Our annual farewell to some of those who had an impact during their lives here:

?  William R. “Wild Bill” Kohnke, former Oak Park police chief

?  Morris Buske, 92, longtime OPRF High School teacher, Hemingway scholar, playwright and bridge aficionado.

?  Roy Gummerson, 90, legendary cross-country and track coach at OPRF.

?  Lawrence Hunt, 90, former River Forest school board member

?  Kyla Guyton, 14, lunch pal, angel with broken wings.

?  Agnes Thompson, 96, mother of former Illinois governor Jim Thompson

?  Richard Walsh, 74, former state senator and state rep. from River Forest

?  William Langreder, 88, delivered mail in Oak Park for four decades

?  Mollie Teinowitz, 81, real estate agent for almost 50 years

?  Rory Brennan Zuba, 13, artistic, sweet soul

?  Cliff Johnson, 89, radio pioneer, travel agent, storyteller nonpareil

?  Leonard Eagle, 100, played violin with Franklyn MacCormack Orchestra on WGN’s All Night Showcase

?  Edward Rossow, 92, owned Rossow’s Auto Service

?  Susan Helfer, 69, former Oak Park village trustee, Harrison Street activist

?  Florence Kettlestrings Hall, 95, great-granddaughter of Oak Park’s first European settlers

?  Edward Buckney, 76, Oak Park’s first black police commander and deputy chief

?  Robert Gardner, 91, public relations pioneer, community volunteer

?  Dr. Douglas Passaro, 43, UIC infectious disease expert

?  Henry Kochman, 87, owned Columbia Artcraft lamp store on North Boulevard

?  Raymond Kinzie, 74, LaSalle Bank executive, Ravenswood Hospital board member, avid letter writer

?  Francesco Ribaudo, 74, painter, art historian, expert restorer

?  Peter D’Agostino, 42, UIC professor of history and Catholic studies

?  John Walsh Jr., 83, head of family real estate firm

?  Thomas Callahan Sr., 70, owned Callahan & Sons Plumbing

?  Phyllis Stern, 75, founder of Guide Dog Users, Inc.

?  Edith Birdsall Slayton, 79, former president, League of Women Voters, helped prepare Oak Park’s successful All-America City application in 1976

?  Lucy Reum, 91, chair of the Illinois Racing Board, horse racing reformer

?  Elenore Sullivan, 81, fashion model who became a teacher

?  Lora Aborn Busck, 98, composer, Unity Temple organist Steven Meyer, 49, Oak Park Republican committeeman

?  Willa Schaffer, 50, dean counselor, teacher at OPRF High School

?  Wesley McCoy, 19, former OPRF student

?  Rev. Robert Festle, 77, pastor emeritus, St. Edmund Parish

?  Philip A. Hickman, 61, former director of Oak Park Housing Authority and Residence Corporation in the 1970s

?  Esther Parada, 67, artist

?  Michael Riley, 61, founder of the Oak Park Parade, 1984-86

?  Ira Sherman, 91, radio writer, movie lover, boyhood pal of John Garfield

? Sidney Kuflick, 82, owner of Wagner’s Shoe Corral in River Forest

?  Robert Ragalie, 89, owner of Ragalie Shoes in Oak Park

? Jack Levering, poet, friend of squirrels.

?#34;Compiled by Ken Trainor

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