(published April 6, 2017)
Robert Alexander Crombie Jr.
Robert Alexander Crombie Jr., 91, a Hinsdale resident for 54 years, died Feb. 23, 2017.
He was born in Chicago to Robert and Florence Crombie in 1925. After serving in the infantry in World War II, he became an engineer and partner in Henschien Johnson & Crombie. He’s fondly remembered for his love of science, the stars, the Great Lakes, sailing and his sense of adventure.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Morag McNab Crombie.
He is survived by his three children, Robert, Heather and Alison; and his four grandchildren.
Services have taken place.
Marcia Udine Day
Marcia Udine Day, a 43-year resident of Hinsdale, passed away March 29, 2017, in her home in the company of those she loved.
Marcia, 88, was born to Margot Crawford Udine, a librarian, and Edgar J. Udine, an entomologist, in Great Falls, Mont. She graduated from Penn State University with a degree in home economics and worked for the state of Pennsylvania as a dietitian in rural areas.
She married Robert J. Day in 1951 and was married for 47 years. Both in her youth and married life, Marcia moved often, never attending the same school for more than a couple years. This circumstance, and growing up during the Depression, made her a resilient, clever and creative woman.
Marcia finally settled in Hinsdale, where she lived since 1974. She was particularly proud of spearheading the action to save Katherine Legge Park from development shortly after moving to town. It is thanks to her local activism that the park continues to be held in perpetuity for the people of Hinsdale.
Marcia was a lifelong Republican, an astute bridge player and an avid gardener.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Day; and her brother, Keith C. Udine.
She is survived by her three children, Margot (Mike) Henshaw, Douglas (Jennifer) Day and Darcy (Thomas) Zoells; her nine grandchildren, Kirsten, Kyle and Caroline Henshaw, Kelsey (Peter) Kruslak, Hannah, Robert and Emma Day, and Lydia and Hugo Zoells; and one great-grandchild, Oliver Kruslak.
Services were private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bosler Memorial Library, 158 W. High St., Carlisle, PA 17013; or online to the Penn State Arboretum at arboretum.psu.edu.
Adolf Funeral Home in Willowbrook handled the arrangements.
Dr. Raymond H. Dunn
Raymond H. Dunn, D.D.S., passed away April 4, 2017, in Hinsdale with his family by his side.
Raymond, 76, was born in Minneapolis in 1940 to Raymond and Clarice Dunn and raised in Western Springs. He was an alumni of Lyons Township High School, North Central College and Loyola Dental School. Upon graduation from dental school he entered the U.S. Air Force and served at Incirlik Air Base in Adana, Turkey. After honorable discharge from the Air Force, Ray furthered his education by earning a master’s degree in science from Northwestern University Orthodontics program and began a successful dental and orthodontic practice in the western suburbs.
As a resident of Oak Brook, he was active in the Lions Club, served on the Oak Brook Plan Commission, was former president of the Hunter Trails Homeowners Association and volunteered with therapy dogs at Amita Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.
He was preceded in death by his son, Sean Luke Dunn.
He is survived by his wife, Suzanne Dunn, nee Stevens; two sons, Raymond H. Dunn II and Ryan Dunn; his grandchildren, Shaelin and Teagan Dunn; his sister, June (the late Lee) Willingham; and his niece, Cheryl Lee.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at Sullivan Funeral Home, 60 S. Grant St, Hinsdale.
Interment will be private.
Wanda Hanley, 97, of Hinsdale and Marco Island, Fla., passed away on April 1, 2017, in Marco Island.
She was born in 1920 in Manchester, N.H.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles E. Hanley.
She is survived by her children, Judith Bennett, Hope Hanley and Mark (Julie) Hanley; and her grandchildren, Michael Hanley and Katie Hanley.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 7, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 8, at Sullivan Funeral Home, 60 S. Grant St., Hinsdale.
Interment will follow at 11:30 a.m. Bronswood Cemetery in Oak Brook.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hinsdale Public Library, 20 E. Maple, Hinsdale IL 60521.
Robert A. Koehler
Robert A. Koehler, 95, passed away peacefully March 21, 2017, at ManorCare Nursing Home in Hinsdale.
He was born in 1921 in Milwaukee, the son of the late Anthony and Theresa (Nickel) Koehler. He was a proud World War II Army veteran, with 34 months service in the Pacific theater in Australia, New Guinea and Philippine Islands. He remained a member of the American Legion in Green Bay and VFW in Appleton throughout his life.
Following his discharge from the Army, he resumed his engineering studies at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, was employed as a sales engineer for a combustion control manufacturer for several years and later joined the engineering department of the Miller Brewing Co.
He met the love of his life, Ruth Bahr, in 1951, and they married in Milwaukee on May 16, 1953. Their weeklong honeymoon was canceled due to his need to replace striking brewers, but his fellow engineers worked double shifts to give him two days off. He became the proud father of two daughters, Lisa (born in 1955) and Debby (1956).
In 1957 Bob moved his family to Neenah to join the engineering department of the Marathon Paper Co., where he assumed various responsibilities in Neenah and later Rothschild, Wis. In 1968, upon the sale of Marathon Paper to the American Can Co., he moved his family to Wyckoff, N.J., where they happily resided for seven years and Bob assumed management responsibilities. He made one last professional move in 1975 to Green Bay, where he worked until his retirement in 1987 as a staff consultant in corporate engineering for the successor company to American Can, James River Corp. He was a registered professional engineer in the state of Wisconsin, and, as a lifetime member of the Instrumentation Society of America, he held various elected offices, including a term as president of the FRV Section.
No matter where he lived, Bob and Ruth were active in their local Lutheran church. He volunteered his time as lector, usher, Sunday School teacher and vestry member. After retirement, he and Ruth traveled and vacationed with friends until Ruth’s stroke in 2002. Thereafter he was a devoted caregiver until her death on Nov. 5, 2015.
He was preceded in death by his two sisters, Mildred (the late Carlton) Messman, and Virginia (the late Nick) Behling.
Bob is survived by his two daughters, Lisa (Bill) Parks and Deborah (Daniel) Clarke; his three grandsons, Billy and Chris Parks and Daniel Clarke; and many nieces and nephews.
A service and entombment were held March 25 at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum in Green Bay.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Legion Sullivan Wallen Post 0011, 1708 N. Irwin Ave., Green Bay, WI 54302.
Sullivan Funeral Home in Hinsdale handled the arrangements.
William Moore, a former Hinsdale resident, passed away March 28, 2017, at Oak Trace in Downers Grove.
Bill, 100, was born in 1917 in Oregon, Mo. He graduated from the University of Nebraska, where he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. He earned his master’s degree at the University of Chicago’s executive program in 1954.
He served four years in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He worked for United Air Lines for 37 years, 25 years as director of schedule planning.
Bill was village president of Hinsdale from 1981-85 and was a village trustee for four years before that. He will be remembered by many for his kindness and sense of humor.
He was preceded in death by his twin brother and four other siblings.
He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Margaret, nee Magee; his daughters, Patricia (Mike) Nelis and Barbara Denison; his grandchildren, William Michael Nelis and Michelle (Joe) Christians; his great-grandchildren, Steven and Ashley Christians; his sister, Jean Anderson; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today, April 6, at Union Church of Hinsdale, 137 Garfield Ave.
Edward P. Schoenthaler
Edward P. Schoenthaler, 75, of Oak Brook and Naples, Fla., passed away April 1, 2017.
Ed grew up in Riverside. He began his career as a car salesman at Brigance Chevrolet in Oak Park and was popularly known as “Mr. Ed.” He went on to become an owner of several Chicago area dealerships. Ultimately, he retired in 2009 after 25 years as co-owner, along with his brother, Bob, of Crossroads Chevrolet Buick in West Chicago.
Ed was a longtime Rotarian and an active member of Butterfield Country Club who served on the board of several local banks. He was also a longtime trustee of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum in Auburn, Ind. Ed was an avid and passionate antique car collector for more than 40 years, and belonged to many local and national car clubs and organizations, along with his late wife, Judy. They traveled the world with many of their award-winning cars, and made many lifelong friends along the way. Ed also enjoyed Lionel trains, car memorabilia, and vintage toys and recently started racing vintage cars. Ed was a very devoted family man, and was admired greatly by those who knew him.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Judith A. Schoenthaler, nee Charley.
He is survived by his daughters, Lori Anne (Peter) Cattaneo and Kristin Lynne (John) Kennedy; his grandchildren, Jack and Skylar Kennedy and Kyle and Jorie Cattaneo; his brother, Robert (Mary) Schoenthaler; his nephew and niece, Robert and Madeleine Schoenthaler; his many cousins; and his fiancé, Kimberly Roberts.
Services and interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum, PO Box 271, Auburn, IN 46706.
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