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Roy Brener, 92, Chief of Psychology, Hines V.A. Hospital 
Roy Brener, PhD, 92, an Oak Park resident and a psychologist, died on Aug. 4, 2005.

The former chief of Psychology at Hines V.A. Hospital, Mr. Brener was on faculty at the University of Chicago, Northwestern University and Loyola University. In 1981, the Illinois Psychological Association voted him Illinois' Outstanding Psychologist.

Roy Brener was the husband of Golda (nee Altshul), father of David (Amy) and Elliot (Barbara) Brener, and the grandfather of Michelle, Ilana, Steven and Susan Brener.

Services were held Aug. 4 at 10:30 a.m. at West Suburban Temple Har Zion and he was buried at Memorial Park. Memorials to the Jewish United Fund, 1 S. Franklin St., Chicago 60606 are appreciated.

 

Phillip Gaines, 59, Wrote and published how-to books
Phillip Gaines Williams, PhD, 59, an author and publisher of "how-to" books on business, law and ethics, died at his Oak Park home on July 9, 2005.

Mr. Williams owned Gaines Co. Publishers, an independent publisher of business and legal titles that received numerous citations and commendations from attorneys, public libraries, reviewers and entrepreneurs for its work in the self-help business field. He wrote and published Take Care of Your Health Care Decisions: A State-by-State Guide to Preparing Your Living Will, Appointing Your Health Care Agent, and How to Form Your Own Illinois Corporation Before the Inc. Dries, which he also adapted for several other states.

Mr. Williams had an eclectic career, which included teaching humanities courses at the University of Chicago, managing investments for individual clients, working in the administrative offices of the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center and working at the Internal Revenue Service. He earned his undergraduate degree from Duke University and his master's degree and a doctorate from the University of Chicago.

He was born on June 14, 1946 in Oak Ridge, Tenn., to the late W. Harry Williams and Florence Annette (nee Conner), and is survived by his mother and his half-brother, William Williams. He was preceded in death by his life partner, Douglas Carey. He and Carey enjoyed many journeys through Latin America.

A memorial service is being planned for September in Oak Park.

 

Patricia Kerley, 73, Former resident of Oak Park
Patricia "Patsy" Kerley, 73, died at LaGrange Memorial Hospital on Aug. 2, 2005.

Born on Oct. 24, 1931, she was the beloved daughter of the late Raymond and Ethel and the loving sister of Betty (John) Whalen, Ray (Betty) Kerley and Alice (Robert) Vondrasek.

Visitation was Thursday, Aug. 4 and services were held Friday, Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. on Ascension Church in Oak Park. She was buried at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.

 

Cheryl Dugal, 47, Homemaker and resident of Georgia
Cheryl J. Dugal, 47, of Suwanee, Ga. and a native of Los Angeles, Calif., died on July 31, 2005.

Mrs. Dugal was a homemaker and a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church in Georgia. She was the daughter of Leah Tibor; the wife of James J. Dugal, M.D.; and the mother of William Dugal and James Dugal, all of Suwanee, Ga. She was also the sister of Robert (fiancee Christine Taylor) Tibor, Jr. and the daughter-in-law of William Dugal of Oak Park. She was preceded in death by her father Robert Tibor and her mother-in-law Jacqueline Dugal.

Funeral Mass was celebrated Aug. 5 at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Duluth, Ga. with Monsignor Hugh Marren, celebrant. She was buried at Peachtree Memorial Park in Norcross, Ga.

Donations to Stat Medical Care, 9690 Ventanna Way, Alpharetta, Ga. 30022 are appreciated.

?#34;Compiled by Diana Oleszczuk

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