Sherrie Kahn Reddick: A Woman With An Independent Mind and A Big Heart:
As Sherrie liked to say "I am not your usual broad." She was right about that. Sherrie -- college graduate, reporter, editor, teacher, world traveller, opera lover, daughter, sister, aunt, stepmother, "grandmother," cousin and friend, was woman ahead of her time. She got an undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona and did post graduate work at Northwestern before joining the hard nose world of Chicago journalism as a reporter for API, hanging around with the likes of Mike Royko and other Chicago newspaper notables. She then moved into the corporate world as a writer in the communication area for Illinois Bell, and then AT&T. When she retired she remained active teaching English as a second language, being a patron of the Chicago Lyric Opera and a lover of the arts.
Sherrie, who could not have children of her own, became a mother to many. Again, in her own words "I love kids." As a sister, she loved, lorded over and looked after her younger brother David; as a step-mother she loved and help raise both Dena and Jeffery; as an aunt she adored Hayley, Elaine, Walker and Thorson; as an informal "grandmother" doted over Stephano and Daniel; and as a relative and friend, she provided friendship, comfort, and support when each was needed.
Sherrie died on April 13, 2021 of pneumonia, possibly a complication from having COVID late in 2020. For the last several years of her life she was lovingly cared for by Monica Walford, Daphene Pascascio and Aishat Plunkitt. Sherrie is survived by her loving brother David Kahn, step-children Dena and Jeffery, nieces and nephews Hayley Kahn, Elaine Kahn, Walker Kahn and Thorson Kahn, many cousins, including Jim Cahan, informal grandchildren Stephano Hong and Daniel Hong, and loving friends and relatives. She will be missed.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lyric Opera of Chicago, 20 North Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60606, https://www.lyricopera.org/support-lyric/donate/
. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822, www.cjfinfo.com
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Published by Chicago Tribune from Apr. 16 to Apr. 25, 2021.