Adeline Geo-Karis

Chicago, Illinois




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Senator Adeline Jay Geo-Karis, retired State Senator of Illinois, 31st Legislative District and Attorney. Veteran WWII Lt. Commander U.S. Navy. Former Mayor of Zion, IL served in the Illinois House of Representatives, former Lake County Assistant State's Attorney and Justice...

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Oh my goodness,...I just learned of Senator Geo-Karis' passing! I loved her sooo much! My mom (Catherine Gates) used to work for RSVP and they did a lot of things together down the line some years ago and she approved me for a small scholarship for college and I really appreciated it. She was a very sweet woman.

We have just learned of Geo's passing. Senator Geo-Karis took Andy and me under her wings when we were in Illinois. She was a great influence upon many people, as I found out through working for her as a legal assistant and as an Aide. I had sent her a Christmas card that was returned, so I now know that she knows we still thought of her. May God bless her family in their loss. We will miss her, but we know she is reaping her reward!

We are very sadddened to hear of the passing of Senator Geo-Karis. She has been a shinning light for so many of us since we were children. Whether the Senator was in the political arena or active in the Ahepa organization she was always a dedicated, humble individual who always found the time to assist anyone in need. On a few occasions I saw the Senator in Springfield...when she walked into a room people were in awe. Throughout the years the Senator has impressed us in so many ways that...

Geo was a great woman. She was also a trailblazer, showing other women that with education, hard work, dedication, morals and ethics, you can accomplish anything. Geo served as one of my role models and mentors, and her love for this country, her heritage and her church were unprecidented. Geo was a very good friend of our family, and I was blessed to have the opportunity to spend time with her on several occassions as she mentored me. It was amazing watching her interact with her public...

I campaigned for you in the fall of 1972 being introduced to you by Bruce Hansen. I followed your career every since and from time to time stayed in touch. I have in my political campaign collection your 1972 and 1974 issued campaign buttons. God Bless!

Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead.

Oh my. Where do I start and end about Senator Geo. So many fond memories, solid advice, encouraging words, amazing sense of humor, "spunky" as anybody could ever be, courageous, loving, kindhearted, compassionate, personable, name a few. I loved Geo with all my heart. What a class act! Thanks Geo. I'll miss you my friend. God will wipe away all of our tears and soothe our aching hearts.

Farewell to a great politician and American. So many lives have been touched and bettered because of GEO. A truly "dedicated to the cause" person who never wavered. Condolences to the family - but what lovely memories to hold as you endure this sadness.