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William James Hokin, aged 71, of Chicago Illinois, died on 9/11/18 after a long illness ,comfortably at home, surrounded by his family. At the age of 13 ,Will realized his passion was art and began to acquire works for his collection. He continued this passion throughout his life, donating many works of art to various institutions in Chicago and nationally. His philanthropy extended beyond the world of art. He was a trustee of the Museum of Contemporary Art for 40 years and a member of the International Council of the Museum of Modern Art. Working along with his father and brother, Will was an executive vp for Century America Corp and co-owner of The Bitter End Yacht Club. He was preceded in death by his parents Myron and Bernice Hokin( nee Ebner). He is survived by his loving wife Anne,( nee Powalowski) adoring children Amy and Thomas, his brother Richard( Wendy), his brothers-in-law Joseph and John Powalowski and many nieces, nephews and cousins There will be a memorial for Will, for those who wish to celebrate his life, at the Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Avenue, the Garden Entrance, on September 30, at 5:30PM In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Museum of Contemporary Art, The Canine Therapy Corps, or the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication from Sept. 15 to Sept. 16, 2018
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