Ellen Cuzzo (nee Gould), 60, died on Nov. 28, 2012 in her hometown of River Forest. Born on May 2, 1952 at West Suburban Hospital in Oak Park, she attended Lincoln School and Roosevelt Junior High School in River Forest and was a 1970 graduate of Oak Park and River Forest High School.
Kamala A. Mazhar Ali, 74, a longtime resident of Oak Park, died at her home on Nov. 25, 2012. Born on Dec. 5, 1937 in Hyderabad, India, to Abraham and Martha Vallabdas, she was raised there and graduated from Stanley Girls High School and Osmanra University where she received a degree in nursing.
With Redd Griffin there was no such thing as a short conversation. He knew too much, and it was all connected. He could take you to the seemingly innocuous intersection of Oak Park Avenue and Lake Street, and suddenly you saw it — and the entire village — as the juxtaposition of old world architecture (southeast corner, modeled on the Rothaus in Frankfort, Germany) and the new world (southwest corner, the Prairie-style Scoville Square building).
Virginia Ann Moyle Pezalla, Ph.D., 66, a longtime resident of Oak Park, died on Nov. 6, 2012. Born in Excelsior, Minn., on Oct. 6, 1946 to John and Evelyn Moyle, she was a graduate of Minnetonka High School and received her doctorate in Zoology in 1977.