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George Kokines, 82, died 11/26/12. An Art Institute of Chicago graduate, his colorful abstract paintings won acclaim in the early 1960s. He showed in Chicago and New York City and taught occasionally (Northwestern University, UW-Madison). Treasured friend and inspiring colleague to many; lively uncle to adored nephews and nieces. Loving father to Anna (Steven) Miller, beloved Papou to Lara and Jeremy; brother to Esther (Gene) Leszczynski, Penelope (Fred) Marzolph, Jim (Fran) Kokines, Bill (Pat) Kokines, and the late Katharine (Tom) Klees and Gus (Lorraine) Kokines; preceded by former wife Rosemary (McConville) Kokines. His vitality lives on through his art. A private gathering is scheduled for mid-December in Chicago.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Dec. 5, 2012
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