Redlich, Anna Rose (née Julian) (Died on 9 Mar 2011)
appeared in Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 7 Apr 2011, p. 34

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Redlich, Anna Rose (nee Julian), 89, cherished wife of William Redlich, passed away peacefully on March 9, 2011, at the Northshore University HealthSystem Hospice in Evanston, Illinois. Ann was the loving mother and mother-in-law of Susan Redlich of Cambridge, MA; Cathy Redlich and Rob Horwitz of Ancramdale, NY; and Jim Redlich and Myra Epping of Chicago. She was also a grandmother who delighted in the adventures and achievements of her five granddaughters, Amanda Epping Redlich of Highland Park, NJ; Margaret Epping Redlich of Chicago; Jane Redlich Horwitz of Chicago; Elizabeth Rose Redlich of Cambridge, MA; and Grace Redlich Horwitz of Ancramdale, NY. Ann was born on November 10, 1921 in Danville, Illinois to Hazel Dell Thompson and William Julian. She was preceded in death by her older brother, Wayne, and is survived by her sister Alice Wake, as well as eight nieces and nephews. For over thirty years, Ann has also been the honorary "mother" and eventually "grandmother" to the extended Tang family of Chicago and Los Angeles, refugees from Cambodia whom Ann and Bill assisted in establishing new lives in the United States. Ann graduated from Danville High School in 1939, attended Purdue University (where she met Bill) from 1939-41, and received her RN Degree in 1944 from the Cook County Hospital School of Nursing, where she was class president. Ann and Bill were married in October 1944, just before Bill, a U.S. Army Air Corps officer, left for the South Pacific. During the course of their 66-year marriage, the Redlichs lived in Winnetka, Illinois until moving in 2002 to Westminster Place in Evanston. All who encountered Ann felt blessed to know her: her generosity of spirit, her modesty and kindness, her tireless efforts on behalf of those less privileged, her community and school involvement, and her appreciation of music and the natural world were inspiring. Among her many passions were Girl Scouting, in which she volunteered as a troop leader for over a decade and served on the Wilmette Girl Scout Council; the Northfield Community Church, where she taught Sunday School, was a member of the Church Council, and was ultimately honored for her extraordinary commitment to the church's partnership with the Good News Community Soup Kitchen in Chicago; the American Field Service exchange student program, where she served as Regional Director; and Avoca School in Wilmette, where she volunteered in virtually every capacity known to moms while her three children made their way from K-8. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Elliott Chapel, Westminster Place, 3200 Grant Street, Evanston, Illinois, with a reception to follow. Memorial contributions may be made to Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Indiana Fund Development, 222 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2120, Chicago, IL 60606; or to The Nature Conservancy at 4245 N. Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203 Arrangements by Cremation Society of Illinois, 773-281-5058,

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7 Apr 2011
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9 Mar 2011
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Redlich, Anna Rose (née Julian) (Died on 9 Mar 2011)