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Brooke Whitted

The following has been excerpted from Brooke Whitted's obituary, as published in the Chicago Tribune on Sunday, August 10, 2014:

* At age 67, died of cardiac arrest on Sunday, July 27, in his Northbrook home.

* Born in California, grew up in Glenview, graduated from Evanston Township High School.

* Earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Oklahoma.

* Worked as a probation officer for the Juvenile Justice Division of the Cook County Circuit Court.

* Studied law at John Marshall Law School at night.

* Began practicing law in 1978.

"He was absolutely fearless as a voice for children with special needs."

"He spent his entire career working with children and families facing unusual challenges."

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To recognize Brooke Whitted's special contributions to society, a donation has been made by the Class of '64 to the Leslie Shankman School Corp.  Brooke had been the chairman of the board of the Leslie Shankman School Corp, which (as reported by the Chicago Tribune) "operates the Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School and the Hyde Park Day School, affiliated with the University of Chicago."



 
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08/04/14 06:00 PM #5    

Donna Salamon Bree

Thanks, Bill, for the information.  I am so sorry to his family and close friends.  I know he is deeply missed.


08/06/14 09:48 PM #6    

Fred Brostoff

The following information has been published:

 

A Celebration of Life

Brooke Whitted

A MEMORIAL SERVICE CELEBRATING BROOKE WHITTED'S LIFE WILL BE

HELD ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 16TH FROM 2 PM UNTIL 5 PM

AT

WESTMORELAND COUNTRY CLUB

2601 OLD GLENVIEW ROAD

WILMETTE, ILLINOIS 60091

847-251-4600

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IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, THE FAMILY REQUESTS DONATIONS TO:

THE LESLIE SHANKMAN SCHOOL CORPORATION

6254 S. ELLIS AVENUE

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 60637

THE BROOK WHITTED MEMORIAL FUND


08/07/14 04:24 PM #7    

Patricia Richey Wanzenberg

Brooke made reservations for two classmate packages and had given a very generous donation.


08/08/14 11:55 AM #8    

Edward Leach

Brooke was instrumental in helping us adopt our daughter Mandy. He had a big heart and will be missed by all. Godspeed Brooke!


08/08/14 04:48 PM #9    

Jacqueline Clare Louis

I am so shocked by this news. Brooke had just talked of looking forward to catching up at the reunion. He lived a block away and our moms were good friends. So sad. 


08/09/14 05:25 PM #10    

Linda Pontious Relias

John and I were looking forward to sharing time with Brooke at the Reunion. Brooke and John

worked on many cases together in school law in Illinois. He was a great guy and we miss him. 

 


08/10/14 12:04 AM #11    

Ann Gilkes Liu

I was shocked to learn the terrible news about Brooke's passing. I remember Brooke well from Lincolnwood school. I've enjoyed reading all his posts and hearing about his family. I had been looking forward to seeing Brooke at the reunion . What a tragic loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to all his family and friends. 


08/10/14 09:01 PM #12    

Marty (Martin C.) Campbell

please note that you can see Brooke's profile in the link at the end of these comments.  sign in first, and you can see the profile with his comments, i think fully.  also note that his (and all our) comments in In Memory do not appear in his/our profiles—so, at least read his comment on Preston Jones' In Memory; perhaps look for others.  i was throughout impressed with his statements about bullying and his apparent devotion of his life work toward shifting this trend in our motherland, even to returning to all our high school in common.  i faintly remember him perhaps from Haven as much as from h.s..  as a tender and truly gentle man.  representing the rare quality i admire most in my gender.  i became very fond and admiring of Brooke Whitted right here in our 50th aniversary website.  he and i exchanged personal comments to me which still live on in my Message Center on this site.  i even more now treasure them as i do his witness with his whole life.  they are tender enough that i do not quite feel to share them here, but if you would like copies, let me know, and a bit about you, and i will consider your request.  as Bill Wanlund may suggest with his use of the word "integrity", Brooke Whitted is a man who i feel certain may rest in peace.  bless you Brooke and family.

 


08/12/14 11:53 AM #13    

Helga Zirkel Schwarten

Still unable to believe that Brooke Whitted is gone. We did not know each other in high school, but he and I connected on this website......met over coffee and enjoyed getting aquainted after so many years. This is so terribly sad. Brooke was truly one of the good guys. My heart goes out to his family. 


08/13/14 07:06 AM #14    

Sherwin "JAY" Siegall

Brook was a wonderful asset to us when we needed assistance to get our youngest son the help he needed in school. The school district 21 in Arlington Hts - Buffalo Grove only granted him the help he needed when pressure was applied thru Brooks guidance.

It was so gratifying to have an ETHS classmate to turn to for such high quality expertise.. Even impressed my New Trier brat wife! :) Another lifes event to make me proud to be an ETHS graduate!

 


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