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Jim and Betty Gay on their wedding day in March 1948. | Screen shot of a photo provided to the State Journal-Register by their daughter Jane Haase.
charlies angel April 1, 2014 at 01:35 pm
Touching story! I think most of the marriages from WWII era lasted long compared to these days. RIPRead More Mr. & Mrs. Gay...
art doyle April 2, 2014 at 06:19 am
Charles-I agree with you but marriage has been redefined. I think households worked better whenRead More roles were more established. We will not see those days again.
charlies angel April 2, 2014 at 12:19 pm
Dan, I also agree with you. The leave it to beaver days worked. God only knows what will happen inRead More the next 30 yrs. My parents were married for 51 yrs when my dad passed. I can't imagine being with my husband that long (joking).
Police officers stand in formation at the funeral for Oak Forest police officer James P. Morrissy on Saturday. | Photo by Mary Compton
Dina McGuire March 22, 2014 at 11:22 pm
Thank you!
Larry March 23, 2014 at 06:19 am
R.I.P.
Bobby K March 23, 2014 at 07:34 am
Jim when they say "Protected By One Of Our Finest" you were as fine as they come. RIP youRead More will be missed by many.
Several of Coach Al Filan's catchphrases. Credit: Nicole Hack
Jackie Fulwiler Ziemniarski January 23, 2014 at 09:04 am
Thank you Ben. As far as coaches go, he was a gem. He had an incredibility ability to get usRead More (players) to give him all we had. His gruff exterior was no match for the kindness in his soul. I am honored to have known him and grateful to have been coached by him. This is a tragic loss for all who have cared for Al Filan.
Miss Jean January 23, 2014 at 10:44 am
Thank you for the great write up. I worked with Alan the past few years at his side job. He was aRead More great man and will be missed.
Ed Rice January 26, 2014 at 09:29 am
Don't know where all of this affection and building of character is coming from. The guy I knew forRead More 4 years of HS, was an angry, biased, selfish, frustrated typing teacher. Br. Rice is a great institution, and offers a great education, but this guy sure did not fit that accolade and I have a hard time believing he had any positive contribution to it. I wish his family God's peace.
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