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Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 12:01 am

Champion for the arts

KAY FEURER March 19, 1935-Oct. 18, 2018Champion for the arts“Kay Feurer loved and appreciated the arts,” says Grace Nanavati, director emeritus of the Springfield Ballet Company (SBC). “She left...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 12:01 am

“Have a pretty good day”

PETER LAZARE April 16, 1952-Nov. 7, 2018“Have a pretty good day”Pete Lazare, almost always, was the smartest man in the room. He never made that clear.He spoke French. He read, a lot. His energy w...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 12:01 am

A gentleman journalist

TIM LANDIS Nov. 19, 1951-Jan. 2, 2018A gentleman journalistTim Landis was no joke as a journalist.Consider the lede in the first story he wrote for the State Journal-Register back in 1995: “Junk mai...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 12:01 am
ROZANNE ‘POSY’ ROBERTSONMar. 20, 1931 – July 1, 2018Springfield lost one of its most gentle and compassionate souls on July 1, 2018, when Rozanne ‘Posy’ Robertson passed away. Born in 1931, ...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 12:01 am

Veteran newsman, mentor, public citizen

BURNELL ALBERT HEINECKE June 11, 1927-Dec. 5, 2018Veteran newsman, mentor, public citizenBurnie Heinecke was a veteran newsman, a fixture in community theater and a strong advocate for higher educatio...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 12:01 am

A bookseller who outdid expectations

WOODROW J. SHADID, SR. June 29, 1922-Oct. 4, 2018A bookseller who outdid expectationsShadid’s Book Mart, Springfield’s legendary downtown bookstore, outdid the expectations of most local observers...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 12:01 am
MARK SKUBE Apr. 21, 1951 – Oct. 14, 2018Memory is mysterious; a repository of images that reflect us as much as they do what is remembered.  In our memory, those we’ve loved and lost are as t...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 12:01 am
BERKLEY MOORE Aug. 3, 1932 – Jan. 4, 2018Berkley Moore could talk with equal ease about the hidden gems of scripture or the subtle qualities of beer. But his real passion was music. During a li...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018 12:01 am

“He always had an idea”

RUDOLPH DAVENPORT June 2, 1928-April 7, 2018“He always had an idea”Rudolph Davenport – everyone called him Rudy – wasn’t a boastful pillar.One of Springfield’s best-known civil rights acti...
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DONALD L. SQUIRES March 24, 1934 - May 7, 2018To many people he was simply the Ice Guy, a moniker he wore so proudly that he had it stamped in metal and bolted to his car. As general manager of Centra...

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