William J. Dugal Jr., 83, of Oak Park died on Feb. 7, 2011. Born on March 14, 1927, Mr. Dugal lived in the Nathan G. Moore home on Forest Avenue, built by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1895, and rebuilt by the famous architect after a fire destroyed the top floor in 1923.
John A. Sanders, Ph.D., 75, of Oak Park, died on Feb. 18, 2011. Born on Feb. 25, 1935 in Morgan County, Ala., to Alexander Sanders and Annie Mae Pruitt. The youngest of three, John excelled in academics and sports and was a standout athlete in track and football.
Erika Marshall, 74, died on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011 of leukemia at Rush University Medical Center. Born in 1936 to German parents in Moscow, Russia, where her family fled after the Nazis came to power, she lived from the age of 3 on Chicago's North Side and in Hillside, attending what was then the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle and getting a master's degree in education from Elmhurst College.
Ruth E. Reynolds (nee Barry), 98, died at home in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago on Jan. 18, 2011. Born in Chicago on Sept. 19, 1912, to her parents, the late Arthur and Ellen Barry, she moved with her family from Presentation Parish on the West Side of Chicago to 722 S. Oak Park Ave. in Oak Park in 1917 when she was five years old.
David R. Boyle, 62, died at home on Feb. 2, 2011. A former Oak Park resident and graduate of Fenwick High School, he became a community activist, attorney, U.S. Marine who served in Vietnam, real estate broker, and contractor.
Michael T. Miley, 66, of Weatherford, Texas, formerly of Chicago and Oak Park, died at home on Jan. 9, 2011. Born in Chicago on Aug. 7, 1944, the son of William J. Miley and Mary T. Joyce, he graduated from Fenwick High School and served in Vietnam as a crew chief in the U.S. Army from 1966-67.
Catherine Kalchbrenner, 86, a resident of Oak Park for over 50 years, died at home on Jan. 17, 2011. Born in Chicago on Jan. 30, 1924, the youngest of five children, to Martin and Johanna Puss, she was married for 61 years to the late Walter Kalchbrenner.
Robert Ransom, 88, a lifelong Oak Park resident, died on Jan. 27, 2011. Born at West Suburban Hospital on Nov. 10, 1922, he attended William Beye School and Oak Park and River Forest High School, graduating in 1940.