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RIP Byron Jones [Oct. 22nd, 2007|10:38 pm]
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I got word today that Byron Jones passed away recently. I'm not sure of the exact date or anything, all I know so far is that it happened, and I'm passing on the info to the Livejournal community here. If anyone else has any info, please pass that on, but no obituaries were posted on Monday in the Sun Times or the Tribune.

Mr. Jones was an English teacher at Lane, and the English teacher for the Alpha program, which were the means by which I got to encounter him. I believe he was the sponsor of the school's gay/straight alliance group, and I know he was the sponsor of Area 51 [the latter of which I attended regularly]. His death comes as quite a surprise to me, and I don't even know, exactly, if it's hit me yet. I'll update again if I learn anything else [though I hear through the grapevine that there may be a service tomorrow (Tuesday, October 22), but I know of neither the time nor location]

From: (Anonymous)
2007-10-24 04:25 am (UTC)
we can share our condolesences here for now

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[User Picture]From: shewhoweeps
2007-10-24 04:26 am (UTC)
I wasn't able to find out anything of the service. No one at Lane wanted to tell me anything.

Would you be willing to pass on any information? I wish I could have gone.
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-10-24 02:40 pm (UTC)

Byron Jones

My husband is a former colleague and friend of Byron's. I will let you all know about memorial services etc. when I obtain the info.

Julie Kosowski
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[User Picture]From: shewhoweeps
2007-10-26 01:42 am (UTC)

Re: Byron Jones

Thanks very much, I'd appreciate it.
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-09-21 08:06 pm (UTC)

Re: Byron Jones

I apologize for drudging up this previous sadness; I went to UIC with Byron and we student taught together at Lane in 1992. I just found out about his death. I am heartbroken for the loss he leaves with Lane and those who loved him. I am among them.
Christie Noonan-Hahn
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[User Picture]From: ceejamblues
2007-10-26 02:27 am (UTC)
I taught at Lane for 5 years, and Byron was my lunch buddy. Great guy.

He passed away on Sunday from an esophagus tear. From what I hear, he suffered for quite a while before passing. The teachers were banding together to give him sick days, and such.

He was truly loved by all the faculty and students.
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[User Picture]From: mysteriousmegan
2007-10-26 11:56 am (UTC)
:( I heard the news from Missy Smith..
I didn't have Jones but I knew for sure who he was and heard nothing but the best about him.
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-10-27 03:18 am (UTC)

Funeral service will be private; family only.

Byron Jones Memorial at Lane Tech College Prep High School

Byron Jones will be remembered and celebrated by his students and colleagues on Thursday, November 1, 2007 at 3:30-4:30 pm in the Lane Tech Auditorium. We invite current and past students (and their families), colleagues, friends, family, and community members to attend. We know that Byron was loved and admired by so many, and take comfort from being able to share in this with you all.

Date & Time: Thursday November 1, 2007 at 3:30-4:30 pm

Location: Lane Tech College Prep High School Auditorium
2501 W. Addison
Chicago, IL 60618
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