Longtime Oak Parker and noted sculptor Geraldine McCullough died in her sleep, overnight Dec. 14-15, at her home and studio on Lombard Avenue. She may be best known locally for creating the sculpture “Pathfinder,” which anchors the courtyard of Oak Park Village Hall, Lombard and Madison. The sculpture was restored a few years ago.

She also created the cast-bronze Joseph Randall Shapiro Award for the Oak Park Area Arts Council, which awards it to an artist or supporter of the arts at their annual meeting each March.

Camille Wilson White, executive director of the arts council, said they had just been discussing whether the organization could afford to recast the award each year in bronze in the aftermath of village budget cuts to “partner agencies” such as theirs. McCullough herself received the Shapiro Award in 2000.

Services are planned for Monday morning, Dec. 22, at Grace Episcopal Church, 924 Lake St. For more information, call Sherlynn Reid, 383-9420, or Flora Green, 524-3074.

-Staff reports

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