Arthur "Buddy" Strilky
Arthur (Buddy) Strilky, age 93. Beloved husband of the late Jacqueline, nee Feder. Loving father of Mimi (the late Stuart) Rosenbush and Rick Strilky. Proud grandfather of Eric (Tess) Rosenbush, Lara Rosenbush, Aaron (Lynda) Rosenbush, and Jack Strilky and proud great grandfather of Chandra Moore. Loving uncle to Scott (Dell Kennedy) Feder and Howard Feder. Last surviving crew member of the B-29 Hog Wild, which was shot down by the Soviets over Korea at the end of World War II. He was MIA POW before being liberated. Lifelong Chicagoan, member of Columbia Yacht Club, skippered off-shore racing sailboats for over 70 years. Beloved by crew and competitors alike. He particularly enjoyed engaging the willing listener with his original, erudite intellect and eloquent wit. Service Tuesday, 10:30 AM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd (at Niles Center Road), Skokie. Interment Westlawn. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name may be made to the Rosenbush Cardiology Prevention Fellowship Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals – Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,

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Published by Chicago Tribune on Apr. 29, 2019.
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He will be nissed
April 30, 2019
Rick - I'm so very sorry for yours and your family's loss. A good long life was lived and no matter how long, it likely always seems too soon! Peace be with you all as you mourn the loss and celebrate the life shared and rejoice in your memories. G-d Speed to Arthur as he returns to the loving arms of those who passed before him and may he sail the fair winds and following seas in heaven, racing the angels! G-d Bless
Amy Schwartz
April 30, 2019
I am sorry for your loss. Please take confidence Psalms 29:11, knowing that in difficult times like this, God gives peace and strength. DM
April 29, 2019
I was saddened to learn of Art's passing. I have many fond memories of attending Big Band Night's at O'Sullivan's together, and course, our shared love of fine ships and sailing. Until we meet again...

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Dave Pasquith
April 29, 2019
I only sailed with him once...
Kathy Bernstein
April 29, 2019