake Hefner and called 911.
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May 23, 1947 - September 8, 2011 OKLAHOMA CITY Sept. 8th, William M. "Bill" Scaife passed away of natural causes while biking at Lake Hef-ner. He was born May 23, 1947, in Glen Ellyn, IL to Margaret & Reid Scaife and grew up in a boisterous household with brothers, Bob, Tom & Dave. Bill graduated from Glen Ellyn H.S. and DePauw Univ. where he played football and participated in ROTC. He received his Master's Degree from Colorado Univ. Following in his father's footsteps, he was commissioned a 2nd Lt. in the USAF and began a career as an Officer with early assignments in flying units. In '79 he was assigned to the 552nd ACW at Tinker AFB as commander of the wing headquarters squadron. Bill and Charlotte Winsett Little met professionally through their careers at Tinker. They married on New Year's Eve in 1980. Bill became a weapons director on the 552nd E-3 aircraft and subsequently became a mission crew commander. He flew missions all over the world, had additional assignments in Saudi Arabia and Langley AFB, VA, and retired a Lt. Col. in '90. Upon retirement, Bill accepted a position in Saudi Arabia as a civilian contractor training Saudi E-3 aircrews. Bill returned to OKC after 2 yrs and he and Charlotte settled in to "normal" civilian life which for Bill meant no coat and tie. While Charlotte continued her career as a social worker for the military and VA Hospital, Bill worked at nurseries happy with his no coat and tie work attire. Bill loved plants, flowers and working in his yard. Anyone visiting the Scaife home knew a gardener lived there. Bill and Charlotte enjoyed vacationing in WS where Bill also pursued his love for hunting and fishing. Bill is survived by his wife, Charlotte; sons, Dan & Rick & wife Lisabeth & grandson William & Lauryn & Haley; brothers, Bob & Tom; and Charlotte's children, Lauren Greer & husband Jerry & Braxton Little & wife Nance; grandchildren, Charlee Greer Johnson & husband Micahel, Jerry Greer, Skyler, Heartleigh & Phoebe Little. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, & brother, Dave. Everyone who met Bill knew they met a friend. He had the unique ability to fit in anywhere, but made no pretense that he was someone other than Big Bill Scaife, who was bigger than life, loved his wife & family, loved his little dog, Schatzi, told a good story, laughed at a good joke, and always had a root beer for the little boy down the street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans. Bill's family will be hosting a celebration of his life on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011 at Smith & Kernke from 2-5 pm, where they will greet friends. The family wishes to express gratitude to those who helped Bill at Lake Hefner and called 911.
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William Scaife

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May 23, 1947 - September 8, 2011 OKLAHOMA CITY Sept. 8th, William M. "Bill" Scaife passed away of natural causes while biking at Lake Hef-ner. He was born May 23, 1947, in Glen Ellyn, IL to Margaret & Reid Scaife and grew up in a boisterous household with brothers, Bob, Tom & Dave. Bill graduated from Glen Ellyn H.S. and DePauw Univ. where he played football and participated in ROTC. He received his Master's Degree from Colorado Univ. Following in his father's footsteps, he was commissioned a 2nd Lt. in the USAF and began a career as an Officer with early assignments in flying units. In '79 he was assigned to the 552nd ACW at Tinker AFB as commander of the wing headquarters squadron. Bill and Charlotte Winsett Little met professionally through their careers at Tinker. They married on New Year's Eve in 1980. Bill became a weapons director on the 552nd E-3 aircraft and subsequently became a mission crew commander. He flew missions all over the world, had additional assignments in Saudi Arabia and Langley AFB, VA, and retired a Lt. Col. in '90. Upon retirement, Bill accepted a position in Saudi Arabia as a civilian contractor training Saudi E-3 aircrews. Bill returned to OKC after 2 yrs and he and Charlotte settled in to "normal" civilian life which for Bill meant no coat and tie. While Charlotte continued her career as a social worker for the military and VA Hospital, Bill worked at nurseries happy with his no coat and tie work attire. Bill loved plants, flowers and working in his yard. Anyone visiting the Scaife home knew a gardener lived there. Bill and Charlotte enjoyed vacationing in WS where Bill also pursued his love for hunting and fishing. Bill is survived by his wife, Charlotte; sons, Dan & Rick & wife Lisabeth & grandson William & Lauryn & Haley; brothers, Bob & Tom; and Charlotte's children, Lauren Greer & husband Jerry & Braxton Little & wife Nance; grandchildren, Charlee Greer Johnson & husband Micahel, Jerry Greer, Skyler, Heartleigh & Phoebe Little. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, & brother, Dave. Everyone who met Bill knew they met a friend. He had the unique ability to fit in anywhere, but made no pretense that he was someone other than Big Bill Scaife, who was bigger than life, loved his wife & family, loved his little dog, Schatzi, told a good story, laughed at a good joke, and always had a root beer for the little boy down the street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans. Bill's family will be hosting a celebration of his life on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011 at Smith & Kernke from 2-5 pm, where they will greet friends. The family wishes to express gratitude to those who helped Bill at Lake Hefner and called 911.

 
From Dan Winters on September 23rd, 2011
So our crew at Glenbard between '62 and '64 was made of Dan Laffey, Colin Stinton, Bill Scaife and me. We hung out during the medieval years of high school when the really hot girls were going with upper class guys, when we were too young for a car, when there was no point to a girlfriend because your Mom had to drive and, of course, ask questions.
 
My family transferred to Glen Ellyn near the end of fifth grade after two years in the third world (Greenville, South Carolina.) I was way behind in school. The local teachers meet with my parents. Their 50's technical term was, "He's slow." I wasn't that slow. I had just spent two years in southern schools having my brain scrubbed clean. It was a rough entry into a new school. Fortunately, my Dad had rented a house across from Sunset Pool. Laffey lived behind us. In sixth grade we walked to and from Duane Street School together with Dale Frier. We were tight. That helped because Laff and Dale were cool. Laffey was a prankster and there was nothing better than when he had a pocket of freshly stolen caulk on the walk home. He personally started an epic caulk war between the "Gregs" (Berhens and Hurst) that raged for months.
 
My family bought a house the next year out on Park Blvd and I went to yet another new school, Wagner Junior High with Richie D'Andrea, Mick Curd and the comely Barb Johnson. It is funny being thirteen; I moved two miles and did not see Laff for two years. The world was pretty small back then, or maybe it was pretty big. Colin came in from Canada in eighth grade and we buddied up. He was hilarious. He could mimic Mr Hampshire, the English teacher who actually was English and used "bloody" as his only modifier and Mr. Berger, the math teacher who had only four fingers total on two hands as a consequence of his former life as a shop teacher. You could not pass on a friend with talents like that.
 
The next year the four of us ended up on the three and five Glenbard West freshmen football team. Mostly we loafed and made fun of Coach Wilsey who was 5'4" and knew about as much about football as we did. Laff was the QB, Colin a fullback, Scaifer the right tackle and I was the right end. During the winter, Scaife and I sat at the end of the freshmen basketball team bench with Squirrel and Cano Hill. Mostly we loafed and made fun of Coach Livingston who was 5'4" and knew less about the game than we did. There is nothing like spare time and mediocre performance to form a lifelong friendship. Scaifer and I became best friends passing together through the traditional portals to male adulthood; we got drunk for the first time and threw up, double dated to the prom and got arrested. That completed our raggedy group.
 
What we dreamed about was making movies. On the Saturdays, when there were no games, we would take the train (fifty cents) to downtown Chicago to see the first run movies (a buck) followed always by a meal at Tad's Broiled Steaks on Wabash - two bucks for a hunk of gristle, a semi cooked baked potato and some greasy Texas toast. I have had better meals, but not that many.
 
Not just dreamers, we made movies: primitive, short, chopped, but movies. Some were just trick shots of jumping over cars, disappearing, one a cowboy chase, another a spoof of Highway Patrol with guest star Dave Lundstrom. We casted him because he looked exactly like Broderick Crawford. Dave was sixteen. You have to wonder what he looks like now. Laff was big on forming creatures in clay, clicking one frame, reforming the clay, taking another frame. Pixar calls it Claymation now.
 
Laff was the creative, the mastermind, the camera man, the director. He was an artist, a great drawer, trust me, and check out my senior yearbook where he drew a forest of massive aged oaks. If you looked closely enough in the bark there were naked women, a lot of naked women. He won the Jaycees high school art award a couple of years and he went on to a long career in TV production and video photography.
 
Colin was the performer; mimic, singer, actor. Our senior year, he starred with Laurie Anderson in the school play, some wretched Gilbert and Sullivan thing or whatever. Nobody went, but we should have. Laurie has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Colin acted on Broadway and in movies with James Mason, Matt Damon, Paul Newman and Robert Redford. We did not lack for potential.
 
I was nominally the writer, although my primary contribution was that the camera was my Dad's. Unlike Colin and Laff, I didn't follow the dream. My lifelong writing accomplishments are limited to a second place finish in the romance novel division of the Bulyar- Lytton Literary Awards (worst opening sentence in a ficticious novel.)  My entry read: "Sex with Rachel at fifty was like driving the last place team on the last day of the Idiorod Dog Sled Race - the goal no longer victory but the finish line, the arguer not exhaustion, but keeping all the parts moving in the same direction, not to mention all that irritating barking."
 
Scaifer was to be the producer, the muscle, somebody who got stuff done. He had the feel for what was good and the ear for what was funny. He got that from his brothers and the famously sweet Mrs. Scaife. Sentence to life with four boys and a retired colonel for a husband, she knew what was funny and what wasn't; she had to. Bill spent 20 years as an Air Force officer, the last five as an AWAC commander directing a 75 million dollar aircraft. He could get stuff done.
 
As adults, we never made any movies together; we were swept on in the flow of life. Except for Bill and me, we lost contact: Colin to the London stage, Laff to Canadian TV, Bill to Saudi Arabia, I moved to California. Bill and Laff died this summer of 2011. It is hard to get your arms around that. I don't know, but do you ever make better friends then when you are fourteen?
 
                                                            Dan Winters
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From Carol Lee on June 20th, 2012

Bill and Family,  Grapes do well in Arizona!!!

 
From Tom Engh on June 25th, 2012
Slideshow from Bill Scaife's memorial on November 6th, 2011 in Oklahoma City, OK.

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From A Friend on October 21st, 2013
 
May 23, 1947 - September 8, 2011 OKLAHOMA CITY Sept. 8th, William M. "Bill" Scaife passed away of natural causes while biking at Lake Hef-ner. He was born May 23, 1947, in Glen Ellyn, IL to Margaret & Reid Scaife and grew up in a boisterous household with brothers, Bob, Tom & Dave. Bill graduated from Glen Ellyn H.S. and DePauw Univ. where he played football and participated in ROTC. He received his Master's Degree from Colorado Univ. Following in his father's footsteps, he was commissioned a 2nd Lt. in the USAF and began a career as an Officer with early assignments in flying units. In '79 he was assigned to the 552nd ACW at Tinker AFB as commander of the wing headquarters squadron. Bill and Charlotte Winsett Little met professionally through their careers at Tinker. They married on New Year's Eve in 1980. Bill became a weapons director on the 552nd E-3 aircraft and subsequently became a mission crew commander. He flew missions all over the world, had additional assignments in Saudi Arabia and Langley AFB, VA, and retired a Lt. Col. in '90. Upon retirement, Bill accepted a position in Saudi Arabia as a civilian contractor training Saudi E-3 aircrews. Bill returned to OKC after 2 yrs and he and Charlotte settled in to "normal" civilian life which for Bill meant no coat and tie. While Charlotte continued her career as a social worker for the military and VA Hospital, Bill worked at nurseries happy with his no coat and tie work attire. Bill loved plants, flowers and working in his yard. Anyone visiting the Scaife home knew a gardener lived there. Bill and Charlotte enjoyed vacationing in WS where Bill also pursued his love for hunting and fishing. Bill is survived by his wife, Charlotte; sons, Dan & Rick & wife Lisabeth & grandson William & Lauryn & Haley; brothers, Bob & Tom; and Charlotte's children, Lauren Greer & husband Jerry & Braxton Little & wife Nance; grandchildren, Charlee Greer Johnson & husband Micahel, Jerry Greer, Skyler, Heartleigh & Phoebe Little. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, & brother, Dave. Everyone who met Bill knew they met a friend. He had the unique ability to fit in anywhere, but made no pretense that he was someone other than Big Bill Scaife, who was bigger than life, loved his wife & family, loved his little dog, Schatzi, told a good story, laughed at a good joke, and always had a root beer for the little boy down the street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Disabled American Veterans. Bill's family will be hosting a celebration of his life on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011 at Smith & Kernke from 2-5 pm, where they will greet friends. The family wishes to express gratitude to those who helped Bill at Lake Hefner and called 911
 

Gary Hesterman


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From A Friend on November 30th, 2011
06 Jun 1947  20 Mar 2002
 

Marie Teresa Dillon


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From Marie Teresa " Terry" Dillon on September 8th, 2010
 When I look back on the beautiful picture of Terry in our yearbook, I am reminded of all the fun we had together. The first time we heard the Beattles on the car radio, we got out of the car and danced. We laughed and cried together, we were best friends. Terry was in our wedding, always adding humor and support. Our lives became more complicated and we drifted apart. Terry married and had a daughter, I have difficulty remembering all the details, perhaps other friends can add more eloquently to her memorial. Terry died of cancer at a very early age. I am so sorry I did not keep in better touch. It would have been so much fun to laugh and grow old together. Terry was a gracious person and a wonderful friend. I am so glad we all the fun of High School together.
Nancy Gray Racine

 
From A Friend on November 30th, 2011
TIMMINS, MARIE06 Jun 1947Oct 1984
 

Bill Peterson


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From Dave Palmquist on June 10th, 2010
Bill was a great friend and a big time follower of jazz.  When most of the folks were listening to rock and roll, a few of us were listening to the likes of Miles Davis, Dave Bruebeck, Oscar Peterson and John Coltrane.  I stilll remember Peterson's dad had one of the first Ford 
hardtop convertablers, a pretty cool car.

His folks were also very kind to us jazz guys to let us blast out the music in their family room, day after day. 
 
From a friend on November 30th, 2011
 15 Sep 194607 Dec 1995 
 

Richard Blasen


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From Richard Blasen on July 1st, 2010
RICHARD LEE BLASEN
Date of Birth:September 23, 1946
Hometown:WHEATON, IL
Rank:LCPL
Branch:Marine Corps
War:Viet Nam
Date of Death:June 03, 1967
Location of Death:S.VIETNAM
HOSTILE, KILLED
 

John Tenore


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John Taylor


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From Karen Reeves (Swetlik) on September 30th, 2010
A really nice guy and my favorite dance partner at Fortnight dance lessons (Junior High).
 
From Scott Carroll on August 6th, 2011
John Taylor was a great friend/classmate of mine. One of the most creative people I have ever met. His artwork was unbelievble. As a bandmate of mine he was probably the best rudimental drummer I have ever heard. An incredibly talented guy with a great sense of humor. I've thought about him often over the years.....we need more John Taylors in this world.
 

Greg Glawe


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From Greg Glawe on January 24th, 2011
16 Jan 1947 - 02 Mar 1996
 

Lyn Luxem


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From Chyleen Slone on July 4th, 2015
Lyn left us much too soon.  I knew her from the age of 12 and we lost touch after we graduated in 1965.  She was a sweet soul and quite talented.  
 

Carolyn Cherry (Fish)


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