Chicago nightclub singers and musicians loved to play for Wade Nelson, a fan of the Great American Songbook who knew all the lyrics.
Libertyville man’s survivors include about 50 racing pigeons. Not surprising given that Antal ‘Tony’ Gacs was among top trainers of champion flyers.
Dr. Jonathan Lewis, Chicago psychiatrist who helped people begin their recovery from state-sanctioned torture, rape, starvation, PTSD, is dead at 73.
Minnie Steinberg kept her Manhattan Project work secret. When a chatty lab janitor asked, “What are you doing?” she’d tersely reply, “I’m working.”
Anthony J. “Tony” Fornelli, a civic leader who was one of the most prominent Italian-Americans in the Chicago area, died Wednesday at 83.
Linda Huff, who has died at 68, “built what is arguably the best environmental engineering firm in the state,” said engineer-consultant Ken Nelson.
Developer Sheldon Baskin, dead at 80, built housing for low-, moderate-income, was a part-owner of Chicago White Sox and Democratic fundraiser.
Mark Nahabedian lived to be 92 — in part by playing dead at 20.
Debra Ward, dead at 62, of Chicago’s Biba boutique, sold “impeccable” clothing to Julia Roberts, Nia Long, Madonna, Robert DeNiro and Juanita Jordan.
Versatile and organized, designer Norm Schaefer “would pull it all together” as he assigned photos and art for the Sun-Times and Playboy magazine.