Dr. Richard T. Spangler, 56, spent his life caring for those in need, as close as St. Joseph Hospital on Chicago's near North Side, and as far away as Leogane, Haiti. Family and friends agree that he approached his life's mission with incredible kindness and gentleness.
A memorial gathering for Elaine Logan-Allen (aka Elaine Munn), 1930-2010, will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 28, at Third Unitarian Church, 301 N. Mayfield Ave., Chicago. Family and friends are invited to share memories and enjoy musical performances.
Ted Kay, 86, a 59-year resident of Oak Park, died on May 5, 2011. Born on Nov. 23, 1924, he was the younger son of Anthony "Frank" and Estelle Kryzwinski of Chicago. A talented musician, Mr. Kay started playing the saxophone in elementary school, the first of his many passions.
David Spagat, 86, of Oak Park, died on April 30, 2011. A veteran of World War II, and a truly unique character, he loved his family above all. He was an attorney and a commodities trader at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and led a full and active life of volunteer work, walking his rescued dog, Paula (even last week), riding his bicycle, and attending concerts and cultural events.
Mary Therese Blanding, 83, formerly of Oak Park, died on April 25, 2011 at home with her family by her side, four years to the day that her late husband died. Born in Chicago on July 10, 1927 to the late Catherine (Flynn) and Frank Raus, she received her nurse training at St. Bernard's School of Nursing and worked at MacNeal and West Suburban hospitals.
Harold James Murray III, 54, of Bellwood, died on April 22, 2011 at Hines Veterans Hospital in Hines, following a long illness. Born at the U.S. Army Hospital in Ft. McClellan, Ala., on Nov. 18, 1956 to Harold II and Roylene (Pieper) Murray, he attended Oak Park and River Forest High School and served in the U.S. Marines from July 1975 until July 1979.
Angeline M. Harpst (nee Gliniecki), 98, died on April 26, 2011. A former, longtime resident of Oak Park and North Riverside, she was a beautician, beauty salon owner and an avid fan of the Chicago White Sox.
Henry Martin Hulseberg, 63, died on April 12, 2011. Born on Aug. 18, 1947, he was a Chicago Public School teacher for 33½ years. Mr. Hulseberg attended Knox College in Galesburg, the Chicago Divinity School, and earned his master's degree at National Louis University. His professional experience and education were put into practice while working for Johnson, Jenson, and Tennyson schools and Hope Middle School.
Ralph F. Clay, 93, of Carol Stream, formerly of Berwyn and Harvey, died on April 3, 2011 at Windsor Park Manor in Carol Stream. Born in Painton, Mo. on March 12, 1918 to Frederick and Ethel Clay, he was raised in West Frankfort, Ill. Mr. Clay served with the U.S. Army in World War II as a military policeman and received a Good Conduct Medal and also an American Defense Medal.
G. Russell Hall, 82, of Flossmoor, formerly of River Forest, died on March 17, 2011. A graduate of Fenwick High School, class of 1946, and Marquette University, class of 1951, he was an Army veteran who served in the Korean War.