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Earl Chapman Obituary
Earl Marshall Chapman, age 88, died at his home in Honolulu, Hawaii on December 14, 2013. Son of the late Nathan and Bess Chapman, Earl was a native of Chicago, resident of Glencoe and a long-time resident of Hawaii. He is survived by his wife: Lee Alden Johnson and two children: Nancy Chapman Arseneault (Michael) and Albert Chapman (Terae). A third child, Stepan Chapman (Kia) died in January 2014. Earl is also survived by former spouse: Margery Cornsweet Chapman, two grandsons and two great-grandchildren. Earl graduated from Lane Tech and the University of Michigan. He served in the US Navy during WWII. An insightful businessman, Earl developed several companies, primarily SiLite, a Chicago-based manufacturing firm. He sold most of his business interests in the early 1990's and moved to Hawaii where he started a company now known as The Islander Group. Earl traveled the world during both his marriages. He was a board member and active volunteer for a number of social service agencies in Hawaii. He supported many other organizations through his family charitable foundation. A celebration of Earl's life was held in February on the island of Oahu. A private service will be held in Chicago this summer. Earl will be remembered by family and friends for his wisdom and kindness as well as for his generosity and ever present sense of humor. Memorial contributions may be made to: Mediation Center of the Pacific, 245 N. Kukui Street #206, Honolulu, Hawaii 96817.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication from June 3 to June 15, 2014
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