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Long time Norwood Park resident Georgia Brown Petrie passed away at age 85 on Friday, August 8th at Resurrection Hospital. As a child, she moved to Norwood Park in the mid-1930s with her parents, and lived in the same home on Naper Ave. for 78 years. She was a life-long member of St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Norwood Park. She loved her family, her home, her neighbors and her community. Her passion in life was teaching children. She taught Geography and Social Studies at Lincoln Junior High/Middle School in Park Ridge for 36 years, after starting her career teaching for two years in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. She retired from teaching at Lincoln in 1989. Georgia was a graduate of Onahan Elementary School in Norwood Park and Taft High School. She held a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from the University of Illinois and a Master of Arts degree in Civic Planning from Northwestern University. She enriched her educational experience by traveling extensively in North America, Europe and Asia during summer vacations, and brought that knowledge back to the classroom to provide first-hand content for her students. She particularly enjoyed traveling in Scotland, which was her grandfather Petrie's place of birth. Georgia was preceded in death by her parents, George and Ella Petrie. She is succeeded by three first cousins and numerous once-removed first cousins living across the United States. Burial will be alongside her parents in Ridgewood Cemetery in Des Plaines.
Published in Chicago Tribune on Aug. 17, 2014
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