Isaac and Teresa Vatkin, a Skokie couple married 69 years, died within minutes of each other Saturday, holding hands in their shared hospital room.
Geraldine ‘Jerrie’ Elder, who helped support her family by sewing wedding dresses and also was a hand model, died Monday at 89 in Elk Grove Village.
Louise Hutchinson, 90, who as a Chicago Tribune reporter was the first woman to overnight at the South Pole, died March 29 in Virginia.
For two decades, Jerry L. Tokars coached high school basketball at Chicago’s De La Salle Institute. The celebrated basketball coach died Sunday at 85.
Bruce Langhorne, an influential session guitarist who often collaborated with Bob Dylan and inspired his song “Mr. Tambourine Man,” has died at 78.
Leon Figa, dead at 97, battled Nazis with the Bielski brigade — which actor Liev Schreiber, a partisan fighter on screen, was eager to hear about.
Maryann Mantegna, who has died in Deerfield at 101, worked for decades as a shipping clerk to help support sons Joe Mantegna and Ron Mantegna.