Dear Journal staff,
Thank you for being patient with us as we come to terms with losing Fred Gottheil, Illinois Renaissance, our brother, friend and faculty fellow. We are grateful for the care you all designed for while highlighting Fred’s impactful contributions to Illinois Alpha RLC in the spring 2016 Journal.
Fred was set to rest beside his late son, Josh (I noted the inclusion of the brother wearing the Josh Gottheil Memorial Fund T-shirt in the article’s photo — nicely done), in the cemetery just two blocks south of our chapter home. Many Illinois Alpha brothers were in attendance at the service, cemetery and Gottheil home.
I traveled to Champaign again in the month of June to see Diane and begin the design portion of Fred’s memorial that will be placed in the newly rechristened chapter house classroom: “Gottheil Hall.” All of the Journals that you sent kept me company on the way down.
Thank you again for being there, your empathy, your understanding and your profound impact with this Journal article. We learn from watching others in motion; the Journal consistently designs for this theme. Fred, and we, are smiling as that Journal momentum moves us ever forward.
Shawn Dalgleish, Illinois ’81
Chapter Counselor, Illinois Alpha AVC