Angela Earle, 84, leader of local Montessori movement
Angela D. Earle, 84, a longtime resident of Oak Park, died on May 20, 2006 at Oak Park Hospital. Born on April 7, 1922 in Proctor, W.Va. to John and Regina Vorderbrueggen, she was raised in Moundsville, W.Va. where she graduated from St. Francis Xavier Elementary School. She was a 1939 graduate of DeSales Heights High School in Parkersburg, W.Va. She received her nursing degree in 1943 from Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Mrs. Earle was the past president (1970-1972) and longtime member of the Oak Park Hospital Women’s Auxiliary. She was also instrumental in the Montessori movement in the area.
Angela Earle is survived by her children, Mary Frances (Joseph) Fahey, Mary Kathleen (John) Kisiel, Stephen V. (the late Linda) of Oak Park, John P., Mary Angela of Oak Park, Regina M. (Ray Monk) Earle, Laurence B. Jr. (Dorothy), Patricia M. (Patrick) Halpin, Mary Rita of Oak Park, Thomas J. (Matthew Ebbing) of Oak Park, and Anne E. (Robert) Frueh of Oak Park. She was the grandmother of 25 and great-grandmother of 6; and the sister of Dorothy (Stephen) Grondolski, John James (the late Anne), and the late Lucien (Ilah and the late Wilma) Vorderbrueggen. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Laurence B. Earle, M.D., and her son Phillip Michael Earle.
A visitation was held May 21 at Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home. A funeral Mass was celebrated May 22 at St. Edmund Church, followed by interment at Queen of Heaven Cemetery.
Robert Gogo, 53, Sports fan, music connoisseur
Robert Allan Gogo, 53, an 18-year resident of Oak Park, died May 21, 2006 in his Oak Park home. Born on Aug. 23, 1952 in Ferndale, Mich. to George Allan Gogo and Betty Louise Gogo, his education included Avon Elementary in St. Clair Shores, Mich., and Madrid High School on Torrejon Air Base in Madrid, Spain. He graduated from DeKalb High School in 1970, and attended Kiswaukee College and Northern Illinois University. His love of baseball led to playing in a youth World Series while he and his family lived in Spain for five years. Besides being a sports fanatic, he was a music connoisseur extraordinaire. Above all else, Bob loved being with his family, especially his three boys. He never missed a family event. For the past 25 years, he was a book mender at the Richard J. Daley Library at the University of Illinois – Chicago campus.
Robert Gogo is survived by his wife, Sherry Gogo-Madsen; his sons, Jason (Cheri), David, and Vincent; his grandson, William Gogo; his mother, Betty Gogo; his father, G. Allan Gogo; his sisters, Debra Gogo, and Diane (Kerry); his brothers John, Paul, and another sister, Julia (Lalo) Cedillo.
Visitation and services were held on May 25 at Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home in Oak Park. Memorials to the Richard J. Daley Library, M/C 234, Box 8198, Chicago 60680 are appreciated.
Nicholas Poulos, 79, Chemist, musician, tree surgeon
Nicholas A. Poulos, Ph.D., 79, died on May 23, 2006. Born on Dec. 20, 1926, he served in the Navy during WWII and retired as a chemistry professor from Triton College. Dr. Poulos was an industrial chemical researcher with Olin-Matheson Corp. in Niagara Falls where he earned several patents in industrial chemistry. A musician, he played viola with the Symphony of Oak Park and River Forest and the Tompkins String Quartet. He also composed and arranged music and sang baritone in the Great Lakes Naval Station Choir, the Elmhurst College Choir, and the choir at Brighton Gardens in Burr Ridge, where he most recently lived.
An accomplished gardener, he loved the Triton College greenhouse, and built his own greenhouse in Michigan. He grew grapes in Kentucky and developed a formula to enhance their growth. He loved raising basil plants from seed and donated the plants to approximately 10 Greek Orthodox churches in the Chicago area for a religious holiday each September. A certified tree surgeon, he maintained many trees in the area, including for St. Vincent Church in River Forest.
Friends and family describe him as a kind and generous soul who touched the lives of many and helped make the world more peaceful and beautiful.
Nicholas Poulos was the son of the late Tom and Georgia Poulos; the brother of Jim T. (Bess) Poulos, Fran (George) Katsaros, and Dean Poulos; and the uncle of many nieces and nephews.
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