Sherwin "JAY" Siegall

Profile Updated: April 1, 2020
Residing In Miromar Lakes (Naples-FtMyers), FL USA
Spouse/Partner Alyn
Homepage www.jaysellsflorida.com
Occupation REALTOR Sun Realty Naples, FL
Children Bari Bagby 1971, children Kara (24) Lauren 19;
Chad Siegall1973 wife Kari, children Tanner (13) More… Braylin (11)
Brett Siegall 1981 Deceased 3/31/2020 wife Rachael from Bristol England. Dogs Duke & Scrappy
Military Service Army  
School Story

Class rank at ETHS was an embarrassing official 891 out of 919!
First year at Buena Vista College (600 students) in Storm Lake, IA population 4000 in the entire county! Only place that would take me!

Then 1.5 yrs in Champaign at U of I Had to leave due to grades!
While working 60 hours per week in Furniture store I continued at:

One semester at Central YMCA community. Made Deans list.
Two years at Roosevelt University! Needed on freshman level philosophy course about Aristotle, Socratese, Homer etc. Just could not read and retain all that double talk stuff. Got married 6-7-69 day after my last class and continued to,work full,time without school.

Having 160 hours credit but not one required course to graduate, in 1981 while living in Hollywood, FL I went to VISIT THE DEAN OF THE BUISINESS SCHOOL at Roosevelt. We negotiated thru many issues since grad requirements had changed in 13 years plus residency requirements. He agreed if I took 2 400 level courses he approved at a school he approved and got B's, I would get my BSBA degree! I went to night school for the 2 courses at Florida Atlantic University. WALA!
After functionally being a college grad for 13 years, I now really had the degree. Really did not make a difference in my life as I have always been self employed since 1971!

I do believe that ETHS HAS A HUGE EFFECT ON WHO I AM and the Evanston school system. While obviously not much of a student, I got more from the osmosis of sitting in that school system for 10 years than many of the average classmates I encountered at 5 different colleges.
Even with out personal effort, Evanston made me prepared!

I think I may have the distinction of having one of the lowest class ranks to actually graduate from College with a 4 year degree! I owe it to where I came from and the influences of being surrounded not only by a great school system but by the diversety and motivation I witnessed in my classmates and competition in athletics and real life experiences at ETHS!
Wow, did I write all that?
With love to ALL that made up,our class at ETHS. Even with out specific courses, ETHS AND growing up in the Evanston, we were better prepared for life than many of our peers!

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Jan 04, 2022 at 2:52 PM

So sad. Another classmate and Wildkit who led a productive life gone TOO TOO soon. Every notice brings tears to my eyes regardless of how well I knew them or not. 90% of the names are familiar to me! RIP Carol!

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Aug 27, 2021 at 11:03 PM

Thank you Holly for your great memories of Bonnie I had known and been her classmate since Mrs Schwartz's  2nd grade at Oakton school and then 3rd to 6th grade at Dawes!! She led an active life and her passing is a shock. RIP Bonnie. Wish I had had one more conversation with you!

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Aug 24, 2021 at 11:36 AM

These notices are all difficult. This is one of the toughtest ones for me. Barry and I were classmates at Dawes School since 3rd grade and thru Nichols and ETHS. We were as seniors part of a car pool with Sherry Huff, LArry Schwimmer and Bernie Krule. I would say we were very good friends thru out the years. My late son and I visited Barry in Albuqurque, NM when we were looking for a private school there for my son. Had a great time and visit with Barry at the time having a very good talk with my son regarding my sons issues with POT at the time. That was when my son Brett was about 15. Even thru Brett's 30's he would occasionaly ask about Barry! And Barry would always ask me about Brett. The last time I spoke with Barry was in April last year after Brett's suicide! Barry was one of the sweetes kindest soft spoken people you could ever know. Unfortunatly I had no idea he had health issues or what had happened. RIP my friend. You are missed!!!!!!

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Aug 24, 2021 at 11:36 AM

These notices are all difficult. This is one of the toughtest ones for me. Barry and I were classmates at Dawes School since 3rd grade and thru Nichols and ETHS. We were as seniors part of a car pool with Sherry Huff, Mimi Been,  Larry Schwimmer and Bernie Krule. I would say we were  good friends thru out the years and now of course wish I had talked more frequesntly. My late son and I visited Barry in Albuqurque, NM when we were looking for a private school there for my son. Had a great time and visit with Barry at the time having a very good talk with my son regarding my sons issues with POT at the time. That was when my son Brett was about 15. Even thru Brett's 30's he would occasionaly ask about Barry! And Barry would always ask me about Brett. The last time I spoke with Barry was in April last year after Brett's suicide! Barry was one of the sweetes kindest soft spoken people you could ever know. Unfortunatly I had no idea he had health issues or what had happened. RIP my friend. You are missed!!!!!!

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Aug 12, 2021 at 8:21 AM

Just found this today. The obi was in the Chicago Tribune May 10, 2009

Stuart Franklin Zweig, died April 29, 2009, in San Antonio, TX. He left behind four children: Mary Elizabeth and Jessica Marie of San Antonio, TX; the late parents Arthur and Ida Zweig; the late brother Herbert Zweig. Survived by brother Marshall Zweig; and many nieces and nephews.

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Aug 10, 2021 at 10:18 AM

Like another dagger when I opened this yesterday and brought tears to my eyes! It's not like we were close buds but besides being a fellow wildkit he was a good guy who I did know from little league baseball at 12 yrs old thru high school. So so sad to see a good guy gone so soon. Thank you Susan for the woderful tribute to your man!! RIP Alan!!

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Jul 15, 2021 at 7:23 PM

RIP Rick. Only casually knew you at ETHS but you are gone much too soon. No obituary I could find but search shows you lived in Pompano Beach FL. Hope you had many good years in Florida. So sad another 64 Wildkit gone much too soon!!And I see we shared a St Patrick's Day birthday. Son sorry we didn't know that in HS. Could have shared some great celebrations. RIP??. 

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May 30, 2021 at 3:20 PM

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Feb 16, 2021 at 3:14 PM

RIP Bill! So sad to see your name here. Too many of us gone too soon! RIP 

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Nov 29, 2020 at 4:00 PM

So sad. RIP Jo Marie Preskit. Such great memories at Nichols Jr HS!!!

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Sep 01, 2020 at 6:03 AM

Hope you had a great birthday!!

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Apr 29, 2020 at 11:14 AM

THANK YOU SO MUCH for the sweet thoughtful card!!!!!! I so love my ETHS connections!!!!!!

Apr 19, 2020 at 6:10 PM

Wow! Impressed You’ve done this!!!

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Sep 02, 2021 at 3:00 PM

Posted on: Apr 17, 2020 at 5:48 PM

Sadly I recently changed my 38 year old son Brett Siegall to deceased! He committed suicide 3/31/2020! Some people are embarrassed by that and don’t admit it. Not pushing it but not hiding it. With the Virus situation we could not even go to the funeral in Chicago.nor receive condolence calls or have a traditional
Jewish Shiva where we would have condolence calls for 3-5 days at a family home.! So we mourn by ourselves with out the help of visitors, not even family as in normal times when we would have travelled to Chicago for the funeral and be with family. We had to watch on line live streamed on the MitzvahFunerals Website with only 10
People permitted at the cemetery. I live in a wonderful gated community in Miromar Lakes Florida where we have made lots of friends and acquaintances thru my real estate and our tennis activities and attendance at twice weekly happy hours tho I still don’t drink! Dear friends I had met thru finding them a few homes realized our plight and called and texted or emailed a few friends about 10:00 am on a Tue morning hoping to get 15 or 20 + cars to do a drive by SHIVA l They told us they were bringing a bottle of wine and bringing chairs and we would sit in the front yard/driveway social distancing about 4:00 that day. No mention of what was happening. They came over at 4:00 and I said let’s go in the lanai by the pool and be more comfortable. Well they refused. Then at about 4:15 began a 33 minute parade of over 200 cars of our friends and neighbors each slowly passing us rolling down their windows offering condolences. Some were brief 10-20 seconds and some spent maybe 30 seconds to a minute. Just an amazing outpouring of sympathy. Didn’t know we knew so many people and were only a handful that
I could not name. So what they thought was a good gesture to get a few people snowballed in just 4-5 hours to over 200 cars. Despite these difficult times with the Virus and loss of our son we are truly blessed. My son lost his battle to alcoholism, which he couldn’t successfully deal with I! He was a great kid sober but a terrible drunk many days a week after work. Unfortunately the bad Brett took the good Brett with him. Now the point I wanted to make when I began this was the discovery of how many people we know who were in that 200 car parade and others we’ve heard from that have lived the same pain we are experiencing. Haven’t counted but I think 15-20! I weep for all of them and I nsuspect many of my loved ETHS classmates have suffered the same and I offer them my love and heartfelt prayers to all.
55 years later I say to you all, I love my ETHS family and the connections I have made with you on Fred’s wonderful website and Facebook and every reunion. Your classmate forever! Sherwin "Jay" Go Wildkits. I still bleed orang and blue and have a shirt to prove it!

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I remember when!!
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Kiwanis Little League team.
I remember faces but only names are Bisoulis, Schultz and my Nellie Fox, JC Higgins glove for 2.98 we bought at Sears in Evanston.
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OPTOMIST Pony League team.
I remember Schwimmer, Schwartz, Sidney Casselberry, Borre and his father. Remember the rest of the faces but can't come up with names.
Posted: Aug 25, 2014 at 12:08 PM
4th Grade Dawes 55-56 mrs Hoteling's, teacher
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3rd grade Dawes, Jan 1955. Teacher Ms Kafer
Posted: Mar 15, 2015 at 12:15 AM
Great experience with Mario!!!
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