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Richard Shereikis, 75, of Evanston, died peacefully on March 29, 2013. Graduate of Harper H.S., class of 1955, and the Universities of Northern Illinois (B.A.), Chicago (M.A.), and Colorado (PhD). Professor Emeritus of English Literature at the University of Illinois-Springfield (formerly Sangamon State). Gifted writer, keen editor, dedicated teacher, and all-round athlete. Proud of his Lithuanian heritage, South Side roots, and union activism. Sorely missed by wife Judith, sons John (Sholeh) and Michael (Natasha), daughter Rebecca (Dan), and grandchildren Nicholas, Rachel, and Anya, among many others. Family and friends will gather in May to celebrate Rich's life. Email rebeccashereikis@yahoo.com to inquire.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Apr. 7, 2013
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