David L. Kusinitz, 59, of Oak Park died on Oct. 9, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. After earning bachelor’s degrees in government and history from Clark University, he continued his education at the University of Chicago where he received a master’s degree in political science. He pursued a career in information technologies, forming a company that contracted extensively with the financial services industry.

His first love, however, was teaching, sharing his excitement for history and Chinese studies with hundreds of students throughout the years. His wit, whimsy and keen intelligence will be missed by all who knew him.

David Kusinitz is survived by his wife, Ann; his daughter, Zoe; his parents, Emily and Bernard; his brothers, Barry and Alan; and his many dear friends.

Services will be held on Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. at Zimmerman Harnett Funeral Home in Forest Park.

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