H. Wayne Huizenga was a college dropout who built a business empire that included Blockbuster Entertainment, AutoNation and three Miami sports teams.
Coach, teacher Mark Rebora, dead at 57, inspired kids at Glenbrook North, Loyola
Mark Rebora “didn’t hold anything back,” said his son Cole. “Always pedal to the metal 110 percent, everything he did, family, friends, partying.”
Bertha S. Jimenez, of Logan Square, developed and owned several restaurants in Chicago for 50 years with her husband.
Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, one of the world’s best-known pediatricians and child development experts and writers, has died at 99.
Ivan Lefton, a futures trader who lived in River North, has died of complications from sepsis and pneumonia. He was 70.
Chicago entertainment lawyer Jay B. Ross “was ‘Mr. Fix-It’ for bad contracts,” said singer Tomiko Dixon, granddaughter of blues legend Willie Dixon.
Ryszard Rewucki “always dreamed about life in the sea–the fish, dolphins, sharks,” said his wife Anna.
William J. Pulte built his first house in Detroit at 18, launched Pulte Homes, expanded to Chicago, other cities, became nation’s biggest homebuilder.
Ted Allen from the Food Network tweeted a link to this story, calling Bonnie Kepplinger ‘a real, live angel.’ Plus: one of her favorite recipes.
Robert Croston, a Chicago Public Schools principal who inspired his students and helped engineer a school merger, has died.
Myron Rush, a Hyde Park native who was a renowned Kremlinologist, has died at 95. He’s credited with foreseeing Nikita Khrushchev’s rise.
Stiers did voice acting in several Disney animated films, voicing the character Cogsworth in “Beauty and the Beast.”
Grayson Mitchell, who was Mayor Harold Washington’s press secretary, serving during his campaign, election and “Council Wars,” has died at 67.
“When I think of Ginger, I think of a mother first and a lung-cancer crusader second,” said Mary Beth Slack, cousin of Ginger Tam.