Friday, January 25, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Vater Fite celebrating her 104th birthday. | Photo submitted to the Sun-Times
Vater Fite — an intrepid renaissance woman who was the matriarch of an immediate family that includes a state representative and an NBA player, and the aunt of a Maywood mayor — died in Aurora on Jan. 17 at 104.
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Thursday, December 27, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Charles William Gunn. | Submitted photo
Community members in Proviso Township are mourning the death of Charles William Gunn, a longtime Maywood police officer who died on Dec. 14. He was 82. Gunn’s death was confirmed by close relatives.
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Sunday, December 2, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Last month, community members mourned the death of Bellwood resident Rosie Lee Nealy, the grandmother of Broadview Mayor Katrina Thompson. Nealy died on Nov. 11 at the age of 84.
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