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OBITUARIES:  (published Aug. 23, 2018)

Edward Mason Barrow Jr.
Edward Mason Barrow Jr. died Aug. 5, 2018, at Amita Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale.
   Ed was born in 1941 in La Grange. He was a graduate of Lyons Township High School in 1959 and Princeton University in 1963. He received a master’s degree from the University of Southern California in systems analysis while serving in the Navy.
   Ed was a Navy pilot for 12 years. He was stationed on all three coasts of the United States and was also based in Iwakuni, Japan, and the NATO base in Sigonella, Sicily. Ed retired from the Naval Reserves at Glenview Naval Air Station as captain.
   Ed flew for United Airlines for 30 years and retired as a captain in 2001.
   Ed was one of the founders of AYSO in Hinsdale and served on the board as girls commissioner.  He also served on the board of The Community House, the Hinsdale Village Caucus and the board of governors for the Theatre of Western Springs.
   Upon retirement Ed enjoyed volunteering in all activities at the theater.  He also taught computer skill classes for People’s Resource Center and internet for seniors at The Community House. He could be found playing duplicate bridge there every week. Ed enjoyed both domestic and international travel on land and water and especially enjoyed time spent up at Lake Michigan in the summer.
   Ed is survived by his wife of 54 years, Beth; his daughter, Heather; and his son, Chris.
   Interment was private. 
   Memorials may be made to The Community House, 415 W. Eighth St., Hinsdale, IL 60521; or The Theatre of Western Springs, 4384 Hampton Ave., Western Springs, 60558.

Geoffrey S. Morris
Geoffrey S. Morris of Frankfort, Mich., formerly of Hinsdale, passed away on Aug. 19,  2018, at home surrounded by his brothers and sister.
   Geoff, 75, was born in 1943 in Evanston to Robert and Isabell Morris and grew up in Hinsdale. He attended Proctor Academy in New Hampshire, graduated from Albion College and received a master’s degree in design from Syracuse University. He spent most of his career in New York City as a commercial interior designer with various architectural and design firms. He finished his career as an interior designer for Bank of New York. 
   Geoff served two terms on the board of trustees of Proctor Academy, served on the New York board of the American Society of Interior Design and was a volunteer at the Whitney Museum.  He was a member of the Crystal Lake Yacht Club and the Crystal Downs Country Club in Frankfort.
   He is survived by his brothers, Kimball (Louise) and Rick (Elizabeth); his sister, Courtney Morris; eight nieces and nephews; 18 grandnieces and grandnephews; and beloved cousins and friends.
   Private services will be held in Hinsdale and a celebration of life in Frankfort next summer.
   Contributions can be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road SW, Lilburn, Georgia 30047 or at
   People are invited to share their thoughts and stories of Geoff on his tribute page at
   The Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home of Traverse City, Mich., handled the arrangements.

Barry Philip O'Brien
Barry Philip O’Brien, 83, passed away Aug. 22, 2018, with his family by his side.
Barry was born in 1935 in Chicago to Edward and Viola O’Brien.
   He is survived by his wife of almost 55 years, Kellie M. O’Brien, nee Stranczek; his children, Jeffrey O’Brien, Jennifer (Reed) Brunzell, Heather (David) Bacon and Matthew O’Brien; his grandchildren, Haley (Joe) Banovetz, Paige, Mary Claire and John Paul O’Brien, Grace, Emma and Rose Brunzell, and Benjamin, Anna and Emily Bacon; and his brothers,  Richard (the late Mary), Bruce (Carolyn) and Gilbert O’Brien.
   Visitation is from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, at Sullivan Funeral Home, 60 S. Grant St., Hinsdale.
   Visitation will continue at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 64 Norfolk Ave., Clarendon Hills. A funeral Mass will be said at the church at 11 a.m.
   Interment will be private at St. Benedict Cemetery in Crestwood.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made online to the O’Brien School for The Maasai at

Andrew Thomas Panoff
Andrew Thomas Panoff, 3, of Hinsdale, fell asleep in the Lord after a courageous battle with cancer on Aug. 18, 2018, with his loving family at his side.
   Andrew was born in 2014 in Chicago. He was a happy, sweet, loving child who touched the lives of everyone he met. Andrew loved airplanes, numbers, his iPad and the water. He liked to hop and cuddle.
   He is survived by his parents, Thomas and Christina Panoff; his siblings, Elizabeth and Anna; his grandparents, Daniel and Holly Skekloff and Angelo and Christine Panoff; his uncles, Jonathan (Alyssa) Skekloff, Michael (Janice) Panoff and Christopher (Krista) Panoff; and his cousins, Avery, Rachel, Jason, Olivia and Angela.
   Visitation is at 9 a.m. today, Aug. 23, at Christ the Savior Orthodox Church, 927 N. LaSalle Blvd., Chicago. A funeral service will follow at 10 a.m. at the church.
   Interment is at 1:30 p.m. at Bronswood Cemetery, 3805 Madison St., Oak Brook.
   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ the Savior Orthodox Church, Autism Speaks or Lurie Children’s Hospital.
   Sullivan Funeral Home in Hinsdale handled the arrangements.

Theodore J. Schulze
Theodore J. “Ted” Schulze, 88, of Hinsdale died Aug. 18, 2018.
   He was born in Chicago in 1930. He and his wife Barbara Ann Schulze, née Kelly, moved to Hinsdale in 1957 and were among the first families to build houses on South Quincy Street near 55th Street.
   Ted graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago with a bachelor’s in electrical engineering in 1951. After working as an electrical engineer with Fairchild Camera and Instrument Co. in California, he continued his engineering career at several defense contractor firms in the Chicago area. To adapt to changes in his career field, Ted taught himself optical engineering. He became one of the leading optical engineers in the United States with a number of patents resulting from his work. He retired from the Northrup Corporation in the mid-1990s.
   Along with his wife Barbara, Ted served the community for many years through his engagement with Saint Isaac Jogues School. At SIJ, he and Barbara established the “Picture Lady” program, in which parent volunteers visited classrooms once a month to acquaint the students with famous artists and their works. Ted was also engaged with the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts, serving as a Cub Scout Pack Leader, as the Scoutmaster of Troop 153 in the 1960s and ’70s, and as assistant scoutmaster of Troop 52, accompanying the Scouts on their hiking adventures at the Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico in the 1980s and ’90s.
   Ted and Barbara and their children were a regular fixture in the front pews at Sunday Mass at Saint Isaac Jogues’ Church for more than 30 years. Following Barbara’s death in 1992, Ted continued to work as a sacristan at the church for a number of years. Continuing his service to the community well into his 80s, he helped others with their grief from the loss of a spouse through the group Joyful Again!.
   He is survived by his children, Robert Francis, Theodore Sean, Michéle Marie, Spring Ann and Ian Dismas; his grandchildren, Erik, Katharina, Kyle and Kelsey; his great granddaughter, Norah Grace; and many nieces and nephews.
   A funeral service was held Aug. 21 at Coglianese Funeral Home in Burr Ridge. Interment was at Clarendon Hills Cemetery in Darien.
   Memorials may be made to a favorite charity.


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