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Gerald Ratner


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Gerald Ratner Obituary
Gerald Ratner, 100 years old, was born in Chicago IL, December 17, 1913, and died at home in Chicago on June 20, 2014 of natural causes. Ratner played varsity baseball for the University of Chicago and graduated Coif from the University of Chicago School of Law. He served in the U.S. Army as a Captain in World War II. He founded Gould & Ratner LLP with his late friend and partner Benjamin Gould and served as a key counselor to the Crown family and a major benefactor of his alma mater, the University of Chicago. He was the husband of the late Eunice Payton Ratner; brother of the late Ann Ratner (James) Teller, and Julius (Dorothea West) Ratner; uncle of William Gerald (Alexandra Corwin) Ratner, Michael Teller and Stephen Teller; granduncle of Jamie Teller, Martin Teller, the late Rachel Teller, Arianna Ratner, and Miranda Ratner. Gerald's Celebration of Life Service will be private; Entombment, Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to University of Chicago Law School - the Gerald Ratner Distinguished Service Professorship Fund.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on June 29, 2014
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