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24 | February 16, 2017 | The wilmette beacon faith wilmettebeacon.com Faith Briefs First Congregational Church of Wilmette (1125 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette) Midweek Children and Youth Activities Every Wednesday, children and youth can enjoy opportunities for fun, friendship, spirituality, and service. Kids Club (K–6) meets at 4:45 p.m., the Confirmation Class (grades 7-8) meets at 6 p.m. The Senior High Youth Group meets at 7:15 p.m. The two evening youth groups have a tasty dinner together at 6:45 p.m. — sometimes chicken, sometimes pasta. For more information, call (847) 251- 6660, email email@example.com or visit fccw.org. Winnetka Covenant Church (1200 Hibbard Road, Wilmette) Adult Sunday School class for February Journey in the Religions of the World, taught by Dr. Boaz Johnson, Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at North Park University. Sunday School for all ages is at 9:30 each Sunday morning, worship is at 10:45. Feb. 19: Journey into Judaism and Christianity; Feb. 26: Journey into Islam St. John’s Evangeical Lutheran Church (1235 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette) Sermon on the Mount Join the church for a sermon series through Feb. 19 on Jesus’ famous Sermon on the Mount. Jesus was a great teacher, some say the greatest. So what did he teach followers about faith and life? Come and learn along with the church. Service begins on Sun. at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 847 251-1730 or visit stjohnswilmette. com. Kenilworth Union Church (211 Kenilworth Ave., Kenilworth) Spring Tea All women, girls, aunts, and neighbors who would enjoy a lovely afternoon of fellowship and fun are cordially invited 2 p.m. Saturday, March 11, in the Culbertson Room. Send your reservation by Monday, March 6 to LaDona O’Donnell at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost at the door is $5, reservations are limited. Saint Francis Xavier Church (corner of 9th and Linden, Wilmette) Holy Listening The church gathers each week from 9-9:45 a.m. Saturdays in the upper room at 524 9th St. to relax, listen to a short passage from scripture, reflect and respond in prayer. Everyone is welcome. Submit information for The Beacon’s Faith page to Michael Wojtychiw at email@example.com. In Memoriam Virginia Calvert Milne Virginia Milne, 99, died peacefully on Feb. 5 in her Wilmette home. Milne was born in Chicago and attend- Milne ed New Trier High School. At Northwestern University, she obtained a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in history and was elected Phi Beta Kappa. After various positions in the Chicago area as a high school English and history teacher, she retired to marry Marine Captain William “Mac” Milne on Nov. 5, 1945, in Evanston. During her life, Milne was active in politics as a member of the League of Women Voters and she headed the League’s study of the cost of a second New Trier. In addition she was a representative to Wilmette’s Harmony Convention. Milne was an active member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, and a supporter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG). After retiring, the Milnes spent six months a year in Jupiter, Florida, playing tennis. Their travels included Europe, Japan, and New Zealand. Milne was pre-deceased by her husband and sister, Barbara T. Everitt, formerly of Winnetka. She is survived by a daughter, four sons, seven grandchildren, and five greatgrandchildren. Contributions may be made in her name to the charity of your choice. Edwin Charles Rossow E d w i n Charles Rossow, 80, former longtime resident of Wilmette and Professor Emeritus of Rossow Civil Engineering at Northwestern University, died Feb. 5 in his home in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. Born on June 10, 1936, Rossow grew up in Plymouth, Michigan, the only child of Ernest and Edna Rossow. He attended both Carleton College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), earning concurrent degrees of bachelor’s of arts and bachelor’s of science, respectively, in 1959. He went on to earn his Ph.D. in civil engineering at MIT in 1964. After a brief job with the structural engineering firm of Simpson, Gumpertz, and Heger in Waltham, Massachusetts, in 1965 he was hired by Northwestern University in the civil engineering department. Starting as an assistant professor, he began his long career there, rising to associate professor and then full professor, retiring as Professor Emeritus in 2003. He returned to teaching half time at NU from 2005- 2007, and again to teach one course in 2012. During his tenure, he served on many faculty committees within the department and the broader university. He was active in the American Society of Civil Engineers and was a member of Sigma Xi and Chi Epsilon. Rossow was passionate about teaching and his students. He advised many masters and PhD students. He was widely admired by his students for his engagement in teaching, his enthusiasm and for focusing clearly in his classes on “real world” engineering problems. He served as director of the National High School Institute – Engineering and Science Division – at Northwestern from 1983-1989. Rossow was recognized for his commitment to his students including becoming the initial recipient of the Mc- Cormick School’s Adviser of the Year award 1989. He served as Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence from 1992-1995 and in 1993 was named to the Chicago Tribune “All Professor Team.” Rossow first married his college sweetheart, Janet (nee Vieregg) on Aug. 29, 1959, together raising three children until her untimely death in 1995. He was subsequently lucky to find love again and married Barbara Thompson (nee Lodwick) on Sept. 8, 2001. Rossow lived in Wilmette for more than 40 years and was an active member in the community. At various times he served on the District 39 School Board Caucus, the Village of Wilmette Zoning Board of Appeals and Sewer Commission. He supported youth organizations including the Youth Resource Foundation and the Boy Scouts of America, Troop #3. He and Barbara moved to Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota in 2015. He was an active outdoorsman, enjoying such pursuits as camping, canoeing and birding. In his later years he travelled and had a goal of visiting National Parks in the United States, making it to 31. He reconnected with his interest in working with wood and continuously worked to improve his skills. He is survived by his wife, Barbara, his three children, Cathrine (Jeff) Cunningham of, Urbana, David Rossow of Seattle and Laura (Clint Finger) Rossow, also of Seattle, and three grandchildren (Michael Cunningham, Matthew Finger, and Katherine Finger). Rossow also leaves behind two brothers-in-law, John Vieregg and James (Mary) Vieregg, two sistersin-law, Margery (Jerry) Tuttle and Helen (Gary) Gerber, as well as nieces and nephews. He was loved and respected by many; his honesty, integrity and compassion will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. May 13 at Alice Millar Chapel at Northwestern University. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Rossow may be made to: Edwin C. Rossow Scholarship at Carleton College, Development Office, One N. College Street, Northfield, MN. 55057 Lucia Arezzo nee Paoletti Lucia Arezzo nee Paoletti, 92, of Wilmette, died. Paoletti was the beloved wife of the late Giuseppe Arezzo. She was the loving mother of Mary (Dominic) Di Cesare, Velia (Guerino) Marini, and Louise Arezzo. She was the dear grandmother of five and great grandmother of three. Visitation was Feb. 9 at Donnellan Family Funeral Home in Skokie. A funeral Mass was Feb. 10 at Saint Joseph Church in Wilmette. Interment is at Memorial Park Cemetery in Skokie. John Duros John Constantine Duros, age 68, of Wilmette, died. He was the beloved husband of Peg Duros; loving father of Alexander John Duros and Lucas Michael Duros; dear son of Katherine Duros nee Harris and the late Constantine Duros; dear brother of Chris Duros. Visitation was Feb. 8 at Donnellan Family Funeral Home, 10045 Skokie Blvd. in Skokie. A funeral Mass was held Feb. 9 at Sheil Catholic Cente in Evanston. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 525 W Monroe St #1510, Chicago, IL 60661. Angela J. Flocco Angela J. Flocco, 78, of Wilmette, formerly of Weston, Connecticut, died Feb. 2 after a long illness. Born in Hollis, New York, she was the daughter of the late Concetta (nee Testa) and William Farina and was the wife of the late Edward C. Please see memoriam, 29
wilmettebeacon.com life & arts the wilmette beacon | February 16, 2017 | 25 Family Art Night keeps things creative Wilmette Park District event returns Feb. 24 Alexa Burnell Freelance Reporter Rick Flintz, of the Wilmette Park District, tells parents to step away from the distractions at home and head to Friday Family Art Night. This allows moms, dads and kids to bond while tapping into their inner Picasso. Flintz prepared for this year’s Family Art Night on Jan. 27, gathering materials for the evening’s winter-themed project. Foam board was used as a snowy base, polymer clay was used to create miniature penguins, faux moss provided some greenery and aquarium rocks added some shimmer and shine. Flintz said preparing for the evening is top secret, and that he purposely leaves folks in the dark about the nature of the project until they arrive. “I never reveal what we will be doing ahead of time,” Flintz said. “I have many repeat participants and they often tell me how they go to dinner beforehand and try to guess what the project will be. They seem to enjoy the element of surprise as much as I do.” Flintz said that on each family art night he tries to mix it up so there are no repeated themes. He makes the projects simple, allowing children as young as 3 to take the lead. Flintz also tries to integrate materials that families couldn’t easily use at home. “I want families to be creative and learn something new, using materials they may be unfamiliar with,” he said. “I want participants to walk away having a new experience each time.” What Flintz hopes for most, however, is that families enjoy an evening away home, spending quality time together. Wilmette’s Janice and Dan Rosenberg appreciate the sentiment and are repeat customers. “My family and I have been going to family art night every month since it started last year. Every time we go, we are always so impressed with the level of creativity involved in each art project,” Janine Rosenberg said. “Our three boys (ages 7, 6, and 4) are always excited to attend and feel so proud of their completed project. We still have all of the art projects displayed throughout the house. It truly is a fun night for all of us and we are already looking forward to next one.” A family participates in the Wilmette Park District’s Family Art Night on Jan. 27 in Wilmette. Photos submitted Based on the good feedback he has received, Flintz is already thinking about the next Friday Family Art Night on Feb. 24, plus additional workshops offered in the early half of 2017. Future workshops and special events include: Family Art Day on March 11; Pajama Workshop held in February and March; Family Painting Day on April 8 and Paint ‘n’ Sip on May 4 at the Meskill Center at Mallinckrodt. For more information on these art programs, classes and workshops, visit www. wilmettepark.org. A group of children work on their art projects. RockHouse From Page 23 Then he opened the Rock House in Wilmette and Glenview, inspired by his origins in music that have lead him all the way to this new album. Karabas never considered a career in music until he attended a Bruce Springsteen concert during his junior year of high school. “It was the first big concert I went to and when I saw [it] I realized that is what I wanted to do, so I went home the next day and I taught myself how to play the piano and it was all I did for years after that,” Karabas said. First, he taught himself to play “Thunder Road” by Springsteen. Afterward, he realized he learned an enormous amount about playing the piano, as well. He continued to teach himself the guitar, which eventually inspired The Rock House. “My reward was that if I practiced really hard I was able to play my favorite song, so I decided to start a school around that through teaching an instrument through the music that the kids like,” he said. “That’s our philosophy, and it has proven to be very successful.” Now that Karabas has shared and honed his own skills as a songwriter and musician, he is focusing on releasing self-written content to bring honest lyrics to a county scene that is more obsessed with drinking beer and driving trucks. He realizes it’s a risk, but he isn’t looking for fame. He is looking to reach an audience that appreciates his content. His current single can be found on Spotify and iTunes. Dates for his future shows can be found by joining his mailing list at www.chriskarabas. com and at www.therockhouseinc.com.