Lassar, Shirlie Jane (née Ladenson) (Died on 4 Apr 2011)
appeared in Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 14 Apr 2011, p. 33

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Lassar, Shirlie Jane "Jo" Ladenson Passed away on April 4th, 2011 at her home. Born May 2, 1918 in Chicago, IL, she was the only child of Nathan and Elizabeth Ladenson. Jo lived most of her life in Evanston, IL, graduating from Evanston Township High School. She attended Lawrence University and graduated from the University of Chicago. In 1942 she married Richard E. Lassar who preceded her in death. She is survived by a son, Scott R. (Elizabeth) Lassar and two daughters Susan Lassar Vinicor and Fatima Lassar, seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Jo will be remembered for her infectious laugh, generosity, abilities as a seamstress, gardener, dancer and bridge competitor. She possessed a passion for social justice and an unwavering commitment to the Democratic Party. She was an active Unitarian-Universalist for her entire adult life. In lieu of flowers, contributions should be made to charities whose missions are consistent with Jo's beliefs. There will be a private memorial service and no calling. Arrangements by Cremation Society of Illinois 847-577-6505 or

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14 Apr 2011
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4 Apr 2011
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    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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Lassar, Shirlie Jane (née Ladenson) (Died on 4 Apr 2011)