Locke, John William "Bill" of Chicago's near north side, formerly resident of Flossmoor, Beverly Shores, Ind., died on 9/7/21 at the age of 83. Husband and best friend of Judy (nee Rehnquist) Locke of 60 years. Loving father of David Locke, John (Marsha) Locke, and Robert (Jean) Locke and loving grandfather of Hayden Locke. Loyal son of Verly and John Locke. A graduate of Illinois Wesleyan where he met Judy. He earned a Masters in Library Science at the University of Chicago. Director of the Harold Washington College Library at the City Colleges of Chicago for 35 years. There he received a distinguished professor honor. Bill had a kind of caring manner. His great passion was for books, Chicago architecture, and traveling with his wife. He also took many trips with his sons and their families. After his retirement, his desk became the command post for his many interests: Society of Architectural Historians, Caxton Club, and Newbury Library. Memorials may be made to Newbury Library, 66. W. Walton, Chicago, IL 60610 or the Charnley Persky House Museum, 1365 Astor, Chicago, IL 60610. Services will be private. Visit hugheyfh.com
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Published by Chicago Tribune on Sep. 12, 2021.