Highland Park Obituaries

Highland Park Obituaries

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  • Saturday Nov 17 | via Jerusalem Post 

    William Goldman, noted Jewish-American script-writer...

    William Goldman, a novelist and screenwriter who twice won the Oscars for his work on "All the President's Men" and "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," died at the age of 87. Goldman, who was Jewish, passed away Thursday night in his Manhattan home, surrounded by family and friends at the age of 87, friends of his family told Deadline. Goldman began his writing career as a novelist and later transitioned to writing scripts.

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  • Friday Nov 16 | via SFGate 

    William Goldman, screenwriting star and Hollywood sk...

    William Goldman, who won Academy Awards for his screenplays for "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "All the President's Men" and who, despite being one of Hollywood's most successful screenwriters, was an outspoken critic of the movie industry, died Friday in Manhattan. He was 87. In his long career, which began in the 1960s and lasted into the 21st century, Goldman also wrote the screenplays for popular films such as "Misery," "A Bridge Too Far," "The Stepford Wives" and "Chaplin."

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  • Friday Nov 16 | via Broadway 

    William Goldman, Oscar-Winning Screenwriter & Ic...

    William Goldman, an award-winning screenwriter whose contributions as an author and playwright made a lasting mark in the theater world, died on November 16 from complications related to colon cancer and pneumonia, according to Variety . He was 87. Born in Highland Park, Illinois, Goldman graduated from Oberlin College in 1952, later going into the army, then receiving his MA from Columbia University in 1956.

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  • Tuesday Nov 13 | via Daily Herald 

    Body found on Highland Park beach is missing Elgin w...

    Lake County coroner's officials have identified the body found last weekend on the Lake Michigan waterfront as that of an Elgin woman who disappeared Nov. 4 while swimming with a cold-water swimming group. Preliminary autopsy results determined Lena Lemesh, 52, died of drowning.

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  • Monday Nov 5 | via Daily Herald 

    Search for Elgin woman missing in Lake Michigan susp...

    Rescuers suspended their search at sunset Monday for a 52-year-old Elgin woman who went missing Sunday while swimming in Lake Michigan, but they expect to return tomorrow in hopes of locating Lena Lemesh. Lemesh, 52, disappeared off a Highland Park beach while she and nine other members of a cold-water swimming group attempted to navigate what authorities described as dangerous conditions.

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  • Monday Nov 5 | via Daily Herald 

    Drowning victim identified as search for second swim...

    As rescuers continued the search Monday for an Elgin woman who went missing Sunday in Lake Michigan, authorities have identified the 46-year-old Itasca man who drowned while swimming with her off a Highland Park beach. Stanislaw Wlosek Jr. and the Elgin woman were among 10 people in an independent cold-weather swim group that entered the lake Sunday morning in what authorities described as dangerous conditions.

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  • Monday Oct 29 | via Chicago Tribune 

    Lake Forest family starts foundation after son's dru...

    Lake Forest resident Ross Friedman, left, speaks with Dr. Harry Griffith, who will serve as a board advisor for the Greg Friedman Foundation that the Friedman family has established. A launch event was held Oct. 27, 2018 Northmoor Country Club in Highland Park.

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  • Monday Oct 22 | via Chicago Tribune 

    John Slevin, former executive for Rosemont-based Com...

    John F. "Jack" Slevin was a longtime sales executive at Rosemont-based computer leasing business Comdisco Inc. and became the company's leader after its founder died. Slevin, 82, died of complications from Parkinson's disease on Sept.

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  • Monday Oct 22 | via Chicago Tribune 

    Lee Lumber closes after 66 years, the 'end of an era'

    Since word got out about the closure of Lee Lumber, the largest family-owned lumberyard in Chicago, co-owner Randy Baumgarten has fielded grateful notes from longtime customers, emotional hugs from employees, and many calls about the company's sign. "Electronic sign collectors want to buy it," Baumgarten said of the 16-foot neon sign, featuring a chain saw slicing through a plank of wood, that hangs off the edge of the company's South Side headquarters.

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  • Oct 15, 2018 | via Dallas Morning News 

    Carol Hall, 'Best Little Whorehouse in Texas' compos...

    Carol Hall, who helped turn an unlikely inspiration into one of the biggest Broadway hits of the 1970s when she wrote the music and lyrics for The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas , died Thursday at her home in Manhattan. She was 82. Hall, a 1954 graduate of Highland Park High School, was enjoying moderate success as a singer and songwriter when, developing an idea first hatched during a dinner party conversation, she, Peter Masterson and Larry L. King created Best Little Whorehouse , a comedy based on an article King had written in 1974 for Playboy .

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