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  • A eulogy for Sue Iwinski

    Sue Iwinski, the energetic founder of the Sun City/Huntley Multiple Sclerosis Support Group passed away recently. She became a resident of Neighborhood 18 in 2006, and will be missed greatly by a multitude of family and friends. Here are excerpts from Sue’s Memorial Service Eulogy written by her husband, Mike, and son, Michael Iwinski.

  • In memoriam: Virginia “Ginny” Winkelstein

    Virginia “Ginny” Winkelstein, age 71, of Huntley, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 21 while at home. Ginny was born on July 1, 1943 in Elgin, the daughter of Virginia and Ellis Bilisoly. She graduated from Elgin High School in 1961 and then earned her RN degree from Copley Hospital in Aurora in 1965. After graduation, she worked at Rush Presbyterian hospital.

  • In memoriam: Nancy P. Shadle

    Nancy P. Shadle of Huntley passed away peacefully on November 12, at Journeycare Hospice in Woodstock. Nancy was born in Des Moines, Iowa.

  • Charles Andrus was dedicated member of Woodstock Church

    Charles (Chuck) Andrus was a “fascinating man” of many talents and a high-level business and leadership consultant when he came to Sun City in 2003 from California. He also was a dedicated churchgoer who was very active in a Woodstock church, friends and family members said in the wake of his recent sudden death.

  • Grafton bus driver Edward Synek known for kindness

    Edward Synek was such a friendly bus driver that Sun City folks used to ride along just to talk with him. His wife, Joyce, joined in the social fun by bringing cookies from her oven and tomatoes from her garden to the riders.

  • Friend of Sun City residents perishes in Arlington Heights factory explosion

    The Let’s Dance band wishes to extend its sincere condolences to the family of Neil Nicholson. Mr. Nicholson played bass with the Let’s Dance band. Although he had recently joined the band, Neil had quickly become an integral part of our ensemble.

  • Remembering Josephine ‘Joe’ Cosman

    Josephine Cosman, a Sun City resident, passed away on Sunday, May 6 at Sherman Hospital in Elgin. Cosman was 91 years old.

  • Saying goodbye to Regina Gately

    The 2012 Celtic Club’s St. Pat’s Play has been cancelled. The play’s writer, director, producer, and actress has passed away. Indeed, Regina Gately’s title of her theatrical endeavor for this year, “Say Goodbye,” appears to have become incredibly prophetic. How many aspiring actors/actresses did Regina’s plays include? They were too numerous to count. I, for one, was fortunate to have had a “one of a kind experience” when I acted and danced (for the first time in my life) in Ms. Gately’s 2011 mystery play, “Clarisse and the Colonel.”

  • In Memoriam: Jacquelyn R. Gauger

    Jacquelyn R. Gauger, 68 of Huntley, passed away on Monday morning, August 1, 2011 at Sherman Hospital.

  • Phyllis Balk: December 27, 1929 to May 4, 2011

    Phyllis Balk, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, retired nurse, and active volunteer in Illinois and New York, died peacefully at age 81 on May 4, 2011 after an extended illness. She was born Phyllis Lorraine Munter in Moline, IL on December 27, 1929 to Fritz and Alma (Eldean) Munter, both of Swedish heritage.

  • In Memoriam: Fenwick E. Lind

    Fenwick’s career in aviation started at age 10, when his Dad bought him a 45-minute ride in an Aeronca C-2 at the local airport. The Depression year of 1933 meant the $5 ride was a sacrifice on the family budget, but each time Fen heard an airplane, he had to run outside to watch.

  • Friend, mentor, community leader remembered

    When I learned that Jim Roberts passed away, it was like a scene from 23 years ago. I was in my parents’ kitchen, talking to my mother while digging around their refrigerator for a rod of string cheese. My mother was on the phone with my father doing the thing that women do so well: swinging two conversations at once (me here, him there).

  • Friends in Sun City, Huntley, Thank You!

    The greatest inspiration and encouragement Jim received during his 145-day hospitalization were the wonderful messages received from you, his friends and associates in the Community.

  • John Sterling remembers Jim Roberts

    I knew of Jim and Pam Roberts even before we moved to Sun City. Jim and Pam moved in the summer of 2001, and we moved in the fall of 2001. Each of us moved from the east coast—the Roberts from New Jersey and the Sterlings from Rhode Island.

  • Roberts a cherished member of the Woodchucks

    When I moved to Del Webb in 2000, I thought I was in Disney World. After getting settled, I heard they were planning on building a woodshop; then I knew I had died and gone to heaven.

  • Fred Teeman remembers Jim Roberts

    I knew Jim Roberts more by what he did than who he was. I regret that because I sensed he was a man who did a lot of living and had a lot to share with others.

  • In Memoriam: James L. (Jim) Roberts

    Jim Roberts, born March 12, 1941, passed peacefully at home on September 29, 2010, in Huntley, IL. Husband 47 years to Pamela; father to Suzanne (Steve) Cox and Kathleen Anne Roberts; Brother to William (Debbie) Roberts and Thomas (Jeannette) Roberts; Grandfather to Arthur, Brandon and Robin Cox; and Brother-in-law to James (Kay) Pung.